Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 10/9 – 10/11

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 10/9 – 10/11

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      1. Candlelight Ghost Tours at Fort Mifflin – Friday October 9th 7 PM – 10 PM – 6400 Hog Island Philadelphia, PA – “Philly’s most authentic Halloween experience! No decorations. No hype. Just you, a few candles, and REAL Ghosts! Experience Fort Mifflin after hours on our popular candlelight walking tour through the site. Tours last approximately 1 hour. Fun activities to pass the time while you wait for your tour to begin! This is a rain or moonlight tour with approximately 3/4 of a mile walking involved. Please be sure to wear appropriate footwear and attire.” Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
      2. Broomall Fire Company October Food Fare 1 N Malin Rd Broomall PA –                    Friday, October 9th – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
        Saturday, October 10th – 12:00pm to 8:00pm
        Sunday, October 11th – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

        “Come out and enjoy your favorite carnival treats and snacks, great for pick up and a chance to enjoy some fall treats!
        Food stations offering funnel cake, fried Oreos, cotton candy, popcorn, candy & caramel apples, snow cones, french fries, fresh squeezed lemonade, slushies, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, chicken fingers, sausage and peppers, mozzarella sticks, perogies, cheese steaks and nachos will be open for walk up business.” Details HERE
      3. “Spooky Trail” at Smithbridge Gardens 508 Smithbridge Rd. Glen Mills, PA –
        *Self-Guided Walk open Everyday 10am-5pm
        *Family Fun Events hosted on Saturday’s & Sundays 12pm-8pm
        Details HERE
      4. Blue Cross RiverRink Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 11Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Boardwalk Games and tasty Carnival Treats from Skelly’s Amusements and Chickie’s & Pete’s – Details and Hours HERE
      5. Harvest Fest Scarecrow Weekend at Elmwood Park Zoo –Saturday & Sunday OCTOBER 10 – 11 & Saturday & Sunday OCTOBER 24 – 25 – 12 PM – 3 PM “Build your very own scarecrow; we’ll provide you with a frame and stuffing! To ensure distancing, Scarecrow Weekend is a pre-registered event and each family will have their own area to make their scarecrow. Guests must reserve a time slot in advance to participate. Scarecrow making supplies are $15 per scarecrow. Individuals & groups can purchase one scarecrow and share, or many scarecrows to make their own. Supplies consist of stuffing, clothes, and frames. Your supply purchase does not include zoo admission; Single Day Members can purchase their weekend zoo admission, and the option to add a scarecrow purchase will be available once you add your admission to your cart.” Details and Ticket information HERE
      6. Made in Philadelphia Fall Market – October 9th – 11th 12 PM – 8 PM at Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St Philadelphia, PA – “Join for some fall fun with treats and crafts from a variety of small local businesses and pumpkins aplenty.” Details HERE and HERE
      7. Harvest WeekendOctober 9th – 11th 12 PM – 8 PM at Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St Philadelphia, PA “Dilworth Park will offer four unique attractions. A family-friendly area on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn will feature a hay maze complete with photo-worthy moments. Kids can get creative with free pumpkin painting on Saturday and Sunday afternoons beginning at 1 p.m. In the center of the park, an open-air beer garden will offer adults ample seating and a full cocktail to-go menu, featuring tasty fall beverages made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and SQRRL Peanut Butter Whiskey, plus craft beer including Goose Island and local favorites from Troegs. Delicious seasonal dishes, like bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels, will be available for purchase. At the northern end of Dilworth Park, the PNC Terrace will offer additional seating and a front-row view of live music, with talent curated by Rec Philly, throughout the weekend. Also in that area, guests can watch as professional artists demonstrate their pumpkin carving skills. Additional entertainment, including dazzling stilt walkers and other circus performers, will wander through each area on Friday and Saturday. The entire park will be adorned with pumpkins aplenty, tall corn stalks and hay bales, plus a large balloon wall for photo ops. Football fans are invited to watch on Sunday afternoon as the game is broadcast live on high-definition TVs.
        Treats, trinkets and crafts galore! The Made in Philadelphia Fall Market will also return to Dilworth Park from October 9 through October 11 with unique booths scattered throughout the park. Support a variety of local small businesses by browsing and buying one-of-a-kind pieces found exclusively at this diverse pop-up.” Details, discount parking information and more HERE
      8. Betsy Ross House Spooky Twilight Tours – Fridays in October 6 PM – 8 PM – 239 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA From the website: “Travel back to Philadelphia in the 1700s and learn about the city’s gruesome history of infection and inoculation.  Hear true, macabre tales about bloodletting, small pox, yellow fever, and other gross experiences.  Learn what it was like to live in the ghastly 18th century and discover why Philadelphia was an infectious place to be!  Then, head into the House for a spooky, shadowy tour.” Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
      9. Arasapha Farms Harvest Hayride – Open Weekends through November 1st – 1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills, PA – Corn maze, sunflower field and pumpkin picking Details and pricing HERE
      10. Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland Open through November 8th. Tickets are required for Hayrides, Corn Maze, Strawbale Maze, Train Ride Tickets and Pony Ride Tickets.  More details and ticket info HERE
      11. Autumn Hayrides at Indian Orchards Farm – 29 Copes Lane, Media, PA 19063 – Enjoy Autumn hay ride and pumpkinland – Details and pricing HERE
