1. Franklin Square Pumpkin Patch

6th and Race Streets

For one day only, Franklin Square becomes home to a pumpkin patch. Starting at noon on October 18th, pumpkins are up for a–picking for only three hours (but we’ll take what we can get.) After shooing the elementary schoolers away from your prized pumpkin, take a three hour nap or lunch at SquareBurger (200 N 6th Street) and get back out there for a round of Spooky Mini Golf at 6pm.

2. Linvilla Orchards

137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA

Despite being a long(ish) ways away from campus, Linville Orchards is definitely worth the trek. Every day, the orchard’s website lists the crops available for picking, often offering over 10 different produce varieties. The orchard is open daily from 8am to dusk. In addition to fruit and vegetable picking, there are hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a farmers market and a bakery. 

3. Spruce Street Harbor Park until September 28th

Spruce Street Harbor Park offers the perfect romantic fall destination. Due to popular demand, the park is remaining open an extra week following Fall Fest. This pop–up park is decked out with hammocks, lily pad gardens, a fire pit, food and drink stalls and more until September 28th. It’s the perfect place to eat your heart out decked in cozy fall sweaters with a date or a friend.

4. Institute Bar Pumpkin Beer Festival

12th and Green Streets, Philadelphia PA 19123

Who knew Philly was home to the biggest pumpkin beer festival in the world? The Institute Bar is holding its 6th Annual Charlie Brown Pumpkin Beer Festival on October 4th. An exclusive ticket–only brunch begins at 10a.m. and then from 12p.m. to 6:30p.m. the event is open to everyone. For $47 you have access to an unlimited amount of the 90 different pumpkin beers, cocktails and food from the outdoor food station. 6 and a half hours, 90 beers? Challenge accepted.

5. Midtown Village Fall Festival

13th And Chestnut Streets Philadelphia, Pa 19107

All of the midtown restaurants you feasted at this Restaurant Week will be serving food TOGETHER at this festival on October 4th. Live entertainment, shopping and local beer make this festival a must for everyone not hangry at temple on Yom Kippur.


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