October Events

Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA

October means country fairs, beer and wine festivals, Halloween haunts and some of the biggest events of the year coming to Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa. We’ve picked 15 of our favorite events that we know you won’t want to miss.


Beginning October 3
Colebrookdale Railroad

Take a train ride into a world of walking dead as the Colebrookdale Railroad presents Zombie Hunter Trains. Passengers will be equipped with blaster packs as the train rolls into the zombie camp along the tracks. It’s an experience like no other.

KOP Beerfest


October 5 & 7
Presented by KOP BID

King of Prussia’s premiere beer fest is back and bigger than ever! Craft and international brews from all corners of the world will be pouring Thursday night for Donnerstag Happy Hour and twice on Saturday. Performances from Nick Greeley and the Operators as well as Swift Technique will be happening on both days.

Skippack Days


October 7-8
Skippack Village

The largest event of the year for Skippack Village, the annual Skippack Days festival features artisans and crafters, great food and live entertainment lining the Village streets. 

Mennonite Heritage Center Apple Butter Frolic


October 7
Mennonite Heritage Center

This popular autumn festival, hosted by the Mennonite Heritage Center, has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, with folk craft demonstrations, horse and wagon rides, and delicious Pennsylvania German food.

Ambler Oktoberfest


October 7
Ambler Main Street

Ambler's Oktoberfest celebrated 25 years in 2016. Once again in 2017, Butler Avenue will be lined with more than 90 vendors and 10 food trucks. The event also features live musical entertainment on two stages, kids rides, and of course, the beer garden.


Beginning October 7
Elmwood Park Zoo

Celebrate Halloween all month long at the Elmwood Park Zoo during Boo at the Zoo. Each Saturday and Sunday in October, children are encouraged to dress up in their best costumes and bring their trick-or-treat bag for an afternoon of fun.


October 14-15
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks

Retro Con takes guests back to the 1980s for an unforgettable weekend. Meet the stars of some of your favorite TV shows, including Dwight Shultz (Murdock) and Dirk Benedict (Face) of The A-Team­. Get a close-up look at the General Lee and Marty McFly’s DeLorean. Step into Bill & Ted’s Excellent Phone Booth. And relive all of your favorite memories of the 80s.

Pennypacker Mills All Hallow's Eve Festival


October 17
Pennypacker Mills

Bring the family for a day of fun on the farm at the Pennypacker Mills All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival. The event features old-time fun including tractor-pulled hayrides, pumpkin painting, corn shucking, apple pressing and more. 


October 19-21
Downtown Chestnut Hill

A wizardly world awaits at the Harry Potter Weekend in neighboring Chestnut Hill. The festival features the annual Harry Potter Conference, the Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament and Harry Potter-themed events throughout downtown Chestnut Hill.


October 26
Colonial Theatre

One of the greatest bands in rock and roll history, the Yardbirds, will perform at the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville on October 26. Featuring hall of fame drummer Jim McCarty, the Yardbirds continue to celebrate the British Invasion of the 1960s as they perform hits like For Your Love and Heart Full of Soul.

Big Shot


October 27
Valley Forge Casino Resort

It's the ultimate Billy Joel tribute, and it's coming to the Valley Forge Casino Resort this October. Big Shot featuring Mike DelGuidice is as close to Billy Joel himself as you will find, and he's performing all of the Piano Man's greatest hits.


October 28
Norco Fire Company

Voted the Best Outdoor Event in Montgomery County for two consecutive years, Pottstown Brew Fest is one of the county’s largest celebrations of beer. This year’s event will feature 125 vendors (including local favorites like Manayunk Brewing Co. and Pottstown United Brewing), food vendors and a musical performance by Philadelphia blues rock band, Delmont.  


October 28
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

Anvils will be ringing throughout the Jeremiah Sweinhart Carriage Factory at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles during the inaugural Blacksmith Day. The event features four hours of live blacksmithing demonstrations and presentations, fall refreshments and fun for all ages.


October 29
Norco Fire Company

One of the most unique celebrations in the region, the Philly Cigar Festival is the place for cigar aficionados to try premium cigar brands, get the coolest swag and enjoy locally brewed beer.

Glencairn Museum


October 29
Glencairn Museum

The Gothic-inspired Glencairn Museum plays host to its annual Medieval Festival each October. The event captures the spirit of Medieval Europe with sword fights between armor-clad knights, music from wandering minstrels, and stained glass window making demonstrations.

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