October Events In and Around Chester County
Our top picks for events this month
Fall Gallery Walk in West Chester
Explore the vibrant art scene in downtown West Chester. Six galleries combine with additional “one-night-only” venues throughout the downtown area to showcase Chester County artists. Many stops will have refreshments available as you browse. Presented by Sunset Hill Jewelers and Fine Arts Gallery and hosted by the West Chester Business Improvement District. 4 to 8 p.m. Free parking. Visit the website for a map, DowntownWestChester.com.
99th Annual Unionville Community Fair
Celebrating 99 years of agriculture and community in southern Chester County with family activities, music, animal exhibits, 5K Run & Walk, food, beer and wine garden, Cheshire Hunt Conservancy Foxhounds, auctions and more. New this year, kick off the fair with the first annual Thursday Night Tailgate featuring line dancing, music and raffle, 5 p.m. Landhope Farms, 113 E. Street Rd., Kennett Square. Fri., 2 to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4. $5, $10 per car. UCFair.org.
MARS Maryland 5Star at Fair Hill
Three-Day Eventing is the ultimate test of horse and rider, and this is one of only two 5 Star events in the country and one of seven worldwide. Take in all of the retail shopping areas, enjoy the variety of interactive fan experiences, and sample the delicious bites and beverages around the venue. Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, 4600 Telegraph Rd., Elkton, MD (Cecil County). Gates open at 7 a.m. daily. $15–$53. Maryland5Star.us.
Willistown Conservation Trust Run-A-Muck Countryside Bash
Come run the 5K or muck (walk) the cross-country trail over diverse terrain. Dress appropriately. Enjoy food, beer, wine, a bonfire, live music, lawn games, mechanical bull rides and more. 912 Providence Rd., Newtown Square. 2:30 p.m. $20–$45. WCTrust.org/Run-A-Muck.
9th Annual Miles for Mutts To Love a Canine Rescue Event
Grab your four-legged running or walking buddy and get ready for a great morning. Join TLC Rescue and adoptable dogs for a fun 5K race and 1-mile fun walk raising money for veterinary care for rescue dogs. Register for a virtual option to run or walk whenever it fits your (or your dog’s) schedule best. Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Rd., Wayne. Race starts at 9 a.m. $25–$40. TLCRescuePA.com.
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