Delaware County holds free fall festival

at Rose Tree Park

Hay rides, pumpkins and apple cider will be featured when Delaware County Council hosts its third annual Fall Festival Oct. 22 from noon-3pm at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence.

"We are pleased that we can offer so many free recreational events for our residents," said Councilman Michael Culp. "Thousands of people already visit Rose Tree Park for free concerts, the holiday light show, or just to get outside and take a walk. We hope the Fall Festival is another way to create a family tradition," said Culp.

Delaware County Parks Director Marc Manfre said the autumn celebration is all about free family fun, featuring a hayride around the park, scarecrows and other decorations, refreshments provided by ACME and several children's activities.

Children and their parents are invited stroll along the 19 plexi-glass panel displays posted on a .25-mile circle located behind the Parks and Recreation office, and up the hill from the amphitheater, with the newest StoryWalk title, Duck on a Bike, a humorous children's story written and illustrated by David Shannon. There will be a visit from District Attorney Jack Whelan's mascot, "CID" the anti-crime dog. Additionally, the District Attorney's Mobile Drug Collection Unit will be on hand to collect expired, unwanted prescription medications.

"Rose Tree Park is exceptionally colorful in the fall when the leaves are changing, and we're happy to offer a special afternoon of family entertainment," said White, "We're going to have pumpkin painting, a fire engine for kids to explore."

The festival's activity tables will be centered in the grassy expanse in the middle of Rose Tree Park. The hayrides will take visitors around the horseshoe loop toward the back of the park, providing an optimal view of the rolling hills, fall foliage and handmade scarecrows marking the trail.

Fall decorations and painted wooden cut-outs will also be arranged for special photo opportunities in the activity area near the pumpkin patch and refreshment tables.

ACME will be onsite offering food and beverage samples, and the Rose Tree Fire Company plans to bring a fire truck.

Fall Festival admission, activities and parking are free. The festival runs noon-3 p.m., with opening ceremonies at noon. Rose Tree Park is located at 1671 N. Providence Road, Media, (Upper Providence Township) Pa, 19063. For information call 610-891-4455.

'Gourd-eous' Fall Festival at Rose Tree Park

Delaware County Council and District Attorney Jack Whelan announce the County's third annual free Fall Festival noon- 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Rose Tree Park, complete with pumpkins, scarecrows and hayrides. Shown at Rose Tree Park are from left, Council members Dave White and Mike Culp, twins Bryn and Ellie Zack of Ridley Township, Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr., Vice Chair Colleen Morrone holding Viviana D'Orazio of Aston with Ryan Zack of Ridley Township, Councilman John McBlain and District Attorney Jack Whelan.