This guide is sponsored by The Dance Academy.

The Dance Academy (TDA) offers training for students of dance with exceptional dance training in a professional and positive environment. They believe dance should be both an educational and an inspirational experience. Each dancer is unique, and TDA aims to ensure he or she reaches their maximum potential. They offer several dance classes and programs for students of all ages. TDA’s dance classes are designed to help each child develop strong core techniques and artistic talent. They offer toddler dance, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, creative dance, theater dance, and tumbling. The students at The Dance Academy range from 2 ½ to young adults. Their goal is for their dancers to have fun, develop their creative expression, and of course, get much-needed exercise. TDA’s instructors teach age-appropriate dance skills for each age level.

TDA has been offering professional dance training with a personal touch for over 30 years, instilling the love of dance to students under the creative direction of Miss Donnajean Kline and staffed by a group of highly-trained instructors. Their dance season starts in September. Please visit our website at for more information about programs and classes offered throughout this fall. 

The autumn season has arrived in Philadelphia. It’s time for cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks, crisp air, hot apple cider and beautifully colored leaves. The streets of Philadelphia are even more vibrant this time of year. Our 2021 Fall Guide details everything you need to know about what’s happening this season. Find fall festivals, apple orchards, halloween events, retail specials and more.

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Fall at Dilworth Park

When: September – October
Where: 1 S 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Center City District welcomes the fall season, starting in September with programs and amenities in Dilworth Park. All programs are free to guests of all ages. From September 8th to October 14th, Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon – 1 pm, relax outside on the terrace with free concerts by local artists. There will be a market place with local small businesses through October 2nd on Fridays and Saturdays from noon – 6 pm. From October 1 – 10, enjoy the hay maze on the greenfield lawn. It’s a limited time pop-up that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a farm experience without leaving the city. Harvest weekend is October 8 – 10, Friday and Saturday from noon – 8 pm and Sunday, noon – 6 pm. There will be hay bales, cornstalks, pumpkins and live entertainment all weekend long. Nake your own apple cider, try new foods, take photos and have a fun fall weekend in Dilworth Park.

Shady Brook Farm Fall Fest 2021

When: September 11 – October 31, specific dates and times available on the website
Where: Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd. Yardley, PA 19067

It’s the best time of the year at Shady Brook Farm. Fall Fest at Shady Brook Farm includes wagon rides, a 5 acre corn maze, sunflowers, apple and pumpkin picking, live music on the weekends, bonfires and more festival activities. This year, experience the all new Eerie Illuminations light show, staring on September 24th. Visit the barn yard animals, indulge in spooky snacks, jump on the jumping pillow, crawl around on the spider web and race around the all new re-designed track on pedal go carts.

Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens

When: October 2 – November 14
Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA

Visit the spectacularly painted vistas, stroll through our picturesque Meadow Garden rippling with life, and find family fun in the whimsical Garden Railway (opening October 2) and Pumpkin Playground (opening October 9). Inside, celebrate fall’s quintessential flower with the  Chrysanthemum Festival. Beginning October 16, innovative plant-growing techniques and displays take center stage by way of thousands of carefully nurtured and trained chrysanthemums throughout the Conservatory.

Solebury Orchards

When: Thursday – Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm
Where: 3325 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA

Apple picking season has begun at Solebury Orchards in New Hope. The season runs from August 20 – November 7. There are many different varieties to choose from. During weekends in September, October and the first weekend of November, there are wagon rides through the orchards for apple picking. All pick-your-own fruit is priced by the pound for whatever you pick. The orchards are open rain or shine.

Linvilla Orchards

When: September 11 – November 7
Where: Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA

In 1971, the late matriarch of the family-run Linvilla Orchards, Peg Linvill, won first place at the Philadelphia Horticulture Society’s Harvest Show. The display was brought back to the farm where the family sold pumpkins for years and Pumpkinland was born. It’s a beautiful fall destination for families in the Philadelphia area. It’s opening this weekend, September 11th and will remain open until November 7th. Linvilla offers a variety of autumn magic activites including hayrides, pick-your-own apples, and mazes. On select dates there will be autumn moon hayrides and a full moon hayride on October 20th. Check the website for more information.

Indian Orchards Farm

When: September – November
Where: 29 Copes Lane, Media, PA

Indian Orchards Farm offers pick your own fruit at their farm and family-owned farm stand. During pick your own season, there is  a $2.50 admission fee. There is 35 acres of fresh fruits and it’s a beautiful place to spend a fall day with family.

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

When: Sunday – Thursday 7:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Tours depart from Signers’ Garden, 5th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Discover the secrets hidden in the shadows of America’s most historic and most haunted city. Embark on the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia for a candlelight walking tour along the back streets and secret gardens of Independence National Park, Old City and Society Hill, where ghostly spirits, haunted houses and eerie graveyards lurk in the night. This tour is named one of the top 15 “must see” attractions in the United States. Learn more on the website.

Boo at the Zoo

When: October 16 – 17, 23 – 24, 29 -31
Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

There are three spooky weekends happening at the annual fall extravaganza at the Philadelphia Zoo. Guests are encouraged to come in costume, explore the zoo during the beautiful autumn season and enjoy fall offerings for purchase. Note: Halloween costumes with toy guns and weapons are prohibited. Learn more on the website.

Fright Factory

When: September – October
Where: 2200 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA

Fright Factory is a high scare, high startle, adult themed haunted house featured on the Travel Channel as one of the scariest haunted attractions in America. Located at 2200 S. Swanson St in Philadelphia, PA inside a 120+ year old factory in the basement. The Basement is 25,000 Sq Ft split into 3 themes. Once you’re in, there’s no time to rest until you make it out. Click here to get tickets.

