Gorgeous foliage, spooktacular Halloween adventures, delicious fresh food, and so much more bring Montgomery County to life in the fall. With so much to do, bookmark this handy fall guide to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun! Check in with the calendar of events for more to do.
Your Fall Fun Guide is presented by Upper Merion Township. Everyone is invited to the Upper Merion Community Fair and Fall Fest scheduled for Saturday October 1st from 10am to 2pm. This event will be fun for the whole family! Enjoy food trucks, live music, pony rides, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin and decorating station, straw bale photo corral and face painting, crafters, jewelry, balloon clowns Judy Tudy and Figaro, Meet Ronald McDonald, build your own scarecrow station(bring some old clothes and pillowcase!). There will be an Apple Dessert Contest, Raffles, Giveaways, Games and Fall Fun for Kids, bouncy rides, bake sales, and more. Meet service groups and nonprofits, sports teams, clubs, faith communities and local businesses that make up this great community!
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Green Lane Park – Star and Night Sky Watch
When: Thur. Sept. 1 between 7:30 -8:30 pm
Where: 2005 Knight Rd., Green Lane, PA 18054
Look up to the heavens then join the Bucks-Mont Amateur Astronomers for an evening of star-gazing on Thur. Sept. 1 between 7:30 -8:30 pm at Green Lane Park. Club members will have telescopes available for your use and can answer questions about what can be seen in late summer’s night sky. Meet in Red Trail Parking lot on Knight Road. The event is free. Rain or cloud cover date is Sat. Sept. 3 at 7:30 pm.
The Legacy of Samuel W. Pennypacker
When: Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Visit the Morris Cemetery in Phoenixville on the 100th anniversary of Samuel’s death. FREE
Upper Merion Community Center Grand Opening: The Community Center is a state-of-the-art building equipped with kitchens, art studios, a fitness room, multiple athletic courts, free wifi, and many other great amenities.
When: September 6, 2016
Where: 431 W. Valley Forge Rd. King of Prussia, PA
When: Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Where: Norristown Farm Park Germantown Pk & Barley Sheaf Dr. East Norriton, PA 19403
Take an excursion underground. We will be looking under leaves and rocks on the forest floor and exploring soil as well as rotting logs to see what lives there. Hear a story and make an earthy craft. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Meet at the pavilions. Ages: 3 and up with an adult. Pre-registration is required.
Vereinigung Erzgebirge – Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest
When: Saturday, September 10, from 11 am to 10 pm
Where: 130 Davisville Rd., Warminster, PA 18974
Celebrate Oktoberfest a little early this year on Saturday, September 10, from 11 am to 10 pm by visiting the Vereinigung Erzgebirge, a social and sports club in Warminster. Founded by German immigrants in 1931, the club has been hosting the annual celebration for 79 years. The day begins with an official keg tapping ceremony and plenty of food and beer will be available. Fun for the kids includes a moon bounce, face painting, soccer games and crafts. Musical performances by Willi Aust, The Philadelphia German Brass Band and other groups will take place throughout the day. Admission is $5.00 per person in advance or $7.00 at the door. Visit the website at http://veclub.org/oktoberfest for more info.
The Breathing Room Foundation Annual Backyard Fair
When: September 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Jenkintown Square Greenwood Ave & Leedom St Jenkintown, PA 19046
Games, prizes, entertainment, and food. All proceeds benefit The Breathing Room Foundation
Collegeville’s Colossal Yard Sale
When: Saturday, September 10th, 2016. In the event of rain, the Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17th.
Where: Waterworks Park on West First Ave. in Trappe
Spend the beautiful fall morning at Collegeville’s fifth legendary Colossal Yard Sale! The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterworks Park on West First Ave. in Trappe, features close to 100 vendors, food, and a large playground area for kids. The Yard Sale is handicapped accessible, and free parking for shoppers is available on the park’s large playing field.
Back To School Pep Rally at Goldfish Swim School
Where: Goldfish Swim School 185 Commerce Dr. Fort Washington
When: September 16, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for an open swim and an evening of fun on Friday, September 16! Activities, snacks, raffles and much more! FREE for anyone showing school spirit! (school shirt, uniform, jersey etc.)
