Skippack Events 2014

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Skippack, PA

Skippack, PA

Skippack offers a wonderful variety of events and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy in 2014. Scroll down or use the menu at right to see events for spring, summer and fall, and the holiday season.

Please bookmark this Skippack Events guide and check back. We will be updating and adding to this listing throughout the year. You can also receive timely announcements of Skippack events on Facebook by Liking the I Love Skippack Facebook Page.

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The Best Things in Life and Skippack are Free (for the most part)

Tickets for Playcrafters of Skippack, our community theater, are sold at reasonable prices. Other events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

April 2013 Skippack Events 

Skippack Historical Society: Women in the Revolutionary War

April 24, Thursday

Pat Wilson-Schmid will discuss the role of women during the Revolutionary War, 7:30 pm at the Skippack Township Building. For more info, please call 610-584-1166.

April Trash to Treasure Sale

April 26, Saturday; Rain Date: April 27, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

May 2014 Skippack Events 

Playcrafters of Skippack: Never Too Late by Arthur Sumner Long

Opening night: May 1, Thursday; Closing performance: May 17, Saturday

Playcrafters of Skippack

Playcrafters of Skippack

A good old-fashioned domestic farce about the Lamberts, who find themselves building a nursery, when they thought they’d be building a nest egg. Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

First Friday in May

May 2, Friday

The fourth year of a great new Skippack tradition: First Friday. This is the first First Friday of 2014 and goes from 5 pm to 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.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Spring Food & Wine Festival

May 3, Saturday

Second annual Spring Wine Fest. Wine, food and family fun. From 12 pm to 6 pm. Charge for admission. Contact Tara from After 5 Gifts, 4038 Skippack Pike, in front of Skippack Pizza, at 610-584-1155 for more information.

Spring in Skippack

Spring in Skippack

Skippack Historical Society: Cemetery Tour at the Lower Skippack Mennonite Church

May 10, Saturday

A cemetery tour at the Lower Skippack Mennonite Church will be led by Karin Stocking at 1 pm. This tour will cover the history of the Mennonites, Skippack Meeting House, and the educational accomplishments of influential educator Christopher Dock. For more info, please call 610-584-1166.

Skippack Spring Fest

May 10 and 11, Saturday and Sunday

Craft show with family entertainment, food, crafts, and much more. Begins at 10 am and ends at 5 pm.

May Trash to Treasure Sale

May 17, Saturday; Rain Date: May 18, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta. The fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

May Summertime Concert

May 21, Wednesday

Free concert for all ages, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta: Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the music and beautiful Skippack village.

Treats for sale at the Skippack Village Carnival.

Treats for sale at the Skippack Village Carnival.

Skippack Village Carnival

May 28 thru June 1, Wednesday thru Sunday

Amusement, games and family fun: An old-fashioned carnival. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the carnival starts at 6 pm and runs to 10 pm. On Saturday, the carnival runs from 3 pm to 6 pm. On Sunday, the carnival will be open 2 to 6 pm, running concurrently with the Skippack Continental Car show. It takes place at 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from the Basta Pasta. Call 610-584-6004.

Read about the Skippack carnival:

Note from the Skippack Blogger: Everyone should know the happiness of living in a town like Skippack, where an old-fashioned carnival, with bright lights, popcorn, cotton candy and festive noise, sprouts for a short few days in summer. It reminds us that life is not all about work, decorum and responsibility.

June 2014 Skippack Events 

Enjoying a Skippack Car Show

Enjoying a Skippack Car Show

Skippack Village Continental Car Show & Motorcycle Competition

June 1, Sunday; Rain Date: June 8, Sunday

Car Show featuring American-made cars, begins at 11 am and goes to 5 pm. Activities include: car corral, food, music, face painting, kids cartoon character visit, plus much more. Amazing autos are exhibited throughout the village; the center of activity is at the Hotel Fiesole parking lot, 4046 Skippack Pike.

Note from the Skippack Blogger: If you attend just one Skippack event this year, make it a Skippack car show. They are great.

Playcrafters of Skippack: Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris

Opening night: June 5, Thursday; Final Performance: June 21, Saturday

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning comedy about race, real estate and everything that comes with it. This show is set in the same house before and after the events depicted in A Raisin in the Sun, the famous play by Lorraine Hansberry.

Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

First Friday in June

June 6, Friday

This second First Friday of 2014. Festivities go from 5 pm to 9 pm. Shops stay open late and musicians, artists and family entertainers enliven sidewalks, porches, shops and and restaurants throughout the village. Plenty of free parking, just come to town.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Summertime Festival

June 7, Saturday

Great craft show & kids event with visits from cartoon characters, moonbounce, magic, face painting, caricature, games and much more; from 10 am to 4 pm.

