Montgomery County’s Guide to Fall 2013

Our 2013 Guide to Fall is here with everything from pumpkins and scarecrows to hayrides and s’mores. So if you’re looking to enjoy the best of what Montco has to offer this autumn, be sure to check out the list! We will be updating the guide every week with more things happening in our area so keep checking in for new and exciting events. Also, feel free to email us info on fall activities taking place near you; info@montcohappening.com.
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Moonlit Hayrides at Northern Star Farmfall moonlit hayrides

Celebrate fall differently this year with Hayrides at Northern Star Farm. Perfect for people of all ages, school and college students, families, neighborhoods, scout and church groups. This is NOT a Haunted hayride. ”Moonlit” hayrides will be ongoing through the 2013 fall season. As this is a family business composed of a small staff, all of the activities throughout the year are by reservation only, with the exception of our weekend fall fest which runs from 9am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday throughout October.

At a very reasonable $10.00/person (infants are free) this slow moving 40 minute hay ride out over our 230 acres in which you are seated on hay bales, have the ability to observe the wild animals that inhabit the area, the ability to mix in a trip to the 5 acre corn maze, followed by a bonfire, (s’more kits and sticks can be provided at a small additional charge).

96 Third Ave East
Trappe, Pennsylvania 19426
#215-859-7302
Visit their website for more info: http://www.northernstarfarm.net/

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Sunday, September 29th – Lower Providence Township’s annual Fall Fling Car Show is happening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Lower Providence Fire Company. Come see unique cars, trucks and motorcycles while also enjoying music, food and giveaways. Admission is FREE for this event. To register a vehicle, call 610-635-3543 or visit www.lowerprovidence.org/events.htm

Event Location: 3199 Ridge Pike, Eagleville. 19403
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Saturday, Oct. 5 – Lower Providence Township’s annual Community Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Township complex. FREE family activities, $2 hayrides, Fall Fun Zone ($5 wristband for all day play), Touch-A-Truck, PennSTAR helicopter, police canine demonstration, Business Courtyard, crafters, food, music and much more. Rain date Oct. 6. For more information visit www.lowerprovidence.org/events.htm

Event Location: 100 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, 19403

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Fall Festival at Pennypacker Millsfall featured

Bring the whole family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, October 19th from 1 to 4 pm for a FREE afternoon of fun for all ages. Take a tractor-pulled hayride around the grounds and view the beautiful fall foliage. Watch your kids add their creative touch to the pumpkin they select with a variety of paint colors and take it home for your front step. Bring your camera to capture all the memorable moments as kids make vintage inspired Halloween crafts, do gravestone rubbings, crank the cider press and shuck dried corn, just as farmers did in the early 1900’s. There will also be bean-bag toss and hay pile jumping, the kind of old-fashioned fun you remember. Refreshments served. For more information, call 610-187-9349.

5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville PA 19473
#610-287-9349
Website: www.historicsites.montcopa.org/pennypackermills

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Merrymead FarmsFall 1

Join the local community and staff from Merrymead Farm for the annual Lighting of the “Great Pumpkin”!!!  This event starts on Friday September 27th with music at 6:45pm and storytelling for the kids at 7:30pm. Price: $2.00 pp.

2222 Valley Forge Road
Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
For more info: http://www.merrymead.com/

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Whitpain Township Harvest Festival

The 2013 Whitpain Harvest Festival will be more exciting than ever before! In addition to your favorite activities from previous years, there will be performances by local musicians Ashley Leone, and Fort Washington School of Rock. A concert by world renowned singer/songwriter Brett Dennen will be the highlight of the day!

Parking at the Township Building will be very limited! Plan to park in the Montgomery County Community College parking lot off of Morris Road. Complimentary shuttles will be provided for festival attendees.

Things To Do:

  • The Great Pumpkin Patch
  • Rolling Game Stationfall harvest
  • Large Vendor Area
  • Food Court
  • Inflatable Rides ($10 for unlimited ride wristbands available at the Twp. Bldg.)
  • Trackless Train
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Children’s Game Area
  • Pumpkin Painting

Schedule of Events

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vending Booths Open
  • 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Food Court and Music
  • 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Activities and Games
  • 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Inflatable Ride Area
  • 5 p.m. School of Rock
  • 6 p.m. Ashley Leone
  • 7 p.m. Brett Dennen
  • 9 p.m. Festival / Food Court Close

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Maple Acres Farm

Hayrides at Maple Acres take place every Saturday and Sunday.
12pm or 1pm until Halloween (Call for Start Times)
Kids $2, Adults $3
Additional rides may be offered depending on wagon availability. Feel free to call after 12:30pm the day of to get details on the days schedule.

#610-828-7395
2656 Narcissa Road
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania 19462
Follow On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MapleAcresFarm?fref=ts

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Kohler Farms

Fall At Kohler Farms

  • Hayrides will begin September 28th and run every Saturday and Sunday through October.
  • Mums are now available
  • Reserve your Halloween hayride NOW!
  • Pumpkin Ice Cream has arrived!

1262 Limekiln Pike, Horsham, Pennsylvania
#215-646-4941
Visit the website for more info: http://www.kohlerfarms.net/

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Meadowbrook Farm

Fall is in full swing at PHS Meadowbrook Farm! Kick off the season with a day of festive activities, seasonal treats, and spectacular décor at the annual Fall Open House on Saturday, October 5. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy great shopping, children’s activities, live demonstrations, and delicious refreshments from 10 am – 5 pm.fall marshmallows

Meadowbrook will feature beautiful plants for fall landscapes, including one-of-a-kind combination planters, spring bulbs, and vibrant violas, kale, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts – which are great (and unexpected!) choices for your autumn displays. Gorgeous mums in red, orange, yellow, bronze, and purple will also be available alongside unique varieties of fairytale pumpkins, black acorn & carnival squash, gooseneck gourds, and mini pumpkins. The Meadowbrook gift shop will also have great seasonal shopping for home décor and garden accessories, including garden gear and tools. Live music, cooking demonstrations, tasty refreshments, and tours of the home and property will round out the day.

