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!
First Friday Ambler
When: Friday, September 1st from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Downtown Ambler
The first Friday of each month, May through October is always a blast in Ambler! The free “Kid’s Zone” offers arts and crafts, games, inflatables, shows and more. There is always plenty of live music and original art to enjoy as well as delicious food and special merchant promotions, including complimentary wine and cheese, special deals and more.
When: Friday, September 1st from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Boardroom Spirits Distillery, 575 W. 3rd St., LANSDALE
Every Friday we feature a different food truck at our distillery. Come out and enjoy different types of food offerings paired with one of our many specialty cocktails. Outside seating and different games are available for your entertainment.
Easton Farmers Market
When: Saturday, September 2nd from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: 30 Centre Square, Easton
All products sold at the Easton Farmers’ Market are locally grown and produced. The vast majority of the produce is naturally/organically grown. All meat and dairy is antibiotic and hormone-free. Animals are pasture-raised. Prepared food and ready-to-eat vendors source ingredients from local farms whenever possible.
Run the Loop Marathon
When: Sunday, September 3rd. Race starts at 6:00am
Where: 445 Manor Ave, Downingtown
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church 2017 Grecian Festival
When: Tuesday, September 7th through til Sunday, September 10th
Where: 900 S. Trooper Rd., Jeffersonville, PA 19403
Vereinigung Erzgebirge – Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest
When: Saturday, September 9th, from 11AMto 10PM
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.
Collegeville’s Colossal Yard Sale
When: Saturday, September 9th from 9:00AM- 1:00PM. In the event of rain, the Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, September 16th.
Where: Waterworks Park on West First Ave. in Trappe
Spend the beautiful fall morning at Collegeville’s fifth legendary Colossal Yard Sale! 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.
H5K Charity Run 5K run | 1M fun run/walk
When: Saturday, September 9th race starts at 9:30am
Where: Blue Bell, PA
KPVFC 9-11 Memorial Run: 5K run | 1M walk
Pints In The Square Brew Fest & 5k
When: Saturday, September 9th at 11:00am
Where: Ellis Preserve, Newtown Square
Run For Jenna 5k
When: Saturday, September 9th, race starts at 9:30.
Where: Maple Glen Elementary School, 1581 Fort Washington Ave, Maple Glen
Race for Refugees
When: Saturday, September 9th. Race starts at 9:00am
Where: 225 S Valley Rd, Paoli
Hard To The Core 5k Orchard Mud Run
When: Saturday, September 9th. Race starts at 9:00am
Where: Weaver’s Orchard, 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown
The Main Line Run
When: Sunday, September 10th. Race starts at 8:30
Where: Main Line Chamber 175 Strafford Ave, Radnor
2017 Mushroom Festival 5k
When: Sunday, September 10th. Race starts at 8:30.
Where: Kennett High School, 100 E South St, Kennett Square
Run With The Sun
When: Sunday, September 10th. Race starts at 7:30.
Where: Manor College 700 Fox Chase Rd, Jenkintown
Music for Kids Sake 5 Arts & Music Festival
When: September 10, 2017, from 1:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Elmwood Park Band Shell, 1325 Harding Blvd, Norristown
Music for Kids’ Sake 5 Arts & Music Festival is a FREE event at the Elmwood Park Band Shell 1325 Harding Blvd., Norristown on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 1:00pm-7:00pm. It is the finale of the park’s summer series! Music for Kids’ Sake 5 has been voted as a finalist on the Montgomery County Happening List!!! The event benefits Expressive Path’s creative arts programs for local teens. Expressive welcomes artists, merchandise vendors and food trucks to the park. There will be performances by four outstanding local bands: The Supernaturals, Carlos Danger, Civil Discord & The Cozy. They have all volunteered their time to assist Expressive Path in helping adolescents in Montgomery County participate in the arts. There will also be a performances by Expressive Path Students.