Eastern State Penitentiary

When: September – November (See website for dates)
Where: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The Eastern State Penitentiary, also known as ESP, is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue between Corinthian Avenue and North 22nd Street in the Fairmount section of the city, and was operational from 1829 until 1971. Embark on a frightening adventure at Halloween Nights, which consists of 15 attractions, including 2 haunted houses, 3 immersive walk-through experiences, 3 live, interactive performances, 4 themed bars and lounges and 3 opportunities to explore the penitentiary’s cellblocks, history, and relevance today.

Pennhurst Asylum

When: Weekends, September 25 – November 6
Where: Bridge St & Church St, Spring City, PA

One of Pennsylvania’s most terrifying haunted attractions, the Pennhurst Asylum is located outside of Philadelphia in Spring City, PA. There are three different attractions to explore, The Asylum, The Tunnels and The Morgue. Read more about this adventure on the website.

Photo from the website

Sponsored by Witt Pilates.

Witt Pilates offers a diverse line-up of fitness and cardio classes including Reformer, Tower, Barre, Circuit, Spin, Chair and traditional Mat classes. They offer over 100 classes per week to meet your fitness needs and will continue to expand. Patty Witt has taken her studies and incorporated her own understanding of the Pilates discipline and made a name for herself in the fitness world.  A talented and highly educated professional, Patty will challenge you to reach your potential. Come experience her classes that have a classical tone and will teach you body awareness, build your strength and your confidence.

Classes are led with your physical ability in mind.“My goal is to provide a fun, high energy atmosphere for working out – whether newbie or seasoned pro, whether in Pilates or spin cycling, … have fun, be comfortable, work to your own level of physical ability. If you’re having fun, you are more likely to keep it up… and being in good shape is so important for good physical and mental health.”

Radiance Spa

Radiance Spa at the Bucks Club, 2600 York Road, Jamison, PA
(215) 343-0350, Ext. 6

Radiance Spa is a hidden gem located at the beautiful Bucks Club.  Treat yourself to one of their restorative treatments in a relaxing atmosphere.  Select from their full menus of therapeutic massages, award-winning facials, hydrating body treatments or beauty enhancements.   Bring your significant other and enjoy a couples massage in the romantic suite with complimentary champagne.  Professional therapists and estheticians will customize your treatments to provide you with the best experience.

Fall is a great time to rejuvenate your skin after the summer heat and sun.  Radiance Spa is one of the exclusive spas to offer treatments and skin care from world-renowned Biologique Recherche.  You can have your skin diagnosed with the Skin Instant Lab consisting of 5 scientific measurement probes (hydration, insensible water loss, elasticity, pigmentation, sebumetry) connected to a computer running Biologique Recherche’s diagnostic and analysis software.

Spa parties with complimentary wine and refreshments are fun for girlfriend get-togethers, birthdays, bachelorette parties.  Enjoy discounted monthly treatments with spa membership.  Visit the website for spa specials.  You can purchase gift cards or book appointments online.

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Pennsylvania Pain & Spine Institute

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Downtown Quakertown, 314 W Broad Street, Quakertown, PA

Stay Active with PA Pain & Spine at the Autumn Alive! Fall Festival

Mark your calendars for this local fall festival! In addition to fun fall activities and many local vendors, the Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute team will be attending the Quakertown Autumn Alive Fall Festival to answer your questions about staying active, injuries, chronic pain, medical marijuana, acupuncture and more!

Get excited for activities, information, giveaways and the ability to purchase hemp-derived CBD on site to aid in your daily discomforts and overall health! Visit for more information!

Gannon Insurance Agency

Gannon Insurance Agency- where customer needs come first! Gannon Insurance Agency is your Independent, one-stop insurance center for Auto, Home, Business & Life Insurance. Insurance doesn’t have to be complicated, but it is not do-it-yourself either. The team of Protection Advisors at the Gannon Agency will take the time to help determine what coverage(s) you need, and what you do not and they’ll do the work to find you the right policies and make sure that there are no Gaps in your coverage and do so at the most competitive price. The Gannon Insurance Agency is an award-winning, local insurance Agency serving Bucks County, Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Call 215-891-9990 or go online to, to Compare and $AVE!!!

Plumsteadville Inn

5902 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA

The Plumsteadville Inn or “The Plum” as it has been known by, has been a Bucks County Landmark since 1751.  Fully renovated in 2012, the Plum has been thriving since.  Offering a variety of dining options and private party facilities we have the luxury of being able to handle parties of all sizes.  Happy hour is offered Mon-Fri with $1 off drinks and 1/2 priced appetizers.  Don’t forget Best of Bucks Sunday Brunch, & even overnight Lodging.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, book your reservation on Open Table (highly recommended), or check us out on the The knot or Airbnb. The Plum has it all and is the place for any occasion.

“Burgers & Beer, Lobster & Cheer!”

Steam Pub

606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468

Steam Pub in Southampton is a pub-style restaurant that was a former train station connecting the Bucks County suburb to the rest of the country and allowing Southampton to thrive economically. Steam Pub just released their fall drink menu. A few of the drinks include the Pumpkin Pie Martini, Apple Pie Martini, Spiced Cranberry Mule, Spiked Apple Cider, Maple Cinnamon Latte and more. Steam Pub’s Halloween Party is Saturday, October 30th from 10 pm – 2 am. There will be a costume contest, drink specials and no cover.


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