      12. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA – Open select dates and times through Nov 7thTons of family friendly activities, pumpkins, hayrides and more! Details, pricing and ticket info HERE
      13. Pumpkin Patch at Sugartown Strawberries – through October 31st – 11 AM – 5 PM Hayrides run continuously on October weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekdays at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – Details HERE
      14. Milky Way Farm – open through October 31st 521 E Uwchlan Ave Chester Springs , PA – For Saturdays and Sundays, individual tickets must be purchased in advance – Stroll to the pumpkin patch, wander through the corn maze, take family photos, and visit the farm animals – According to the website, Chester Springs Creamery will be open for ice cream from 10:30 am-8 pm. Details and ticket info HERE
      15. Hurricane Hill Farm – open weekends through October 31st – 704 E. Reeceville Road, Coatesville, PA – Advance Tickets required.  Tickets may be purchased online ONLY – Pumpkin patch, hayrides and several family friendly activities.  Details and ticket info HERE
      16. Shady Brook Farm FallFest – Select Dates Through October 31st931 Stony Hill Rd, Morrisville “Come for the flashlight corn maze, contactless Barn of  Horror & Alien Encounter featuring animatronic characters, moonlit wagon rides, pumpkin picking, ALL NEW private campfire sites + lots more fall fun!” Details, tickets and more info HERE
      17. Scarecrow Displays at Peddlers Village through October 31st 10 AM – 8 PM more than 100 creative, colorful, larger-than-life scarecrows created by the public, additional shopping and fall festive fun as well Details HERE
      18. Sesame Place Halloween SpooktacularWeekends through Nov 1st. Advance tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
      19. Hersheypark in the Darkselect dates through Nov 1st – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
      20. Six Flags Jackson, NJ HALLOWFEST and Wild Safari Drive-Thru Open Every Friday-Sunday – Advance Tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
      21. Knoebels Hallow-Fun Weekends – Weekends through Nov 1st  “Visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and, of course, a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides. Gentle haunts, scary attractions and treats to suit everyone’s taste.” Details and ticket info HERE
      22. Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square in Philadelphia – Open 7 days a week 6 PM – 9 PM through Oct 31st Details and ticket info HERE
      23. Bates Motel and Haunted Hayrideselect dates through November1st  1835 N. Middletown Road Glen Mills, PA Details and ticket info HERE
      24. Eastern State Penitentiary Night Tours – now through Nov 15th Details and ticket info HERE
      25. New Hope Railroad Haunted Halloween Eventselect dates from October 8th through Halloween (October 31st), at select times – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
      26. New Hope Trick or Treat Train –  select dates from October 9th through Halloween (October 31st), at 6:30 PM 45 min ride – Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite costumes, helping to add to the train’s already child friendly and festive atmosphere.Enjoy the trip, while participating in the live reading of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Cheerful, seasonal songs will also be performed by one of the railroad’s musicians. After arriving back in New Hope, passengers will have the opportunity to trick or treat around the station platform for more treats and surprises with our costumed characters!” Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
      27. New Hope Railroad Fall Foliage ExpressEvery Saturday and Sunday October 3rd thru November 8th – Advance tickets required Details and ticket info HERE
      28. Ride with Thomas and His Friends 2020 at Strasburg Railroad Oct 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and Nov 6, 7 , 8 Advance tickets required.  Details and ticket info HERE
      29. Nightmare Before Tinsel (21 and Older) – now through Nov 1st – 116 S 12th St. Philadelphia – “The former spooky season pop-up bar will return as a socially distanced haunted restaurant with food, drink and art. Weekly hours are Monday through Friday, from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 2:00pm to 11:00pm. Advance tickets required. Details HERE and Ticket info HERE
      30. U-Pick Sunflower Walk-through at Dalton Farms (660 Oak Grove Rd Swedesboro, NJ) All Weekend (open through October 12th)– Tickets are $10 and MUST be purchased online ahead of time to guarantee your admission. Cut your own sunflowers for 10  stems for $10. Masks are required.  More details and ticket info HERE
      31. Pop-up Musician: Brian Fitzgerald Saturday 12 PM – 2:30 PM – Suburban Square in Ardmore – “Spend the afternoon enjoying a musical performance by Brian Fitzgerald on the patio in front of Simon Pearce! Stop by and enjoy an afternoon out of the house and full of music.” Details HERE
      32. Drive-In Movie Night with the Pennsylvania SPCA at IKEA South Philly (2206 S Christopher Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia) Saturday 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM – A League of Their Own – Limited tickets are available. Details and ticket info HERE
      33. Fall Foliage Express at West Chester Railroad –Sunday October 11th  12 PM & 2 PM “Enjoy a brisk fall afternoon along the picturesque Chester Creek Valley from our heated train as we take you on a 90 minute journey back in time to the village of Glen Mills and return” Advance tickets required. Details and ticket info HERE
      34. St. Bernadette Christmas Bazaar – Sunday October 11th 1 PM – 4 PM – 1001 Turner Ave. Drexel Hill, PA  – “Come get a head start on your Christmas shopping while supporting local vendors, admission to the event is FREE, masks required.
        Food will be available for purchase, featuring hot sandwiches from Bria & Latella’s Italian American Kitchen and Sam’s Boardwalk Pizza.” Event will be held outdoors (Rain date – Oct. 18th) Details and list of vendors HERE
      35. Delco Drive in Movie Weekend – Angry Birds II – Sunday October 11th 3 PM – 6 PM at Rose Tree Park 1671 North Providence Road Media, PA – Advance Tickets Required. Details and ticket info HERE


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