10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween Around the Main Line

From parades to haunted hayrides, you don’t have to wait until Oct. 31 to get spooky.



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At Linvilla Orchards, you can pick your own pumpkin at Pumpkinland (thru Nov. 4), meander the Corn Maze (thru Nov. 4) or the Straw Bale Maze (thru Nov. 18), take a Harvest Hayride (thru Nov. 4), or try a Hayride to the Witches House (thru Oct. 30). Linvilla also hosts a Jack-o-Lantern Exhibit (Oct. 19-30).

137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, www.linvilla.com.

Oct. 4-28, Colonial Gardens goes from a nursery oasis to a frightfully fun spot for its Haunted Woods Night Hayride and Haunted House of Horrors.

745 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, colonialgardenspa.com.

Run among the headstones at Laurel Hill Cemetery on Oct. 6 during its Rest in Peace 5K Run, which benefits preservation efforts on the site.

3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, thelaurelhillcemetery.org.

The Morris Arboretum Scarecrow Walk returns Oct. 6-31, showcasing over 30 scarecrows created specially for this year’s theme, “A Moment in Time.”

100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, www.morrisarboretum.org.

Watch over 60 local artists carve giant pumpkins into works of art. They’ll be on display as part of the Great Pumpkin Carve Oct. 18-20.

1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

At the Philadelphia Zoo Oct. 20-21 and 27-28, you can embark on a Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat safari—and don’t miss the hay bale maze.

3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, www.philadelphiazoo.org.

West Chester hosts its annual Halloween Parade on Oct. 24, with floats, marching bands, candy stations and more.

Downtown West Chester, www.west-chester.com.

Celebrate Halloween a few days early on Oct. 26 by exploring the Mill at Anselma on a spooky Halloween Lantern Tour.

1730 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs, anselmamill.org.

Don your costume and head to the 54th Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade in Media on Oct. 27.

Downtown Media, visitmediapa.com.

Laurel Hill Cemetery comes alive with color on Oct. 28. Explore its history, along with a pumpkin patch, stories, hayrides and more at Fall Family Day: Halloween Picnic and Parade.

3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, thelaurelhillcemetery.org.

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