From the Delaware Riverside to the Main Line and the Brandywine -- here are a few ways to freak out in October...

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'Check in' at the Bates Motel! 

Prepare yourself for he most incredible display of terror and mayhem this side of Hollywood.

You'll see levitating spirits, floor boards that come alive, pictures that follow you, and incredible, custom animatronic props you've never seen anywhere else!

Halloween doesn't get scary until you arrive at the Arasapha Farm in Glen Mills. 

Filled with high tech effects, digital soundtrack and lighting, the Bates Motel takes Halloween to a new level of horror!…No wonder it's considered one of the best Haunted Houses in America.

And how haunted are their hayrides?  The woods are creepy...beady eyes stare at you from the dark.  You climb into the wagon and wonder, "is this something I really need to be doing?" 
A woman in our bureau office took this hayride...and she refuses to talk about it...yikes!

BE WARNED...The Bates Motel and Farm is a high startle, high action haunted attraction and not recommended for children under 8 or people with heart conditions.

Plus there's Terror in the Tall Corn...It's the Revenge of the Scarecrow!
Click here for the Bates Website with Fun Videos and more!


Pumpkin Days At Tyler Arboretum

October 15th and 16th Tyler becomes Halloween Central and the little ones pictured here aren't about to let go of their pumpkins! So you'll have to find one of your own.  
And there's no better place than Tyler Arboretum!  Pick your pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, and enjoy a hayride tour through Tyler's gorgeous fall colors. 

Stilt-walkers, face-painting, making balloon animals and exploring haunted tree houses are more than enough to get little ones excited!
No pre-registration required. FREE admission for members! General admission is $11 for adults (16 to 64); $9 for seniors (65+); $7 for children (ages 3-15), and free for children under 3. Certain activities inside the event by ticket only for an additional fee.

PARKING! Please note that Pumpkin Days parking at Tyler is reserved visitors with disabilities. General admission parking for all other visitors is at Penn State Brandywine, with shuttle buses to and from the Arboretum each day.
  • Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, Oct 16th 
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (both days)
  • Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media
  • Tyler Arboretum Website

Take to the Streets at Media’s 52nd Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade ...
Everyone’s a kid again when it comes to Halloween horrors and freaky fun! Bring the family for another one of Media’s ‘monster’ street festivals.

Mazes and hayrides and pumpkins, oh my!  
It Must Be Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards!

An annual trip to Pumpkinland has been a family tradition for generations of Delaware Valley Residents.

Larger than life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, local history and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples.

There are 100 hundred tons of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, plus a huge selection of straw bales, corn shocks, toys and fall decorations of all kinds.

Plus music, entertainers, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, face painting, cornfield mazes, and their annual Costume Parade - 3 to 5pm on Sunday, October 30th.

Plan an Autumn Moon Hayride
Enjoy the night sky on a 15 to 20 minute ride through the fields, ending at a cozy campfire with plenty of  Apple Cider and marshmallows for roasting!
  •  October 7 thru 30
  • Mon-Thurs: 6 & 7pm; Fri, Sat & Sun: 6-8pm - $7.50 per person
...or a Twilight Hayride to the Witches House in the woods!
More happy than haunted, witches tell stories, jokes and give all of the kids a yummy Halloween treat!
  • October 7 thru 30
  • Sun. - Thurs. 5:30 - 8pm -- Fridays & Saturdays: 5:30 - 8:30pm
  • $9 per person
Click here for the Linvilla Website

Halloween on the Farm - A Children's Event
Celebrate  a Spooky (but not too scary) day at the Plantation!  Wear costumes and visit four special locations to receive a treat.  Kids will love candle making, corn husk dolls, a bonfire with a cup of warm cider, a haunted barn, and a ghost story in the springhouse.
  • Saturday, Oct 29th 
  • 11 AM - 4 PM
  • Admission is $8.00 for adults & children (ages 4 - 12). Children under 4, free. 
  • For more info: 610-566-1725 (Mon. – Fri.) 10 AM - 2 PM
  • P.O. Box 158, Gradyville, PA 19039 
  • Plantation GPS Address: 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073   
  • Colonial Plantation Website


The Historic Grange Estate’s Annual Open House, Pumpkin Painting & Scarecrow Workshop

Normally when we say 'get stuffed' we're talking about Thanksgiving Dinner...but that's next month!

