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Every season of the year features countless events perfect for the entire family.

In the fall, gather the kids for fun-filled events, including fall festivals at Northern Star Farm and Pennypacker Mills and a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration at Historic Trappe. For even more family fun, pay a weekend visit to Merrymead Farm to go pumpkin picking, explore a five-acre corn maze, and sample delicious homemade ice cream and cider donuts. 

During winter, choose from countless holiday events, such as the incredible Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo. For a bit of history, visit Narberth, which transforms into 19th-century London for its annual Dickens Festival honoring author Charles Dickens with lots of caroling, costumed performers, and family-friendly activities. There’s also the annual Christmas tour of the Glencairn Castle in the Bryn Athyn Historic District. 

In the springtime, meet the Easter Bunny at various malls across Montco, including King of Prussia, and at outdoor attractions like Elmwood Park Zoo. Another of the zoo’s popular events is the adults-only Beast of a Feast fundraiser, where patrons can sample food and beverages from local restaurants and breweries, get up close and personal with zoo animals, and participate in a giraffe feeding while enjoying live music and entertainment. 

During the summer, celebrate our nation’s history at various historical landmarks, including Valley Forge National Historical Park. You won’t want to miss July 4th at the Park, a festive celebration of our nation’s independence featuring musket-firing demonstrations, historical reenactments, educational games and activities, trolley tours, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Benjamin Franklin himself.