Special Events

Saturday, October 15th, 2016
4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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*Deadline extended to September 21st

About Shiverfest

Shiverfest is Riverbend’s most entertaining night of the year, with visitors enjoying a fun, family friendly event with engaging activities sprinkled throughout our site.

As the name evokes, Shiverfest is a slightly spooky but always friendly fall festival. Halloween is the prevailing theme with pumpkin decorating, a trick or treat trail, and storytelling around the campfire after our costumed visitors have trekked the infamous Haunted Trail. Back by popular demand will be our Forgotten Friends reptile show, moon bounce, pony rides and more.

Riverbend’s Purpose and How Your Contribution Helps

We believe every child deserves a chance to connect with nature. Support from Shiverfest directly supports education programs for children. Riverbend has 35,000 total program visits annually. These include 18,900 school student visits, of which nearly 60% are from schools serving low-income, urban households.

Your sponsorship gives children the joy of being in nature and it provides hands-on, outdoor learning for many who may not otherwise have the opportunity. It also maintains a 30-acre preserve open to the public 7 days a week. Thank you for your support of this important work!

Ticket Purchasing Information

Tickets, while they last, are $12 in advance* or $15 at the door. Children 3 and under are free.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, children 3 and under are free.

*Pre-registration closes at 5pm on Friday, October 7th.

Skip the lines at sign in! Admission wrist bands will be sent in the mail the week of the event for all pre-purchased tickets.

Thank you to our Shiverfest Sponsors!

Year-Long Corporate Partners

Great Pumpkin Sponsors

Black Cat Sponsors

The Seibert Family

The Baumstein Family

Harvest Moon Sponsors


Angela Allevi & Jason Newman
The Copas Family
Logan Circle Partners
Doreen Masalta
Nancy H. McCahan

The Wilson Family

Barn Owl Sponsors
C&V Landscaping
The Binnion Family
Gawthrop Greenwood LLC
Glackin Thomas Panzak, Inc.
Manko, Gold, Katcher, Fox LLP
Victoria Shisler
The Ressler Family
S & K Construction

Community Sponsors
The Bailer Family
The Barenbaum Family
Doris & Jim Brogan & Family
Amanda Masucci & Michael Daly
Bryn Mawr Dermatology
E & J Gallo
Gladwyne Montessori School
Kaplan/ Stewart
Philadelphia Country Club
Jared & Suga Smith
Waverly Custom Homes
Yohn Engineering Firm
The Shipley School
Elsie & George Collier
Gladwyne Animal Hospital

Family Supporter
The Barcus Family
Mrs. Nancy Bare Davis
The Cooney Family
Aulikki Copas
Michele Sacks & Jonathan Fenkel
Lisa V. Hancock
Lisa & Tim Matthews
Keith Pryor
Reilly Insulation, Inc.
Robert Tasch
Barbara Wilson



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Be a part of Shiverfest!

Join Riverbend for the largest event this season! Pumpkin decorating, pony rides, interactive science shows and more.Tickets on sale now

Directions & Info

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Contact us:
By Phone: 610.527.5234
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