March Picks 2018
Our picks for top events this month
Sugarloaf Craft Festivals attract the best emerging and established independent artists and crafts-people from around the country, and more than 250 of them will be on hand with their original, handmade contemporary works. Greater Philadelphia Expo Ctr., 100 Station Ave., Oaks. Fri.–Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8–$10.
Sample over 200 beers at this event named one of the “Top 10 Beer Festivals in America” by USA Today. Food trucks, free shuttle service, charity fundraisers and VIP session add to the day’s festivities. The Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. VIP Session, 12:30 to 5 p.m., $75; general admission, 1:30 to 5 p.m., $46. 631-940-7290; PhillyCraftBeerFest.com.
Children 12 and under are welcome to search the fields of the farm to find eggs with treats and surprises in them. Hunts, divided by age group, will begin at 11 a.m. (1–4 years), 11:15 (5–8 years) and 11:30 (9–12 years). Plus a puppet show, crafts, activities and a meet and greet with some of the Park’s native wildlife! Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Ridley Creek State Park, 3900 N. Sandy Flash Dr., Newtown Square. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. $8. 610-566-1725; ColonialPlantation.org.
March 15–April 1
Sing along to this tribute to the legendary country singer. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. It includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight.” Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media. Check website for show times and tickets. 610-891-0100; MediaTheatre.org.
Celebrating their 76th running this year, the races signify the beginning of spring and are a family tradition. The Chester County countryside is a perfect backdrop to watch the excitement of these athletic horses galloping over cross country jumps. There are pony races in the afternoon, lots of activities for kids and great raffle prizes. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Myrick Conservation Center, Rt. 842 between Unionville and West Chester. Gates open at 10 a.m., first race at 11. $20 per carload. 610-793-1090; BrandywineRedClay.org.
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- Delaware Museum of Natural History
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- Sugarbridge Kitchen & Bath
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