Embrace the Autumn Spirit: Your Ultimate Guide to Fall Family Fun in Philadelphia!

As the leaves begin their vibrant transformation, Philadelphia comes alive with the magic of fall. It’s that time of the year when families gather, pumpkin spice fills the air, and a kaleidoscope of colors paints the cityscape. From charming festivals to pumpkin patches and everything in between, the fall season in and around Philadelphia is a treasure trove of family-friendly events.

Get ready to dive into a world of autumnal wonder as we unveil the most exciting fall family events happening in our beloved city. Whether you’re a local looking for new traditions or a visitor eager to experience the charm of Philadelphia in the fall, this comprehensive guide is your key to unlocking the season’s best-kept secrets.

From hayrides to haunted houses, spooky mini golf to hay mazes, we’ve curated a list that captures the essence of fall in all its glory. So, grab your scarves, slip into your coziest sweaters, and join us on a journey through the heart of fall festivities in the City of Brotherly Love!

Philadelphia Family-friendly fall events list:

9/8 – 10/29 – Fall Fest at Shady Brook Farm 

Link: https://shadybrookfarm.com/pages/fallfest

9/11 – 10/29 – Scarecrows in the Village @ Peddlers Village

Link: https://peddlersvillage.com/event/scarecrows-in-the-village/

9/14 – 11/27 – Fall Harvest Fest at Hellerick’s Family Farm 

Link: https://hellericksfarm.com/

9/16- 11/5 – Pumpklinland at Linvilla Orchards 

Link: https://www.linvilla.com/event/pumpkinland

9/29 – 10/8 – Hay maze at Dilworth Park

Link: https://centercityphila.org/parks/events/hay-maze/hay-maze-9-30-22

9/30 – 10/29 – Franklin Fright (every Saturday and Sunday)

Link: https://www.fi.edu/en/events-calendar/20230930/franklin-fright-0

10/1 – Spooky golf at Franklin Square 

Link: https://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/

10/6 – 10/8 – Harvest weekend at Dilworth Park

Link: https://centercityphila.org/parks/events/harvest-weekend-10-06-23

10/6-10/30 – Pumpkin Playground at Longwood Garden 

Link: https://longwoodgardens.org/events-performances/events/pumpkin-playground

10/7 – Harvest festival at Reading Terminal Market 

Link: https://readingterminalmarket.org/event/harvest-festival-on-filbert/

10/8 – Chestnut Hill: Fall for the Arts 

Link: https://chestnuthillpa.com/events/fallforthearts/

10/13 – Twilight tours at Betsy Ross House 

Link: https://historicphiladelphia.org/events/spooky-twilight-tours/

10/14 – Boo at the Zoo

Link: https://www.philadelphiazoo.org/events/boo-at-the-zoo/

10/14- Sister Cities: Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt

Link:  https://issuu.com/centercityphila/docs/sistercitiespark_fall2023_brochure?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ

10/14 – GOATober Fest (age 14+)

Link: https://www.phillygoatproject.org/event-details/goatoberfest

10/21 – Penn Museum – CultureFest: Día de los Muertos 

Link: https://www.penn.museum/calendar/87/culturefest

10/21 – Gran Fiesta De Los Muertos – Day of the Dead Celebration at FDR Park 

Link: https://myphillypark.org/event/gran-fiesta-de-los-muertos-102123/

10/22 – Awbury Arboretum: Harvest Fest

Link:  https://awbury.org/events-calendar/

10/27: Fishtown Library: Halloween Gives Us Goosebumps

Link: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/127809

10/28: PumpkinFest 2023 @ Headhouse Shambles 

Link: https://southstreet.com/events/pumpkinfest-2023/

10/29 – Chestnut Hill: Halloween on the Hill

Link: https://chestnuthillpa.com/halloween-on-the-hill-2023/

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