Autumn Activities

Pennsylvania is a grand state blessed with the shifting of four seasons, but the changing of the leaves in autumn is one of the prettiest things to witness. Here are some fun fall activities to add to your bucket list this season. 


Maria Pushart

Top Gun inspired scarecrow located in Peddler’s Village


  • Apple Picking: A great way to get outside and feel that fall breeze while gathering a variety of apples. I recommend Solebury Orchards located in New Hope. The variety of apples they have for October through November includes Melrose, Sun Crisp, Fuji, Granny Smith, and many more. They have an incredible taste even right off the tree, and an even better taste in a pie. It’s recommended to make a reservation at the price of $2.50 per person and $1.50 per pound 
Large bag of apples collected at Solebury Orchard. (Maria Pushart)

  For more information visit: Solebury Orchards  


  • Peddler’s Village: Wandering around Peddler’s Village is a fun way to spend the day, but walking around becomes better when the hand-crafted scarecrows are scattered throughout the paths. As you walk you can see a range of scarecrows, most of them based on movie characters or celebrities, but some are just dazzling displays. From October 15th-16th, Peddler’s Village will also be holding an OctoberFeast featuring food trucks and live music. 
Stunning bedazzled scarecrow. (Maria Pushart)

For more information visit: Peddler’s Village 


  • The Talking Teacup: Getting dressed up with your friends and enjoying some tea, scones, and mini sandwiches is a classy activity and better for freezing days so you’re not outdoors. The Talking Teacup, located in Chalfont, offers an array of teas and petite eats for an amazing brunch. They also add new tea flavors for the fall season such as Grandmas’s Apple Pie and Auntie’s Pumpkin Pie and even new flavors for the holiday season. It is moreon the pricey side depending on what you order and reservations are required. 
It’s tea party time at The Talking Teacup! (Maria Pushart)

For more information visit: The Talking Teacup  


  • Farmers and Flea Markets: A plethora of farmer’s markets are located throughout Montgomery County and are an excellent way to support small and local businesses while enjoying the fall weather. My personal favorite is the Horsham Farmers Market set up every Sunday 10 am – 1 pm behind the Horsham Township Municipal Building.  The vendors can vary, but there are usually the same ones every week. I enjoy the food at the market such as Hank’s cinnamon rolls, Humpty’s Dumplings array of sweet and savory dumplings, and the Hungry Moons empanadas. There are also vendors with fresh produce, flowers, jewelry, and even fishing supplies, but sadly it will be ending on November 6th.

As well as farmers’ markets, there are also flea markets. Rice’s market, located in New Hope, has a diverse array of up to 400 vendors. They offer fresh produce, homemade baked goods, antique trinkets, and more. It’s almost like an outdoor thrift store. Although it’s only open Tuesdays and Saturdays 7 am-1 pm, it’s very close to Solebury Orchards mentioned above, so you could do both in a day! 


For more information visit: @horshamfarmers Instagram and Rice’s Market   


  • Merrymead Farm: As an agricultural state, Pennsylvania has many farms that offer amusing activities, and from what I’ve gathered, Merrymead Farm is one of the best. Located in Lansdale and open for 51 years, Merrymead offers Fall festivities every Saturday 11 am -5 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. They offer activities including hayrides and a daylight cornfield maze and a moonlight cornfield maze consisting of 5 acres. The farm also has pumpkins and fall decor to purchase, as well as homemade apple cider donuts and 32+ flavors of ice cream. 


For more information visit: Merrymead Farm