Fun for kids includes a series of special activities including pumpkin painting, hayrides, scavenger hunts, and the always popular pumpkin launching!

1633 Washington Ln Meadowbrook, PA 19046
(215) 887-5900
Meadowbrook Farms: http://meadowbrookfarm.org/

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Varner Farms

Saturday & Sundays, September 28th-October 27th
Horse-drawn & Tractor-drawn wagon rides around our 90 acre farm, paint your own pumpkin, make your own scarecrow, face painting, visit the farm animals, mini straw bale maze, pedal tractors, cattle roping and kiddy wagon train.
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Harvest Games & Candy

Thursday October 31st, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Dress up in animal, Bible or non scary costumes. Instead of going door to door your children will go station to station playing games, going through mazes, and receiving candy after each station. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Come on over and make a Fall memory with your kids, and then end the Fall Harvest with a safe environment, old fashioned games and of course, FREE candy!

746 S. Trappe Road
Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426
Click here for more info: http://www.varnerfarms.net/

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Fall at Elmwood Park Zoo


Overnight Investigation: The Hunt for Bigfoot
Fall at Elmwood

Friday, October 11th – Could Bigfoot be lurking around the Zoo after hours? EPZ needs your help to find out! Every morning, the keepers find footprints throughout the Zoo! Are they the foot prints of Bigfoot or is some other creature the culprit? During this overnight investigation, you and the other detective campers will look at evidence, study footprints and ultimately help us figure out just who has been lurking around the Zoo at night!

Tickets are $40 per person and $25 per member; kids under 3 are free.

Price includes:

  • Admission
  • DFinner
  • Activities
  • S’mores by the campfire
  • Breakfast in the morning
  • All campers are required to provide their own camping equipment

Contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x 241 or email guestservices@elmwoodparkzoo.org to make your reservation.

 

Oktoberfest at Elmwood!!!

Saturday, October 12 - Elmwood Park Zoo’s annual beer tasting festival returns for another year, connecting guests with fantastic brews from all over the globe. And for the first time, EPZ’s Oktoberfest is an all-day affair; 2:00 to 5:30 pm!

General admission tickets are $40 per person and include:

  • Unlimited beer tastingfall brew at the zoo
  • Souvenir tasting glass
  • Live animal encounters
  • Food for purchase
  • Designated driver tickets are available for $15 per person and include complimentary water or soda and snack

 

A limited amount of VIP tickets are available for $75 per person. VIP admission includes all the benefits of general admission plus:

  • Early (12:30 pm) admission
  • Free all-you-can-eat food from Outback Steakhouse
  • Exclusive access to VIP area and select beers

Purchase tickets by clicking here, or by calling 610.277.3825 x 229.
Oktoberfest is a rain-or-shine event, 21 and over only (IDs will be checked at time of entry)
PLEASE NOTE, the Zoo will be closed to regular admission (10 am to 5 pm) during this special event.

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Fall at Morris Arboretum


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Saturday, October 5th at 10am
Don’t miss this weekend of autumn fun that has become an annual tradition for many families. Make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, sample different varieties of apples and more! Free with admission; some activities have an additional fee, click here for more info


Scarecrow Walk

Saturday & Sunday, October 5th & 6th at 10am
More than 30 scarecrows will be on display for three weeks along Oak Allée. Come vote for your favorite and help determine which ‘crows will be the prize winners! Free with admission, click here for more info.

100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
#215-247-5777

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Halloween at Glencairn

Glencairn’s Halloween Festival has become an annual tradition for kids and adults alike.  Explore Glencarin’s galleries and art by looking for clues in the fall at glencarin 2Harry Potter scavenger hunt. Watch a demonstration of the ancient harvest-time art of wheat weaving, and learn how to make your own ($2 per love knot). Come and enjoy self-guided tours of the whole Museum, face painting, and refreshments at the Castle Café. Come in costume and get a prize! See more about this event by clicking here. This years event will be held on Sunday, October 27th from 12pm-4pm.

Glencairn Museum
1001 Cathedral Road
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
Phone: (267) 502-2600 | Front Desk: (267) 502-2990
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Barktoberfest in Upper Merion

The Upper Merion Farmers Market is calling all dogs in the local community this weekend, as well as their owners. On Saturday, Oct. 5, they are encouraged to participate in the market’s first annual Barktoberfest celebration. Barktoberfest will feature contests, costume judging, and canine portraits. The events begin at 11 a.m. with a musical dogs contest that is akin to musical chairs. In this contest, the dogs that can sit the fastest win the competition. Following this Barktoberfest 2challenge, dogs are invited to participate in a costume contest that will be judged by local elected officials in Upper Merion Township.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, dogs can pose for portraits taken by Memories by Michelle Photography. Portraits will be available for a small fee and printed out on site. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be distributed to the local animal shelters that frequent the farmers market each week. All dogs that participate in Barktoberfest will receive a bandana scarf and a small bag of dog treats.

In addition to these Barktoberfest activities, the market will also host representatives from the Friends of Valley Forge Park. They will talk with market patrons about their educational programs and ways to partner with them to preserve the park.

Upper Merion Farmers Market
175 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia,PA 19406
Website: http://www.UpperMerionFarmersMarket.org/