October 3, 2012
The Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the region’s most beloved homages to horticulture with its acres upon acres of forest, gardens, sculptures and more; and there’s no better time of the year than fall to enjoy the spectacular colors they’re cultivating.
The annual Morris Arboretum Fall Festival will be held Sunday, October 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and will feature tons of all-age-friendly activities like scarecrow making, pumpkin painting and apple tasting.
For the scarecrow making, Morris will supply you with all you need to frame it, stuff it, decorate and dress it — so come prepared to get crafty. Also, we recommend getting there early before all of the best scarecrow clothes get snatched up.
The Scarecrow Design Contest is now in full effect, and you can check out all of the entries on Scarecrow Walk at the Fall Festival and through October 21. Plus, the kids will be excited for the storybook-themed scarecrows which are on display in conjunction with Arboretum’s Storytime program.
Also, for the first time ever, this year’s fall festival will include animals from Elmwood Park Zoo from noon-3 p.m. Don’t miss the formal program they’ll host at 1 p.m.
And back again by demand is the Weavers Way Co-op. They’ll be the apple suppliers, and also have a variety of other locally-grown, organic produce for sale. See you there.
Morris Arboretum Annual Fall Festival
When: Sunday, October 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 100 Northwestern Avenue
Cost: Free with admission, $7-$16
More info: www.morrisarboretum.org