2011 Skippack Events: Fall, Winter
Man, do we have a lot of great Skippack Events this fall and winter or what? Love this town.
Attendance at most Skippack events listed is free and open to the public, but please note three exceptions: The Scarecrow Festival asks for a $10 donation to Family Services of Montgomery County in return for supplies to build a scarecrow. Our community theatre, Playcrafters of Skippack, charges a small fee for tickets; it is an incredible value. Tickets for Winetober Fest are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
For more information on Skippack Events please call 610-584-6004.
Revolutionary War Encampment
October 8-9, 2011 (updated)
The fun of an historic military encampment without the personal sacrifice required back in 1777. Sponsored by the Skippack Historical Society, the event takes place at the historic Indenhofen Farmstead, Rt. 73 & Evansburg Road. Meet Benjamin Webb, president of the Skippack Historical Society. See pictures from this year’s event.
Skippack Village Sidewalk Sale
Stimulate the economy. Vendors & shops open to the outdoors with sale items.
The Odd Couple Female Version
September 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and October 1
Our community theatre, Playcrafters, is a Skippack treasure. This play by Neil Simon is the final production of a wonderful 2011 season. Visit the Playcrafters of Skippack website or read my thoughts about Playcrafters of Skippack.
Help increase the population of Skippack. Build a scarecrow in the village at Hearts Desire or Floral & Hardy. For a $10 donation to Family Services of Montgomery County, you’ll receive everything you need to build and decorate your scarecrow. Time: 1 pm-4 pm. Call 610-584-0797.
Skippack Trash to Treasure Sale
September 24, October 29
Located at 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Find great buys. De-clutter your house. Event runs from 9 am-3 pm. $10 fee or a 10 x 10 spot to sell your things. Registration is day of show from 7 am-8:30 am. For more info, please call?610-584-6004.
This year saw the beginning of a great new Skippack tradition: First Friday. This is the last First Friday of 2011 and goes from 5 pm – 9 pm. Shops stay open late and musicians, artists and family entertainers enliven sidewalks, porches, shops and restaurants throughout the village. Plenty of free parking, just come to town. More about First Friday.
Children’s Halloween Parade
Parade begins at 10 am at Hotel Fiesole and ends at Mal’s Diner with a treat and craft. Kids will have fun and be adorable.
Fall Wine Festival, 1 pm – 6 pm. Multiple covered venues throughout Skippack Village will host Pennsylvania Wineries along with perfectly paired food samples, live music and art exhibits. Check in at Tara’s Country Cottage to get your wrist band, 4038 Skippack Pike (In front of Skippack Pizza). $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more info: www.wix.com/skippackwinetoberfes/winetober.
Sharp Unique Gifts for Men
Grand Re-Opening Party
12 – 4 pm. Fun, music, food and drinks at Sharp’s new location, 4002 Skippack Pike. Stick around to watch your favorite sports team on their new 46″ HD TV. Musician James Lauchman plays in front of the store. Enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Sharp Unique gifts for Men. Store wide sale: 15% off. Meet store owners Jack & Eileen Berk, wonderful people.
Floral & Hardy of Skippack Family Day
Family Day with face painting (1pm-3pm), corn maze, delicious root beer floats, pumpkin painting with purchase of pumpkin, and more. All day and all free. Say hi to Floral & Hardy shop owner Lowell Steinberg, a great guy. 4007 Skippack Pike.
International Car Show & Oktoberfest
Rain Date October 30
Cool cars, great people, a wonderful event: Highlights include car corral, car rally, junior auto show, food and beer, appearance by cartoon character, face painting for the kids, vendors, prizes and more. Sponsored by First Niagara. Read about the Fall 2011 Skippack Car Show and another recent Skippack Auto Show.
Community Services Day
Rain Date October 30
A Skippack first: Meet your local heroes and helpers. Representatives from the Pennsylvania State Police, North Penn Goodwill Service, Skippack Emergency Medical Services, American Red Cross, Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth, Women’s Center of Montgomery County, Boy Scouts and many other organizations dedicated to helping our community will answer your questions and inspire you. Noon to 4 pm. Sponsored by Southwest Trading Post. Hosted by Victorian Carriage Shops, LLC. Call 610-584-2774 for more information. More about Community Services Day.
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Lighting of the village tree: Beautiful. Festivities begin at 6 pm in the Floral and Hardy Parking Lot. The tree lighting is at 7 pm.
November 25-December 21
The magic of the night: Participating shops extend their hours until 9 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
1777 Battle of Germantown
The actual battle is over, but there will be a presentation on the topic (much less dangerous), hosted by the Skippack Historical Society (who are, incidentally, interesting and welcoming people) and given by Professor Albert Dorley of Villanova University. Event takes place at 7:30 pm at the Skippack Township Building on 4089 Heckler Road. For info, call 610-584-1166. Learn more about the Skippack Historical Society.
Small Business Saturday
A day to support the small businesses that fuel our economy and invigorate communities. Make the pledge to Shop Small on November 26. Remember, Skippack is a town of only small, locally-owned businesses. Comment from Blogger: This is a much more effective way to fight the corporate takeover of the economy than standing in some park with a sign. Watch this video for a perspective on Small Business Saturday.
Jack Frost Friday
Visit participating shops and collect snowflakes to win a giant $500 gift basket. For more info, call 610.584.0797 or 484.991.8173. Shops participating in Jack Frost Friday include Floral & Hardy, Sharp Unique Gifts for Men, Justin’s Carriage House, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Green Wolf Elegant Junque, Heart’s Desire, The Copper Partridge, and Art by Heart Gallery and Studio.
Amahl and the Night Visitors
December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Opera about the Three Kings on their way to Bethlehem by Gian Carlo Menotti is the Playcrafters of Skippack winter production. Visit the Playcrafters of Skippack website or read my thoughts about Playcrafters of Skippack.
Christmas Celebration at the Wooden Duck
Celebrate the season at the Wooden Duck,4033 Skippack Pike. Event includes:
• Live holiday music with James Lauchmen from 1 pm to 4 pm
• Complimentary holiday libations
• Hors d’oeuvres from 19 Bella served from 12 pm to 5pm
• Mini-cupcakes by Brittney (Wooden Duck’s e-commerce shipper)
• Visit from Santa, bring your camera, free candy canes
• Raffle to win a $150 Wooden Duck Gift Certificate