2021 Fall Activities Guide for The Delaware County Area

The kids are back to school and cooler weather is on the way. There are plenty of hayrides, apple festivals, pumpkin picking, and many more fall events happening in the area this fall.

September 11th through November 7th

An annual trip to Pumpkinland has been a family tradition for generations of Delaware Valley Residents. During the months of September and October, Pumpkinland takes center stage at Linvilla Orchards. Larger than life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, local history, and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples.

September 11th through November 6th

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a 15-acre farm located in Lancaster, with 50+ Farm Fun activities, including the Hay Chute Slide and Straw Bale Racer, Jump Pillow, Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Petting Zoo and Farm Experience Center, Corny’s Ball-cade, and everyone's favorite the Corn Maze.

September 25th -October 31st

Visit Pumpkin Garden where your kids will love the pillow bounce, moon bounces the brand new barn bounce, and pumpkin jump. Have a blast with the corn cannon. Mine for gems at our all new gem mining experience. Visit with the animals at the Petting Zoo. With train rides, pedal carts, hay bale mazes, and more the kids are sure to have fun! But the fun doesn’t end there! Take a hayride down to the Pumpkin Patch to pick your own pumpkin. Or see if how quickly you can find your way through the 5-acre corn maze.

September 24th -October 30th

Linvilla Orchard's famous Hayride to the Witches’ House is a hayride to visit the friendly Witches’ House in the woods. The witch tells stories and jokes and gives all of the kids a treat. The hayride ends at a campfire where you receive a sample of apple cider and marshmallows to roast.

October 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31st

Philadelphia Zoo is adding a little green to your Halloween with the return of
 Boo at the Zoo!
Enjoy festive fall offerings available for purchase throughout the Zoo: hot apple cider, reusable Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bags, and much more!
Set out on a Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt and discover your favorite animals in the form of life-size scarecrows!

September 24th -October 31st

Teens and Tweens will enjoy The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride that has been voted the #1 haunt in the country and has been featured on the Travel Channel. 

October 14th -16th

Join us for a three-day Chadds Ford tradition where over 70 giant pumpkins are carved by local artists on Thursday and will be lit and displayed on Friday & Saturday. All three nights enjoy a 'kid-friendly' Haunted Trail, raffle prizes, and live music. Food, local craft beer, and wine are available for purchase

September 6th - October 30th

Over 100 spectacular scarecrows line the autumn-tinted pathways of Peddler’s Village during our 42nd annual Scarecrows in the Village, on display from September 6 through October 30! For eight fun-filled weeks, view and vote for your favorite larger-than-life creations in this Bucks County tradition. Some scarecrows are inspired by famous characters, some are humorous, some are scary – but all of them are carefully handmade by Philly-area residents and organizations.

Enjoy fun fall activities, including our annual Scarecrow-Making Workshops (reserve your spot online) and pumpkin painting, live entertainment every weekend, and delicious fall-inspired specials at Village restaurants.

October 9th  & 10th and October 23rd & 24th
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Families can take a hayride to experience the beautiful fall foliage at Hagley. 

The hayride route offers unique views of Eleutherian Mills, including the meadow, orchard, garden, residence, and other historic buildings. The ride will last approximately 20 minutes.

Guests can also enjoy fall-themed crafts and activities.

Hayrides will be included with general admission to the museum and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Rides will take place every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending with the last ride at 3:30 p.m.


Weekends starting October 16th -October 31st

Enjoy a fully decorated park full of family-friendly ghouls, ghosts, and spooks! Soak in the colors of fall with all your royal friends at Dutch Wonderland in a safe non-scary environment for kids! Laugh, scream, and cackle with over 30 of our favorite rides and attractions themed for the season! 

October 22nd- October 24th
10:00am to 3:00pm

Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, not scary, event. All are invited to wear costumes while visiting the zoo animals. Plenty of treats and activities. Kids will receive a pre-packaged treat bag at the end! Members DO NOT need to register for this event! Tickets are available at the door and online. Online purchase recommended. 

September 18 - November 7

Come in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place! The park will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haven and guests will enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, participating in our interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, and unique photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume on their Halloween-themed floats! 

 October 30th

1:00pm to 4:00pm

At 1pm, on the corner of Forrest and Haverford Avenues, Halloween kicks off with this popular annual scavenger hunt. Children of all ages are invited to join in this free event, where kids search downtown Narberth high and low for the witchiest witches around. They collect treats along the way and then return to the start to collect a Halloween prize.