Fall Is In the Air: Check Out Some Fall Fun Near You

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The Glow is a family fun event and annual tradition for many families in the Philadelphia area. Fall treats and drinks mean fun for all ages, and over 500 carved pumpkins will be on display. The festival runs October 6 to October 29 at West Fairmount Park. For more information, click <a href="www.theglowjackolantern.com" target="_blank">here</a>.
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Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Amusement Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania has a slew of <a href=https://www.dorneypark.com/play/events>fall festivities</a>. Dorney Park will have a Halloween Haunt, the Great Pumpkin Fest and Coaster Madness. The Halloween Haunt will last until October 28 while the Great Pumpkin Fest runs through October 29. Coaster Madness will take place on October 8.
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The Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill takes place October 20 and 21. The wizarding world of Harry Potter will come to life in our area. A Quidditch Tournament and costume contests for cash prizes will make you feel like you’re traveling through the famous book series. <a href="https://youtu.be/yWrABe4jT7Q" target="_blank">Here’s a video of last year’s festivities</a>.
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Terror Behind the Walls
Do you want to test your courage this Halloween? The Eastern State Penitentiary can do that for you at their Terror Behind the Walls haunted attraction. This beyond frightening experience is not for the faint of heart but for those people who like a good scare, and maybe some who don’t. The haunted prison is from Sept 22 to Nov 11. For more information, click <a href=https://www.easternstate.org/halloween/>here</a>.
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<a href="http://shadybrookfarm.com/pumpkinfest/" target="_blank">Shady Brook Farm</a> in Yardley, Pennsylvania has plenty of fall fun. They have Apple Fun Days, PumpkinFest and PumpkinFest After Dark and <a href="http://shadybrookfarm.com/horrorfest/" target="_blank">Horrorfest</a> lasting through different dates in September and October. Shady Brook Farm is ready for all things fall.
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Linvilla Orchards in Media, Pennsylvania has apple picking, hayrides, pumpkins and plenty of activities for families who want a day outside on a beautiful fall afternoon. Check out the full list of events on their <a href="https://www.linvilla.com/" target="_blank">website</a>.
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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia
<a href="http://www.ghosttour.com/philadelphia">The Ghost Tour of Philadelphia</a> is hosting its 20th season of Halloween festivities including spooky Ghost Tours, special events and giveaways on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiaghosttours/">Facebook</a>. <a href="http://www.ghosttour.com/philadelphia">Get tickets here</a> for the Candlelight Ghost Tour that haunt guests every night even after Halloween as well as the Ghosts of the Mansion Tour in Society Hill and Ghost Tour of the Haunted USS Olympia in Penn's Landing, both taking place Fridays and Saturdays in October.
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Six Flags Great Adventure is filled with fall festivities. It will host the <a href="https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/fright-fest-night" target="_blank">Fright Fest</a>from September 16 to October 31, the <a href="https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/celebration/inflatable-5k-race" target="_blank">Inflatable 5K Race</a> on September 23 and the <a href="https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/celebration/grape-adventure-wine-festival" target="_blank">Grape Adventure Wine Festival</a> on November 4 and 5.
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The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride in Glen Mills is opening October 22. Imagine walking into a dark, narrow, foggy hallway when suddenly, you feel someone touching your head. If that scary event sounds right up your alley, Bates Motel is your place. Enjoy scare after scare with their three frightening attractions starting September 22 through October 31. For more information, click <a href="http://thebatesmotel.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.
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Dutch Wonderland
Visit Dutch Wonderland for some <a href="https://www.dutchwonderland.com/happyhauntings" target="_blank">Happy Hauntings</a>! Dutch Wonderland has themed rides, entertainment, treats and a Trick-or-Treat Trail. The event will be on Saturdays and Sundays from October 14 to 29. Dutch Wonderland will also have a Spook-tacular Party on October 22 and 29.
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The Upper Merion Community Fair and Fall Festival is a weekend-long fall fun event perfect for everyone! Live music, crafts, baked goods, and pony rides are just some of the things at Upper Merion Community Fair and Fall Festival. The festival is held October 7 and 8. Get more information on their <a href="http://www.umtownship.org/index.aspx?NID=228" target="_blank">website</a>.
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Get ready for some fun at the South Jersey Pumpkin Show Fall Festival that will take place October 13, 14 and 15. This Fall Festival at the Salem County Fairground has free admission and $5 parking. Colorful scarecrows, live music, amusement rides and the Little Miss and Miss Pumpkin Pageant are only some of the excitement you’ll experience here. <a href="http://www.sjpumpkinshow.com/" target="_blank">Check it out</a>.
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If you think you can handle not one, but eight terrifying attractions, <a href="http://www.frightland.com" target="_blank">Frightland</a> is the place to be. Operating in Middletown Delaware, every weekend in October this haunted land will keep you jumping. From a spooky attic to a town of redemption this place will give you goose bumps all night.
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At the Philadelphia Zoo be sure to show up for <a href="http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/Explore/Upcoming-Events/Boo-at-the-Zoo.htm" target="_blank">Boo at the Zoo</a>. The event will take place on October 21, 22, 28 and 29. For those night owls, on October 20, 21, 27 and 28, Boo at the Zoo will have an <a href="http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/Explore/Upcoming-Events/Boo-at-the-Zoo-Overnight.htm" target="_blank">overnight</a> experience.
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Peddler's Village
Peddler's Village has more than 100 scarecrows on display for its annual <a href="http://www.peddlersvillage.com/festivals/scarecrow-festival" target="_blank">Scarecrow Competition and Display</a>. This year the outdoor display will be held from September 11 to October 29. On November 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. it will host its <a href="http://www.peddlersvillage.com/events" target="_blank">44th Annual Apple Festival</a>. Be sure to reserve some fresh apple pie!
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Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is blooming Fall designs and spectacles. There will be performances at the Main Fountain Garden through October 31 and a Chrysanthemum Festival from October 7 until November 19. <a href="https://longwoodgardens.org/content/chrysanthemum-festival-season">Longwood Gardens</a> will also host Autumn Evenings on October 6, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28. Autumn Evenings are extended hours of Illuminated Fountains, lanterns and live music.
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