Tis the season for fall festivals! And there are plenty of them in MontCo right now. Here are our picks for fun things to do this weekend. You can always find more by visiting our Event Calendar, and bookmark our 2019 Halloween Guide and 2019 Fall Guide for ongoing seasonal fun.
Shinrin Yoku: Forest Bathing for Health
When: Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia
Learn about this ancient practice that is now supported by scientific research as you move slowly through the beautiful grounds of Morris Arboretum. Led by a trained guide you will learn about the healing benefits of mindful connection with nature to improve immune function, reduce cortisol levels, increase cognition and memory and improve mood.
North Wales Community Day
When: Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: S. Main Street, North Wales Borough
The entire family can enjoy this activity-filled day! There will be food trucks, a beer garden, vendors selling arts, crafts and wares and music. Plus, kids will love the FREE kids’ zone with inflatables and a petting zoo.
2019 Whitpain Community Festival
When: Saturday, September 28 from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell
Join the community for this annual fall event featuring music and dance performances, inflatable rides, food trucks, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo and more! The evening will end with fireworks. This year’s headliner band is The Amish Outlaws.
Fall Fest & Car Show
When: Saturday, September 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 401 S. Main Street, Hatfield
This annual event will feature classic cars, food, raffles, free kid activities and a live band. There will be a canned food collection and the Hatfield Auto Museum will be open.
Lighting of the Great Pumpkin at Merrymead Farm
When: Saturday, September 28 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 2222 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale
Help Merrymead Farm kick-off their 36th Annual Merrymead Harvest Days with the lighting of their GIANT pumpkin! There will be live music performed by Steve Pullara at 6 and storytelling at 6:45. Please bring blankets for seating, no lawn chairs will be permitted.
Fall for the Arts Festival 2019
When: Sunday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Enjoy a day of art, music, culinary delights and boutique shopping as Germantown Avenue, between Willow Grove and Rex Avenue is transformed into an outdoor arts and crafts marketplace. The event features more than 150 artists and crafters from around the county in addition to live music, artisan demonstrations and al fresco dining. There’s even a pop-up amusement park for kids!