Weekend Planner: Sept. 20
The Scarecrow Festival at Peddler's Village on Sept. 21 - 22.
The third weekend in September is still perfect for some outdoor family fun! Build your own scarecrow and vote on 100 more in Bucks County, let your children's imagination take flight in Delaware or listen to great stories surrounded by sculpture in Trenton.
Philly & the 'burbs
How much pumpkin pie can your kids eat? Find out during the pie-eating contest at this weekend's Scarecrow Festival in Lahaska, a Bucks County fall favorite, on Saturday and Sunday. Craft a DIY scarecrow for your front yard, then compare it to the 100+ straw men vying for best-in-fest honors.
If you're expecting or are a new mom, the semiannual L'il Angels Kids Consignment Event in Northeast Philadelphia (Saturday and Sunday) and the Just Between Friends fall and winter event in Glen Mills (Friday through Sunday) feature brand-name, gently used children's and maternity clothing, toys, baby equipment and furniture at bargain-basement prices.
Kids can play it cool making their own water ice, competing against friends on the Wii or getting down in the teen dance room at Sunday's 2nd annual Family Fun Day in Glen Mills. The special event is sponsored by the ASCEND Group, which raises awareness of Asperger's syndrome and autism.
Imagination takes wing at Rockwood Museum's Faerie Fest in Wilmington this Sunday, where young architects face off to see who can build the best Faerie House or Gnome Home. Other whimsies include wing-making workshops and a bubble-blowing station.
The Boys and Girls Club of Delaware's 7th Annual Day for Kids this Saturday at Wilmington's Tubman-Garret Park features two live stages of performances - music, dancers and a lineup of other children's performers.
Do good, have fun. The annual KidzFest at Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill, supports the battle against pediatric heart disease and premature births. Games, pony rides, face painting, moon bounces, music, crafts and more highlight this Sunday's event.
Story and sculpture join forces at the 21st Annual NJ Storytelling Festival at Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton this Sunday. Over the course of the day, 40+ storytellers will tell tales around the whimsical picturesque spread, with plenty of nooks and niches for kids to explore.