Fall fun at a wagon full of festivals

The 18th century comes to life Saturday at Newlin Grist Mill Park's Fall Harvest Festival in Glen Mills.
The 18th century comes to life Saturday at Newlin Grist Mill Park's Fall Harvest Festival in Glen Mills.
Posted: October 05, 2012

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 18th century comes to life at Newlin Grist Mill Park's Fall Harvest Festival in Glen Mills.

The free festival will feature vendors preparing open-hearth meals from the 17th and 18th centuries. Attendees can see craft demonstrations including spinning, iron making, weaving, iron and potash making, and more. Colonial-period harp and mandolin music will be performed, and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. a cappella choir Colonial Revelers will sing. Traveling silhouette artists will draw silhouettes of festivalgoers. Learn how bricks were made, and help make them by treading clay with your feet.


Fall Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Newlin Grist Mill Park, 219 S. Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills. Free. Information: 610-459-2359 or www.newlingristmill.org.

Fall Cider Making and Leaf Printing

Make your own cider and leaf printing on Saturday during Bartram's Garden's Family Discovery Days. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. visitors can tour the gardens. Guests will learn about the history of apple-cider making, and make their own using the garden's cider press. After pressing, kids can drink the fruits of the labor. There will also be leaf-printing, and kids can take their art home.
Family Discovery Days Fall Cider Making and Leaf Printing, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday inside the Green Room at Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard. Garden hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 ages 16 and younger, free 2 and younger. Free with general admission. Registration is required by contacting Leslie Gale at or 215-729-5281 Ext. 110. Information: www.bartramsgarden.org.

Blackwood Pumpkin Festival

The annual Blackwood Pumpkin Festival returns on Sunday with festivities taking place around the Blackwood Library.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., activities will include pumpkin- and face-painting, hay rides and amusement rides, pumpkin-carving and costume contests, pony rides, and more. Proceeds will benefit nonprofit organization Mainstage Center for the Arts, which provides arts education and entertainment for the South Jersey community.


21st annual Blackwood Pumpkin Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday around the Blackwood Library, 15 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood. Rain date is Oct. 14. Admission: Free with a nominal fee for activities. Information: 609-405-0306 or www.mainstage.org.


Contact Monica Peters at mpeters@phillynews.com.

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