Pick your favorite sun-ripened treasures right out of the field, or buy them freshly packaged or magically turned into delish jams, cakes and pies.  But don't be surprised if you catch an accidental elbow from fellow fruit lovers from as far away as NY, Jersey, and Delaware. And the crowds are even bigger for Linvilla's special events and festivals like Pumpkinland, Bunnyland, weekend-long Classic Car Shows and more. Linvilla Orchards in Media

But there's nothing like APPLE FEST! 

  • Music & crafts by Makin Music
  • Apple tastings all day so you can find your perfect apple! 
  • Starting at 8am you can go into the farm and pick your own apples, fresh fruits & vegetables
  • PLUS their famous Pumpkinland Harvest Festival will be in full swing with costumed characters, games, hayrides, contests and live music 

However the hootin’ and hollerin’ really starts at their famous Apple Pie Eating Contest - a rare and wonderful opportunity to plunge your face into a luscious, home baked apple-pie.

Mmmm. A little sweet..a little tart...buttery flakiness on top.....cinnaminny gooeyness inside...just thinking about it makes me want to rip open mom’s recipe box!

PIE EATING CONTEST DETAILS:
  • Register for the contest at the farm on the day of the event, any time after noon. But so many people sign up that final entrants are picked out of a hat just before the event.
  • There are 5 age brackets from ages 8&9 to 18 and over.
  • The competitions are 1 minute long in the youth categories, 2 minutes for adults.
  • When time is up, each plate is weighed and whoever ate the most pie in each bracket wins the Championship Title and a $25 Gift Certificate.
(I confess, I’d probably use it to buy another pie at their bakery...)

A brand new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham just opened its doors in Ridley Park last month. It’s prime airport accessibility, great service, and reasonable rates will make it an ideal choice for both business and recreational travelers. Turns out, it’s also perfect for ‘mans best friend.’ 

Two dogs up to 40 pounds also have a place to lay their heads in Delco. And you’re going to wish that your room rate was as reasonable – $25!  But whether you’re a dog-parent or not, there’s lots to love about this new 79-room Microtel:
  • It’s 100% smoke-free
  • Free airport shuttle service
  • Plenty of ADA-friendly rooms
  • A Fitness Center and Guest Laundry
  • On-site Business Center
  • Meeting space for 30 people
  • Hi-speed WiFi & Flat Screen HDTV
  • Plus a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator (perfect for cold drinks and doggy treats)
  • And there's a Wendy’s Restaurant next door


Jazz and Art at the Crossroads

ENJOY JAZZ ON THE VERANDA at the Grange Estate                              Sunday, Sept 20th – 2 to 3:30pm – TO RSVP: 610-446-4958

Don’t let Summer slip away without spending a lazy afternoon on the Veranda of the historic Grange Estate in Havertown.  Earlier guests from the 1780’s included a host of influential military men as Lafayette, Knox, Mifflin and Washington. But on this date, you’ll be treated to music by Tom Glenn and Stu Goodis.  Adm. is $10 for adults, children under 12 are free (accompanied by an adult). Historic Grange Estate
 

CELEBRATE THE ARTS at the Lansdowne Arts Festival                                 Saturday & Sunday, Sept 12th-13th – At the historic Twentieth Century Club

This weekend-long event showcases the talents of dozens of local artists in the creative and performing arts. Browse gorgeous  painting, crafts, sculpture, and jewelry – plus enjoy live music, art demonstrations, and children’s events. Musical acts perform under a huge tent while art exhibits and other performing artists are inside the Twentieth Century Club. On Saturday be sure to stop in at the Lansdowne Farmers Market, another rain or shine event just up the street from the festival. Lansdowne Arts Festival

 

Roars on the Riverside!                                                    

The Philadelphia Union Play 3 Games at Home:

Sept 12th: Columbus Crew SC

Sept 20th: Houston Dynamo

Sept 30: US Open Cup Final vs Kansas City

Grab a couple of tickets and good friends, and head for PPL Park where you and about 18,500 other fans will be cheering, chanting, moaning, and jumping to your feet as the Philly Union wind down the season with 3 exciting matches - all with scheduled start times of 7pm. As if the games weren't electric enough, the food, the sunset, and the stunning views overlooking the Delaware River and the Commodore Barry Bridge (named after the American Revolutionary War hero and Philly resident, John Barry) make this a perfect end-of-summer experience.
 
PPL Park is just five miles south of PHL with easy access via I-95, I-476, US-322 and PA-291.  Check the web site below to confirm times, ticket availability and other details. Philadelphia Union at PPL Park

Explore the ‘Greens’ on Main Street in Swarthmore

Check out the 2015 Scott Arboretum Garden Plant Sale
Sept 11th-13th – At The Scott Arboretum, on the Swarthmore College Campus

Scott Arboretum is one of the most beautiful places in the County.  And whether you’ve got an experienced green thumb or are a novice gardener looking for ideas, everyone’s welcome to come get ‘inspired’ by the plants and greenery at this amazing plant sale.  Come learn, browse, and buy to your heart’s content.  Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College

 

Calm the Mind in a Brandywine Valley Vineyard

Take a Yoga Class at Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford
Sept 6th (11am), 18th(5pm) and 20th (11am)

Come alone or bring a friend, slip into comfy clothes, and bring your yoga mat to this beautiful winery nestled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley. Each 60 minute class is followed by a wine tasting (5 wines) and sampling of fresh local fruits, veggies, cheeses and crackers.  Admission is $35 and includes a souvenir wine glass. Register on their web site or call (610) 459-0808.  Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford

 

An Amazing Market on the Main Line

Visit the Lancaster Farmer’s Market on Lancaster Ave (Rt. 30) in Wayne  

Hours: Year Round – Wednesday & Friday, 8am - 6pm;  Saturday, 8am - 4pm            

This is where everybody goes for outrageously good comfort food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, and amazing meats and cheeses.  Temptation is literally everywhere.  I know people who stop in every week or two to stock their fridge and freezer with treats they can’t find anywhere else! Plus there are jewelry booths, fancy French linens and many more retail store displays.  Lancaster County Farmers Market in Wayne