When: Saturday, September 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Lower Gwynedd Township, Bethlehem Pk, Spring House
Pike Fest returns to Lower Gwynedd Township on September 16, 2017. More than 4,000 guests attended the inaugural event, tasting food from local restaurants, shopping at Montco artisans and vendors, and enjoying the area’s top bands and entertainers.It will be a day of fun, food, amusements and attractions. The Pike Fest will include live performances from local bands, large bouncy inflatables, displays of police and county vehicles, local artisans, restaurants and food trucks
Narberth Fall Music & Art Festival
When: Sunday, September 17th from 2:00pm till 7:00pm
Where: Downtown Narberth on Haverford avenue and Forrest Avenue
Artist Alley early bird shopping begins at noon! We have assembled the areas finest artisans for the very best of handmade shopping! Johnny Cash Revisited starts at 3pm Joe Staffieri and Debbie Feeser re-create the sweet sound of Johnny and June. Broken Arrow – The Music of Neil Young starting at 5pm.
When: September 16 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Pennypacker Mills
The Friends of Pennypacker Mills are hosting their annual Craft Marketplace where unique handmade items and one-of-a-kind gifts are for sale by talented crafters. You’ll find everything from jewelry to vintage items, artwork to handmade wooden toys and birdhouses and lots more! There is something for every occasion! The Pennypacker Mills mansion will be open for guided tours too. Food vendor available.
“Rock The Block” Community Clean-Up Day in Norristown
When: Saturday, September 16th at 8:00 am
Where: Cherry Street Park, Norristown, PA 19401
With games, food, live STEM demonstrations, music, and much, much more, this year’s Community Clean-Up Day event is sure to be the ultimate blast! Registration will take place starting 8AM at the Cherry Street Park, sign up to volunteer at “Rock The Block” today!
Volunteers will have the opportunity to jump in and help complete an array of projects to help make our Norristown neighborhood a place that residents are proud to call home. Want to be a part of the festivities, but unable to volunteer? No problem! Join us at 1pm for lunch. Even if you cannot volunteer, “Rock The Block” is a great way to get to know the residents and community leaders in your neighborhood – don’t feel shy to take advantage!
Central Schwenkfelder Country Fair
When: September 16th @ 10:00AM – 3:30PM
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.
Jenkintown Festival of the Arts
When: September 17th from 1PM to 6PM
Where: Town Square, Jenkintown
Family Fun Day & Car Show
When: Saturday, September 17th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Valley Forge Marketplace, 600 S. Trooper Road, West Norriton
In addition to the Car Show there will be children’s amusements, a dunk tank, a raffle, 50/50 drawing, food and beverages, and a DJ. Proceeds from this event benefit the West Norriton Police Association.
Healthy Kids Running Series
When: Sundays, September 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th
Where: Ashbridge Park, 1301 W. Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Conshohocken Fun Fest
When: September 23rd from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Where: Fayette Street
Conshohocken Fun Fest is the borough’s annual family party. The day includes a morning 5k run, live music and entertainment, a children’s area, local crafters, and of course, great food. The event is held along Fayette Street between First and Sixth Avenues.
Conshohocken Fun Fest- 5K run/walk
When: Saturday, September 23rd
Where: Where: 2nd Avenue & Fayette Street, Conshohocken
The Breathing Room Foundation Annual Backyard Fair
When: September 26th from 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Where: Jenkintown Square Greenwood Ave & Leedom St Jenkintown, PA 19046
Games, prizes, entertainment, and food. All proceeds benefit The Breathing Room Foundation
Native American Day
When: September 24th from 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.
Blue Oyster Cult at Valley Forge Music Fair
When: Friday, September 29th from 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Valley Forge Casino Resort 1160 1st Ave King of Prussia, PA 19406
Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) presents Blue Oyster Cult as part of Valley Forge Music Fair on Friday, September 29, 2017. For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling hard rock fans worldwide with hard rock and heavy metal songs like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ for You”. The Long Island, NY– based band occupies a unique place in rock history as one of the few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. Doors of The Venue open at 8:00pm and the show starts at 9:00pm. Ticket prices range from $45-47.50 and are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
The 13th Annual Valley Road Run
When: Sunday. October 1st
Where: Check-in: Thomas J. Paul Building, 1061 Rydal Road, Rydal 19046
A 5k run and 2-mile walk to benefit The Breathing Room Foundation for families affected by cancer
Valley Road Run
When: Sunday October 1st from 8:30AM-10:00AM
Where: Valley Road in Rydal
43rd Annual Apple Butter Frolic
When: Saturday, October 7th 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
Upper Merion Community Fair & Fall Fest
When: Saturday, October 7th 11:00am to 3:00pm Rain Date Sunday, October 8, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Where: Heuser Park, 694 W. Beidler Road, King of Prussia
Cavalier 20-miler: 20M relay
When: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Where: This program is a fall risk screening and education class that is designed to raise awareness of falls, introduce steps on how to reduce falls, improve overall health, and provide referrals and resources.
