Awesome Things to Do This September in Montco

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There are tons of exciting things to do this September in Montgomery County. Here are some of our favorites.

Please review guidelines provided by individual event organizers for safety precautions and standards before attending.

Yappy Hour
9.1 | Round Guys Brewing Co.

We're excited to promote the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board's brand, "Embark Montco," which highlights all the great places to bring your dogs in Montgomery County.

What is Yappy Hour? It's simple! Bring your dog(s), order a flight of our beer on the patio, and get some free "Embark Montco" swag such as a portable water bowl, potty bags or a bandana. To check out our current beer lineup, visit our website

Gertrude's Garden's + Home Tour
9.1 - 9.30 | Bryn Athyn Historic District

Working with the architects Carrère & Hastings and the landscape architects Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot, Mrs. Gertrude Pitcairn oversaw the details and vision of Cairnwood Estate. During this tour, we will take a refreshing look at the architecture, the grounds, and the grand rooms for entertaining on the first floor including the Great Hall, Music Room, Living Room, and Library, ending in the Carriage House.

Night Tours: Summer Twilight
9.1 - 9.4 | Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Explore Eastern State Penitentiary's historic cellblocks as the sun goes down. Admission to Night Tours: Summer Twilight includes all daytime programming —“The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour; award-winning exhibits; artist installations — and more! Grab a drink and relax in The Fair Chance Beer Garden. Eastern State partners with Philadelphia’s Triple Bottom Brewing Company to offer a selection of Triple Bottom beer for purchase, including the all-new Purpose Pale Ale. Reflect on the legacy of criminal justice reform through hands-on activities. View a new, digital art installation by Andrea Walls, co-commissioned by Mural Arts Philadelphia, and projected onto Eastern State’s façade.

First Thursday: Beer & Bites
9.2 | Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting

Taste your way around the store on First Thursday. Local breweries sample their seasonal brews paired with made-in-store bites. Cheers!

Kayak Excursions: Petty's Island
9.4 | Independence Seaport Museum

Excursion Dates and Times vary.  Click here for a complete list. 

Must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate.

This 10-mile kayaking excursion is for the experienced paddler and nature lover.  The trek will lead to Petty's Island, a 292-acre island in the middle of the Delaware River.  Gear up to explore the secluded waterways surrounding Petty's Island and bring your own picnic lunch.  This excursion is best suited for intermediate to advanced paddlers.

Stony Run Winery Wine Tasting
9.4 - 10.16 | Colebrookdale Railroad

Stony Run Winery; an estate winery located in Kempton, PA has crafted the perfect wine and cheese pairing for a delectable mouthwatering experience. Small-batch handcrafted cheeses are paired with specific award-winning Stony Run wines. During this excursion, you will be sampling four pairings then choosing from those 4 wines to enjoy a full glass.

Please note our tasting is for those ages 21+ and is only offered in our Dining, Parlor and Lounge Cars.

Tickets available on our website; https://www.colebrookdalerailroad.com/excursions/railroad-excursions/stony-run-winery-wine-tasting/

Artist Meet & Greet Party with Mandy Martin
9.4 - 11.13 | Exhibit  B Gallery

Meet Mandy Martin and see her bold colorful paintings of poppies, tropical isles, and abstract scenes. Mandy is headlining our August show which starts on 8/20 in conjunction with Souderton's 3rd Friday event. We'll also be featuring lots of new paintings, pottery, jewelry, gifts, exclusive Souderton greeting cards and t-shirts.

More artists in this show: Harry Boardman, Karen Weber, Lynnette Shelley, Rye Tippett, and Rachel Isaac

Kayak Excursions: Graffiti Pier
9.5 - 9.19 | Independence Seaport Museum

Paddle 6 miles with us to one of Philadelphia's most Instagrammable locations, Graffiti Pier!  Our kayak excursion will present participants with the unique opportunity to see this iconic destination from the water.  You never know what cool design you will spot on your trip.  This excursion is best suited for intermediate to advanced paddlers.   

Autumn Splendor
9.5 - 9.26 | Colebrookdale Railroad

Enjoy a "hayride on the rails" aboard our Deluxe Coach, Dining, Garden Cafe, First-Class Parlor or First-Class Lounge Cars. *PLEASE NOTE; This excursion does not include meal service. However, drinks and light fare are available for purchase throughout the train from our à la carte menu

Tickets available on our website

The Searchlight Series: 50th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Uprising
9.7 | Eastern State Penitentiary

Join our guests Dee Quinn Miller, Heather Ann Thompson, and Aaron Noble for a panel discussion commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Attica Prison Uprising, the subsequent retaking of the prison, and the legacy of Attica half a century later. The Attica Prison Uprising in September 1971 is remembered as a landmark event in the history of civil rights struggles for incarcerated Americans.  It resulted in the deaths of 43 people, including 10 correctional officers, most by New York state police gunfire during the retaking of the facility.

