Thursday, October 31 2019 10:00

Events Blog—Oct. 31–Nov. 6

Written by Hania Jones & Casey Meyer

This weekend, it’s time to turn back your clocks and spend that extra hour of the day with fairy tale magic, a film festival, chef’s tastings and more!

For more Chester County and beyond events, go to the Events Page on this website. 


Red Rose Film Festival—Nov. 1–3

Calling all film fanatics! Check out this international film festival in Lancaster with feature-length films, documentaries, short films, presentations, speakers and more.

Film fans will enjoy presentations like Scene Direction (learning how to set up and shoot individual scenes), Film School 101 (discussing the influence of film education) and Innovations in Entertainment (panel discussion of how technology and entertainment create innovative experiences). Interested? Buy your tickets soon—VIP tickets are already sold out. Tickets $5–10. More at

Lancaster Special Events Office, 120 N. Duke St., Lancaster. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.–10 p.m; Sun., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


French & Pickering Creek Trust’s 37th Annual Auction Party—Nov. 2

Help preserve the special character of northern Chester County while enjoying an elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres, dinner and cocktails, full of fun and friends. Plus, there’s a live auction and silent auction with hard-to-resist items and unique experiences. If you don’t win your coveted item in the silent auction, don’t fret, there’s a second one!

Benefits French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust’s mission to preserve, steward and connect people to the land in northern Chester County. Tickets $30 and up. More at 

Stonewall Golf Club, 375 Bulltown Rd., Elverson. 6–9 p.m.


85th Running of the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup—Nov. 3

Timber racing, food and shopping highlight a day on the rolling hills of southern Chester County at this long-standing equestrian event. Watch amateurs compete alongside the pros at this “open race.” And shop vendors including Lorena Jewelry, Rosie’s Kettle Corn and Hood’s BBQ.

General Admission parking only, will be sold race day, $100. Benefits the Chester County Food Bank, Work to Ride and Upland Country Day School. More at 

North of Rt. 926 and Newark Rd., Unionville. 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


Delaware Museum of Natural History—Fairy Tale Sunday—Nov. 3

Storytime gets wild at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Fairy Tale Sunday will include tales from Rumplesnakeskin and The Poodle and the Pea. Dress the kiddos up as their favorite storytime character and have an afternoon of pure fun! Enjoy special story times, themed interactive activities, and an animal craft.

Kiddos can’t get enough of the fairy tales? Gogo Books’ mobile bookstore will be onsite for more storytime fun, even after you leave the museum! Free with general admission or DMNH membership; or tickets $3–$9. More at

4840 Kennett Pk., Wilmington. 12:30–2 p.m.


Main Line Notable Kitchen Tour & Chef Tastings—Nov. 7

Peek inside some of the Main Line’s unique kitchens on this self-guided tour of several private homes. Each stop offers chef tastings, florists displays and unique table settings so you can nosh as you find new kitchen design inspiration.

Take a chance on the raffles of goody baskets with gift certificates and unique home items. Tourgoers pick up a program book with a map and directions the day of. Benefits the Philadelphia Orchestra. Tickets online, $50; day-of tickets, $55. More at 

Gladwyne to Newtown Square. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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