Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, located just 18 miles west of Philadelphia, offers beautiful fall foliage during the autumn season. Families won’t want to miss the breathtaking scenery and can enjoy fall activities along the way. Here are seven fun festivities for families to enjoy in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, this fall.
National Public Lands Day
Get the kids outside while the weather is still fair for National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27, at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Families can help clean up the park and can take part in projects to help maintain the popular area. When the work is done, enjoy a guided nature hike before the barbecue starts. Events run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families should sign up in advance if looking to volunteer.
Upper Perkiomen Bird & Wildlife Festival
Educate the kids on birds and wildlife at this annual outdoor event on Saturday, September 27, at Green Lane Park. Live demonstrations will take place and hands-on activities and games for kids, like nature crafts and hayrides, will be offered. Food and drinks will be for sale, as well. Admission is free, and the event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Asher’s Chocolates 17th Annual Fall Fest
Enjoy live music, moon bounce houses, games, face painting and more at the 17th Annual Fall Fest, hosted by Asher’s Chocolates of Souderton, Pennsylvania. Hot dogs and drinks will be free, too! The fun starts at 11 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, at the retail store on Wambold Road. Admission is free.
Annual Apple Butter Frolic
Enjoy all things apple at the 41st Annual Apple Butter Frolic hosted by the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids activities, an apple baking contest, horse and wagon rides and more will take place and excite guests of all ages. Admission is $8 for teens and adults 13 and older, $2 for kids between 6 and 12, and free for kids 5 and under.
Do you want to make a scarecrow? Learn how at Norristown Farm Park in East Norriton, on Sunday, October 5, at 1 p.m. Families and kids can have fun making and dressing their very own scarecrow (be sure to bring clothes from home!), which may even be featured in the Park in the Dark night hike event on October 17. Admission is free, but costs $5 per scarecrow. Pre-registration is required.
Head to Skippack Village on Saturday, October 4, and Sunday, October 5, for the 41st annual Skippack Days event. Enjoy food and craft vendors, as well as kids’ activities and live music during this annual town wide celebration. Activities start at 10 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. on both days.
– Hilarey Wojtowicz