Welcome the sun and more seasonal temperatures this weekend with outdoor fun ranging from a touch-a-truck fundraiser to a hometown Oktoberfest. See all of Patch's best bets for the week of September 28 through October 4 below.
Patch's Best Bets for the Week
Where/When: from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Why Go: Get designer labels at deep discounts at this bi-annual sale featuring gently-used women's and children's clothing as well as shoes, handbags, baby clothing and accessories. Also, look for jewelry, which is new to the sale this fall. Brands of clothing typical to this sale include Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer, J. Crew, Baby Gap, Escada, Kate Spade, Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci, Fendi, Chanel, Janie & Jack and many more. Starting at 11 a.m. prices are reduced 50 percent. Proceeds benefit regional women's and children's charities.
Pricing: Free admission.
Where/When: General Wayne Elementary School in Malvern from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Climb in construction trucks, diggers, fire trucks, trash trucks, a cement mixer, police cars, ambulances, a school bus, tow trucks and more. Plus, B101, the bee crew and Buzz will be there. Proceeds pay for new playground equipment at Greentree Park. Fence posts, coloring books, food, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Rain date is Oct. 8.
Pricing: $20 per family or $5 per person.
Where/When: Narberth Park from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Enjoy local beers, live music and festival food, including a pig roast, pretzels, brats & sauerkraut and more. Babysitting provided by Narberth Presbyterian Church is available during the event for children ages 4 and older (just email your RSVP in advance). Proceeds benefit the Narberth Volunteer Fire Department and the Narberth Dickens Festival.
Pricing: $35 per person.
Where/When: in Broomall from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Why Go: Spend time with dog-loving friends and neighbors and bring your dog to enter in fun contests, including best costume, cutest puppy, waggiest tail and best dog trick. Also check out the agility dog demonstration, profesional training advice, nail clipping for just $5, pet services vendors and lots more. The show is sponsored by Broomall Rotary Club.
Pricing: Free admission.
ROAD AND TRAIL BENEFIT FOR RIDLEY CREEK STATE PARK
Where/When: at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Why Go: Run, hike or explore the trails while raising funds for the preservation, protection and enhancement of this beautiful park. For runners and walkers, there is a 5K timed run on the multi-use trail. For hikers, there is a 5.5-mile guided trans-watershed hike from Ridley Creek watershed to Chester Creek. For new adventurers and families, there is a 1.5-mile short, guided hike on the blue trail.
Pricing: Run and longer hike: $15 pre-registration, $20 day of event; shorter hike: $10.
MEDIA FOOD AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Where/When: State Street in Media from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Why Go: Savor the outstanding flavors of Media and regional restaurants. Plus, get a jump on your holiday shopping at Media's retail boutiques and browse hand-made crafts. Entertainment includes Leroy Hawkes & the Hipnotics, Lonnie Shields Band, The Roger Girke Band and Jimmy Shoe & the Shine! Rain-date is Oct. 9.