October 1 Community Day in Aston 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Community Center. Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Neuman drive. Raindate October 8.
October 1 Community Day in Glenolden 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Glenolden Park. In the event ...raindate October 2 or October 8. Movie night cancelled September 30.
October 1 Merchant Mart and October 2 Chowderfest on LBI.
October 1 Philly Fall Nature Fest at John Heinz Refuge.
October 1Newlin Grist Mill Fall Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newlin Grist Mill, 219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342. The 18th century comes alive during this annual event, with the sights, sounds, and smells of colonial America. The Fall Harvest Festival is a full day of fun for all ages. Admission is free, so bring the whole family! Scheduled demonstrations include: -Milling in the 1704 grist mill -Blacksmithing -Brewing -Scherenschnitte (paper cutting) -Chair caning -Wool spinning -Tape weaving -18th century laundry -Colonial lighting -Pretzel baking by Deborah Peterson -Hearth cooking by Clarissa F. Dillon -Silhouettes -Paper marbling by the Colonial Bindery -Broom making -Natural dyeing -Grafting & seeds -Candlemaking -Native American skills -Music by the Colonial Revelers Some artisans and vendors will also have wares for sale, including: -Pins & Things handcrafted rolling pins -Historic Delights jewelry -Saw Creek Soap Company -Rotary Club Food Truck Young visitors will especially enjoy: -Tuckers Tales Puppet Theatre -Colonial toys & games -Heritage dancing -Pumpkin painting* -Hayride* *Additional cost Free admission, $5 per car parking. For more information: Newlin Grist Mill http://www.newlingristmill.org/fall-harvest-festival
October 1 Grumblefest the Party after the Battle 4 - 8 p.m. at Grumblethorpe Historic House and Gardens 5267 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. Also check out the night before and the muster in the morning at the Grumblefest link.
October 1 Tractor at Truck Day at Winterthur 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 1 Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Race
8 - 5:30 p.m. Check the link for race day info and where to park.
October 1 Hand Bookbinding Workshop at Historic Sugartown 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Check for availability.
October 1 John Morton restoration ceremony at St. Paul's Burial Ground 10 a.m. 3rd and Welsh Sts. in Chester.
October 1 Haverford Township Day and 5K Run-Walk.
October 1 and 2 Walker Stalker Con Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Oaks, PA.
October 1 and 2 Festival of Fine Arts at Wheaton Village 10 a.m - 5 p.m.
October 2 Super Flea market at Delaware County Community College. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m raindate 9/4
October 2 The 36th Annual Media Food and Crafts Festival on State Street 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. raindate Oct 9.
October 2 Laughing Lincoln: The Wit and Wisdom of Our Sixteenth President at Middletown Free Library 2 p.m. Register.
October 2 Annual Cityteam Bluegrass and BBQ at Wind Hill Farm, 799 Grubbs Mill Rd., Berwyn 4-7 p.m. to benefit Cityteam Chester’s homeless programs. Everyone is welcome. Jimmy’s BBQ will serve BBQ Food and beer pairings. Noggin’ Hill will create the musical atmosphere for this year’s event. For more information on Cityteam Chester’s homeless programs, visit www.cityteam.org/philadelphia/.
October 2 Blessing of the Animals 4 p.m. at the St. John Neuman Circle at Neuman University.
October 8 Chester Historical Preservation hosts Old Chester Day 420 E. 9th St. Chester, PA 1 - 4 p.m.
October 8 5k Run Rest in Peace at the Laurel Hill Cemetery. Halloween Costume run and after party. Pre-registration closes September 30. RIP5K.org
October 8 National Hemophilia Foundation Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk at Pfizer Campus in Collegeville, PA.