10 Must-Do Fall Activities in Chester County, PA
September 22, 2023
In the heart of Downingtown lies the unique 55+ community, Preserve at Marsh Creek. A sanctuary where tranquility beautifully intertwines with modern conveniences. And as autumn paints the trees with golden hues, a spectrum of fun and exciting activities unfurls, perfect for grandparents and their grandkids.
Check out some of our favorite things to do in Chester County this fall!
Imagine a day when Downtown West Chester transforms into a chili lover’s paradise. Every 2nd Sunday of October, over 50 chili teams gather, with restaurants, businesses and non-profit organizations competing for the People’s Choice Award. A perfect event to tantalize your taste buds!
Highland Orchards: Nature’s Bounty Awaits
Over 200 acres beckon you at Highland Orchards. It’s more than just an orchard; it’s a fun-filled, family-oriented haven both inside their Market & Bakery and in the vast outdoors.
Festive Fridays at Longwood Gardens
Why have a regular Friday when you can have a Festive Friday? Embrace the magic of themed fountain performances, delightful entertainment and savory concessions at Longwood Gardens on these exclusive nights.
Bates Motel: Dare to Enter?
For those looking for an adrenaline rush, Bates Motel promises a spine-chilling experience, boasting high-tech special effects and a digital soundtrack that makes Hollywood horror look tame.
Milky Way Farm’s Pumpkin Harvest
From Sept 23 to Oct 29, immerse yourself in the annual pumpkin harvest season at Milky Way Farm. For a mere $5, enjoy a two-hour journey, exploring pumpkin patches, getting lost in the corn maze and visiting the farm animals.
Harvest Hayride: An Adventure at Arasapha Farm
This year, Arasapha Farm returns with a plethora of new additions. Dive into the reimagined corn maze, embark on a hayride and engage in numerous activities suitable for gatherings of any kind.
Warwick Fall Festival: A Celebration of Autumn
Engage in the myriad of activities at the Warwick Fall Festival. From live music to wagon rides and face painting to apple slingshots, this festival truly captures the essence of fall.
Linvilla Orchards: Where Memories Blossom
Dive into the essence of Linvilla Orchards, a 300-acre farm where each season brings unique experiences. Whether a hayride, fruit picking, fishing at Orchard Lake or simply letting the kids enjoy the Playland Playground, Linvilla promises an unforgettable time.
Boo at the Zoo: A Halloween Experience
Who said Halloween’s only for neighborhoods? Dress up, grab a bag and join the festivities at the Philadelphia Zoo, where you can trick-or-treat while witnessing animals enjoy their own Halloween treats. While not technically in Chester County, we couldn’t leave this one off the guide.
West Chester Halloween Parade: A Downtown Spectacle
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 25th. Starting at 7 p.m., the West Chester Halloween Parade promises an enchanting evening, weaving through the heart of downtown.
Making Memories with the Grandkids
As the fall season unfolds, Chester County becomes a goldmine of activities, ensuring the grandkids always have a story to share after each visit. Be it the thrill of a haunted motel or the simple joy of picking apples, every moment here promises to become a cherished memory. Ready to be a part of this vibrant community? Schedule a tour at Preserve at Marsh Creek today and discover what awaits you in this season of golden hues and endless adventures.