“Pick Your Own” Fun: October Orchard and Farm Events in Chester County 2014

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October is my FAVORITE month and I am so so happy that it is apple and pumpkin picking time!  I have already started on the apples and this weekend I hope to get going on the pumpkins.  It might be a bit early to pick them and expect them to last until Halloween, but it’s the experience we want.  I can replace pumpkin if necessary;)


If you are in the mood like me, here are some of the areas best “pick your own” orchards and farms!



Linvilla Orchards:  Pumpkin Land

598 Linvill Rd

Media, PA 19063

Enjoy live music and entertainment, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, face painting, straw bale and cornfield mazes, pick-your-own apples, candy and caramel apples, Jack-o-lantern exhibit and our annual Costume Parade. Open from mid-September through early November.


Hayride Hours

Harvest Hayrides

Enjoy a hayride through our scenic fields and orchards.


Weekends in September:  10am – 5pm


September 29 to Nov. 9:  Mon. – Fri. 12:30-4pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm


$6 per person


Autumn Moon Hayrides

Hayride followed by a bonfire, marshmallow roasting and apple cider.


Sept. 26 – 28, Oct. 3 – 5, Oct. 10 – 30 and Nov. 1


Mon-Thurs: 6 & 7pm; Fri, Sat & Sun: 6-8pm


$7.50 per person


Hayrides To The Witches House

Visit the friendly Witches House in the woods. She tells stories, jokes and gives all of the kids a treat, followed by a bonfire with marshmallows to roast and apple cider.


Sept. 26 – 28, Oct. 3 – 5, Oct. 10 – 30:  5:30-8pm


Fridays & Saturdays: 5:30 – 8:30pm


$9 per person


Activity Hours

Farm Market & Pumpkinland

Sept. 13 – Sept. 25: 8am -7pm every day

Sept. 26 – Oct. 30: Sun. – Thurs. 8am- 8pm, Fri. & Sat. 8am- 9pm


Pick-your-ownFall Apples

Open every day from 8am-7pm (or dusk, if earlier)


Train Rides

$3 per person

September: Saturdays & Sundays 12-5pm

October: Monday – Friday 12:30 – 4pm; Saturdays & Sundays 12 – 5pm


Pony Rides

$7 per person

Saturdays & Sundays 12-5pm


Face Painting

$6 & up

Mon. – Fri. 10am-3:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am-6pm


Straw Bale & Corn Mazes

Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm

$4 per person

Both Mazes: $6 per person

Straw Bale Maze is also open Monday thru Friday 11am -5pm


Apple Sling

Saturdays & Sundays 10am-5pm

Monday thru Friday 11am -5pm


Mazes (Saturdays & Sundays during Pumpkinland)

Linvilla Orchards features two special mazes during our Pumpkinland Harvest Festival! Your family will love finding your way through our unique straw bale maze, constructed from over 300 giant straw bales. Linvilla’s 3-acre cornfield maze is slightly more challenging for adventurous explorers! Both mazes are carefully designed and reinvented every season to test your sense of direction and puzzle solving ability. Our Straw Bale Maze can take 20 to 60 minutes to explore, our Corn Field Maze can take 30 to 70 minutes to decipher. Open on Saturdays and Sundays during our Pumpkinland Harvest Festival (from mid-September thru early November).


Ring Toss & Apple Sling (Saturdays & Sundays during Pumpkinland)

Linvilla Orchards Apple Sling has become a favorite activity for children and adults alike! Sling apples at targets set on a large field for a memorably good time! We use unsellable apples that get turned back into the earth creating rich fertile soil. Our Pumpkin Ring Toss challenges your dexterity and accuracy when you attempt to ring a pumpkin stem! You can win a prize if you ring the lucky pumpkin! Our Apple Sling and Pumpkin Ring Toss are located near our mazes and are open from 10am until 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays during our Pumpkinland Harvest Festival (from mid-September thru early November).


October 2014

Oct 4: The Dollar Band Live in concert from 12-4p

Oct 4: Appearance and performace by Officer Offbeat, the Juggling Jester of Justice!


Oct 5:Makin’ Music

The whole band appears live in concert at 4pm. Fun, educational children’s music that both kids and parents love! Sing, dance & play along!


Oct 11 & 12: BEN-FM Family Fun Days  

Oct 11: Appearance and performace by Officer Offbeat, the Juggling Jester of Justice!


Oct 12:Manatwany Creek Ramblers


Oct 17 – 30: Jack-O-Lantern Exhibit

Created by our staff & lit for you nightly at dusk.