Children dancing at a concert in Skippack's summertime concert series.

Children dancing at a concert in Skippack’s summertime concert series.

June Summertime Concert

June 18, Wednesday; Rain date: June 25, Wednesday

Free concert for all ages, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the music and being in Skippack. The June concert features Shades of Silver, a diverse group which plays jazz, pop, rock, and dance music.

Skippack Historical Society: Language of the Fan

June 26, Thursday

Audrey Wilkins will present a program about the Language of the Fan, 7:30 PM at the Indenhofen Farmstead. This will be an enjoyable program for both men and women. For more info, call 610-584-1166.

June Trash to Treasure Sale

June 28, Saturday; Rain Date: June 29, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

July 2014 Skippack Events 

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

July 4, Friday

A great moment from the 4th of July parade in Skippack.

A great moment from the 4th of July parade in Skippack.

Yankee Doodle goes to town, Skippack town. Wonderful small town parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and travels down Route 73 through the heart of Skippack Village. Barbecue at Parc Bistro at 3 pm, and fireworks at dusk in Palmer Park, near Skippack Elementary School, with parking areas off of Heckler Road and Creamery Road.

Note from the Skippack Blogger: Fourth of July in Skippack captures just the right spirit. It is a traditional, neighborhood fourth of July with a touch of Skippack flair. The parade is fantastic. This event attracts a large crowd, so come early to secure a good spot along Skippack’s main street.

Playcrafters of Skippack: Hair,  James Rado & Gerome Ragni (Book & Lyrics), Galt MacDermot (music)

Opening night: July 17, Thursday; Final performance: August 2, Saturday

Playcrafters of Skippack takes on the challenge of staging the famous landmark rock musical of the late 1960s, Hair. While some of the show’s political themes may be dated, messages about friendship, the sheer fun of being young, sensual pleasure, the ravages of war and human cruelty, as well as the great music and dancing, remain timeless. Playcrafters of Skippack is located at 2011 Store Road.

Skippack Historical Society: Annual Potluck Picnic

July 19, Saturday

Join the Skippack Historical Society members for the annual potluck picnic at the Indenhofen Farmstead. Bring your favorite covered dish. Starts at 5 pm. For more info, call 610-584-1166.

July Summertime Concert

July 23, Wednesday; Rain date: July 30, Wednesday

Free concert for all ages, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the music and soaking in the Skippack atmosphere. The July concert features the Mighty Manatees.

July Trash to Treasure Sale

July 26, Saturday; Rain date: July 27, Sunday

Sunday Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

August 2014 Skippack Events 

Barbara Schang, owner of Schang-Hai Galleries in Skippack, entertains with her group vintage cool at a First Friday in Skippack.

Barbara Schang, owner of Schang-Hai Galleries in Skippack, entertains with her group vintage cool at a First Friday in Skippack.

First Friday in August

August 2, Friday

Fun begins at 5 pm and lasts until 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.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

August Summertime Concert

August 20, Wednesday

Free concert for all ages, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the music and beautiful Skippack Village. The August concert features the Mango Men.

Playcrafters of Skippack: The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

Opening night: August 21, Thursday; Final performance: September 6, Saturday

In 1692, in the small Massachusetts village of Salem, several girls experience hallucinations and seizures.  The girls begin to accuse other villagers of consorting with devils and casting spells. Miller wrote the play during the first tense years of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. when special investigations were held to rout out Communist spies. Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

August Trash to Treasure Sale

August 23, Saturday; Rain Date: August 24, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

September 2014 Skippack Events 

First Friday in September

September 5, Friday

Fun begins at 5 pm and lasts until 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.

Find our more about First Fridays in Skippack:

September Trash to Treasure Sale

September 6, Saturday; Rain Date: September 7, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

Skippack Village Sidewalk Sale

September 6 and 7, Saturday and Sunday

Training new recruits for the Continental Army at Washington's Military Encampment in Skippack.

Training new recruits for the Continental Army at Washington’s Military Encampment in Skippack.

Playcrafters of Skippack: Incorruptible, by Michael Hollinger

Opening night: September 25, Thursday Final performance: October 11, Saturday

A Dark Comedy about the Dark Ages. Two rival monasteries vie for money and pilgrims by promoting their saintly relics in profoundly unholy escapades.  Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

Skippack Historical Society: Washington’s Encampment

September 27 & 28, Saturday and Sunday

See history come alive. Come to Indenhofen farm at the corner of Skippack Pike and Evansburg Road for a commemoration of General George Washington’s Encampment in Skippack Township. See soldiers from the Continental Army set up camp, drill and fire their muskets, watch reenactments showing daily life during the Revolutionary War period, demonstrations of colonial cooking and trades, and more.

