Pumpkinland at Headhouse
A patch in the city, with fall fun, animal antics
by Monica Peters
For the Inquirer
On Saturday, children can visit the city’s largest downtown pumpkin patch as the Historic Headhouse Shambles is transformed into Pumpkinland from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pumpkinland, created by the South Street Headhouse District to bring the farm to the city, presents pony rides from 11 to noon, face painting from 1 to 3, Halloween arts and crafts, balloon farm animals, and bales of hay and pumpkins. Everyone will receive complimentary painting supplies for pumpkin decorating from 1 to 4 p.m.; pumpkins can be purchased.
A petting zoo will feature exotic animals such as a miniature Argentinian llama, a miniature Sicilian donkey, woolly sheep, and Indian fantail doves. The School of Rock All Stars, Philly rock group The Josh and Pete Band, and the children’s dance group Darlington Dance Co. will perform. Also featured will be “Pickles” the clown and a free “Thriller” dance class by the Society Hill Dance Academy at 1.
And families can dress their dog for a dog costume parade at 12:30, sponsored by ThePhillyDog.com.
Pumpkinland, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday underneath the Historic Headhouse Shambles on S. 2d Street between Pine & Lombard. Admission: Free. Pumpkins and pony rides additional cost. Information: 215-413-3713 or www.southstreet.com for scheduled times of activities.