and Delaware County, PA
At farms, orchards and other sites, you can pick the perfect pumpkin, test your navigation skills in tricky corn mazes, play old-fashioned games, go on hayrides and meet barnyard animals, then finish the day with a farm-fresh treat like homemade ice cream and an apple cider donut.
Activities vary at each location, click a site name for more info.
Open weekends in Oct. unless specified.
► Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival, Oct. 1-2
► Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Media, Oct. 1 only
► Downingtown, Oct. 8 only
► Hillside Farm, Media, Oct. 22 only
► Hurricane Hill Farm, Coatesville
► Linvilla Orchards, Media, daily through Nov. 6 and costume contest, Oct. 23
► Newlin Grist Mill, Glen Mills, Oct. 1 only
► Schmidts’ Tree Farm at Paradocx Vineyard, Landenberg
► Tyler Arboretum, Media, Oct. 15-16
More Fall Fun & Kid-Friendly Halloween Happenings
in Chester and Delaware Counties
► Apple picking at Hopewell Furnace in Elverson and
apple cider-making demos at Anselma Mill in Chester Springs
► Seasonal nature programs and trick-or-treating at Tyler Arboretum, Media
► Autumn Colors display, Pumpkin Playground and Mums Festival at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square
► Trick-or-treating and fall foliage train rides on the West Chester Railroad
► Autumn and Halloween arts and crafts workshops in Coatesville, Swarthmore and West Chester
► Free Halloween pancakes at IHOP