Turkey Tales at Norristown Farm Park

Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Gobble wobble season is here. Head to Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm to learn about the bird around which the Thanksgiving holiday revolves. Hear a turkey call, touch a turkey feather, and make a special turkey craft. What do turkeys [...]

2016 Thanksgiving Guide

By Betsy Natter With fall festivals over and everyone trying to figure out what to do with piles of Halloween candy, it’s time to think about Thanksgiving and turkeys. From nature programs, to buying fresh farm raised birds, to running a race in their honor, Montgomery County has something for everyone this November. Learn About [...]

Potpourri of Pods

Capture some of the vibrant gold of autumn at a Potpourri of Pods program at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1:00pm. Participants will harvest gently curled leaves, air-dried wildflowers, grasses, and other bounty to use in arrangements. Bring garden gloves, clippers, and a basket or tall bucket for gathering. Also bring [...]

Harry Potter Festival is Magically Fun

By Betsy Natter Photo credit: https://chestnuthillpa.com/events/harry-potter-festival-2016/ Be a wizard for a day by entering the magical world of J.K. Rowling at the Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament in Chestnut Hill on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22. An exciting variety of events is organized for Harry Potter fans across the Delaware [...]

Green Lane Park Hosts “Leave it to Beavers” Program

Head to Green Lane Park on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 5:00pm and enter the world of the amazing aquatic rodent, the beaver. After a brief indoor session, venture out in search of live beavers and evidence of their amazing tree cutting and home building activities. Participants on the last three outings have seen live [...]

Apples and Pumpkins and Scarecrows – Oh My!

We’re heading into that colorful season of the year when fall harvesting takes on a special wonder all its own. Many local organizations and businesses are featuring the best of fall with events that feature apples, pumpkins and entertaining scarecrows to fill your weekends with fun. You’re sure to find plenty to paint, carve, drink [...]

Corn Maze Mania

by Betsy Natter Nothing says outdoor fall fun like tramping through acres of cornfields, searching for clues, hitting dead ends, and hopefully finding the exit. Believed to be the first in the U.S., a corn maze created in Annville, PA near Lebanon Valley College in 1993 drew thousands of visitors. Since then, thousands of detailed [...]

Native American Day in Norristown

Come to Norristown Farm Park for the annual Native American Day on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. See Native American artifacts as well as replicas. Experienced presenters will give demonstrations and displays of Lenape culture, including flint knapping, jewelry, clothing, tools, foods, and animal pelts and bones. Come and talk to these [...]

Five End of Summer Fairs You Don’t Want to Miss

by Betsy Natter Summer is almost officially over, but the festivals are still going strong. There’s a lot to choose from, whether it’s a taste of history or a taste of honey – and everything in between. Check out one of these great fairs before September ends. Central Schwenkfelder Church – Country Fair 2111 Valley [...]