Need something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Now with 100% more fall themed activities.
Friday the 13th! (10/13)
6th Annual Northern Liberties Zombie Crawl- 8pm to 2am at the Piazza at Schmidts Commons (1001 N. 2nd Street). Infection starts at 8pm. Free corpse paint and zombie drink specials at 5+ bars. Secret after party with live entertainment. Various ticket packages available. Some tickets include professional makeup by Sonja Century: fb.com/dangerfxcollective Ticket info: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/115052/chk/ec21
Trick or Treat Train Rides at New Hope Ivyland Railroad. Children of all ages are invited to test their bravery on this 45 minute train ride. A children's halloween story will be read on the train, gift bags will be given out, and trick or treating will take place after the train ride. Costumes are encouraged! For more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.newhoperailroad.com/trick-treat/
Made in Philadelphia Fall Market at Dilworth Park. The newest addition to Octoberfest! The fall market will showcase original, handmade art, photos, accessories and jewelry, skincare, glassware, wood craft and more from local vendors. 11am-8pm at 1 S 15th St.
TASTE! Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits 2017 (10/13-10/15) at Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia (1160 1st Avenue) Food, drinking, and fun! With an appearance by Kathy Lee Gifford on Saturday (10/14) 21+ for more info and to purchase tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-philadelphia-festival-of-food-wine-spirits-2017-tickets-30487599230
FREE! Extreme couponing workshop at Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill (2349 W. Marlton Pike Cherry Hill, NJ) www.philly.com/xtremecoupon
Poe Reading at the Rosenbach (2008 Delancey Place). It's the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate with a reading of a traditional spooky story. Enjoy a reading of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, and settle in with a Poe themed cocktail. $30 rosenbach.org
West Side Story Fundraiser Concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra at Verizon Hall (300 S. Broad St). Donations will be collected for Puerto Rico. $39. Through Sunday 10/15. philorch.org
Philadelphia Flyers home opener at Wells Fargo Center. Tickets: https://www.nhl.com/flyers/
Regional Candlelight Vigil- 142 lives are lost everyday to overdose. If you have been affected by this epidemic, join us for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and remember the lives lost to addiction. Featured speakers include Justin Phillips, the founder and CEO of Overdose Lifeline Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006, and Mike Newall, Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist. The vigil will take place at 6pm at Camden Waterfront Stadium (401 North Delaware Avenue, Camden, NJ). To learn more or to register your loved one to be honored at the event: www.camdencounty.com/vigil
RetroCon (10/14-10/15)- Obsessed with all things nostalgia? This convention is for you! For two days, over 200 tables of toys, collectibles, art, and more will fill up the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks and $15 on Sunday. Free parking! https://retrocons.com
Manayunk Harvest Fest- Bring your family and friends for an all Fall themed event that will feature traditional fall activities such as pumpkin carving and a scarecrow contest. 4312 Main St. BYO Blankets and chairs!
The 4th Annual Philadelphia Alternative Taxidermy Contest. A wonder filled evening of taxidermy show and tell, presented by The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor. At the Ruba Club in Northern Liberties, on Saturday October 14th at 7pm. We will feature competitors of all skill levels displaying and discussing their taxidermy pieces, be they created, collected, or altered. 21+ Buy tickets HERE.
P.S. If you like our featured photo for this post, Devon Sklar, the genius behind the pumpkin art will be at the walk. See more of her work on Instagram: petscompanionpa
AIDS Walk Philly- It's the 31st year for the walk and 5k run that raises money for the AIDS Fund. 6:30 am at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (26th St. and Benjamin Franklin Parkway). FREE. aidswalkphilly.org
Winter Cat Shelter Building at ACCT Philly- Does it make you sad to see all the cats around the city with no home during the winter months? You can do something about it! ACCT Philly (located at 111 W Hunting Park Ave) is hosting this free to attend event sponsored by Philadoptables. You can build a cat shelter for FREE - all materials provided. ($10 fee if you want to take it home). The workshop is outdoors so remember to dress for the weather! The event will take place from 10am-2pm. Want to volunteer at this event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up!
Harvest Fest 2017, 12pm-3pm at Bartram's Garden (Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram's Garden) A FREE family-friendly event with: pumpkin carving, cider pressing, garlic planting, hayrides, food workshops, paddling on the river, and a concert from 3-6pm following the festival! (54th and Lindbergh)
Octoberfest at Dilworth Park! 12pm-6pm at 1 S 15th St. Food from Dilworth Park Cafe, a beer garden, djs, and live music! www.centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/octoberfest
Terror Behind the Walls (9/22-11/11) Select nights. Eastern State Penitentiary.
Peddler's Village Scarecrow Competition and Display. www.peddlersvillage.com/festivals/scarecrow-competition-display
Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards (Through 11/5) For more information: www.linvilla.com/family-fun/pumpkinland
Hellerick's Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival http://www.hellericksfarm.com
Milky Way Farm Pumpkin Harvest http://www.milkywayfarm.com/fall-harvest/
Scarecrow Walk and Design Contest at Morris Arboretum (10/3-10/25) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia. Visit www.morrisarboretum.org or call (215) 247-5777.
Fall Foliage Trains on New Hope & Ivyland Railroad Weekends, (Oct. 3-Nov. 1)
Tickets required. Departs from New Hope Station or Warminster Station. 32 W. Bridge St., New Hope. Visit www.newhoperailroad.com or call (215) 862-2332.
Pumpkin Playground for kids at Longwood Gardens (now through 10/31) Visit the children’s corner at Longwood Garden gardens for some festive fall fun for you and the kiddies! For more info and to purchase tickets: www.longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/pumpkin-playground
The Sleeping Beauty at the Academy of Music through October 22. (240 S Broad St) $35 paballet.org