Chester Springs Fall 2017: Where to go Apple Picking, Pumpkin Carving & Hay Riding!

The Fonash Shelton Group
The Fonash Shelton Group
Published on August 30, 2017

Fall is here! Grab your pumpkin spice latte and ship the kids off to school. It’s time to spend the warm weekends of Fall 2017 getting out to all the best fall fun spots around the Chester Springs area.

We collected this list for you. Don’t miss out on the Fall Fun!

Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland

An annual trip to Pumpkinland has been a family tradition for generations of Delaware Valley residents.

Open 8am–8pm, Sep 9–Nov 5
Linvilla Orchards
598 Linvill Rd
Media, PA 19063

Pumpkinland is open from mid-September through early November and takes center stage at Linvilla Orchards.

Larger-than-life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, featuring local Pennsylvania history and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples (yes, there are many!).

Come check out Linvilla’s piles of pumpkins of all colors, shapes, and sizes…over 100 tons on display—that’s 200,000+ lbs!

Find a huge selection of straw bales, corn shocks, toys and fall decorations of all kinds.

Here are some of Linvilla’s Fall Fun highlights & events:

  • Live music and entertainment
  • Hayrides, train rides, pony rides & face painting.
  • Straw bale and cornfield mazes
  • Pick Your Own apples
  • Candy and caramel apples
  • Jack-o-lantern exhibit
  • Annual Costume Parade

Enjoy Linvilla’s delicious, homemade candy and caramel apples. Be sure to visit the Farm Market to take home some fresh apple cider. And stop by the Linvilla Grill for our hamburgers, hotdogs, and legendary apple cider donuts!

September 16th & 17th — Arts & Music Festival

  • Wayside Shakeup will be performing in our Entertainment Garden starting at 1pm!
  • The TakeAways start performing at 3:30pm in our Entertainment Garden!

September 23rd & 24th — Apple Festival

  • Annual Apple Festival all weekend long.
  • We will have our Pie Eating Contest & Pick Your Own Apples both days.

September 30th

  • Our friend Silly Joe will be here from 11am to 4pm in our Entertainment Garden.
  • He will be center stage telling jokes, singing songs and making you laugh!

October 1st

  • Our friends from Makin’ Music are live in concert.
  • Their performance will begin in our Entertainment Garden at 4pm!

October 7th & 8th

  • BEN FM 95.7 is hosting BEN’s Family Fun Day

October 14th

  • 98.1 WOGL’s Street Team will be joining us with their station vehicle and prize wheel from 11am to 1pm!

October 28th

  • 98.1 WOGL’s Street Team will be joining us with their station vehicle and prize wheel from 11am to 1pm!
  • Please help us welcome our friends, The Plants! They will be in the Entertainment Garden keeping us movin’ and groovin’ from 11am to 3pm.

October 28

  • 98.1 WOGL’s Marilyn Russell will be here broadcasting LIVE from 12pm to 3pm in Pumpkinland.

October 29

  • Makin’ Music hosts our annual Costume Parade! Come wearing your most creative Halloween Costume and you could win a special prize!
  • The parade begins promptly at 3pm!

If you’ve never visited Linvilla Orchards for some Chester County area Fall Fun, you’re missing out!

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Weekends at Highland Orchards

Highland Orchards will remind you of apple and pumpkin picking when you were young! Sunny afternoons in a field, filled with cider doughnuts, ice cream, and hayrides.

Open: 12-5pm, every weekend — Sep 9–Halloween
1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd
West Chester, PA 19380

Fun on the farm at Highland orchards includes all the following awesome activities.

Local grown fresh produce fruits and vegetables, farm and market, famous fresh baked pies, Apple Extravaganza fall festival apples and pumpkins, and Pick Your Own fruits and veggies!

Plus of course their Farm and Orchard educational school tours, and farm animal pet exhibit—even including goats and a donkey!

There’s even a kid korral with Maze, cow milker, pig striker and more!

  • Hayride wagons
  • Fall Harvest Weekends
  • Free shuttle ride for apple and pumpkin picking on weekends
  • Columbus Day extended weekend
  • Silvery Moon Evening Hayride 6-8pm Fri + Sat,  in October

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Chester Springs Creamery & Milky Way Farm

Milky Way Farm is a historic dairy farm in Chester Springs. It sits on more than 100 acres and has been family-owned and operated for 4 generations.

Open: Fri–Sun, 1–9pm
521 East Uwchlan Ave
Chester Springs, PA 19425

The Matthews family is passionate about growing, creating, and selling high quality farm fresh products and providing memorable educational agricultural experiences through our various programs.

They work in harmony with the land and animals, promote community engagement and support sustainability for future generations.

The Matthews family looks forward to welcoming you to Milky Way Farm and Chester Springs Creamery so you can experience the many ways we’re trying to preserve an American tradition.

“Making ice cream with distinction”

The fine folks at Chester Springs Creamery opened their business in 2001 as a natural extension of the Milky Way Farm dairy operation, which has been owned and operated by the family since 1902.

The ice cream you enjoy at the creamery is made with milk from their very own dairy cows. They have 48 flavors, each named for a cow in the herd!

Fall Fun at Milky Way Farm

Milky Way Farm hosts Pumpkin Harvest Season, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and corn maze from Sept 24-Oct 30, 2017. On Pumpkin Harvest weekends, the farm is open from 10am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Free hayrides run continuously to take visitors to the pumpkin patch. An easy walking path is also available for those who choose to stroll to the patch. Weekend visitors enjoy our young farm animals, corn maze, farm fresh ice cream and other products.

The farm is also open for pumpkin sales during weekdays in October from 3pm-5pm, but there are no hayrides on weekdays.

The farm grows about 8 acres of pumpkins, which yield about 25,000 pumpkins per year!

Visitors to the farm can purchase pumpkins  from the pumpkin patch often right off the vine or select them in the sales area.

The farm also offers other fall harvest products, like gourds, Indian corn, crook-neck pumpkin, squash, corn stalk bundles, miniature pumpkins and many fall decorative items!

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What are your Fall 2017 plans in Chester Springs?

If you’ve got any fall fun activities lined for the next few months around the Chester County area, please let us know! We’ll add yours to our list.

I love the fall and I can’t wait to spend the last few warm weekends of 2017 sampling all the great fall fun spots!