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Fall Fun in Philly: October

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in autumn overlooking Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

There’s lots of fun to be had in Philly and its surrounding areas this month! Entertainment, apple-picking and more!

Visit Peddler’s Village

Plan a day trip to Peddler’s Village and admire dozens of elaborate creations throughout town at the annual Scarecrows in the Village. Bucks County’s outdoor shopping and dining destination — located just an hour from Center City— is celebrating 41 years of the traditional showcase and competition, and this year’s display features more than 100 larger-than-life scarecrows handmade by Philly-area residents, businesses and organizations. Follow the winding brick paths of Peddler’s Village, explore its independently owned restaurants and shops, and vote for your favorite scarecrow.

Fringe Festival

Each year, FringeArts’ Fringe Festival brings a celebration of thought-provoking progressive performing arts to Philly. For 2020, the annual fest features 120 works across a variety of genres and platforms over four weeks. Most performances will take place virtually, but several will take place outdoors with social- distancing measures in place, including TrailOff, an immersive performance featuring 10 original narratives that people can listen to while walking along various paths of the Philadelphia region’s expansive Circuit Trails network. Peruse the Fringe Festival guide on the event’s official site for more. 

Visit Linvilla Orchards

Take a hayride, train ride or pony ride, and wander through straw bale and cornfield mazes at Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards. The 300-acre family farm located just 30 minutes from Philadelphia is back with tons of options for fall fun and piles of pumpkins in all colors, shapes and sizes. Also in season: pick-your-own apples, raspberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, and sweet and hot peppers. Buy caramel apples, fresh apple cider and delicious home-baked treats (including Linvilla’s famous pies!) at the Farm Market and enjoy brews made using products grown on the farm at the Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden.

Eastern State Penitentiary 

Explore one of the most famous prisons in the world like never before when Eastern State Penitentiary debuts the new-for-2020 Night Tours. Explore the penitentiary’s imposing architecture emphasized by dramatic lighting, listen to the real voices of men and women who lived and worked at the penitentiary, and watch large-scale video projections on the penitentiary’s 30-foot-high perimeter walls, including a silent film shot at the penitentiary in 1929, and 20 animated short films created by incarcerated artists for Eastern State’s project Hidden Lives Illuminated. Note that Night Tours is replacing the annual Terror Behind the Walls for 2020.

Learn more about living the Dockside lifestyle in Philadelphia! Contact us to schedule a virtual appointment by phone at 215.416.2563, email or through our website contact page. We are able to offer tours by appointment only, and there are lots of great photos and floor plans online that you can look through in the meantime.  We hope to hear from you soon!

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