June ushers in a variety of change-of-pace festivals, from Newtown Square Day and Linvilla's Strawberry Festival to Media Theatre's film festival. See all of Patch's best bets for the week of June 1-7 below.
Patch's Best Bets for the Week
Where/When: The Square Tavern at Rt. 252/Newtown Street Road and Goshen Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday.
Why Go: Hosted by the , festival attendees can celebrate local heritage and the 300th anniversary of the Newtown Square Friends Meeting House with hands-on history at the Square Tavern and tours of other historic sites. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy live bluegrass music while visiting the vendors and organizations or playing games at the outdoor market. Plus, bring that interesting knickknack or that mysterious family heirloom you've always wondered about and get an expert evaluation at this year's "NS Antique Roadshow." The first 200 attendees with tickets get a free event day t-shirt. Parking is available at the (entrance on Goshen Road) across from the Square Tavern.
Pricing: $6 on Saturday; $5 in advance for indoor activities; market area is free
HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP
Where/When: from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Why Go: Help your child build a valet organizer, the perfect Father's Day gift for a special dad or grandpa. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.
Where/When: at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Celebrate the debut of Burlap and Bean's new stage as you sip martinis and groove to the music of Equinox. Bring your own vodka and they'll provide all the mixers and a full martini menu. Equinox, a Philadelphia Jazz quintet, will be playing Jazz standards and hits from the be-bop era, funk, latin, straight-ahead and some fusion as well. To listen to samples, visit www.jazzequinox.com.
Pricing: $10 cover
Where/When: at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 6th through the 17th.
Why Go: Head to the Media Theatre for 10 nights in June and enjoy a different classic film each night. Screenings include Night of the Living Dead, Swan Lake, Brokeback Mountain and Streetcar Named Desire. See the full listing of shows on the Media Theatre website. Each classic film will be preceded by an independent short film.
Where/When: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Expect a day jam-packed with plenty to do including hayrides through the beautiful fields and orchards, games and contests, music, ice cream sundaes, and the Linvilla Grill. For the kids, there are appearances by costumed characters, real pony rides, and face painting. Plus, be sure to leave time to pick your own delicious fresh strawberries from their acres of fields. Finally, don't miss a slice of the Delaware Valley's largest stawberry shortcake.
Pricing: Free admission, pay for picked strawberries per pound/pint
Where/When: Devon Horse Show Grounds began last Thursday and continue through Sunday. Gates open daily around 8 a.m. and close around 10 p.m.
Why Go: Take part in a Main Line tradition as well as the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. The Country Fair portion of the horse show includes delicious concessions, lots of vendor booths, an art gallery and a giant Midway featuring a Ferris wheel, carousel and game booths for all ages. Don't miss the Devon Hat Contest during Ladies' Day on Wednesday. On Sunday at 12:30, all flowers and plants used to decorate the show will be sold at special discount rates.
Pricing: Tickets range from $5 to $8.