Pumpkin Carving, Chili Contest, Live Music: Greensgrow’s Fall Fest Is This Weekend!

Greensgrown Farms | Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

It’s that time of year, friends! This Saturday, October 7th, Kensington’s Greensgrow Farms is hosting their Subaru Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And be warned: You should expect to leave full and tired because this day of fall-themed fun will be filled with local food, tunes, local craft vendors and farm shenanigans. Think: pumpkin carving, fall-food sampling, cider-pressing demos and more. Doesn’t that just sound like the PERFECT way to spend a Saturday in October? We think yes.

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It’s Pie Time: Where to Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins Near Philadelphia

Welp, that was quick: The weather forecast is telling us that it is fall, people. And what’s not to love about fall? There’s cozy sweaters, changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything (okay, maybe we could do without that one), and it’s officially warm-pie-for-dessert season. And it’s a simple fact: Pie tastes better when you’ve picked the filling yourself. Lucky for you, there are plenty of farms around Philly where you can pick your own apples, pumpkins and more this fall.

Below, 10 Philly-area farms where you can pick your own apples, pumpkins and more fall favorites and tap into your inner child with hayrides, corn mazes and fall festivals. So don your favorite fall layers, grab some friends and head to the fields. And don’t forget to grab a jug or two of apple cider before you head home. Another simple fact: Pie making is better with spiked apple cider in hand.

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Fall Arts Preview: The 30 Best Shows to See This Fall

Lady Gaga | Photograph courtesy of Chuffmedia

1. Lady Gaga

Anyone who dismisses the 31-year-old New Yorker as just another mindless pop-churning digital diva (that’s Miley Cyrus) has never seen the multi-instrumentalist live. She’ll go down in history as one of the most influential (and successful) artists of the early 21st century. September 10th and 11th at Wells Fargo Center. Read more »

A Weekend of Food and Drink Festivals

PumpkinSmashFall is now well and truly upon us. And this being Philly, that means that our fair city is pretty much overrun with fall festivals.

I mean, Oktoberfests aside, there are still a bunch of different things to do. And one of them even involves drinking from a giant, 200 lb. pumpkin. And how cool is that?

Anyway, we just decided to throw everything together into a single, catch-all post so that those of you who haven’t made any plans yet would be able to see all the different good times available to you.

So let’s take a look, shall we?

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