Tis’ the season for haunted houses, hot cider, pumpkin carving, trick or treating, costume parades, parties and more! Our 2015′ Guide to a Happening Halloween in Montgomery County is here to let you know where and when these Fall favorites are happening for you and your family. Keep checking in with Montco Happening as we will be updating the Guide with more local events as we inch closer to October 31st. Wishing everyone in Montco a safe and spooky Halloween this year! If you would like to add an event to our ghastly guide, please feel free to send an email with event details to, [email protected].

This years Guide to a Happening Halloween is presented by Pennsylvania Traditions. The unique shop located in the heart of Skippack offers a wide array of home decor, vintage gifts, hand crafted items, furniture, and art from dozens of local and nationally known artists and craftspeople. With Halloween just around the corner, the historic store front is now filled with an amazing array of Halloween novelties perfect for October. It’s the ideal place to stop for Halloween themed crafts that are hand crafted and designed by local artists from our local area. This is definitely not the place where you’ll find typical, “run of the mill” Halloween decorations, and that’s exactly what we love most about them! What you will find is a beautifully designed space full of intricate gifts, a personal shopping experience, and the chance to purchase hand crafted items while supporting the very artisans who created them! When it comes to quality and creativity, there’s no better place to shop for Halloween gifts and home decor than at Pennsylvania Traditions.

Located in downtown Skippack, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Traditions offers a mix of custom made items that includes: redware, tinware, baskets, pottery, quilts, textiles, folk art, carvings, decorative tiles, reproduction furniture, personal care items and framed art, just to name a few! Even with such an eclectic array of items to choose from you will find the store to be impeccably designed and decorated. Most impressive of all, and a reason why owner Susan Broomall has been so supported over the years is that more than 70% of her inventory comes directly from artists, many of whom are located in Pennsylvania. Susan and her staff have an immense love and respect for the artists who help capture and preserve our regions historic memories, art forms, and traditions.

The crafts on display at Pennsylvania Traditions are a genuine reflection of the area that we call home and each piece was created out of the love for our shared heritage and culture. This love is exactly why Susan and her team of Pennsylvania craft enthusiasts, artists, and decorators have hand picked them for display including everyday objects such as cards, candles, table linens, rugs, hand blown glass, seasonal decorations and so much more. Their Halloween offerings are equally as impressive and ready for you to take home this season!

 

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Ambler’s Halloween Parade & Extravaganza

Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring your ghost and goblins out for trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, entertainment, kid friendly activities and yummy treats all provided by Ambler business.

The theater lobby is the hub of activity – when you check in there you can partake in the activities right away, or choose to go on the Halloween walk to participating businesses.

Prizes for best costumes in various categories will be awarded at various times

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Saturday, October 24th @ 10:00am at the Ambler Movie Theater
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
Join the FB Event Page: Halloween Extravaganza

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King of Prussia Mall-O-Ween

October 31, 2015
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and visit shops throughout the mall to collect goodies. Trick-or-treaters should meet at the lower level of the Plaza outside JCPenney.


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Halloween Parade in Collegeville

 

The Collegeville Rotary Club announced that the annual Halloween Parade will be held on Wednesday, October 28.  There is no rain date.  Groups marching in the parade can gather at Vince Raffeo’s parking lot behind Benjamin Moore Paint, Diane’s Hair Studio & the AmeriGreen gas station at 454 E. Main Street in Collegeville by 6:00 PM.  Judging will be from6:00 PM until 6:20 PM.  The parade march will begin at 6:30 PM.  The parade route will turn right out of the parking lot & finish in front of Philly Soft Pretzel Factory.  The parade will conclude around 7:30pm.

Children and their families are invited to march in the parade.  There is no admission fee.  There will be a costume contest, with prizes going to the winners in various age groups & floats.  No formal registration is required for participation in the parade.

Please do not park in the parking lot because a large number of children and their families will be assembling.  There will not be enough room for people marching in the parade to gather and for parked cars.  Please park on a side street.

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Collegeville Halloween Parade
Wednesday, October 28th
6pm-7:30pm
*No Rain Date Scheduled for this Event

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West Norriton Halloween Parade and Party

The parade will stage at the Norristown Area High School Athletic Complex’s track and will be led by the East Norriton Middle School Marching Band and the Frank C. Parker Post American Legion Post 901. Post parade party immediately following in the gymnasium with a spectacular performance by the “Give & Take Jugglers”.

