By Hadas Kuznits

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Neighborhood organizations throughout Philadelphia are celebrating fall during the final two weekends of October. It’s the perfect time to get your fill of free pumpkins and Halloween candy.

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This Saturday, Franklin Square hosts a free pumpkin event, and, yes, they’ll be giving away free pumpkins.

“We have hay bales and pumpkins and corn decorated, says Cari Feiler Bender, spokesperson for Historic Philadelphia, “so we have a place that’s delineated for the pumpkin patch.”

She says on Saturday, October 29, they’ll also have free trick-or-treating in the park.

“Five stations in Franklin Square where you can come in costume and say the magic words and get a treat for kids 10 and under, but dogs of any age.”

Bill Arrowood with the South Street Headhouse District says October 29 is the date of their Pumpkinfest.

“The historic Headhouse Shambles will be filled to the brim with all the pumpkins you can possibly stand.”

And, yes, there will be free candy, as well.

“Over 30 of the businesses around South Street will have candy for the kids so they don’t have to wait until Monday night, they can go out Saturday night and trick-or-treat all around the businesses in the South Street District.”

Also on October 29 — East Passyunk Avenue hosts their annual Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday from 11-4 and Rittenhouse Row businesses welcome trick-or-treaters from 10-5. And if you haven’t gotten enough pumpkins or candy by month’s end, there’s also the Shake of the Month at Square Burger, which is pumpkin pie shake.

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