Weekend Planner: October 7, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Oct. 7-9, 2016.




Top Picks for This Weekend

A trio of local zoos provide monstrous menagerie fun this weekend. Creep through a slightly spooky woods overflowing with skeletons, witches and pumpkins Fri. & Sat. at 3 Palms Zoo's Boo at the Zoo in Clayton, DE; embark on a Night Walk to discover what critters get into after humans leave for the day at Cape May County Zoo's Night Walk Sat.; and see the wild residents of the Philadelphia Zoo devour pumpkins and other yummy treats during Beast Feast, through Sun.

 

 

Celebrate art, design, food, culture and history during Philly's FREE Old City Fest Sat. that features performances, shopping, colonial chocolate-making demos and food vendors along N. 3rd & Arch Sts.

 

 

Expect pumpkins galore Fri.-Sun. in the form of giant displays, a pumpkin toss, pet & stroller parades, cook-offs, and the Little Miss & Mr. Pumpkin pageant during the South Jersey Pumpkin Show at Woodstown, NJ's Salem County Fairgrounds.

 

 

More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Autumn Hayrides at Wilmington, DE's Brandywine Creek State Park, Fri.-Sun.

FREE Seafood & Music Festival on Wildwood, NJ's Atlantic Ave., Sat.

FREE Friends Fall Festival at Downingtown, PA's Downingtown Friends Meeting, Sat.

FREE Dogfest Walk 'n Roll at Bensalem, PA's Neshaminy State Park, Sat.

FREE RiverCity Festival at Philly's Penn Treaty Park, Sat.

Mum Madness & Pumpkin Parade at Camden, NJ's Camden Children's Garden, Sat. & Sun.

FREE Pumpkin Harvest Celebration at Elkton, MD's Milburn Orchards & FREE Pumpkin Festival at Robbinsvlle, NJ's Oasis Family Farm, Sat. & Sun.

Harvest Festival at Stroudsburg, PA's Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Sat. & Sun.

FREE Irish Festival at Smithville, NJ's Village Greene at Historic Smithville, Sat. & Sun.

FREE Naturalist Foray at Doylestown, PA’s Peace Valley Nature Center, Sun.

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