5 Can’t-Miss October Events Happening Around the Main Line - Main Line Today
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5 Can’t-Miss October Events Happening Around the Main Line - Main Line Today

Photo courtesy of Philly Music Fest
Have designs on making it big— or just making it—in the music industry? This year’s Philly Music Fest brings together some key regional players for three hours of brainstorming and advice on management, booking, radio, streaming, publicity, production, promotion and more. The list of insiders includes WXPN’s Bruce Warren, Mike Vasilikos and John Vettesse, WMMR’s Sara Parker, Low Cut Connie’s Adam Weiner (pictured), Live Nation’s Jon Hampton, and many more. Even better, the event is free. To register, visit phillymusicfest.com

—Hobart Rowland

October 8

Chester County Color Run 5K

Support Chester County’s fight against opioid and heroin addiction with a 5K that starts and ends in Exton Park on the Chester Valley Trail. Visit chesco.org 

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Photo by Ed Williams

October 7

First Friday in Phoenixville

Photo by Ed Williams
You now have the perfect excuse to explore this thriving borough on a night filled with live music and other local performances, visual arts showcases, and great dining opportunities at award-winning restaurants. Visit phoenixvillefirst.org


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October 21

Craft & Mercantile Market at Eagleview Town Center

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More than 30 curated makers and artisans offer their wares at this new location. Activities for the 12-and-under crowd keep little hands busy while parents shop. Enjoy live music and grab a snack from the food trucks or nearby restaurants. Visit growingrootspartners.com 

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Photo by Bob Watts/Visit Philadelphia

Thru October

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

Photo by Bob Watts/Visit Philadelphia
Five haunted houses offer an immersive experience for the bold and brave in the historic 10-acre prison complex. The more fainthearted can hide out at one of four themed bars or take one of three historic tours. Also expect live music and unique Halloween merch. Visit easternstate.org

Related: Here’s What to Do Around the Main Line Area This Weekend

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