This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Craftsmanship at Glencairn: Five Artists Tour
9.7 - 11.6 | Glencairn Museum

Around every corner in Glencairn, visitors encounter remarkable examples of early 20th-century craftsmanship—in metal, stained glass, mosaic, stone, and wood. Craftsmanship at Glencairn: Five Artists is a guided tour and exhibit that explores the work of five artists who worked at Glencairn, the castle-like home built by Raymond Pitcairn for his family (completed in 1939). Well over one hundred artists, architects, and laborers contributed to the construction of Glencairn, which took more than a decade to complete. Without the efforts of all of them working together, the Pitcairns’ remarkable home could not have become a reality.

Twilight on the River
9.8 - 9.22 | Bridgeport

Something for everyone! Make it a family night out! Twilight on the River is an open-air market located in the center of Bridgeport. A mix of local vendors, food, music, games and nonprofit showcase. Contact us if you are an interested vendor.

Fall Container Workshop I
9.9 | Floral & Hardy of Skippack

Create your own seasonal display at Floral & Hardy of Skippack during this fun workshop! We’ll help you design a fall container using a variety of colorful fall plants. Perfect accent for your front door or patio! Choose from 2 options:

1. Bring your own container – repurpose your pot from home and pay for soil and plants (à la carte pricing).
2. Purchase container – pay $55 plus tax for a container, soil and plants. Container size is 13″ wide x 11″ high.

Fall Container Workshop II
9.11 | Floral & Hardy of Skippack

Create your own seasonal display at Floral & Hardy of Skippack during this fun workshop! We’ll help you design a fall container using a variety of colorful fall plants. Perfect accent for your front door or patio! Choose from 2 options:

1. Bring your own container – repurpose your pot from home and pay for soil and plants (à la carte pricing).
2. Purchase container – pay $55 plus tax for a container, soil and plants. Container size is 13″ wide x 11″ high.

Grecian Food Festival 2021
9.10 - 9.12 | St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church

The Greek Festival is BACK in the Valley Forge area! We will have in-person indoor and outdoor dining with live music and all your favorite Greek food, drink, and pastries.

Round Guys Brewing Co.'s 9th Anniversary
9.11 | Round Guys Brewing Co.

Round Guys Brewing Company is celebrating our ninth year in business by throwing a fun community party! On September 11th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, enjoy some delicious beer, vendors, games, and music from local bands Stateside and The Bad Ups! Also, we're bringing our signature sandwich, "The Hasselhoff" out of retirement for one day with the classic sandwich version and a walking taco version!

Check out our current beer lineup online and come thirsty!

Skippack Sidewalk Sale
9.11 - 9.12 | Skippack Events

SKIPPACK SIDEWALK SALE AND FOOD TRUCK EVENT TIME: 11am-5pm Sat. Sept. 11th and Sun. Sept. 12th 

This event is located across the street from Basta Pasta!

Smoke & Mirrors Family Magic Show
9.11 | Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theatre

Filled with comedy and magic, this is a great way to experience magic live and in person.   Our theater is one where every seat is a great seat.   Enjoy the show.

Wings N' Wheels
9.11 | Wings Field

Wings N’ Wheels is a community event to benefit Angel Flight East, featuring antique cars and airplanes, kids activities, scenic flights, food, and much more! $10 for adults & $5 for kids Angel Flight is a volunteer pilot organization providing free flights to patients in need of medical treatment far from home.

Horsham Restaurant Week
9.12 - 9.17 | Horsham

We’ve got big news! Horsham Township & Greater Horsham Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the return of Horsham Restaurant Week! Join us as we celebrate the culinary talents of select Horsham restaurants at special discounted prices, Sunday, September 12 through Friday, September 17, 2021.

Grandparents Special Day
9.12 | Colebrookdale Railroad

Celebrate the love and honor the tradition of Grandparent's Day by getting together with loved ones aboard the Colebrookdale, your ticket to a verdant land lost in time. First-Class: All First-Class tickets are reserved for adults ages 13 and older and include an hors d'oeuvres plate, complimentary branded glass, and the first fill of that glass! PLEASE NOTE; This excursion does not include meal service. However, drinks and light fare are available for purchase throughout the train from our à la carte menu.

