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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: September 14–15

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

September 14—November 10

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Now it’s really fall, because Linvilla has brought out the piles and piles of pumpkins! Plus, enjoy live music and entertainment, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, face painting, and more.

Devon Fall Classic

September 12–15

23 Dorset Rd., Devon

 

This exciting all-jumper horse show is accompanied by a country fair featuring rides, food, games, live entertainment, and more.

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

September 13—28

Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn

 

Footlighters Theater presents the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ Tickets available online.

Peppa Pig Party at Sesame Place

September 14—15

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Meet Peppa, the lovable, exuberant piggy, as she adventures to Sesame Place. Dine with Peppa at Abby Cadabby’s Garden Grille!

‘Mamma Mia’ at Players Club of Swarthmore

September 13—28

614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore

 

This fun musical set to the songs of ABBA hits the stage. Tickets available online.

Retro Con: Retro Toy and Gaming Show

September 14—15

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

54,000 square feet of pop culture fun including 200+ tables of toys, collectibles, games, art and more. Plus special guests, costume contests, trivia and karaoke contests, panels, raffle prizes, and more. Kids 12 and under get in free with an adult.

Fall Harvest Celebration Weekend

September 14—15, noon—5 pm

Highland Orchards, 1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester

 

Pick your own apples or take a hayride around the farm. Plus, shop for locally grown produce, treats, and hand-crafted merchandise.

Chadds Ford Days

September 14—15

Barn Visitors Center, 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford

 

This event has been a community tradition since 1958 and features Revolutionary Reenactors, encampments, colonial demonstrators, tours, artisan booths, and children’s activities. Enjoy live Bluegrass music along with food, wine, and craft beer vendors.

Day Out With Thomas

September 14—22

Strasburg Railroad, 301 Gap Road, Ronks

 

This family-favorite event features a ride with Thomas, offers the opportunity to ride with Percy, and is packed with extra Thomas-related activities included with your ticket. Reserve your spot online.

Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series: ‘Cinderella’

September 13—15

Movie Tavern, 110 Bartlett Avenue, Exton

 

This September, Movie Tavern is showing a different Disney classic each weekend for only $6! This week, it’s Cinderella!

‘The Crucible’

September 13—15

SALT Performing Arts at the Theatre at Yellow Springs, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

SALT presents this Arthur Miller play about the Salem Witch Trials–and if your teens need to read it in English class this year, get a head start! The play is rated PG-13. Tickets available online.

Sunflower Festival at Hurricane Hill Farm

September 14—15

704 E. Reeceville Rd., Coatesville

 

Come and explore four acres of beautiful sunflowers at Hurricane Hill, including a scenic hayride out to the field. Plus, fun attractions like the small corn maze, rides, and more. Advanced tickets are available, or buy at the farm. Children 3 and under are free.

Saturday

Breakfast with the Red Panda at Elmwood Park Zoo

September 14, 9—10 am

1661 Harding Blvd.

 

Celebrate International Red Panda Day with a delicious breakfast spread and zookeeper chat. Online reservations are required.

Family Game Day at Ardmore Library

September 14, 10 am—5 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Bring the family and play various board, card, and tabletop games. Instructions are included with each game, so don’t be afraid to try something new!

Chalk Mob and Linwood Art Sale

September 14, 10 am—noon

Linwood Park, Linwood and Athens avenues, Ardmore

 

At this annual community-building event, people of all ages can create a collaborative design to explore how Linwood Park brings us closer to our neighbors.  Plus, there will be an art sale at the park.

Archaeology Festival

September 14, 10 am—3 pm

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills

 

This festival features a full day of hands-on activities. Visitors will be able to work with professional archaeologists and assist with three different excavations; sift, clean, and process artifacts; and see artifact displays from around Delaware County. There will also be a variety of activities designed for kids.

South Wayne PorchFest

September 14, 11:30 am—5 pm

Midland Avenue, St. Davids Road, and Windermere Avenue, Wayne

 

Walk the closed streets and see more than 60 free musical performances covering an amazing variety of musical genres all afternoon long! Visitors are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets, as well as strollers or wagons for the kids.

Back-to-School Craft and Bingo Party

September 14, 1—3 pm

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Make a craft and then play a game of BINGO with fun prizes for all ages.

Dr. Seuss Themed Parade and Community Day

September 14, 3:30—7 pm

Wagonsellor Park, 140 Park Ln., Glenmoore

 

Come for a parade, music, food, inflatables, alpacas, and more! Parade starts at 3:30 pm; the rest of the festivities are at 4 pm.

Rockin’ & Reelin’: Music and Movie in Phoenixville

September 14, 6—10 pm

Reeves Park, Second Ave., Phoenixville

 

Hang out in Reeves Park with live music, shop at local vendor stands, grab something to eat from a food truck, then grab your blankets and chairs and enjoy a family-friendly outdoor movie (this year’s live-action version of Dumbo).

Astronomy Workshop at American Helicopter Museum

September 14, 6—8 pm

1220 American Boulevard, West Chester

 

A fun-filled evening of stargazing and hands-on learning for kids ages 9-12. During this two-hour workshop, our expert staff will teach basic astronomy and how astronomers use telescopes. Register online.

Free Movie Night: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

September 14, 6:30—9:30 pm

Miller Park, 220 Miller Way, Exton

 

Bring your blanket for an outdoor showing of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Movie starts at 7:30 pm.

Outdoor Movie Night: ‘Despicable Me’

September 14, 7:15—8:50 pm

Suburban Square, Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore

 

Gather in the courtyard for a fun, free outdoor movie night!

Harvest Moon Hike and S’mores

September 14, 7:30—9 pm

Stroud Preserve, 454 North Creek Road, West Chester

 

Learn some lunar lore and hike the preserve. Afterwards, warm chilly fingers over a crackling fire while toasting s’mores. Remember to register in advance and to bring a headlamp or flashlight with a red filter.

Sunday

West Chester Restaurant Festival

September 15, noon—5:30 pm

Gay Street from Matlack Street to Darlington Street, and Market Street from Darlington to High Street, Downtown West Chester

 

In its 40th year, this event includes more than 65 restaurants, caterers and food vendors, plus over 100 vendors, three stage areas for live music, and a Beer & Wine Garden.

Radnor Fall Festival

September 15, 1—5 pm

North Wayne Avenue and West Avenue between Lancaster Avenue and the Wayne train station

 

Come out for the 27th annual Radnor Fall Festival, including street performances by local bands, dancers from local dances studios, face painting, carnival rides, vendors, food, and more.

Cub Scout Pack 110 Friends and Family Hike

September 15, 1–2:30 pm

McKaig Nature Education Center, 889 Croton Rd., Wayne

 

Pack 110 Scouts and any interested boy or girl K-5 along with their friends and family are invited to attend the first hike of the year at the McKaig Nature Center in Wayne. Parking is at Roberts Elementary School. This hike will be an easy hike for all ages (kids and grownups) – just be sure to bring a water bottle and a hat!

Shugart’s Sunday at Historic Sugartown

September 15, 2—6 pm

690 Sugartown Road, Malvern

 

The day offers down-home family fun with an afternoon full of music, food, and family activities at the beautifully restored village corner.

Descendants Event at Sweet and Sassy

September 15, 3:30 pm

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Get ‘Descendants’ makeovers, sing and dance, and more. You’ll be chillin’ like a villain! Book online.

 

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia

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