Take a run at the Sly Fox Fox Trot 5K (Oct. 9)
After you’ve practiced on Montco’s miles of trails, lace up for this Sly Fox run, which ends with a foodtruck festival in Pottstown. Race beneficiary Schuylkill River Greenways maintains the Schuylkill River Trail. (Check out upcoming Montco races for even more fun!)
Enter the apple pie contest at Harriton House Apple Tasting (Oct. 30)
Win the crown of the Apple King/Queen if the judges select your pie or other delight – or simply learn about heirloom apples you can’t find at the store.
Attend the National Dog Show (Nov. 20-21)
After the Super Bowl and Macy’s parade, the National Dog Show must be the most-anticipated Thanksgiving TV event – start a new tradition and see it in real life at Oaks Expo Center. Although you can’t bring your own canine companion, you’ll get to interact with over 2,000 highly trained dogs and their handlers.
Find cute holiday gifts on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 27).
Montgomery County has no shortage of Main Streets that could hold just what you’re looking for. Hatboro has already marked their calendar - be sure to visit other shopping destinations like Ardmore and Ambler.
Enjoy hayrides, mazes and pumpkin picking at Kohler Farms (October Fridays through Sundays)
Take the kids out for a weekend hayride in Horsham Township and race through the cornstalks. You can haul out your pumpkins by the pound or let Kohler Farms pick for you at the farm market, where they also sell apple and pumpkin butters.
Give dinner a twist with ingredients from area producers or stroll by non-produce surprises like pasta, alpaca fleece, and knife sharpening. Many farmers’ markets run through the summer and end in fall, so don’t miss your chance to swing by.
Camp with your pod at Evansburg State Park (through end of October)
Before the winter chill truly sets in, break out the tents and marshmallows. Peak season ends Oct. 30 though the park is open year round. If your desired weekend is all booked, try Green Lane Park.
Snuggle and feed rescue animals at Rosebridge Farm Sanctuary (Dresher, throughout October)
Add something new to your to-do list: “cuddle baby cows.” Rosebridge offers one-hour sessions on animal care and feeding and even has virtual animal meet-and-greets and yoga classes.