Autumn Activities in the Classic Towns

Calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts to the Classic Towns! We love a good Halloween celebration and are excited to share with you all the spell-binding activities you can experience to express your spooky side. Here are eight fall festive ideas you will love!

1. Halloween in Manayunk

Celebrate the big night a few days early in Manayunk on October 28th from 11 am to 4 pm. Halloween in Manayunk will be filled with activities for children and adults alike. The community is offering a fun and safe way to enjoy Halloween. From trick-or-treating along Main Street and a costume parade to Venice Island, Manayunk is ready to pull out all the stops. Don’t forget to bring your furry friend for the dog costume parade at Pretzel Park!

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2. Historic Germantown Harvest Festival

Awbury Arboretum is hosting a harvest festival in Germantown on October 28th from 11 am to 3 pm. This family friendly event is a great way to enjoy a variety of activities in the crisp fall weather. Live music, hayrides, face painting, 4-H animals, a fire pit, costume parade, cider pressing, and farm fresh food will be for sale as part of the fun-filled day. The festival is perfect for all ages and a great way to explore the historic nature and beautiful gardens of Awbury.

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3. Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade in Media

The 53rd Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade is on Saturday, October 28th at 2 pm in Media. Everyone’s a kid again when it comes to Halloween horrors and freaky festivities! Bring the family for another one of Media’s ‘monster’ street festivals. Dress in your very best costume and strut your stuff in this historic parade. This Media tradition is perfect for children and kids at heart.

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4. Collingswood Zombie Chase 5k

Run and don’t look back! Race around beautiful Knight Park in Collingswood and avoid the zombies, or participate in a festive one-mile fun run on October 28th at 8:30 am! Music, prizes, costumes and more will fill the morning. The 5k costs $20 and the fun run only $5 with proceeds going to the James A. Garfield Elementary School PTA. Registration for both ends on October 26th at 11:59 pm. The event is perfect for any zombie aficionado and anyone wanting to raise money for a good cause!

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5.  Kennett Square Haunted History Tour

Come learn about the spookier side of Kennett Square history with the Haunted History Tour on October 21st. Tours leave from the Genesis walk way (101 East State Street) approximately every half hour starting at 5 pm and ending at 8 pm (last tour departs at 7:30 pm). This guided walking tour of downtown Kennett Square will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes. Space is limited so reserve your spot now. Kids 12 and under are free and do not have to register. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to unwrap the past in Historic Kennett Square!

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6. Autumn Alive! Fall Festival in Quakertown

The Autumn Alive! Fall Festival on October 21st from 10 am to 4 pm focuses on our furry friends in Quakertown with a special Broad Street Pet Parade. Along with crafters and businesses, pet rescue organizations will line Broad Street from 4th Street to Hellertown Avenue and down Branch Street. There will be plenty children’s activities, live entertainment all day on two stages, cupcake contests, a food court, authors corner, and guests of age can enjoy samples in the Beer Garden. There’s fantastic surprises awaiting around every corner at Autumn Alive!

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7. Haddon Heights Trunk or Treat

On October 21st from 4 pm to 7 pm, Haddon Heights Police Department is hosting a special Trunk or Treat event. Community members can decorate their cars and trucks in true Halloween fashion and pass out candy to participating children. Kids should dress up for the costume contest while awards for best truck will also be awarded out! Trunk or Treat runs in tandem with the Haddon Heights Parent Teacher Group Hoots & Howls festival. The fundraiser will have inflatables, games, crafts, a DJ, and much more! You and the family won’t want to miss out on this Station Avenue event.

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8. Triumph Brewing Halloween Party in New Hope

Join Triumph Brewing in New Hope on October 28th at 10 pm for what is guaranteed to be a night full of laughs and quality friends! The event is for guests 21+ and will feature the brewery’s special Pumpkin Ale, drink specials, Tigerman band on stage, and a costume contest with a top prize of $200 cash. This adult-friendly event is a great way to experience one of the Classic Towns many authentic craft breweries.

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