Festival of Fountains
Now thru Sept 29 
Longwood Gardens

Kennett Square, PA

It's the final days for this colorful celebration - daily fountain performances in the Main Fountain Garden and Open Air Theatre. Discover the waterlily display, which showcases aquatic plants from all over the world. Explore the meadow garden, with three miles of walking trails through a rolling Brandywine Valley landscape. For more info, longwoodgardens.org

Now thru Nov 10
Linvilla Orchards
Media PA

Larger-than-life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, featuring local history and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples. See piles of pumpkins in all colors, shapes and sizes — over 100 tons on display. Additional activities include hayrides, pick-your-own apples, pumpkin ring toss, live music, face painting, pony rides and straw-bale and corn mazes.. For more info, linvilla.com

Collingswood Book Festival
Sat Oct 5 10am-4pm
all along Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ - FREE 

The 17th annual Collingswood Book Festival is the region's premiere literary event, when Haddon Avenue is filled with authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, and entertainment for all ages. ​Also check out Loompaland Alley - setting the stage as the first area designated for young children. For more info, visit, collingswoodbookfestival.com

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr 
Sept 21 - Oct 6 
Walnut Street Theater

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr., a song-filled musical for kids adapted from the hit Disney Broadway show and the Academy Award-winning movie. In a magical underwater kingdom, the young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above. For more info, walnutstreettheatre.org

Hamilton Exhibit
Now thru Dec 31
National Constitution Center
Philadelphia PA  

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals. For more info, visit  constitutioncenter.org 

south Jersey Pumpkin Show
Sat/Sun, Oct 12-13
Salem County Fairgrounds
Woodstown NJ

Enjoy pumpkin desserts, 100+ craftsmen, a giant pumpkin display, the Salem County Fall Home Show, contests, giveaways, wine sampling, giant food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds. For more info,sjpumpkinshow.com

The National Dog Show
Sat/Sun, Nov 16-17
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA

The Kennel Club of Philadelphia, one of the oldest dog clubs in the nation, hosts the National Dog Show. This show is one of only three shows in the U.S. that is “benched,” meaning that all dogs are required to be on assigned benches when they are not being shown in competition. This allows for all interested to meet all of the participating dogs, interact, ask questions, and share information about the various breeds present at the show. For more info, nds.nationaldogshow.com/

Our Five Senses:
A Family Friendly Exhibition and Tour
Now through Feb 1
The Free Library of Philadelphia
Central Branch

The Free Library's Special Collections Division will present Our Five Senses, the first family friendly, fully-interactive exhibition at the Free Library. earn about their identity, perceptions, and brain development by following five anthropomorphic characters (Touch, Taste, Sight, Hearing, and Smell) across multiple sensory stations. For more info, freelibrary.org