Longwood-Fall-love-temple-e1569869171988-1024x577 Love Temple at Longwood Gardens

Autumnal Artistry

Autumn's artistry takes many forms throughout the Brandywine Valley; at every turn, the bounty of our lush, colorful landscape comes to life.

The legacy of arts and culture in the Brandywine Valley is pervasive and expressed in a myriad of ways this fall.  Hagley Museum & Library hosts one of the finest craft fairs in the region October 21 & 22, 2023 .This annual marketplace draws acclaimed artisans selling fine arts, crafts and gourmet specialties. Vendors are scattered throughout Hagley's stunning grounds.


Autumn's Colors are awash throughout Longwood Gardens. The crisp fall landscape comes alive and calls for slowing down and appreciating the abounding beauty. Main Fountain Garden performances will run through October 28 as well. Beginning September 30, celebrate the iconic fall flower at Longwood's Chrysanthemum Festival. A highlight of this festival is the Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum – a single plant bearing more than 1,000 blooms on a single stem! Autumn at Longwood … a work of art. Book a getaway at one of Chester County's fine accommodations and receive 2 untimed tickets to Longwood Gardens and a reusable welcome bag with additional goodies.



Brandywine Museum of Art is known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of the Wyeth family. The Wyeth’s were known for their love of the harvest/Halloween season and founded a seasonal artistic tradition in the Brandywine Valley.  It began in the 1970's when Andrew and Jamie Wyeth began carving pumpkins to decorate a local restaurant. Decades later, the tradition continues, albeit outdoors, at Chadds Ford Historical Society's Great Pumpkin Carve, October 19-21, 2023. Over 70 talented artists carve giant pumpkins which will be lit and displayed all three nights. Great local fare, live music and hayrides add to the festive fall celebration.

Pumpkins-021-1024x596 The Great Pumpkin Carve at Chadds Ford Historical Society


There is no shortage of spirits throughout the Brandywine Valley. Locally sourced and crafted with care, the art of wine-making and brewing is celebrated along the countryside. Craft beer and artisanal wines are made with passion and pride that can be tasted in each sip. Check out the many breweries, wineries and distilleries throughout the region this fall harvest season at CountyCheers.com.  Chaddsford Winery's Trick or Treat for Adults is a favorite way to celebrate the harvest season. Guests visit five Halloween - themed stations situated throughout the winery grounds and receive a halloween keepsake wineglass.  Costumes are encouraged and fun is guaranteed! hagle


Chaddsford Winery's Adult Trick or Treat

Stay the night to enjoy autumn's artistry in all its glory in the beautiful Brandywine Valley