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Fall Activities – Le Chevalier Crieur

Pennsylvania is a great state blessed with the change of four seasons, but the changing leaves in the fall are one of the most beautiful things to see. Here are some fun fall activities to add to your to-do list this season.

Maria Pushart

Top Gun inspired scarecrow located in Peddler’s Village

  • Apple picking: A great way to get outside and feel the fall breeze while picking a variety of apples. I recommend Solebury Orchards located in New Hope. The variety of apples they have from October to November include Melrose, Sun Crisp, Fuji, Granny Smith and many more. They taste amazing even straight off the tree, and taste even better in a pie. It is recommended to make a reservation at the price of $2.50 per person and $1.50 per book
Large bag of apples collected at Solebury Orchard. (Maria Pushart)

For more information visit: Solebury Orchards

  • Village of hawkers: Strolling through Peddler Village is a fun way to spend the day, but wandering around becomes better when the handcrafted scarecrows are scattered along 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 15-16, Peddler’s Village will also host an OctoberFeast with food trucks and live music.
Superb dazzled scarecrow. (Maria Pushart)

For more information visit: Hawker’s Village

  • The talking teacup: Dressing up with your friends and enjoying tea, scones and mini sandwiches is a stylish activity and best for freezing days, so you’re not outside. The Talking Teacup, located in Chalfont, offers a range of teas and small dishes for an amazing brunch. They are also adding new tea flavors for the fall season such as Grandma’s Apple Pie and Aunt’s Pumpkin Pie and even new flavors for the holiday season. It’s moreon the pricey side depending on what you order and reservations are required.
It’s tea time at The Talking Teacup! (Maria Pushart)

For more information visit: The Talking Teacup

  • Farmers and flea markets: A plethora of farmers markets are located throughout Montgomery County and are a great way to support local small businesses while enjoying the fall weather. My favorite is the Horsham Farmers Market set up every Sunday from 10am-1pm behind the Horsham Township Municipal Building. Vendors may vary, but there are usually the same ones every week. I enjoy food at the market like Hank’s cinnamon rolls, Humpty’s Dumplings line of sweet and savory dumplings, and Hungry Moons empanadas. There are also vendors selling fresh produce, flowers, jewelry, and even fishing supplies, but sadly that will end on November 6.

In addition to farmers markets, there are also flea markets. Rice Market, located in New Hope, has up to 400 vendors. They offer fresh products, homemade pastries, old trinkets, etc. It’s almost like an outdoor thrift store. Although it’s only open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7am to 1pm, it’s very close to the Solebury Orchards mentioned above, so you can do both in one day!

For more information visit: @horshamfarmers Instagram and rice market

  • Merrymead Farm: As an agricultural state, Pennsylvania has many farms that offer fun activities, and from what I can gather, Merrymead Farm is one of the best. Located in Lansdale and open for 51 years, Merrymead offers fall festivities every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. They offer activities such as wagon rides and a daylight cornfield maze and a moonlit cornfield maze consisting of 5 acres. The farm also offers pumpkins and fall decorations for purchase, as well as homemade apple cider donuts and over 32 flavors of ice cream.

For more information visit: Merrymead Farm