Hooray for the weekend! There is so much fun to be had in and around Philly this weekend – it’s spooky! Check out one of these great family friendly events including celebrations of fall, Halloween fun, and pumpkins a plenty! — Jennifer Oxenford

Harvest Festival
Reading Terminal Market
Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA
www.readingterminalmarket.org/

The annual Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival returns this Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. outside the Terminal on Filbert Street. Enjoy hayrides, a pumpkin patch, corn stalks, beer gardens, live music and, of course, amazing local food. Free.

Boo at the Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA
www.philadelphiazoo.org/Explore/Upcoming-Events/Boo-at-the-Zoo.htm

Don’t miss the kick-off of Boo at the Zoo this weekend running Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Philadelphia Zoo. Kids can dress up in their favorite costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the zoo to get candy, treats and discover Halloween fun too! $20 for adults, $18 for children ages 2-11, free for under two.

Shiverfest
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
1950 Spring Mill Road
Gladwyne, PA
www.riverbendeec.org/

Shiverfest is Riverbend’s annual Halloween night of the year offering a fun, family friendly event with slightly spooky, but always friendly fall fun for all. Enjoy pumpkin decorating, a trick or treat trail, storytelling around the campfire and a costumed trek through the Haunted Trail. Plus enjoy a reptile show, a moon bounce, pony rides, stargazing and more. Food and beverages available for purchase. $15. Kids three and under free.

Spooky Mini-Golf
Franklin Square
6th & Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA
www.historicphiladelphia.org/

October means the return of Spooky Mini-Golf at Franklin Square this weekend running Friday, October 17th through Sunday, October 19h from 6-9 p.m. Philly’s favorite mini-golf course is transformed for the Halloween season with spooky surprises, fog, and special lighting to ensure a spooktastic time for all. Tickets $7-$9.

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA
http://sesameplace.com/en/langhorne/

Get dressed in your best costumes and head out to The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place running this weekend Friday, Oct. 17th – Sunday, October 19th for some not-too spooky Halloween fun. Enjoy two new Halloween shows, themed mazes and even a hayride with your favorite furry friend. Plus enjoy all the usual rides and attractions and fun for the whole family. Tickets $38-$63.

Hayrides to the Witches House and Pumpkinland
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA
www.linvilla.com/family-fun/apple-festival/

Linvilla Orchards kicks off the Halloween season with the return of Pumpkinland and the popular hayrides to the Witches House running Friday, October 17th through Sunday, October 19th. Families can select their pumpkins from the over 100 tons on display and enjoy fall treats and fun and then hop aboard the hayride to the witches house (evening only.) Hayrides to witches house run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Pumpkinland 8 a.m – 6 p.m. Free admission. Some events ticketed.

Free Admission on Sunday Mornings
Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA
www.brandywinemuseum.org//

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday, October 19th between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free.

Pumpkin Days Celebration
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA
www.tylerarboretum.org/

It’s Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum this Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th from 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Come out for two days of fun-filled family festivities including pumpkins galore, kid friendly activities, great food and more. Plus pick a prized pumpkin, assemble a scarecrow, have fun in the moon bounce and more. Admission $11 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-15, children under three free.

Jennifer Oxenford is a mother of two and the founder of phillyfun4kids http://www.phillyfun4kids.com your place to find free and mostly free things to do with your kids in and around this great city of motherly love. You can also follow phillyfun4kids on twitter at @phillyfun4kids and Facebook.Find. Fun. Fast. — Now you can download the FREE phillyfun4kids app (newly updated with 2013 seasonal attraction listings!) for your iPhone in the iTunes App Store here.