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Morris Arboretum’s Fall Festival

(credit:  Christine Pape/Morris Arboretum)

(credit: Christine Pape/Morris Arboretum)

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By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - For people who love autumn, the Morris Arboretum’s Fall Festival has become an annual tradition in early October – and you can join in this Sunday, the 7th, from 11 am – 3 pm to create scarecrows, paint pumpkins, and try some crisp fresh apples and other locally-grown produce.

What makes it especially fun for families is that almost all of the activities are things that both grownups and kids like to do, like scarecrow-making, so those in the know head straight there to get first pick of clothes for costumes. As inspiration, you can check out the parade of designer and storybook scarecrows along their Oak Allée, and vote for your favorite.

The Fall Festival is also a great chance to see some of the biggest and oldest trees around and marvel at the changing colors of maples, oaks, and black gums, as well as smell the sweet cotton candy scent of the leaves of their giant Katsura tree.

And, at the Morris Arboretum you can get a birds-eye view of the changing leaves by going Out on a Limb, their 450-foot long canopy walkway, 50 feet up in the trees.

Get details Business-Services.UPenn.edu/arboretum.

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