Whether you're interested in relaxing fall festivals or terrifying Halloween haunts, there is plenty to experience this month as the fall season comes into full swing.
If you live in the Philadelphia or surrounding area, don't miss out on the exciting events taking place:
On October 6 Night Market Philadelphia will host its final event of the 2016 season at the Navy Yard. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. you can enjoy food and live music.
On October 6 and 8 King of Prussia will become host to the Beerfest Royale where you can enjoy craft and international beer, plus food from restaurants in King of Prussia.
On October 9, 2016 Old City Fest comes to Old City. Art, design, fashion, food and culture are the main attractions.
October 14 through 29, experience Mud Island Halloween at Fort Mifflin participating in everything from paranormal investigations and candlelight ghost tours to a costume party and "Sleep With the Ghosts" overnight paranormal investigation.
On October 15, South Street becomes home to Bloktoberfest. The all-ages celebration of beer, live music, food and Philly is free-to-attend.
On October 21 and 22 Chestnut Hill Becomes Hogsmeade as the Harry Potter Festival takes over. Muggles and Wizards alike can experience everything from a pub crawl to a quidditch tournament so grab your wand and enjoy this spellbinding festival.
If you live near or around the South Jersey area, you can experience fall festivals too:
On October 8, Pennsauken will host its Third Annual Pennsauken Harvest Festival. Here you can enjoy heritage, arts, food, music and so much more.
On October 15, Bordentown will host the Bordentown Riverfest where you can enjoy beer, music, food and activities for kids.
On October 16, you can experience pumpkin ring toss, painting and bowling at Rutgers Gardens Fall Festival from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
If you live in the Delaware area, there are fall festivals for you to experience including:
On October 1 with a rain date of October 2, the Delaware Coastal Airport will host the Wings and Wheels Fall Festival with food, World War II re-enactments, planes, plenty of cars and much more for you to enjoy.
October 24 through 26 the Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival will come to Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach for you to experience a costume parade, trick-or-treating, games and much more.
If festivals aren't for you, these attractions will be open all month:
Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA hosts events throughout the season as well as Apple and pumpkin picking.
Experience the Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia as you walk through the old prison not knowing who or what will be waiting for you around each corner.
Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, PA offers a terrifying experience as it opens its door to the homes of lost souls of patients past. You won't know what to expect as you travel through the old asylum; the experience might leave you a little haunted.
Philadelphia's Fright Factory will keep you hoping that it is just a nightmare and that you will wake up.
The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride in Glenn Mills, PA celebrates it's 25th year by adding Bates Motel Escape Rooms attraction.
You can ride the trail of terror at Miller Farms Haunted Hayride and Maze in Berlin, NJ if you want the entire family to be scared.
A new 2016 attraction, Bamboo Gardens Walk of Fear in Southampton, NJ will take you through scenes you may recognize from your darkest nightmares.
The Dark Carnival in Bayville, NJ will terrify your mind as you journey through their attractions and wonder what is real and what your mind is creating.
Bloodshed Farms Fearfest in Columbus, NJ will bring you up close to your greatest fears as you journey through their attractions trying to escape the scenes you would only expect in your nightmares.
Egg Harbor City's R and J Farm's Cornfield of Terror offers to give you the scare of a life as they bring the legend of a missing farmer to life and have you wondering if you will be the next victim.
Nightmare’s Haunted House in Laurel, DE was rated to be one of the best haunted attractions on the East Coast and will have you screaming the entire time you're there.
Wicked Woods in Wyoming, DE is one of the most horrifying trails in Delaware, but if you're too terrified to travel there at night they also feature daytime attractions.
Slaughter House Farm in Laurel, DE brings to life a morbid nightmare that will keep your heart racing as you travel through and try to escape it.
In addition to the traditional pumpkin and apple picking, you don't want to miss out on the fall festival and attractions near you this season.