2016 Montgomery County History Fair
When: Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Heckler Plains
“Necessities” The Trades of Early America – Early American tradesmen learned their craft as apprentices to master craftsmen who brought their expertise with them to America from the Old World. This year’s Fair is a look at life before Walmart when we took pride in making items by hand with skilled artistry. We’d also like you to experience another precursor to our modern day hotels, post offices, restaurants and transportation centers all rolled into one place called a Tavern or Publick House. Along with this look at an earlier time, we invite you to learn about the past of this amazing county in Pennsylvania, whose rich history abounds from the outskirts of Philadelphia to the up-country regions around Green Lane, from the local historical societies, churches and organizations who each proudly keep a portion of the story of Montgomery County
Craft Marketplace at Pennypacker Mills
When: Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Pennypacker Mills
This year the Craft Marketplace is being held in conjunction with the Perkiomen Valley Art Center’s Art Show and sale. The artists will be exhibiting and selling 2-D artwork in the Classroom Building. The Craft Marketplace is expecting 60+ carefully selected, skilled craftsmen who will be happy to fulfill your every need for the perfect holiday gift for your family, friends, or just yourself! Our 100% handcrafted items include scrollsaw art and ornaments with an ongoing demonstration, woolen wares made of angora, alpaca and llamas (and the bunnies will be there too!), nature photographs, digital art, stained glass, sterling and gemstone jewelry, beaded jewelry, metal sculpture and jewelry, loads of baby items, and so much more from fabric crafts to jams and jellies and soaps we have it all! All of this in one gorgeous location and in prices to please every pocketbook. After shopping you can visit our food vendor and get dessert at the KONA ICE booth, visit the FRIENDS’ 50/50 raffle and FRIEND-made craft table, and tour the beautiful turn-of-the-20th-Century mansion. All proceeds benefit Pennypacker Mills.
Central Schwenkfelder Country Fair
When: Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Central Schwenkfelder Church Fair, Entrance to the fairgrounds will be off of Valley Forge Road.
An old-fashioned Country Fair with activities for the whole family will be held at Central. An annual event since 1951, the Fair is held on historic farm property which is adjacent to the church; located on Valley Forge Road (Rt. 363), just north of Skippack Pike (Rt.73). The Country Fair attracts more than 1,000 visitors each year and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit charities, both local and worldwide.
Native American Day
When: Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Norristown Farm Park
A festive celebration of Native American culture. The entire event (held at the pavilions) is free, including parking.
St. Miriam’s Parish – 654 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034
When: October 2nd – 31st
Pumpkin Patch is open every day through October 31st! Stop by and Get a great Pumpkin and support our children, too!
Upper Merion Community Fair & Fall Fest
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 10am to 2pm
Where: Heuser Park, 694 W. Beidler Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
When: Saturday October 8
Where: Throughout Narbeth. It starts and ends this year in Commerce Way, right behind The Greeks Next Door. This “Unofficial” Narberth Scavenger Hunt is for 21 and over. The Hunt takes place on a Saturday night each October, and the clues lead participants all throughout Narberth. For more info, see http://www.narberthscavengerhunt.com/
Fall Fest Weekends
When: All of October
Where: Northern Star Farm in Trappe
- Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch – or choose from a large selection
- Explore the Corn Mazes – Two mazes on 14 acres
- Daytime & Moonlit Hayrides – with visit to the Witch’s House
- Giant Apple Slingshots & Air Cannon – shoot for prizes!
- Antique Tractors on Display
- Pony Rides and Farm Animals
- Little Farmer Play Barn – with hay tunnels, mini golf, and giant sensory seed pit
- Private Group Bonfires – for parties of 20 or more
- Apple Cider, Cider Donuts, and lots of other fall treats!
Apple Butter Frolic
When: Saturday, October 1st 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Mennonite Heritage Center
What: This popular autumn festival has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The Frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, and it’s great fun for young and old alike. It also raises important funds to support the mission of the Mennonite Heritage Center.
- Pancake & Apple Sausage Breakfast
- Apple Foods Tent
- Apple Baking Contest
- Folk Craft Demonstrations
- Delicious PA German Food
- Children’s Activities
- Horse and Wagon Rides
- Farming Demonstrations
- Grandma’s Kitchen