Rittenhouse Row Halloween Festival
Join Rittenhouse Row for Halloween this year and enjoy a children’s costume contest with prizes, a mini brunch buffet and fun Halloween-themed activities from Rittenhouse Row member businesses during the 2012 Halloween Celebration. Guests are asked to bring a book to donate to The Gift of Life House and to grab a map before going trick-or-treating at Rittenhouse Row member locations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel, 220 S. 17th St.
Saturday Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: $15 adults, $10 children in advance; $20 adults, $15 children at the door
East Passyunk Avenue Spooky Saturday and Fall Fest
Our annual costume contest is getting some great additions this year for kids and adults, including live music, fun activities for kids, and a craft show produced by Nice Things Handmade featuring local artists! Categories for the costume contest are Scariest, Funniest and Most Original. Age groups are staggered: ages 4 and under at 11 a.m., ages 5-8 at 11:30 a.m., ages 9-12 at noon, and dogs — yep, that’s right, pets are also welcome — at 12:30. Activities for the kids include pumpkin decorating, crafts, and trick-or-treating. Willie will play family-friendly songs between age categories and will be followed by Rooster & Squire and We Are Fauna. We’ll also have circus performers, face painting, tattoos, and arts and crafts with the Young Rembrandts. Tarot card readings by Angela Ranalli. Ms. Goody Cupcakes’ truck will also be on site. In case of inclement weather, the costume contest and limited activities and music will be held inside Urban Jungle.
1904 East Passyunk Ave.
Saturday Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 4p.m.
The Devil’s Crawl
That time of the year has come again — over 1,000 people are expected to attend this super fun Halloween event! Be sure to come out with your family, friends, and coworkers for The Devil’s Crawl in Northern Liberties. Enjoy great drink specials while you crawl from bar to bar for the season’s favorite bar crawl to support charity: this year benefiting Feel The Warmth. Bring with you a food item or a lightly used or new coat or jacket, and we will give you your own devil’s horns.
Boardwalk Bar, 1031 Germantown Ave.
Wednesday Oct. 31, 5-9 p.m.
South Street Pumpkinland Fall Festival
It’s that time of year again for the fourth annual Pumpkinland Fall Festival! Taking place underneath the historic Headhouse Square Shambles, ’ this festival will be featuring some new activities to make this event bigger, better and fun for all ages! The Give & Take Circus will be presenting its Funicular Fantasy with jugglers, tightrope walkers and an aerialist. The Hot Club Philadelphia will be providing gypsy jazz music to dance to. Wheaton Arts will be demonstrating glass blowing, and the Queen Village Art Center will be hosting Make-N-Take Art & Pumpkin Decorating. We will also be opening up spaces for South Street Headhouse District businesses to sell and promote their business and wares.
2nd Street between Pine and Lombard streets
Saturday Oct. 27, noon to 5p.m.
Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Contest
Bigger-than-life scarecrow creations are displayed outdoors and compete for over $5,000 in cash prizes. Be sure to vote for your favorites! These exceptional pieces of American folk art are displayed in the following categories: The Keystone Krow 50th Anniversary Edition, Traditional/Whirligig, Extraordinary Contemporary, and KidsOnly! Sponsored by Giggleberry Fair, Quite The Character and Group Crow.
Peddler’s Village, Lahaska
Now through Sunday, Oct. 28, all day