West Norriton Township Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 24th @ 10am
All children must be in costume
In case of rain, the event will move to the high school’s gymnasium
Check here for more details: http://www.westnorritontwp.org/index.aspx?NID=144

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Ghost Tours at the Haunted Selma Mansion

Bring the family and kids out to learn the haunted history behind one of Montco’s most haunted houses, the Selma Mansion in Norristown! Visitors will be able to walk through the rooms, hear the stories and  experience the darker side of Selma’s history first hand. Money raised by the Ghost Tour is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Norristown Preservation Society. Although it might be
selma mansion a little creepy, this event is designed to be family friendly!

Ghost Tours at Selma Mansion
Friday, October 23th from 8pm – 12am
Adults – $5; Children 5 to 12 – $3; Seniors & Veterans – $3; Active Military – Free
No one under 16 will be admitted without a adult
Selma Mansion
1301 W. Airy St., Norristown, PA

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Einstein Medical Montgomery’s Boo at the Zoo

Einstein Medical Montgomery’s Boo at the Zoo will take place this Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 3:00pm. The family friendly halloween event will feature trick-or-treat stations, themed attractions, costume contests, hay bale, corn mazes, and so much more. During Boo at the Zoo, guests can also enjoy all of the exciting events included with Harvest Fest at our county’s coolest zoo!boo at zoo

Featured Entertainment

October 17 – STEM program will be holding a Boat Sailing project. Kids will design and construct a boat with the greatest buoyant force, and race their boats in a 10 feet pool of water.

October 18th – KIND Candy Bars will be giving out products. Metro PCS will be hosting a photobooth. STEM program will be holding a Boat Sailing project. Kids will design and construct a boat with the greatest buoyant force, and race their boats in a 10 feet pool of water.

October 24th – Horizon Services will be handing out treats for guests.

October 25th – KIND Candy Bars will be giving out products.

October 31st – Metro PCS will be hosting a photobooth. Patient First and Whole Foods will be on site. STEM program will be holding a Boat Sailing project. Kids will design and construct a boat with the greatest buoyant force, and race their boats in a 10 feet pool of water.

On your way into the Zoo, guests are encouraged to donate an unused children’s book to the Lundy Law Library Express book drive, taking place in the EPZ Nature Shop through October 26th! Boo at the Zoo is free with Zoo admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 x 222.
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Boo at the Zoo
Saturday & Sunday, October 25th & 26th from 12pm-3pm
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA 19401
For more info please call #610-277-3825 x 222

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Pool-O-Ween at Plymouth Community Center

 

Frighteningly fun, Pool-O-Ween is an annual fall favorite held on Oct. 23rd at 7:30 pm inside the greater Plymouth Community Center! The entire aquatics center will be transformed into an eerie water playground with music provided by DJ Light & Sound. The lights will be low, creepy creatures will be wandering the pool deck and glow necklaces for all the guests will be lighting the way.
pow This event will end with a huge candy scramble, where bags of candy will be
thrown into the pool for your kids to gather up and take home!

Pool-O-Ween
Friday, October 23th
2910 Jolly Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Follow On FB: Greater Plymouth Community Center

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Haunted Barn at Cedar Grove Barn

 

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Cedar Grove Barn in Whitemarsh Township is offering two haunted events for residents of all ages this Halloween. Check below for more info, dates and times on both events.

Pre-School Haunted Barn

Children will trick or treat while walking through the Haunted Barn. Event includes music, fun, games and of course…candy!
Friday, Oct. 23rd from 5pm-7pm (Kid Friendly!)
Ages: 3-11 y/o
Cost: $7 at the door

Haunted Barn
Friday’s & Saturday’s
October 16th, 17th, 23rd, & 24th
6pm-10pm
This event is for children 8 y/o and older
Cost: $7 at the door

Pay only $5 by pre-registering here...

Cedar Grove Park Barn
100 Cedar Grove Road
Conshohcoken, PA 19428

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Halloween at Abington Free Library

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Community Room. AGES 7 & UP

Come face-to-face with ghosts, bats, bugs and rats in this spooky tale presented by Classroom Adventure Stories. Listen for your name as storyteller Don Dougherty takes you on a hair-raising adventure. A scary good time is guaranteed for all!

