September Picks 2021
Our picks for top events this month.
4th Annual Run for Thorncroft Equestrian Center
The fun begins with a One-Mile Fun Run/Walk/Move-As-You-Please, followed by the 5K Trail Run/Walk. Post-race features live music, craft beer, food trucks and health and wellness vendors. Benefits the farm and the care of horses. 190 Line Rd., Malvern. 6 p.m. $30–$35. 610-644-1963; Thorncroft.org/5k-Run.
Chester County Balloon Festival
Featuring over 20 hot air balloons taking flight twice per day, balloon glow features Special Shaped Balloon Rodeo, untethered and tethered balloon rides, and a walk-through balloon. Enjoy a beer garden, monster truck and heli rides, live music, local foods and crafts, kid zone and more. Willowdale Steeplechase Grounds, 101 E. Street Rd., Kennett Square. Fri., 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 to 9 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. $10–$20. CCBalloonFest.com.
Chester County Hospital—SHiNE in the Vines
Visit Paradocx Vineyard, where you’ll find their wine, local beer from Victory and Levante, great food, raffles and auctions. Benefits SHiNE, a volunteer organization at The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital that provides free services to give every patient every advantage in their battle with cancer. 1833 Flint Hill Rd., Landenberg. 3 to 7 p.m. $100. PatientShine.org.
Arts, Crafts, Music & Pumpkins at Linvilla Orchards
September 18–19, 25–November 8
Sept. 18–19, kick off the fall harvest season with local artists and craftspeople who sell their wares and enjoy the live musical performances, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25–Nov. 8, Pumpkinland offers larger than life figures and scarecrows illustrating the legends of the harvest season. Climb on a hayride, take a train ride or navigate straw bale and cornfield mazes. Then pick your own fall apples. Check website for hours and tickets. 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media. 610-876-7116; Linvilla.com.
West Chester Autumn Gallery Walk
Explore the vibrant art scene in downtown West Chester! This event celebrates the thriving community of artists and galleries that make greater West Chester their home. Six galleries combine with additional “one-night-only” venues throughout the downtown area to showcase Chester County artists. Presented by Sunset Hill Jewelers and Fine Arts Gallery and hosted by the West Chester Business Improvement District, this evening is open to the public with free, on-street metered parking. 5 to 9 p.m. 610-738-3350; DowntownWestChester.com.
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