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2023 Fall Activities Near Philadelphia, PA You Need to Know

A new season means new possibilities to explore the surrounding area! The weather is getting colder and the aroma of pumpkin spice is back - hello, fall! Here at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville, we have an abundance of fall events and activities planned right at our Pennsylvania campground, but there's also plenty of other events your family must try! Less than 90 minutes from our Camp-Resort, Philadelphia offers an array of fall activities that are great for families! What are you waiting for?! Grab your fall jacket and explore all of the fall events in Philadelphia!

Scarecrows in the Village: September 11-October 29, 2023

Peddler Village's favorite fall tradition, Scarecrows in the Village, is back! Take a stroll in the village where you'll find 100 handcrafted scarecrows lining the pathways, each created by local residents and organizations. Enjoy this free family-friendly event until October 29 and participate in voting for your favorite scarecrows!

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards: September 16-November 5, 2023

Visit Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards, open from mid-September to early November, and discover a vibrant display of over 100 tons of pumpkins in various colors and sizes. Enjoy fall events like Pick-Your-Own Apples, Hayrides, Corn Mazes, and many more! You don't want to miss this fall-themed event right outside the heart of Philadelphia! 

Harvest Hayride at Arasapha Farm: September 23-October 29, 2023

Join the excitement at this year's Harvest Hayride at Arasapha Farm reopening, featuring fresh family-friendly additions and a thrilling corn maze. Dive into the fun with new outdoor games and pumpkin picking, all accessible via a Hayride to and from the Corn Maze!

Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens: September 30-November 12, 2023

Join the local community for a celebration at the annual Chrysanthemum Festival. Explore the breathtaking beauty of these flowers in their various forms and colors, with 13 classifications showcasing their unique characteristics. Don't wait to observe these flowers, they are only season for a limited time!

DesignPhiladelphia Festival: October 4-15, 2023

Experience the 2023 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, presented by Thomas Jefferson University, as it spotlights the vibrant world of local design in Philadelphia. From groundbreaking architecture to cutting-edge fashion, this event celebrates the diverse talents shaping the wonderful city of Philadelphia. Join the community in showcasing these beautiful pieces of art and the designers behind it all!

Pumpkin Playground at Longwood Garden: October 6-30, 2023

Are you looking for fun things to do in Philadelphia with your kids? Come and explore the Pumpkin Playground at the Longwood Garden, open seasonally for children of all ages to enjoy! Capture the essence of autumn with delightful fall scenery surrounded by pumpkins, gourds, and corn husk towers! This the perfect fall event for families to come and enjoy the great outdoors!


OctoberFeast at Peddler's Village: October 14-15, 2023

Don't miss out on the 7th annual OctoberFeast! Enjoy a fun-filled event that offers a variety of delights, including food trucks, a lively beer garden, entertaining live performances, and fun activities for the whole family. Don't forget to pick up your stein and take a leisurely walk among the village!


When you plan a stay at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville, there are always exciting activities and events in Philadelphia that the whole family will love! Plus, the fall activities in Philadelphia are a must-try - so be sure to book a fall camping trip to our Pennsylvania camping resort to see all the events Philadelphia has to offer. You can browse availability or book your fall stay here.