Registration begins Tuesday, October 13.

Please sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.hl

Abington Free Library

1030 Old York Road, Abington
Tuesday, October 27th @7pm
For more information, call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or visit abingtonfreelibrary.org

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Ghost of Henry Mumbower in North Wales


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Bring the kids out to North Wales for a family fun event at the Evans-Mumbower Mill. You’ll learn some pretty cool history, hear ghost stories and of course…end the event with roasted marshmallows and cider! Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower and his family revisit his Mill to see how it is operating today. Come early to paint your own pumpkin from 5p-6p

Evans-Mumbower Mill
Saturday, October 24th, 6pm-8pm
230 Swedesford Road
North Wales, PA 19454
Cost: $5 for adult/ $3 for children (Ages 3-12)
More Info: http://www.wvwa.org

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Witches of Narberth Scavenger Hunt

All ages are invited to join this free Halloween event where kids will be searching downtown Narberth for 13 witches. They collect treats along the way of course, and then return to the start when they’ve found all 13 witches to collect a Halloween prize. The hunt starts at 1pm and will run up until 4pm or until prizes are gone. The Witches of Narberth scavenger hunt be held Saturday, October 24th at 1pm, cost is free!

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! On Saturday, October 24, at 1pm, on the corner of Forrest and Haverford Avenues, 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.

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Saturday, October 24th, 1pm-4pm
Haverford Ave. and Forrest Ave
Narberth, PA
Website: http://www.narberthonline.com
This FREE event is for young kids of all ages!
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Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade

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Bring your pet ready to strut in true Halloween fashion to support a great local charity, Sam’s Hope. The Erdenheim Civic Association was able to team up with local event planning company Seedling & Sage to bring our community members a pet friendly, family event that will be fun for all ages. The parade will be located at Cisco Park, more information located below.

Last year more than 50 of Springfield Township’s most dapper dogs and their doting two-legged companions spent a sunny, crisp fall day showing off their Howl-O-Ween costumes and helping raise money to keep their less fortunate furry friends in their loving homes.

You and your dog can help make the 2nd Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade even better. Get dressed up, catch up with old doggie friends and meet new ones, and raise even more money for Sam’s Hope, which is based right here in Wyndmoor.

With the funds raised at last year’s event, Sam’s Hope was able to provide emergency veterinary services to Lady & Ninja, the two beloved dogs of a local family, who were maliciously poisoned with strychnine (rat poison) in their fenced back yard.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Schedule:

  • 2:00 PM – Event Begins
  • 2:45 PM – Announcements
  • 3:00 PM – Parade Begins
  • 3:15 PM – Judging Begins
  • 4:00 PM – Awards Ceremony, Raffle Drawings & Silent Auction Winners

Prize Categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Best Owner/Pet Combo
  • Best Homemade/Handcrafted
  • Judge’s Choice
  • Super Cute

*Donations and or supplies of cat & dog food would be greatly appreciated!
Sunday, October 25th @ 3pm
Cisco Park, 199 Montgomery Ave, Erdenheim

Registration: 2:30 p.m.
Costume Parade: 3pm
Awards: 3:30 p.m.
More Details:http://erdenheimcivic.org

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 Conshohocken’s Halloween Parade

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Borough of Conshohocken Halloween Parade will be happening on Saturday, October 31st! Registration and event details are located below. This is a great chance to bring the family and kids out for a day of community fun in one of Montco’s most happening boroughs!

This year we will be starting the parade earlier so families can enjoy the parade before trick or treating begins. Registration will begin at 1pm at Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2 (819 Fayette St). Parade will begin promptly at 2pm. After marching down Fayette Street, join us at Washington Fire Company No. 1 for refreshments, prizes, and Mayor’s Halloween trivia! Prizes will be awarded in categories of Adult, Child, Toddler, Group/Family, and Organization.

Conshy’s Halloween Parade
1:00pm –  4:00pm along Fayette Street ending at Washies Fire House (Food & Prizes after the Parade!)

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Royersford Halloween Parade

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The Halloween thrills and chills are happening in Royersford on Monday, October 26th with their annual Halloween Parade! Make sure to join the Royersford Business Association in celebrating this great community event. It will definitely be SPOOKtacular!

Royersford Halloween Parade
Monday, October 26th at 7pm

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