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Weekend Planner: August 1, 2014

Weekend Planner: August 1, 2014

The Awesome Fest

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Whether it’s the actor or the food, who doesn’t love Bacon? Satisfy your cravings with themed treats, recipes and contests when The Awesome Fest brings the FREE 2nd Annual (Kevin) BACON Fest to The Oval in Philly on Fri. With the launch of a bacon capsule and astronaut into “space,” courtesy of the Franklin Institute, and a screening of Apollo 13, starring the event’s namesake, the festivities are sure to be out-of-this-world.

It’s prime peach season and area orchards are celebrating accordingly! Camden-Wyoming, DE’s Fifer Orchards Farm & Country Store hosts Peach Ice Cream Day Sat. with hayrides, pony rides and live music; the Just Peachy Festival at Terhune Orchards in Princeton, NJ Sat. & Sun. has games, wagon rides and barnyard fun; and the Peach Harvest Party (left) at Elkton, MD’s Milburn Orchards Sat. & Sun. includes hand-cranked ice cream demos, kids’ pie eating contests, sack races and bean bag tosses.

Huzzah! ‘Tis the kickoff weekend of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire at Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim, PA. Jousting and swordplay abound on the streets of the Shire as lords and ladies of all-ages partake in endless entertainment. The smaller kinsfolk will find fun in a life-size chess (and checkers) board, giant murals to color, hands-on musical instruments, bubble wands and costume dress-up trunk shows. 

 

More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Twenty-one talented youth singers, rappers and poets take the stage at Wilmington, DE’s DuPont Theatre Fri. for the 2014 Delaware Teen Idol Finals.

Catch butterflies, read stories and enjoy lemonade & sugar cookies at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s Butterfly Tea Party Fri. in Pennington, NJ.

Contests, prizes and the family-favorite Muppets from Space are on tap for the out-of-this-world Children’s Saturday Movie Matinee at Newtown Theatre in Newtown, PA.

Keep it simple with Down on the Farm Weekend Sat. & Sun. at Cape May, NJ’s Historic Cold Spring Village, complete with barnyard animals, take-home crafts and horse & carriage rides.

Pop culture staples are the focus of FREE fun at Barnes & Noble stores this weekend. Sat., enjoy story time, sing-alongs and crafts during Frozen Friday: Cool Off with Olaf! and Sun., embody your inner superhero with activities and giveaways for Marvel Day.

Relax Sat. with lawn games, garden tours, Victorian dress up, vintage music and hands-on fun at the “In the Good Old Summertime” Festival at Schwenksville, PA’s Pennypacker Mills.

This weekend at Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy, you can catch the classic Hitchcock thriller Rear Window Fri. at Lovett Library Park and the laugh-out-loud Pitch Perfect Sat. at the Trolley Car Diner.

Let your little ones get their royal groove on with their favorite movie songs at the Darlington Arts Center’s Prince & Princess Dance Party Workshop in Garnet Valley, PA on Fri.

Before the Guinness International Champions Cup game Sat., take part in interactive games, music, inflatables and face painting during the Soccer Family Fun Fest at Philly’s Lincoln Financial Field.

Traditional, contemporary and nontraditional performances and entertainment take over the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing in Philly Sat. for the FREE Southeast Asia Dragon Boat Festival.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on Sat. with the Waffles & Ice Cream Eating Contest on Seaside Heights, NJ’s Casino Pier.

 

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