Weekend Planner: October 14, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Oct. 14-16, 2016.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Show off your family's costumes early Sat. during a spooky but friendly Halloween celebration that gets incrementally eerier as night draws near. Activities during Shiverfest at Gladwyne, PA's Riverbend Environmental Education Center include pumpkin decorating, a trick-or-treat trail, fireside storytelling and a "haunted trail."



Don't miss a full mashed-up menu of family fun that celebrates two local food-faves Fri. & Sat. during the FREE Apple Scrapple Festival in DE's downtown Bridgeville, with festivities like a kids' apple toss, midway rides, sweet demos, the mayoral scrapple sling and the Little Miss Apple Scrapple contest.



Ready to dig up some dirt? Help real archaeologists find objects and new discoveries about the area's history Sat. during a FREE family-friendly excavation at Newlin Grist Mill's International Archaeology Day in Glen Mills, PA.



More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Hayride Express at Wilmington, DE's Greenbank Station, Fri.

Career & Animal Science Workshop: Zookeeping 101 at Wilmington's Brandywine Zoo, Sat.

FREE Pumpkin Festival at Cape May, NJ's Historic Cold Spring Village, Sat.

FREE All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival at Schwenksville, PA's Pennypacker Mills, Sat.

FREE Harvest Festival at Philly's Reading Terminal Market, Sat.

FREE Community Apple Festival at Philly's Woodford Mansion, Sat.

Fall Family Fun Festival at Princeton, NJ's Terhune Orchards, Sat. & Sun.

FREE Fall Foliage Family Float Festival at Eastampton, NJ's Historic Smithville Park, Sun.

Scarecrow-Making Workshop at E. Norriton, PA's Norristown Farm Park, Sun.

Baby & Family Expo at Philly's Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Sun.

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