Pumpkin season is here! Even though it’s bound to be an unconventional Halloween this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the exciting – and safe! – events that Philadelphia has to offer. Unsure where to start? Here are some suggestions for you!
If you’re a fan of the supernatural, check out the official Ghost Tour of Philadelphia for a candlelight walking tour of some of the historic district’s most ghostly landmarks. With its rich history, Philadelphia is considered one of America’s most haunted cities – you’ll be sure to see it for yourself after touring the highlights of Old City, Society Hill, and Independence National Historical Park after dark.
Looking for a more family friendly activity? Spooky Mini Golf returns to Franklin Square for the whole month of October. The park’s Philly-themed golf course gets a seasonal makeover with lights, fog, cobwebs, and a variety of decorations to get visitors of all ages into the Halloween spirit.
The Franklin Institute is embracing spooky season by hosting its first-ever Franklin Fright Weekend from October 31st to November 1st. Guests are invited to tour the museum in costume, trick-or-treat through its many iconic exhibits, watch live Scare Shows, and encounter some surprises along the way.
Some movie theaters might still be on hold when it comes to reopening, but the Philadelphia Film Society has been catering to the city’s community of film lovers since August when they opened their drive-in theater at the Navy Yard. This Halloween night, the PFS will be screening four classic scary movies that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car – and as a special treat, they’ll be playing for free.
To round out this year’s lineup of exciting autumnal activities, the Philadelphia Zoo is hosting a socially distanced – but just as festive! – version of its annual Boo at the Zoo attraction. Guests are encouraged to explore the zoo in costume, with kids receiving a free bag of candy upon exiting.
Halloween may look a little different this year, but that won’t stop the Philadelphia community from making the most of the spook-tacular holiday season. From ghost tours to drive-in movies to pumpkin picking, there are plenty of socially distanced, outdoor or even virtual activities to enjoy in and around the city.
One way the Center City Residents’ Association keeps the fall spirit alive is by encouraging the community to take part in a Howl-o-ween pet photo competition. Over the next few weeks, CCRA residents will be sharing photos of their furry friends costumed up here. Anyone can share love for their favorite pets and “vote” by hitting the like button. The winner of the contest will be announced after Halloween.
CCRA’s last pet photo challenge in April was a great success, with submissions generating hundreds of likes and comments. With the neighborhood’s sense of community growing stronger than ever, we’re expecting this contest to create just as much of a buzz.
To keep track of the competition and stay up to date with future CCRA events, visit http://facebook.com/CCRAPhilly.
Fashion District Philadelphia just opened! Mixed with Philly staples and brand names, the Fashion District has something for everyone. Tiffany’s Bakery, the only remaining store from the former Gallery, is back in business along with local favorites like Chickie’s and Pete’s and Yards Brewing Company. Name brands like Aerie and Nike Factory Store as well as noteworthy stores like Uniquely Philly and Chinese department store Yoyoso will suffice your shopping needs.
Shopping isn’t all that you can do while visiting the Fashion District. Check out the art exhibitions that line the walls. Not only is art and shopping abundant, but there are also loads of entertainment including Round 1 for arcade games and AMC for movies. Upcoming creators will be happy to hear that Rec Philly, a new co-working hub for creators, is coming along with Industrious Philly. The Fashion District has your whole family covered.
The leaves are beginning to change color, which means that Pumpkinland is up and running at Linvilla Orchards. Linvilla has an array of pumpkins ranging from the small and skinny to tall and plump for guests to choose from. The pumpkin festival has a number of Autumn activities including hayrides, pick-your-own apples, apple slingshot, pumpkin ring toss, as well as our straw bale and corn mazes! The entertainment never ends as there is also live music, pony rides and face painting. Or, stop by the bakery for freshly baked donuts, pies, and much more!
This is fun for the whole family! Visit Linvilla anytime from September to November to experience all the energy and attractions that the annual Pumpkinland celebration has to offer!
Please visit www.linvilla.com for more information, including hours of operation as they change seasonally.