Food Truck Festival
When: October 7th, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Downtown Phoenixville
30+ Food Trucks will grace the streets with globally influenced eats, giving you the opportunity to enjoy city-style eating in the suburbs. Both city- and local-based trucks and vendors participate in this unique event.
Trick or Trot 5K
When: Saturday, October 7th
Where: Collegeville, PA
When: October 7th & 8th (Rain or Shine) 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Skippack Village
What: One of Montgomery County’s biggest arts and crafts shows– takes over Route 73. Row after row of creations greet browsers looking for a one-of-a-kind treasure. The artistry, food, beverages and music all unfold against a backdrop of vibrant foliage in Skippack Village.
Collegeville Fire Company Hero Run 5K
When: Sunday, October 8th
Where: Collegeville, PA
Ethan’s Heart Journey 5K
When: Sunday, October 8th
Where: Pottstown, PA
Where: St. Miriam’s Parish – 654 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034
When: Sunday, October 8th through the rest of October
Pumpkin Patch is open every day through October 31st! Stop by and Get a great Pumpkin and support our children, too!
Narberth Scavenger Hunt
When: Saturday, October 14th
Where: Throughout Narberth. 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/
Sole Harvest 5K
When: Saturday, October 14th at 9:00am
Where: Norristown Farm Park, Norristown, PA
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!
Revolutionary War Encampment Walk
When: Saturday, October 21st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where:Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville
Come for a special program and hear the story of the encampment of General George Washington and his 9,000 Continentals in the fall of 1777. Take a guided walk on the grounds noting where soldiers camped and seeing the grave sites where soldiers are buried. All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.
Colebrookdale Railroad Excursions
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s throughout the Fall season
Where: Colebrookdale Railroad
Autumn Splendor: Spectacular autumn colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses while locally-produced fall snacks available for purchase on board warm the soul. Our 1920s open-window coaches, caboose, and the Secret Valley Explorer Open Car provide the perfect hayride-on-the rails. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays October – November.
Bonfire Train:Join us for a short night-time trip from the Boyertown Rail Yard to the site of the lost iron-making village of Colebrookdale. Warm your hands by the crackling fire and enjoy some fall snacks. Children in costume will be entered into our costume contest on-board. Bring a flashlight and, if you like, a blanket and folding chairs. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. One-hour round trips departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Friday and Saturday evenings, times vary. October-November.
Eeire Limited: Learn the haunted secrets of The Secret Valley on a very special evening run. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Second Friday of each month, June-December, 6:30 PM. Proceeds benefit the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust.
For more information on the Colebrookdale Railroad Excursions please visit www.colebrookdalerailroad.com
Harry Potter Weekend
When: October 19th through the 21st
Where: Downtown Chestnut Hill
A wizardly world awaits at the Harry Potter Weekend in neighboring Chestnut Hill. The festival features the annual Harry Potter Conference, the Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament and Harry Potter-themed events throughout downtown Chestnut Hill.
