Weekend Planner: October 18, 2019

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Oct. 18-20, 2019

Top Picks for This Weekend

Grab your broom or hat! The FREE Witches and Wizards Weekend, Friday and Saturday in Philly’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood, features a festival, Quidditch tournament, straw maze, 5K run/walk, witchcraft & wizardry workshops and a haunted escape room.

From cheery to chilling, the jack-o-lantern is truly an art form. See dozens of impressive gourds during two festivals: Through Saturday, the Great Pumpkin Carve at the Chadds Ford, PA Historical Society features 70 creations, plus a haunted trail, hayrides and live music. Then, the Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve brings more than 50 illuminated pumpkins, trick-or-treating and a pumpkin-decorating contest to the state fairgrounds in Harrington.

Ahhhhh! Think you can outrun a zombie? How about a whole downtown full of them? Try your best during the Zombie Fest Saturday in Dewey Beach, DE, where you’ll find costume & pumpkin-carving contests, makeup stations, live music and the main-event Zombie Walk.


More Events in Philly and the Main Line

Haunted Trails: What Lurks in the Night? at New Hope's Bucks County Audubon Society, Saturday

FREE Autumn Faire at Churchville’s Churchville Nature Center, Saturday

All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival at Schwenksville’s Pennypacker Mills, Saturday

Harvest Festival at Horsham’s Pennypack Farm, Saturday

FREE Vendor Fest at Philly’s Smith Memorial Playground, Saturday 


More Events in Delaware

Yorklyn Storytelling Festival at multiple venues, Friday through Sunday

Boo at the Zoo at Wilmington’s Brandywine Zoo, Friday and Saturday


More Events in South Jersey

Pumpkin Festival at Cape May’s Historic Cold Spring Village, Saturday

Haunted Seaport at Tuckerton’s Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen's Museum, through Saturday

Storybook Showcase at Cherry Hill’s Garden State Discovery Museum, Sunday

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