Kid-Friendly Events This Weekend: Oct. 8-10

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It’s still early October, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start celebrating Halloween. This weekend, there are plenty of local Halloween events for the whole family, that range from spooky to less so, as well as some classic fall festivals. Finish off the weekend by celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with the Museum of the American Revolution.

7th Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve
October 8-10
221 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd., Titusville, NJ 08560

This drive-thru of Halloween fun will feature spectacular pumpkin art and is a perfect seasonal activity for those who want something a little less spooky.

Harvest Weekend at Dilworth Park
October 8, 2-8 p.m.
Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

This three-day autumn celebration in the middle of the city includes live entertainment, circus performances, a pumpkin carving demonstration and even a vaccine clinic for ages 12 and up.

Awbury Harvest Festival
October 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Farm at Awbury, 6336 Ardleigh St., Philadelphia, PA 19138

This harvest festival will be packed with family fun like live music, crafts, hayrides and a chance to visit with Awbury’s resident goats and chickens.

Family Fun Fest
October 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
401 W Mill St., Quakertown, PA 18951

The James A. Michener Branch library is hosting a day filled with family fun outdoors this Saturday.

All about Bats
October 9, 2-3 p.m.
Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown, PA 19403

Learn all about why bats are important to nature, how they’re endangered and why they’re actually not scary at this free presentation for ages 8 and up.

Haunted Campground Drive-Thru
October 9, 5:30-9 p.m.
Green Lane Park, 2144 Snyder Rd., Green Lane, PA 18054

Bring the whole family to drive through the Green Lane Park’s “spooktacular and creepy campground” for free.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show
October 9-10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy., Woodstown, NJ 08098

The 18th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show will include pumpkin desserts, fun contests, amusement rides, pony rides and more. Kids ages 4-10 can participate in the Halloween Costume Contest & Treat or Treat Stroll.

Indigenous Peoples’ Weekend with the Museum
October 9-11
Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Museum of the American Revolution will be offering family-friendly activities to explore the stories of Native Americans as part of their annual Indigenous Peoples Weekend celebration.


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