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Aug 9, 2013
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Weekend Planner: Fun free festivals

Weekend Planner: Fun free festivals


This weekend is full of free and low-cost festivals. Celebrate food, music, insects or all three!


Philly & the 'burbs

G. Widman for GPTMCThe FREE Pennsylvania Dutch Festival takes over the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia this weekend. Enjoy delicious foods, Amish buggy & horse-drawn wagon rides, a farm animal petting zoo & live bluegrass music.

Peddler's Village in Lahaska celebrates its annual FREE Peach Festival with yummy samples, live music & a sidewalk sale.

The FREE 85th annual Chester County Old Fiddlers Picnic in Wagontown features live music & entertainment, crafts vendors, picnic foods & tours.

Head to Hatboro's FREE National Night Out for games & prizes, police & fire department demonstrations & live entertainment.

South Jersey

Find farm animals, a model railroad, tractor & robotics exhibits, arts displays, rides, BBQ & refreshments at the FREE Atlantic County 4-H Fair in South Egg Harbor.

The Butterfly Festival in Pennington features butterfly & insect exhibits, interactive "environ-zones," live music, local food, artisans & a live kids' entertainer.

It's Second Saturday in Collingswood, where you'll find shops with extended hours, art vendors, live music, craft & food demonstrations. 


The Peak of the Peach Harvest Party at Milburn Orchards in Elkton, MD features ice cream-making demos, kids' games, face painting, pie-eating contests, sack races, farm animals & free peach samples. Cost is only $1!

Travel to Oz — or maybe just Rehoboth — to catch a special performance of The Wizard of Oz for kids.

Explore Nature & geography at the Hands-On History Cart at Winterthur Museum in Wilmington.

For more weekend events, search hundreds of activities on our calendar. Receive weekend event highlights directly in your inbox each week! Sign up for MetroKids' e-newsletter today.

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