Grave Tales (The Original!): Old Goshenhoppen Church
When: October 21, 2017
Where:2092 Church Road, Woxall
Join the W.S. Hancock Society as we traverse a new location and another phenomenal graveyard that spans the centuries. If you’re a follower of Grave Tales, you’re sure to be wowed by this most unusual array of headstone symbolism, funeral practices and history. Our daytime tour leaves from the church at 12 noon and our evening tours will begin at 6:00 pm and then every half hour with the last tour leaving at 8:30 pm. While you wait for your tour to begin, drink in a presentation on remarkable headstones from around the nation. Please dress weather appropriate, wear comfortable and sturdy walking shoes and bring a flashlight or lantern. We are not a haunted attraction, our aim is to educate while allowing your imagination to ignite your senses.Admission $6.00 for adults – $4.00 for students/seniors payable at the door. For more information call 610-630-0912. www.wshancocksociety.org
All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 21st
Where: Pennypacker Mills 5 Haldeman Rd Schwenksville, PA 19473
Join us for pumpkin painting, tractor-pulled hayrides, fall kid crafts, corn shucking, working our apple cider press, and jumping in the hay pile! Refreshments served.FREE, suggested donation $2 per person.
All Hallow’s Eve Walking Tours
Where: St. Miriam’s Parish – 654 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034
When: Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th – Each night, tours will begin at 7PM: All Hallow’s Eve Walking Tours: Haunted History at Union Cemetery
Join Union Cemetery of Whitemarsh at Saint Miriam for a classic All Hallow’s Eve flashlight tour that includes an exciting tour of our century grounds and a walk through the pumpkin patch. Experience the enchanting art and landscape of our cemetery grounds after dark, as an experienced tour guide leads you along winding, dimly-lit pathways and behind the graves of historic figures that include: Harvey Longabaugh, the brother of the Sundance Kid; Thomas May Peirce, founder of Peirce College; the Van Billiard Family who perished on the Titanic; and George Jago, a Civil War soldier as well as many other Civil and Revolutionary War veterans. The nighttime walking tours will focus on the cemetery’s rich history, and of course, some of the liveliest spirits buried within our hallowed grounds, after all, Union Cemetery is on the Haunted Places in Pennsylvania list! Tours will last approximately 30-45 minutes, and will be followed by seasonal refreshments aside blazing fire pits near our pumpkin patch.
Witches of Narberth
When: Saturday, October 28th at 1:00pm
Where: On the corner of Forrest and Haverford Avenues
Before the Halloween Parade and trick-or-treating get started, there’s a free family event that’s become a Main Line kid favorite – The Witches of Narberth! Halloween kicks off with this popular annual scavenger hunt. Children of all ages are invited to join in this free event, where kids search downtown Narberth high and low for thirteen of the witchiest witches around. They collect treats along the way, and then return to the start to collect a Halloween prize. Costumes are optional, and we’ll give you a bag for treats. The hunt goes until 4 pm or until prizes are gone.
Halloween Basket Bingo
When: October 28th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Where: 170 Allendale Road, King of Prussia
Come and join us for an evening full of fun and prizes! Halloween Basket Bingo at the King of Prussia Fire House, 170 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. $25.00 Gets you 10 Games of Bingo with fantastic prizes for winners. Additional Games and Prizes are available and there will be a grand prize for the final bingo game! The price includes Beverages and Food. Cash Bar will be Open! All proceeds benefit Kind Hearts. Providing programs for Kids in Need of Dads.
Collegeville Run for Life: 5K run/walk
When: Saturday, October 28th
Where: Royersford, PA
When: Sunday, October 29th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Glencairn Museum
The Medieval Festival at Glencairn is a portal to the past: experience medieval life, art and beliefs through a Pilgrim’s self-guided Quest, demonstrations and activities. $10 adults, $8 seniors/students with ID. Free for members and children 3 and under.
- Stained glass painting
- Wool working
- Manuscript illumination
- Live music on replica instruments
- Replica Gutenberg-style printing press
Temple of Terror
When: Every weekend in October
Where: 20 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown
Narberth Halloween Parade
When: Monday, October 30th
In Narberth, kids get to wear their costume two nights in a row, because the night before Halloween is the Narberth Halloween Parade. The local kids all don their costumes and muster in the St. Margaret’s parking lot around 6pm. By 6:30, the parade starts making it’s way though town, past crowds of cheering spectators. The parade ends in Narberth Park where kids get a goody bag, apple cider and treats, courtesy of the Fourth of July Committee.