Sunset Organ Vespers
9.12 | Bryn Athyn Historic District

Enjoy a memorable evening of inspiring readings and music from Bryn Athyn Cathedral’s magnificent organs. View the sunset and enjoy the gardens. September 12: Kathleen Scheide (organist at Church of the Loving Shepherd, West Chester, PA; faculty, Westminster Choir College, Rowan College, NJ)

Fall Hanging Basket Workshop I
9.14 | Floral & Hardy of Skippack

Create your own fall hanging basket during this fun new workshop!! We’ll have everything you’ll need – a hanging basket with chain, soil mix, and a variety of colorful fall plants. Dimensions for rattan hanging basket are 11″ (w) x 8″ (h) and 22″ long with chain. Cost is $59 plus tax.

Please RSVP: https://floralandhardyofskippack.com/events/fall-hanging-basket-workshop-i/

Floral Hanging Basket Workshop II
9.16 | Floral & Hardy of Skippack

Create your own fall hanging basket during this fun new workshop!! We’ll have everything you’ll need – hanging basket with chain, soil mix and a variety of colorful fall plants. Dimensions for rattan hanging basket are 11″ (w) x 8″ (h) and 22″ long with chain. Cost is $59 plus tax.

Please RSVP: https://floralandhardyofskippack.com/events/fall-hanging-basket-workshop-ii/

Hope 21 "A Community Movement"
9.17 - 9.19 | Telford

Join neighbors, family, friends, and co-workers at HOPE 21.

An ALL-FREE family friendly event! A SAFE place to come as you are and enjoy live music, concerts, food, ice cream and have fun! Listen to stories from people who came from the pits of darkness to finding HOPE and peace! FREE resources from 50+ non-profit organizations.

Arts Montco Week
9.17 - 9.26 | Montgomery County

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is pleased to announce the first ever Arts Montco Week. This week long event will highlight Montgomery Countys over 200 arts and culture venues. More details to come! If you are interested and able to participate, please take a few minutes to fill out the following form to let us know what kind of content you’ll be offering during that week. This event is free to those able to participate.

Check out the full list below, then simply download the FREE Visit Valley Forge app to access the offers, and present the specific deals at the participating businesses

*Some deals may require the download of a third-party app. Deals based on limited supply.

North American Cup Series
9.17 - 9. 19 | Reach Climbing

Reach Climbing is proud to host the 2021 North American Cup Series. This high-level competition was created in partnership between USA Climbing and Climbing Escalade Canada to give advanced to elite athletes another means of training outside of World Cup Competitions. Come out and watch these amazing athletes or volunteer to help with this awesome event!

Montgomery County Studio Tour
9.18 | Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau

One weekend a year the artists of Montgomery County open their doors to all.   Come out and see where they work and what they create.   Support the artists in your community and decorate your walls at the same time.

Pets for Vets Pig Roast
9.18 | Skippack Events

Helping Vets find Pets! Join the Fun: Live Music, Workhorse Brewing, Giant Law Games, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle

Location:  Basta Pasta, 4053 Skippack Pike, Skippack PA  19474  

Sept 18, 2021 TIME:  12:00pm to 7:00pm 

Scarecrow Festival Day 1
9.18 | Floral & Hardy of Skippack

Join us for our 11th Annual Scarecrow Festival and build your own life-size straw friend!! Invite your family members and friends to participate in this fun fall activity! Each party will be stationed at their own outdoor “Pod” where they’ll build their scarecrow start to finish with the help of an instructor. Complete your scarecrow design at one of our painting stations.

There will be seven assigned hourly time slots, starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Limited spots are available! The cost is $25 plus tax.

First Responders Train
9.19 | Colebrookdale Railroad

In Honor of the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001. We welcome and thank all First Responders and their families! Join us as we Honor and Remember the strength, courage and service of our everyday heroes. $1 tickets available for all First Responders and $10 tickets for Family/Friends in our Deluxe Coach, Dining and Garden Cafe Cars. Regular Fare tickets are available throughout the train for $35.00 *Please Note; For this excursion, no meal will be served and our First-Class Parlor and Lounge tickets are for the ride only and do not include any extras. Drinks and light fare are available for purchase throughout the train from our à la carte menu.

Conshohocken Restaurant Week
9.20 - 9.26 | Conshohocken

Conshohocken Restaurant Week presented by AFC Urgent Care Conshohocken returns Monday, September 20th through Sunday, September 26. During this special week, 15 restaurants in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken will be offering a variety of prix fixe menus (menus are linked below as they become available).

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