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 14 of our favorite events that we know you won’t want to miss.

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LAVERNE COX

October 2
Keswick Theater


Ain't I A Woman: My Journey to Womanhood 

Laverne Cox explores how the intersections of race, class, and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. Laverne draws from her own personal narrative to share how she has been able to navigate the world and all it's challenges. From growing up in Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother in a Christian family, to attending college in New York City to pursue a career as an actress, to finally finding the courage to step into the womanhood she always knew at heart was her destiny, Cox tells the story of the unique challenges along her journey to womanhood, professional achievement, self-acceptance, and love.

KOP Beerfest

KOP BEERFEST ROYALE

October 4 & 6
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.

FALL FARM DAYS

October 6
The Amish Farm and House

We are an educational farm museum, we make learning fun! Fall Farm Days is our way of showing what the fall season is like on a farm. Read the list below for the complete list of fall activities. 

- activities: pumpkin chunking, pumpkin painting, face painting, corn maze, buggy and hay rides. 
- artisans: blacksmith, farrier, woodcarver, and clay artist 
- food sampling: apple sauce, apple cider, butter churning, and various fall foods from Amish country.

On Saturday and Monday Fisher’s Harness shop will be on our farm demonstrating how they make their genuine leather goods. This is an authentic Amish experience that you don’t want to miss!

Mennonite Heritage Center Apple Butter Frolic

APPLE BUTTER FROLIC

October 6
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 6
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.

SKIPPACK DAYS

October 6 - 7
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. 

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BOO AT THE ZOO

Beginning October 13 - 14, 20 -  21 & 27 - 28 
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.

BOYERTOWN'S PICKFEST MUSIC / ART & AGRICULTURE CRAWL

October 12 - October 14
Downtown Boyertown

PICKFEST, Celebrating 12 years, returns to the historic downtown Boyertown Area this year with expanded venues and local merchant participants.  This expansion has prompted a name change to PICKFEST Music / Art & Agriculture Crawl.  This FREE festival is a celebration of American roots at its best and builds community awareness for all that Boyertown has to offer, from its rich heritage and agricultural significance to its thriving artistic community and nationally recognized historical rail line.

National Dog Show Charity Walk

NATIONAL DOG SHOW CHARITY WALK

October 14
Presented By: Kennel Club of Philadelphia
Location: Wilson Farm Park

Join hundreds of your fellow dog lovers for the kick-off event of National Dog Show Month in Philadelphia. The walk features multiple attractions geared towards families and their dogs for a morning of fun. 

RETRO CON

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.

Harry Potter Weekend

WANDS AND WIZARDS HARRY POTTER WEEKEND

October 19 - 20 
Downtown Chestnut Hill

A wizardly world awaits at the (formerly known as 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.

Pennypacker Mills Corn Shucking

ALL HALLOW'S EVE FALL FESTIVAL

October 20
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. 

ZOMBIE HUNTER TRAINS

October 23 & October 30
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.

Glencairn Museum

MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

October 28 
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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