Outlaws, cowboys, and townsfolk alike are getting ready to saddle up and gallop on over to The Twisted Tail’s Old Western Ghost Town Halloween Party! Starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 31st, The Twisted Tail in Society Hill is celebrating the spookiest time of the year with one heck of a hootenanny. Attendees will be entertained by firebreathers, a fortune teller, and live music, along with (of course!) the Tail’s extensive list of bourbons and whiskeys. Costumes are encouraged, but please, leave your horses and wagons hitched outside.
For more information call (215) 558-2471 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Twisted Tail is located at 509 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
Buy One Hayride, Get One Free
Now’s the time to take a daytrip out to Linvilla Orchards. With fall finally arriving in Philadelphia, you don’t want to miss how scenic it is out in Linvilla’s fields and orchards away from the city! Come out every Tuesday evening in October to check out this deal. When you buy one ticket for an evening Autumn Moon Hayride or Hayrides To The Witch’s House, you will receive one complimentary ticket too.
Which Hayride will you take at Linvilla Orchards?
All hayrides start at Pumpkinland (link) and will take you on a 15-20 minute trip throughout the orchards.
- The Hayrides to the Witch’s House will take you to meet Linvilla’s friendly witch who tells stories and jokes. The hayride ends at a campfire with apple cider and roasted marshmallows. Good for children up to 10 years old. Tickets are $9 each, and rides are available between 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- The Autumn Moon Hayride is a peaceful journey through the fields at night for the best chance to see a perfect starry night sky. The hayride ends at a campfire with apple cider and the opportunity to roast marshmallows. Tickets are $7.50 each, and rides are available between 5:30 – 8:00 p.m
Things to Do with the Family at Linvilla on a Tuesday
- While you’re at Linvilla Orchards, be sure to grab a pumpkin from Pumpkinland. There are hundreds available of all shapes and sizes. Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- It’s the season for Pick-Your-Own Apples. Choose from Mutsu, Stayman Winesap, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, and Granny Smith apples. $5 per guest plus the price of apples. Open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or dusk if earlier)
- The Straw Bale Maze is unique to Linvilla Orchards. Constructed of over 300 bales, you should expect to explore for 30 – 60 minutes. Open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is $4 per guest.
- Stop by the Farm Market for carefully picked produce that is ripe and delicious. Check out the signature pies, baked goods, salsas, jams, and other local Pennsylvania products.
The Fine Print on Hayrides at Linvilla Orchards
Complimentary ticket offers are only valid on October 13, 20, and 27 for theevening hayrides. Choose from the Hayride to the Witch’s House ($9 ticket) and the Autumn Moon Hayride ($7.50 ticket).All hayrides must be between 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on these dates. For more information on hayrides, please click here. Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 Knowlton Rd, Media, PA, 19063.
Hai Street Visits Manhattan
Hai Street Kitchen & Co, has hit the road! Now until Friday, November 13, 2015, we are happy to announce that HSKC is on location in the Big Apple. Now all you New Yorkers will have a chance to see how Philadelphia likes to #GetHai with Hai Street’s wide selection of Japanese-inspired sushi burritos.
Find HSKC at Broadway Bites
We’re so excited for Hai Street Kitchen’s first-time appearance at Broadway Bites. If you’re not familiar with #BwayBites, this seasonal pop-up market is taking place at Greeley Square Park (33rd Street & Broadway.) This event rounds up some of New York City’s most popular chefs and restaurants at one exciting outdoor location. But don’t worry, Hai Street is no stranger to the pop-up scene as a local participant in Rittenhouse Row Festival and OutFest.
For more information, be sure to check out the great amNewYork’s review on HSKC in New York.
Happy first day of fall! It is officially Pumpkinland time at Linvilla Orchards as we welcome in autumn after a long, hot summer. Linvilla is kicking off the season with some of the best family activities in all of Delaware County. Pick the perfect pumpkin with over 100 tons on display and try your skill at their apple slings and pumpkin ring toss! If you’re up for the challenge, don’t forget to stick around for the haybale and corn mazes, and then take a ride on one of Linvilla’s classic autumn hayrides through the orchards.
Check out the following events that are happening this fall:
Pumpkinland will be open from September until early November, so there’s no excuse for missing out! For more information on each event and for hayride times, visit www.linvilla.com. Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 Knowlton Rd, Media, PA, 19063.