Oct 18: Appearance and performace by Officer Offbeat, the Juggling Jester of Justice!


Oct 19: TBD

12 & 1:30 pm


Oct 25: 98.1 WOGL Live Broadcast w/ Ross Brittain & The Breakfast Club! 12 – 3PM


Oct 26: Annual Costume Parade3pm

Hosted by Makin’ Music. Prizes for everyone. Sponsored by Children’s Dental HealthAston PA.


Oct 26: All You Can Carry Pumpkins



Oct 31: Happy Halloween

Farm Market & Pumpkinland open until 6pm

Face Painting until 5pm



Highland Orchards

1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road

West Chester, PA 19380


Fall Harvest Festival

12pm – 5pm

Every Saturday and Sunday September 13th – November 1st

  • Apple and Pumpkin Picking
  • Free shuttle rides to the field

Kid Korral:

  • Hay Bale Maze
  • Groundhog Tunnel
  • Kow Milking
  • 3 Little Pig Striker
  • Inflated Apple
  • Scarecrow Building


NEW!  Silvery Moon Hayrides every Friday and Saturday Night in October 6pm – 8pm

20 minute evening hayrides include cider and bonfire after

Columbus Day Hayrides 12pm – 2pm

Story Time Tuesday mornings at 9:15 under the tent at the market



Chester Springs Creamery – Milky Way Farms

521 East Uwchlan Ave.

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425


Pumpkin Harvest Season, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and corn maze, from Sept 27th-Oct 31st.

>The farm is open from 10am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays

>Free hayrides run continuously to take visitors to the pumpkin patch.

  • An easy walking path is also available for those who choose to stroll to the patch.
  • Weekend visitors enjoy our young farm animals, farm fresh ice cream, corn maze and other products.
  • The farm is also open for pumpkin sales during weekdays in October from 3pm-5pm.
  • Only the walking path is available during weekdays; we do not offer hayrides on weekdays.
  • Please e-mail us in advance to schedule for groups in excess of fifteen (15) persons.  




Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Rd

Kennett Square, Pa 19348

Visit our outdoor Children’s Corner to see, touch, and strike a pose for a photo with our pumpkins. The Pumpkin Playground features a collection of colorful pumpkins that kids can move, manipulate, and play with. Wander over to our Vegetable Garden to see the largest pumpkin on display, weighing in at over 800 pounds.   Free with Gardens admission.


Weaver’s Orchard and Farm Market

40 Fruit Lane

Morgantown, PA 19543

Call us at 610-856-7300


Saturdays, September 13 – October 25th and Columbus Day Monday – Fall Family Fun Days!

Join us on Saturdays mid-September to the end of October for food, hay rides, pick-your-own fruit and plenty of kids’ activities including face painting, obstacle courses and a clown. A Family Fun Day will also be held on Columbus Day Monday!


  • Delicious food

  • Live music

  • Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins

  • Hay rides

  • Apple cannon

  • Pumpkin painting & face painting

  • Straw pyramid (ages 5 and older)

  • Barrel train

  • Inflatable obstacle course

  • Farm yard play area

  • Farm animals & alpacas

  • Meet-and-greet with Posey the Clown

Cost: $8 per child and $4 per adult


The Farmer’s Daughter Farm Market Ltd.

3190 Schuylkill Road  

Spring City PA  19475

(610) 495-4555   


  • Pony Rides
  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Picking & Painting
  • Hayrides
  • Corn Mazes
  • Scarecrow Making
  • Sand Art
  • Wagon Rides
  • Fire Truck
  • Moon Bounce
  • Giant Hay Bale Slide
  • Rock Wall
  • Food and More!


Hurricane Hill Farm Corn Maze

704 East Reeceville Road

Coatesville, PA  19320


>Farm open 10am – 6pm, last ticket sold at 4pm

2014 Corn Maze – Open Saturday & Sunday Until Nov. 2!

  • African Safari 5-Acre Corn Maze (with three games designed by MaizeQuest)

  • Beginner’s (smaller) Corn Maze for the young & those who want to try out the maze!

  • Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch – Pick Your Own Pumpkins !

  • Corn Slide  ~  Corn Cannon  ~  Hay Climb  ~  Pedal Carts  ~  Moon Bounce

  • Cow Train Ride  ~  Farm Animals  ~  Picnic Area  ~  Sandboxes for the children!

  • NEW THIS YEAR !! – Smart Phone Maze Tracker System!




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