Fall is a great time to enjoy cooler temperatures, beautiful foliage, and of course – fall festivals complete with apple cider, pumpkins, and hayrides. Check out what’s going on this fall in the Greater Philadelphia area:
Linvilla Orchards in Media celebrates fall with their annual Pumpkinland “show.” You can also hop on a hayride, check out the Jack-O-Lantern exhibit, and enjoy apple cider doughnuts and other homemade goodies throughout the month of October.
For more information: http://www.linvilla.com/
The Witches of Narberth Scavenger Hunt
Head out in your Halloween costume on October 25th for a unique trick-or-treat experience. Some Narberth shops will house witches, but you’ll need to find them in order to claim your sweet prize.
For more information: http://www.narberthonline.com/browse/nbaSpecial.aspx?eid=3
Fall Foliage Express
This year, the West Chester Railroad has turned its train into the Fall Foliage Express, where you can ride the train to Glen Mills and back and enjoy all of the fall scenery through November 23rd. You can also wear your Halloween costume on the Great Pumpkin Express and head to the Wiggin’s Farm.
For more information: http://www.westchesterrr.net/
The Great Pumpkin Carve
Join other Chadds Ford pumpkin enthusiasts from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. October 23rd – 25th to check out over 60 giant (between 150 and 400 pounds) pumpkin carvings, live music, hayrides, food, and a Haunted Trail.
For more information: http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org/events/great-pumpkin-carve/
Arasapha Farm’s Harvest Hayride
Hop on a hayride through this Glen Mills farm on Saturdays and Sundays through November 2nd. Kids can enjoy a moon bounce, pumpkin jump, mini train ride, corn cannon, and more. Also, pick your own pumpkin and check out the 5-acre corn maze.
For more information: http://harvesthayride.com/
Spooky Mini Golf
Philly Mini Golf in Franklin Square has been transformed into a spooky adventure with fog, music, lights, and other surprises to turn your mini golf into a night of Halloween-themed fun. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31st.
For more information: http://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/what-to-see/
Boo at the Zoo
Bring the kids for Halloween fun at the Philadelphia Zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo,” where you can enjoy music, treats, Halloween games, a scarecrow scavenger hunt, and all of the unique animals at the zoo.
For more information: http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/
Historic Stenton’s Halloween Harvest Festival
On October 25th, the historic Stenton House hosts games, crafts, pumpkin painting, a spooky cellar tour, refreshments, and more at their Halloween Harvest Festival.
For more information: http://www.freedomsbackyard.com/programs-events/halloween-harvest-festival/
Merrymead Farms Harvest Days
Head out to Merrymead Farms every Saturday and Sunday in Lansdale for hayrides, a 5-acre corn maze, a 700-foot corn tunnel, farm animals, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, and more.
For more information: http://www.merrymead.com/harvestWeekends.php
Whether it’s a family hayride or a haunted hayride you seek, Harleysville Hayride in Schwenksville give you the best of both. Ride through 100 acres of farmland, sip some homemade apple cider, and enjoy painting pumpkins. Tickets go toward New Life Youth & Family Services.
For more information: http://www.harleysvillehayride.com/
Of course, you can’t forget the many Halloween parades:
West Chester – October 22nd at 7 p.m.
Phoenixville – October 25th at 1 p.m.
Media – October 25th at 2 p.m.
Downingtown – October 25th at 3 p.m.
Thornbury – October 26th at 1 p.m.
Berwyn – October 30th at 6:45 p.m.
Narberth – October 30th at 6 p.m.
Oxford – October 30th at 7 p.m.
Linvilla Orchards Costume Parade – October 26th at 12 p.m.