Fall Family Weekend. Photo courtesy of Morris Arboretum
Fall Family Weekend. Photo courtesy of Morris Arboretum

Things to Do in Philly this Weekend: Pumpkin Pawlooza, Trucks, Tractors, Trains October 5-6

It's beginning to look a lot like autumn. Pumpkins are lined up by the doorstep, cornstalks are affixed to street lights, and Philly kids are in a constant state of chatter deciding what to be for Halloween. Yes, fall is in the air and the perfect time for families throughout the Delaware Valley to create a bucket list for the season. There are festivals to attend, pumpkins and apples to pick, and foliage to admire.

This weekends presents many ideas to add to your list. In the city, Morris Arboretum provides a weekend filled with all things fall including pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, and apple tasting. In the suburbs, Newlin Grist Mill hosts its Fall Harvest Festival; Bensalem township offers its annual Fall Festival; and Radnor township features its Fall Harvest & Great Pumpkin Patch event. For kids who love things that go, consider exploring Trucks and Tractors at Winterthur, or taking a train ride to see the changing leaves on the West Chester Railroad. Other noteworthy weekend highlights include Skippack Days in Skippack, Pumpkin Pawlooza at the Garden State Discovery Museum, and APS Annual Garden Party at Jefferson Garden.

Still looking for more ideas to create your family's perfect fall bucket list? Be sure to browse through our event calendar by using tags, location, and age.

391 Knoebels Blvd
Elysburg, PA 17824

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Downtown Skippack
Skippack, PA

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735

Bensalem Municipal Complex
2400 Byberry Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020

Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Home Depot
ALL LOCATIONS 2200 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Valley Forge
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia , PA 19406

Brandywine Meadows Parking Lot (near the trestle bridge)
1355 Downingtown Pike
Downingtown, PA 19335

Jefferson Garden
105 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Saint Luke Lutheran Church
203 N Valley Forge Rd
Devon, PA 19330

Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Rd
East Norriton, PA 19403

Cherry Street Pier
121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
American Swedish Historical Museum Reopens
American Swedish Historical Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
Sunday Fun Days at Awbury Arboretum
Awbury Arboretum - 2:00 PM Pick
Strasburg Railroad Reopens
Strasburg Rail Road - various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
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