October Picks 2018
Our picks for top events this month
October 13, 20, 27
One of the most haunted properties in Delaware County invites you to relive 300 years of mysterious, scary and true tales of terror. Discover the strange ways Colonists treated their dead, tour the barn and farmhouse to hear a story in each room and, for the first time, the Plantation’s farmhouse attic will provide the backdrop for one particularly horrific story. 3900 N. Sandy Flash Dr., Newtown Square. 6 to 9:30 p.m. $13, ages 10 and up only. 610-566-172; ColonialPlantation.org.
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at The Haverford Guild of Craftsmen’s Fine Art and Craft Show. Sixty juried artists will showcase works that include jewelry, leather, ceramics, glass, fiber, photography, painting, metal sculpture, wood, illustration and mixed media. Agnes Irwin School, Ithan Ave. & Conestoga Rd., Rosemont. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5. 610-517-6742 ; HaverfordGuild.org.
October 28–November 4
A competition, show and sale featuring artists painting and photographing the most scenic properties of the Brandywine Valley. Special events: Oct. 30, Marshallton Quick Draw competition, all works displayed in and around the Marshalton Inn, 4 p.m. Nov. 1, “Nocturne,” painting at night on East Gay St. in West Chester, 6:30 p.m. Benefits Children’s Beach House, a nonprofit for children with special needs. Nov. 2, opening reception at The Visitor Center of Winterthur Museum, Rt. 52, Wilmington, Fri., 7 to 10 p.m., $100. Display continues Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. PleinAirBrandywineValley.org.
Join 500+ riders to bike the beautiful country roads. Well-stocked rest stops with cheering squads and a huge after-party with an awards ceremony, great food and beer, a live band, raffles, games and a meet-and-greet with adoptable dogs. Start and finish at Pickering Meade Farm, the 60-acre home of Main Line Animal Rescue, 1149 Pike Springs Rd., Phoenixville. Check in, 6:15 a.m.; first ride, 7:30 a.m.; after party begins at 11:30 a.m. $95–$105; after party only ticket, $25. 610-933-0606; MLARGranFondo.org.
Enjoy the perfect family-friendly festival featuring demonstrations, music, Colonial dancing, Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre, pumpkin painting and hayrides. Plus, there’s a Colonial Market with handmade wares. Food trucks, traditionally made pretzels and, for adult guests, a Colonial Tavern from 1 to 3, with Twin Lakes Brewing Company beer. 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills. 10 to 4. Free, $5 parking fee. 610-459-2359; NewlinGristMill.org.
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