October 2014 Skippack Events 

First Friday in October

October 3, Friday

Skippack's biggest event, Skippack Days, takes place October 5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday, 2013.

Skippack’s biggest event, Skippack Days, takes place October 4 and 5, Saturday and Sunday

Fun begins at 5 pm and lasts until 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.  Plenty of free parking, just come to town.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Skippack Days

October 4 and 5, Saturday and Sunday

The largest event of the year in Skippack Village, Skippack Days features crafts, food, family fun, jewelry, vendor sale, artwork, and live entertainment. On both Saturday and Sunday, festivities begin at 10 am and end at 6 pm. Skippack Days 2013 marks the 41st year of this festival.

Note from the Skippack Blogger: Don’t miss the section dedicated to craftwork, near the Southwest Trading Post.

Winetober Fest

October 11, Saturday

Fourth year of Skippack’s fall wine festival. Multiple covered venues throughout Skippack Village will host Pennsylvania Wineries along with food samples, live music and art exhibits. There is a charge for admission, which is by ticket only. Contact Tara from After 5 Gifts, 4038 Skippack Pike, in front of Skippack Pizza, at 610-584-1155 for more information.

Playcrafters of Skippack: Dark of the Moon, by Howard Richardson and William Berney

Opening night: October 31, Friday; Final performance: November 15, Saturday

Set in the Appalachian Mountains and written in an Appalachian dialect, the play centers on the character of John, a witch boy who seeks to become human after falling in love with a human girl, Barbara Allen. A dramatization of the centuries old European folk song The Ballad of Barbara Allen. Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

Children’s Halloween Parade

October 18, Saturday

Kids get to wear costumes and participate in a parade. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Hotel Fiesole, 4046 Skippack Pike, and ends at Mal’s Diner with a treat and craft. Cuteness is guaranteed. Registration is recommended but people who do not register will not be turned away. To register, go to Mal’s American Diner, located at 4006 Skippack Pike, and fill out the registration form. Pleasse call Mal’s Diner at 610-584-0900.

International Car Show

October 19, Sunday; Rain Date: October 26, Sunday

Activities include: car corral, car rally, junior auto show, food and beer, cartoon character, face painting for the kids, vendors, and prizes. Enjoy beautiful vintage automobiles in beautiful Skippack Village. Amazing autos are exhibited throughout the village, the center of activity is at the Hotel Fiesole parking lot, 4046 Skippack Pike.

Star Wars characters entertain at Community Services Day in Skippack.

Star Wars characters entertain at Community Services Day in Skippack.

Community Services Day

October 19, Sunday; Rain Date: October 26, Sunday

Meet local heroes and helpers. Vital service providers, such as the police and fire company, and local non-profit organizations set up exhibits, give demonstrations, and make themselves available to talk to people in the community. Held at the Victorian Carriage Shops in the heart of Skippack, 4039 Skippack Pike, noon to 4 pm. Rain date is Concurrent with the Skippack International Car Show.

October Trash to Treasure Sale

October 25, Saturday; Rain Date: October 26, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

November and December 2014 Skippack Events 

Skippack Events 2013

Skippack Christmas Tree

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

November 28, Friday

Lighting of the village Christmas tree. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in the Floral and Hardy Parking Lot, 4007 Skippack Pike. Celebrate the joy of the season with carolers, tree lighting and visit from Santa in beautiful Skippack Village.

Illuminaire Nights in Skippack

November 28 through December 19, Wednesdays and Fridays

Each evening, from 5 pm to 9 pm, the Village of Skippack is aglow with the warm light of candles, hospitality and the sounds of the season. Luminaries line the sidewalks outside the stores and restaurants to light the way for shoppers and diners. Many of the shops and restaurants throughout the Village will be offering special treats and refreshment, activities, in store sales and other surprises for shoppers. To experience Illuminare nights in Skippack, just come to town. For further information, please call 610-584-0124.

Public lighting of a Hanukkah Menorah

December 4, Wednesday

A menorah will be lit in a public ceremony to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah. All are welcome. The ceremony starts at 8 pm will take place in the area of the Southwest Trading Post and the Victorian Carriage Shops in the heart of Skippack Village, 4039 Skippack Pike.