WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Rev up for Grad Prix in Coatsville, cheesesteak feast, some scares and much more.

An actor haunts the machine shop at Eastern State Penitentiary during Terror Behind the Walls.
An actor haunts the machine shop at Eastern State Penitentiary during Terror Behind the Walls.

Happy motoring

Coatesville International Vintage Grand Prix: In the spirit of auto and motorcycle racing through the streets and roads of towns across America, in the early days of auto racing, the 2017 Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix is an individually timed driving event, run over a 2.2-mile road course through the streets and neighborhoods of the City of Coatesville Sept. 23. The event gets started at 8:30 a.m. with a color guard ceremony. Find out more at www.coatesvillegrandprix.com.

Culinary discovery

Manayunk Restaurant Week: Manayunk Restaurant Week continues through Sept. 28. Participating restaurants are offering $15, $25 and $35 prix fixe menus. More information can be found at http://manayunk.com.

Citizens Bank Park: Philly’s Cheesesteak and Food Festival is set for Sept. 23 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. (VIP ticket entry at 11 a.m.) at the ballpark at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia. Sample more than 40 cheesesteak and Philly food vendors, walk the bases at the Phillies home stadium, and enjoy live music, a cheesesteak eating competition, a kid’s zone carnival area and a craft beer garden. Tickets range from $20-$65, free to children 8 and under. Get more details at www.cheesesteakfest.com.

Davio’s King of Prussia: Glenfiddich ambassador Tracie Franklin hosts a whisky tasting event at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. The evening will also include a selection of hors d’oeuvres created by executive chef Ted Iwachiw. Tickets are $20 (excluding tax and gratuity). Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is at 200 Main St., Upper Merion. Call (610) 337-4810 or visit http://davios.com/kop/events/glenfiddich-tasting.

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Boundless curiosity

Smithsonian Museum Day: Download tickets for museums around the region and beyond at www.smithsonianmag.com for admission during a special Smithsonian Museum Day Live! day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23.

Fall festivities

Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind the Walls runs select nights Sept. 22-Nov. 11. The new addition to the six themed haunted attractions is “Blood Yard.” Tickets start at $19 and vary by night. The site is at 2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia. Go to www.easternstate.org/buynow and www.terrorbehindthewalls.com.

New Hope-Solebury High School: The annual New Hope Juried Arts & Crafts Festival will feature more than 160 local and national artists and craftspeople 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the school, 182 W. Bridge St., New Hope. Admission is $1. In addition to the artists market, the festival includes events for the whole family — from face painting to magician Evan Myles, to a children’s art tent, food court and a drawing to win tickets to the 2018 Bucks County Playhouse season.

Fairmount Park: CiderFest opens up six historic houses in the park for you to sip cider samples from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 30. Enjoy live music and pay-as-you-go food trucks. Tickets include a souvenir tasting cup and free house-to-house transportation via Phlash’s CiderFest Loop, as well as abbreviated self-guided tours of each historic house. This event is for adults 21 and over. Visit https://myphillypark.org/event/ciderfest.

Souderton Community Park: The Souderton Art Jam is a juried fine art and handmade craft festival with live music, food, poetry, a children’s chalk art contest and beer and wine tasting. Check it out 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 in the park at Reliance Road, between Main Street and Wile Avenue, Souderton. See www.stmainst.org.

School Road Park: Hatfield Township Rocktoberfest is set for Sept. 30 in the park at 1619 School Road. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. enjoy classic, antique and special interest cars and motorcycles, food, music, vendors, games and more. Parking will be at the Hatfield Aquatic Center. Go to www.hatfieldtownship.org/rocktoberfest.

Lower Providence Presbyterian Church: The 71st annual bazaar and fall festival runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the church, 3050 W. Ridge Pike, Lower Providence. Activities include a silent auction, games, face painting, bounce houses, exhibits, an emergency vehicle display and demonstrations, including the Lower Providence Police Department K9 Unit.

Peter Becker Community: From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 Community Day offers live music, children’s activities, outdoor games, a car show, food and more. PBC is at 800 Maple Ave., Franconia Township. Visit www.peterbeckercommunity.com or call (215) 256-9501.

Linvilla Orchards: Pumpkinland is in effect through Nov. 5 at 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media. Linvilla will have pumpkins, pick-your-own apples, live music and entertainment, hayrides, pony rides, face painting, the apple slingshot, pumpkin ring toss, and straw bale and corn mazes. The Apple Festival & Pie Eating Contest is scheduled for Sept. 23-24. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, till 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit www.linvilla.com.

Celebrating heritage

Riverfront Park: The second Pottstown Latin Festival is held noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 in the park at 140 College Drive, Pottstown. Highlights include live music, food, vendors and more. Admission is free.

Daniel Boone Homestead: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30, it’s a Heritage Day of colonial interpretation and demonstrations at the historic site at 400 Daniel Boone Road, Birdsboro. They will be cooking in the Boone House and baking in the Bertolet Bake Oven. American Heritage Chocolate (Mars) will be on site doing an 18th century chocolate demonstration. You will also have the opportunity to take a helicopter ride over the homestead up into Oley Township. Call (610) 582-4900.

Upper Darby: The first annual Upper Darby International Festival will be held on 69th Street from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 23. The celebration of the township’s diversity includes food, music, merchandise, a beer garden and a musical stage outside of the Tower Theater.

One night only

Suzanne Roberts Theatre: Movie, theater and television star Kathleen Turner makes her cabaret debut in “Finding My Voice” at 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Philadelphia Theatre Company venue at Broad and Lombard streets, Philadelphia. For tickets call (215) 985-0420 or visit www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org.

Concert highlights

Sly Fox Beer: The Can Jam Music Festival happens noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Sly Fox’s Brewery & Tastin’ Room, 331 Circle of Progress Drive, Pottstown. The music lineup features Tap Trio, featuring John Swana; Michael Tiernan; John Train; RFA; and The Commonheart. Another big highlight is the team KanJam tournament. Search for www.facebook.com/events/1084928018277466.

World Cafe Live: Philly Music and Arts Fest offers two days of rising Philadelphia music talent at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Tickets are $30 Friday, $40 Saturday, $65 for both days. World Cafe Live is at 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia. Call (215) 222-1400 or visit www.worldcafelive.com or https://phlmusicfest.com.

Kimmel Center: The ARW lineup of Yes, featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. For ticket information, call (215) 893-1999 or visit www.kimmelcenter.org.

Twentieth Century Club: Lansdowne Folk Club presents singer/songwriter storytelling bluesman Roy Book Binder at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne. Tickets are $17 in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation, $20 without an advance reservation. Dinner and desserts will be available for an additional cost. Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station one block away. Visit www.folkclub.org, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213.