KID-FRIENDLY FALL FESTIVALS

PUMPKINS, SCARECROWS AND FALL FESTIVALS

Take a walk through a pumpkin patch, make your own scarecrow or hop aboard a hayride this fall in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa. Here's a look at some of the best fall festivals for family fun this year:

Mennonite Heritage Center Apple Butter Frolic

APPLE BUTTER FROLIC

October 7
Mennonite Heritage Center

This popular autumn festival, hosted by the Mennonite Heritage Center, has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, with folk craft demonstrations, horse and wagon rides, and delicious Pennsylvania German food.

FALL FESTIVAL

October 7-8
Morris Arboretum 

Morris Arboretum's annual Fall Festival combines family fun and the beauty of fall. See special guests from the Elmwood Park Zoo, taste the season's best apples, make your own scarecrow to take home and enjoy an afternoon at the Arboretum.

BOO AT THE ZOO

Beginning October 7
Elmwood Park Zoo

Celebrate Halloween all month long at the Elmwood Park Zoo during Boo at the Zoo. Each Saturday and Sunday in October, children are encouraged to dress up in their best costumes and bring their trick-or-treat bag for an afternoon of fun.

Northern Star Farm Fall Fest

NORTHERN STAR FARM FALL FEST

Beginning October 7
Northern Star Farm

Celebrate fall down on the farm at Northern Star Farm's Fall Fest. Navigate through the corn maze, take aim with the giant apple slingshot, saddle up for a pony ride and enjoy a day of family fun. Fall Fest is open weekends in October, and admission is always free.

SCARECROW MAKING

October 15
Norristown Farm Park

Adults and children ages five and up can design and create their own scarecrows on October 15 at Norristown Farm Park. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, most original and best overall scarecrow.

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND

October 19-21
Downtown Chestnut Hill

A wizardly world awaits at the Harry Potter Weekend in neighboring Chestnut Hill. The festival features the annual Harry Potter Conference, the Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament and Harry Potter-themed events throughout downtown Chestnut Hill.

Pennypacker Mills All Hallow's Eve Festival

ALL HALLOW'S EVE FALL FESTIVAL

October 21
Pennypacker Mills

Bring the family for a day of fun on the farm at the Pennypacker Mills All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival. The event features old-time fun including tractor-pulled hayrides, pumpkin painting, corn shucking, apple pressing and more. 

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