Dropping temperatures and shorter days make it feel like fall is already here, but in fact, this is the last full weekend of summer. Whether you are savoring every drop of summer or are looking forward to autumn, Philly families can make the most of the weekend with the help of our Events Calendar.
Boat lovers, scarecrow makers, storytellers and future archeologists can all find a festival to enjoy this weekend. In addition, there are cultural events like the Korean Festival and historical celebrations such as Evan-Mumbower Mill's Fall Mill Festival & Revolutionary Encampment. Truly, there is a festival for everyone.
On the other hand, perhaps you want to check out local consignment sales to buy your kids' fall wardrobe. The next few weekends are filled with sales. Our complete listing is constantly being updated with the latest consignment sale information.
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Scarecrow Festival- Lahaska, PA
Enjoy pumpkin painting, live music and children's activities at the annual Scarecrow Festival at Peddler's Village. Visitors can view the scarecrow displays and vote on the best one.
Day Out with Thomas- Ronks, PA
Thomas chugs all the way from the Island of Sodor to visit children at Strasburg Railroad. Kids can participate in children's activities, take a ride with Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hat.
Arts, Crafts & Music Festival- Media, PA
Admission is free at Linvilla Orchards' Arts, Crafts & Music Festival. Listen to live music and browse goods displayed by arts and crafts vendors. Then, play at the playground or explore Pumpkinland.
St. Madeline's Church Carnival- Ridley Park, PA
Take the kids to St. Madeline's School Grounds for a carnival offering a variety of rides, games and food selections.
Saturday, September 19
Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival- Langhorne, PA
Watch 48 dragon boats race in a friendly competition at Core Creek Park. After the racing is complete, guests can enjoy cultural demonstrations, live music and children's activities.
Fall Mill Festival & Revolutionary War Encampment- North Wales, PA
During Evan-Mumbower Mill's Fall Mill Festival, families can enjoy touring Montgomery County's only water powered gristmill, viewing demonstrations on how to make corn husk dolls and listening to Lenni-Lenape storytellers.
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration- Wilmington, DE
Learn about the Korean culture through dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and a traditional harvest ceremony at the Delaware Art Museum.
Meadow Days- Kennett Square, PA
Visit Longwood Gardens for an opportunity to explore the meadows by walking its trails, playing a nature seek-and-find and asking experts your most pressing nature questions.
Archaeology Festival- Glen Mills, PA
This free festival gives kids the chance to dig in the dirt to see what they can discover. In addition, artifacts from around the county are on display.
International Red Panda Day- Wilmington, DE
Celebrate the red panda at The Brandywine Zoo. Guests can learn about these interesting creatures, participate in an art contest and earn a "Red Panda Ranger" badge.
Sunday, September 20
Open Hearth Cooking- Morrisville, PA
If you like watching cooking shows, take a trip to Pennsbury Manor and learn how people in the 17th century cooked. This month's theme features The Bake Oven.
New Jersey Storytelling Festival- Hamilton, NJ
Children and grown ups alike can enjoy listening to master storytellers sharing a diverse range of tales at the Grounds of Sculpture.
Expanded Nativity Display- Chalfont, PA
In advance of the Pope's visit to Philadelphia, Byers' Choice features an expanded display of nativities. This special exhibit is on view for one week.
Sunday Polo- Toughkenamon, PA
There are only two more weekends to enjoy a polo match at The Brandywine Polo Club as matches conclude in September. Guests can pack a picnic, watch the match and even bring the family dog along (with his leash of course.)
Naturalist Foray: Bountiful Bugs- Doylestown, PA
Explore the grounds at Peace Valley Nature Center to search for creepy crawlers. Then, take an up close look at these insects to learn more.
Photo by Peddler's Village