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September 2019

Linvilla’s Pumpkinland is Halloween’s first & biggest home of pumpkins!

Each year over 100 tons of yellow and orange beauties, in all shapes and sizes, lure pumpkin-hunting families by the thousands. They come in search of the perfect porch pumpkins – patio jack-o-lanterns – and tasty pie-pumpkins for their dinner tables. And they leave with a trunk full of magic fruit! That’s right…pumpkins are a fruit, not a veggie. They can be green, yellow, red, multicolored, tiny, squat, tall, short, round, pear-shaped and some so big they take a forklift to move. (Yep, they usually have a couple of those, as well!)

So starting September 7th, why not plan a few family outings to Linvilla Orchards? If a pumpkin can turn into Cinderella’s magical carriage, you can bet there isn’t a child alive who won’t ooo & ahhh when confronted by a mountain of melons!

Your children will also drag you to see the larger than life figures & scarecrows, scattered throughout the pumpkin field. A giant storybook illustrates the legends and lore of the harvest season, and you can pick-your-own-apples, take a hayride, get lost in a straw bale or corn maze, and even partake in an Apple Slingshot!

The Arts & Music Festival launches in time to kick off Fall Harvest Season!

This special two-day event welcomes visitors to experience Delco’s flourishing arts & crafts scene. Each day there will be live music to accompany guests as they browse a diverse selection of jewelry, woodwork, paintings, and more. Welcome fall with friends or bring the whole family… and perhaps you’ll even find a few holiday gifts!

September 28th kicks off apple pickin’ & eatin’ time in Delaware County!

For thousands of people throughout the region, Linvilla’s Annual Apple Festival heralds the final days of summer and ushers in thoughts of hot apple cider, baked apple pie, and jumping into big piles of red, orange, and gold leaves.

It’s also the time when Apple Pie Eating contestants from far and wide, come to plant their faces in the best apple pies this side of Delaware River. Freshly baked and smelling like heaven, the contest is always ‘bushels of fun’ for participants and watchers, alike!

Be sure to pick or purchase some to take home for your own ‘pie-eating’ contest…or to make dumplings, jams, apple crisps and other treats that we all love when fall days turn cool.

Families are also encouraged to stop in and visit with the barnyard animals, take train rides on the Allan Herschell 1865 Steam Locomotive, meet costumed characters, participate in games and contests, and much more.