High Five! Main Line Family Events for the Weekend of October 1 and 2
Need plans for this weekend? Here’s your road map.
October 1, 8 am — 9 pm
October 2, 8 am — 8 pm
Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media
Yes, Pumpkinland has been open since September. But it is officially October, and the weather has cooled off just enough to put this event at the top of our list! Don your cute and seasonal scarves, boots, and jackets, because it is time to pick out the Pumpkins to decorate your porch with, to bake your pies with, and to enjoy the sight of. Enjoy hayrides, pick out some other gourds, get your hands on delicious treats in the market.
October 1 and 2, 10 am — 3 pm
Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Chestnut Hill
The trip out to Chestnut Hill is so worth it for this incredibly picturesque fall festival at Morris Arboretum. As the weather begins to cool down, enjoy the fall activities you’ve been waiting for: seeing scarecrows, surrounding yourselves with pumpkins (and taking plenty of pictures), meeting animal guests from Elmwood Park Zoo, and much more. Admission to this event is included with admission to the arboretum.
October 1, 10 am — 4 pm
Winterthur Museum and Gardens, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware
Tractors and trucks might not be the most common on the Main Line, but it’s time to get down to your country roots and enjoy the lovely setup over at Winterthur this weekend! Hayrides, hot dogs, tree climbing, and more await you, including a mechanical cow. (Yes, you read that right!) Since it’s Winterthur, you can bet that your children are going to have a great time! Tickets are required for this event.
October 1 and 2, 10 am — 6 pm
Hurricane Hill Farm, 704 E. Reeseville Road, Coatesville
Take a drive out to the country this weekend and enjoy a good old-fashioned corn maze (well, maybe not so old-fashioned, since the corn is carved into the shape of a secret agent!) There’s autumnal fun for all ages, including pedal tractors, hay rides, pumpkin picking, and a moon bounce! Sunday has face painting! Admission is $13 per guest, with children ages 2 and under free.
October 1, 1 — 6 pm
October 2, 1 — 5 pm
Chadds Ford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
Who said kids get to have all the fun on Halloween? Yes, you’ll have to find a sitter for this event, but if you can’t find one for this weekend, no worries! Chadds Ford winery will be hosting adult trick-or-treating, treats paired with their delicious wines, all October long! Live music and food trucks round out the experience. Tickets can be purchases on site or in advance.
Photos by Rick Martin, courtesy of of Winterthur.