2011 Skippack Events: Fall, Winter

2012 Update: Click here for information on great Skippack Events in Spring, Summer and Fall 2012.

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.

Benjamin Webb, president of the Skippack Historical Society, at Indenhofen farm in Skippack

Benjamin Webb, young, independent-thinking president of the Skippack Historical Society, at Indenhofen farm in Skippack, the site of a Revolutionary War encampment.

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

September 10-11
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.

Scarecrow Festival

September 17-18
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.

Crafts for sale during Skippack Days

Crafts for sale during Skippack Days.

Skippack Days

October 1-2
Crafts, food, and family fun. The official sponsor is Henning’s Market. Thank you, Henning’s. Love your coffee shop. Read more about Skippack Days. See pictures from 2011 Skippack Days.

First Friday

October 7
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

October 15
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.

Jack and Elaine Berk of Sharp Unique Gifts for Men

Jack and Eileen Berk, owners of Sharp Unique Gifts for Men, host a grand re-opening party for their store on October 15th.

Winetober Fest

October 15
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

October 15
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

October 15
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.

A great American classic car, the 57 Chevy Bel Air, at the Skippack Auto Show.

International Car Show & Oktoberfest

October 23
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

October 23
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

November 25
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.

Illuminaire Nights

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

November 17
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.

$500 Gift basket, the prize in Jack Frost Friday in Skippack

Win a giant $500 gift basket by visiting participating shops during Jack Frost Friday in Skippack.

Small Business Saturday

November 26
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

December 2
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

December 17
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

2012 Update: Click here for information on great Skippack Events in Spring, Summer and Fall 2012.