Hooray for the weekend! There is so much fun to be had in and around Philly this weekend – it’s spooky! Check out one of these great family friendly events including celebrations of fall, Halloween fun, and pumpkins a plenty!
The annual Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival returns this Saturday October 18th from 10am – 4pm outside the Terminal on Filbert Street. Enjoy hayrides, a pumpkin patch, corn stalks, beer gardens, live music and of course amazing local food. Free.
Boo at the Zoo
Saturday October 18th – Sunday October 19th
10am – 4pm
3400 W. Girard Ave
Don’t miss the kick-off of Boo at the Zoo this weekend running Saturday October 18th and Sunday October 19th from 10am – 4pm at the Philadelphia Zoo. Kids can dress up in their favorite costumes and trick or treat throughout the zoo to get candy, treats and discover Halloween fun too! $20 for adults, $18 for children ages 2-11, free for under 2.
Shiverfest is Riverbend’s annual Halloween night of the year offering a fun, family friendly event with slightly spooky but always friendly fall fun for all. Enjoy pumpkin decorating, a trick or treat trail, storytelling around the campfire and a costumed trek through the Haunted Trail. Plus enjoy a reptile show, moobounce, pony rides, stargazing and more. Food and beverages available for puchrace. $15. Kids 3 and under free.
Friday October 17th – Sunday October 19th
6th & Race Streets
October means the return of Spooky Mini-Golf at Franklin Square this weekend running Friday October 17th through Sunday October 19h from 6-9pm. Phillly’s favorite mini-golf course is transformed for the Halloween season with spooky surprises, fog, and special lighting to ensure a spooktastic time for all. Tickets $7-$9.
Great dressed in your best costumes and head out to The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place running this weekend Friday Oct. 17th – Sunday October 19th for some not-too spooky Halloween fun. Enjoy two new Halloween shows, themed mazes, and even a hayride with your favorite furry friend. Plus enjoy all the usual rides and attractions and fun for the whole family. Tickets $38-$63.
Linvilla Orchards continues Halloween season with the return of Pumpkinland and the popular Hayrides to the Witches House running Friday October 17th through Sunday October 19th. Families can select their pumpkins from the over 100 tons on display and enjoy fall treats and fun and then hop aboard the hayride to the witches house too (evening only). Hayrides to witches house run from 5:30-8:30pm. Pumpkinland 8am – 6pm. Free admission. Some events ticketed.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday October 19th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free.
It’s Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum this Saturday October 18th and Sunday October 19th from 10am – 5pm. Come out for two days of fun-filled family festivities including pumpkins galore, kid friendly activities, great food and more. Plus pick a prized pumpkin, assemble a scarecrow, have fun in the moon bounce and more. Admission $11 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-15, children under 3 free.