Get Out: Apple Tasting, Night Hike, Concerts and More

Planning your weekend? Here's what's going on in and around Bryn Mawr this weekend.

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these great local events.

Gladwyne Fire House Haunted House

  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Where: Gladwyne Fire Company
  • Why Go:  On Halloween night, the Active Members Club will host its annual Haunted House for local trick or treaters. (Watch a video from last year's event.) Members work hard throughout the day to recreate their Community Room into a spooky, scary tour! Recommended for children ages 4+ due to some of the creepy props used.  Light refreshments are served.
  • Cost: Free

Annual Apple Tasting

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Harriton House
  • Why Go: Come and sample heirloom varieties of America's favorite fruit - tart, sweet, crunchy, soft-fleshed, yellow, pink, and green apples.  Learn about how important apples were in colonial America, learn about Johnn Appleseed, how apples grow, and how there are so many different varieties of apples today.  Taste apples, organic cheese, and cider.  Children welcome if well behaved.  Apples and small trees will be available for purchase.
  • Cost: $6

Full Moon Night Hike

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Where: Riverbend Environmental Education Center, 1950 Spring Mill Rd.
  • Why Go: Bring your family out for an evening of natural fun. Learn about the phases of the moon and hike Riverbend's trails under the light of the almost-full moon. Followed by a campfire and roasting marshmallows.
  • Cost: $15 per family

Merion Concert Band's Fall Concert

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Harriton High School, 600 N Ithan Ave, Bryn Mawr
  • Why Go: The Merion Concert Band opens its 33rd season on Sunday at the Harriton High School auditorium. The concert theme is “Music for Winds and Percussion” and the program features pieces written exclusively for symphonic wind bands, as opposed to music written for orchestras and later transcribed for wind instruments. For additional information, please visit the Merion Concert Band's website.
  • Cost: Free

Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.
  • Where: McShain Auditorium, Rosemont College
  • Why Go: The orchestra’s objective is to make exceptional classical music available to as wide an audience as possible. In its endeavor to fulfill its mission, the orchestra remains one of the few musical organizations in the region that provides free concerts.  This Sunday, the McShain Auditorium at Rosemont College will be filled with the sounds of de Sarasate, Massenet, Rossini, and Tchaikovsky.
  • Cost: Free

Haunted History Night Hike

  • When: Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Rolling Hill Park, 1301 Rose Glen Road, Gladwyne
  • Why Go:  Come out for a night adventure at the park.  Explore the old ghost roads and trails winding past imposing ruins and through eerily silent forests bathed in moonlight! Listen to the stories of yesterday while searching for hidden creatures of fur and feather and work up an appetite by descending into the depths of the Mill Creek valley. After the hike warm up with a blazing bonfire and s’mores. Bring a flashlight, wear sturdy shoes, and dress warmly. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
  • Cost: Lower Merion Conservancy Members $4 or $10 per family; Non-members $5 or $15 per family.


  • When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.
  • Where: Bryn Mawr Film Institute
  • Why Go: What if Peter Pan did grow up?  Bring the kids for this amazing adventure with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts starring in Steven Spielberg's adventure HOOK.  
  • Cost:$5.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids.

Villanova Student Musical Theatre Presents LUCKY STIFF

  • When: October 23-26 at 8 p.m., October 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go: This is your last chance to find out what a shoe salesman, diamond thieves, and Monte Carlo have in common because it's the last weekend the comedy Lucky Stiff will be showing. Come see this hilarious show before it's gone for good.
  • Cost: Students at the door - $7, Adults - $10

Fall Into Art - Mini Workshop Day

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Where: 413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne
  • Why Go: Join the Wayne Art Center instructors for an afternoon of Holiday and Fall themed arts & crafts fun.  Each activity takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and activities are available for ages 3 & up. The crafts include a decoupage frame, harvest wreath, a Native American medicine bag, a vintage paper bag pumpkin, festive candy necklaces and an icy fall treat.  Please see the Wayne Art Center's website for complete details.
  • Cost: $6/ activity or $20 for the Autumn Craft 5-Pack


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