In October it's all about making your own Scarecrow!  Bring the kids and your own old clothing for stuffing.  The Grange staff will supply the rest!
Let's hope none of these children are planning to be
surgeons when they grow up...

Pumpkin painting: 1 pm -- $5 pp
Scarecrow making: 1 pm -- $5 pp

Plus you can start your holiday shopping in their Gift Shoppe whch features a wide  selection of hand-made items.
  • 143 Myrtle Avenue, Havertown, PA 19083
  • Sunday, Oct 9th — 1- 4:00 PM
  • No advance registration needed
  • The Grange Estate Website

The Fall Harvest & Great Pumpkin Patch on October 9th
Bring the family to a pumpkin-picking extravaganza.  Great fun and totally free! 
Ride tractors to pick your FREE prizes, ride ponies, scramble in the hay, and many more activities!
  • Sunday, Oct 9th (Rain date Oct 16th)
  • The Willows Park, 490 Darby Paoli Rd, Villanova
  • 610-688-5600
  • 10:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Radnor Township Calendar Page

Chadds Ford Historical Society's Great Pumpkin Carve features the best, freakishly good pumpkin sculptures!

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Annual Great Pumpkin Carve Oct 20th, 21st & 22nd.
This three day event features more than 60 local artists -- the pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Treat yourself to great food provided by Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary supplies great food, plus enjoy live music, hayrides, a haunted trail and more.
  • Oct 20 and 21st, 5:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Oct 22nd, 3:00 to 9:00 pm 
  • On the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center
  •  Admission: $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for ages 7 to 17; Ages 6 and under are free
  • Dogs are not permitted to the Pumpkin Patch for safety reasons
  • Co-sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society & Concordville- Chadds Ford Rotary.

Be're about to catch Saturday Night Fever!

Saturday Night, October 22nd throw caution to the wind and glitter into the air at the Museum's Annual All Hallows’ Eve Ball, a museum fundraiser that will haunt everyone with iconic Bee Gee’s music and a scandalous Studio 24 theme!

It’s unlikely John Travolta will appear...but the evening’s music will inspire you to recreate his unique strut, now synonymous with the Disco Era.  So cut loose (bring your wallet) and catch a little Night Fever to benefit this famous American Art Museum.   

A bit of advice? If you’re old enough to have a white suit still hanging in the back of your closet, you might need to practice your dance moves a here for a little inspiration ;)  
John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever
  • 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
  • 610.388.2700
  • All proceeds support the clean water and educational programs of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.
  • 8 p.m.–1 a.m
  • Tickets include open bar, refreshments, music, costume contest & more. Must be 21+ to join the fun.
  • For more info and tickets: Brandywine River Museum of Art Website
  • This event is sponsored by Wilmington Trust and Avery Draper


Celebrate happy hallo-wine' at Penns Woods Winery! 

Enjoy two wicked weekends of great fall fun for all ages - Oct 22nd  & 23rd and Oct 29th & 30th.

Little kids will love pumpkin painting ...Children choose a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch and then decorate the heck out of it!  
  • Let them paint it, sticker it, glitter it and more! 
  • $15 -18/ per pumpkin (depending on size). 
  • Price includes pumpkin and all decorating materials.
Older kids... (the over 21 type:) will find many ways to savor a fall afternoon, from wine tastings, to live music, and food truck delicacies -  it's the perfect fall weekend for the entire family.

Penns Woods Pumpkin Painting Details

CALL 610.459.0808 to Register
(So they know how many people in your party will be painting a pumpkin and what time you plan on coming in to paint)

Hours:  Noon to 5pm each day
Walk-ins are welcome but are not guaranteed a pumpkin.

124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford