Main Line Happenings: Oct. 2-8

From contemporary ballet to a chili cook-off, here are 11 events you don’t want to miss.




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Happily Ever After Exhibit
Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Haverford

Main Line Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Happily Ever After”, which will run through the month of October, investigates modern femininity and women’s rights.

Wings Fling
Oct. 5, 6-8:30 p.m., Malvern

Enjoy fine food, drink and a silent auction in support of Wings for Success and their mission to help women find and dress for the job.

Haunted Woods Night Hayride
Oct. 6-8, 7-9:30 p.m., Phoenixville

There will be no shortage of scares on this nighttime hayride at Colonial Gardens.

BalletX at the Annenberg Center Live
Oct. 6-7, Philadelphia

Philadelphia-based contemporary dance company, BalletX, pushes the boundaries of classical ballet, without sacrificing technique.

Paoli Blues Fest
Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Paoli

Music, food and dancing are at the heart of this Blues fest, which will be held at the Paoli Presbyterian Church this year.

Chester County Day
Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., West Chester

Get a peek inside some of the county’s most elegant homes as part of Chester County Day, the oldest house tour in the nation. This year’s tour focuses on Marshall Square Park.

MLAR Gran Fondo Cycling Event
Oct. 7, 7:30-9:15 a.m., Phoenixville

Join more than 600 cyclists expected to participate in the 2nd Annual MLAR Gran Fondo Cycling Event, which benefits Main Line Animal Rescue. Afterwards, enjoy a beer garden celebration at Pickering Meade Farm.

Healing Hats and Toys Beef & Beer Fundraiser
Oct. 7, 7-10 p.m., Havertown

Healing Hats and Toys works to bring joy to children battling cancer—something co-founder Chris Nee faced at just 4 years old—and other life-threatening illnesses.  He and his brother Tom are hosting a beef and beer fundraiser on Oct. 7, in support of their mission.

St. David’s Country Fair & Auction
Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wayne

Find a unique treasure for your home at this giant festival. Food, live music and family-friendly activities, including face painting and pony rides, round out the fun.

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale
Oct. 7, 12-3:30 p.m., 6-9:30 p.m., King of Prussia

Sample beers from local and international breweries at the 6th Annual King of Prussia Beerfest Royale, which also features live music and dishes from KOP restaurants.

West Chester Chili Cook-Off
Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., West Chester

Chow down on some chili at the 15th annual West Chester Chili Cook-Off. More than 70 teams will compete for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of West Chester. 

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