Skippack Events 2015

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Beautiful Skippack Village

Skippack offers a wonderful variety of events and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy in 2015. Scroll down or use the menu at right to see info on 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 Skippack events listed here are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

March 2015 Skippack Events 

Living History from the Skippack Historical Society

March 26, Thursday

Join us for Meet General George Meade, Civil War General at Gettysburg, a living history presentation by historian Dr. Anthony Waskie. Experience the world of General Meade, best known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He is brought to life in an entertaining and educational program.

Free and open to the public. Takes place 7:30 p.m. at the Skippack Township Building at 4089 Heckler Road.

April 2015 Skippack Events 

Playcrafters of Skippack

Playcrafters of Skippack

Playcrafters of Skippack: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

Opening night: April 23, Thursday
Closing performance: May 9, Saturday

A Tony-award winning comedy about the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom, Vonya and Sonia, live together. The events takes place during a visit by the third sibling, Masha, recently divorced, who supports them. The siblings discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. The action takes place in contemporary Bucks County. Written by Christopher Durang, the play is a humorous adaptation of classic themes.

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

April Trash to Treasure Sale

April 25, Saturday
Rain Date: April 26, Sunday

Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. The address is 4059 Skippack Pike. 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 2015 Skippack Events 

Barbara Schang entertains with her group Vintage Cool at a First Friday in Skippack

Barbara Schang, owner of Schang-Hai Gallery in Skippack entertains with her group Vintage Cool at a First Friday in Skippack

First Friday in May

May 1, Friday

The fifth year of First Friday in Skippack. The First Friday season of 2015 begins in May. Events go 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. For more information, call Craig at 610-584-6396 or Joe at 610-222-3923.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Spring Wine Festival

May 2, Saturday

Third annual Spring Wine Fest. Wine, food and family fun. From 1 pm to 6 pm. Charge for admission. Contact Tara from the Village Wine Cellar, 4038 Skippack Pike (in front of Skippack Pizza) at 610-584-1155 for more information.

A view of Spring Fest in Skippack Village

A view of Spring Fest in Skippack Village

Skippack Spring Fest

May 9 and 10, 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 16, Saturday
Rain Date: May 17, Sunday

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.

Cars & Cigars

May 17, Sunday

Owners and admirers of antique, classic, and other cool cars gather at the Parc Bistro, drink, schmooze, talk, and enjoy beautiful automobiles in Skippack. Food is served à la carte. Cigars are optional.

Attending the event is free and open to all. If you like, you can just enjoy the beautiful cars and lovely surroundings in the Parc Bistro Parking Lot and talk to the car owners. Begins at 3 pm ends at 7 pm.

For info: 610-584-6004

Enjoying a ride at the Skippack Carnival

Enjoying a ride at the Skippack Carnival

Skippack Village Carnival

May 27 thru May 31, Wednesday thru Sunday

Amusement, games and family fun: An old-fashioned carnival. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the carnival starts at 6 pm and runs to around 10 pm (may stay open later if busy). On Saturday and Sunday, the carnival runs from 3 pm to 10 pm or later if busy. 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.

Playcrafters of Skippack: The Glass Menagerie

Opening night: May 28, Thursday
Final Performance: June 13, Saturday

Set in St. Louis in 1937, The Glass Menagerie explores the memories of Tom Wingfield, a character representative of the playwright Tennessee Williams. Tom is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Each member of the family struggles with the hardships of poverty and isolation, and seeks escape from reality into their own deceptions, fantasies, and illusions. Tom is torn between his love for his sister and his desire to create his own destiny.

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

June 2015 Skippack Events 

First Friday in June

Magician and juggler Al Angello does his thing at First Friday in Skippack.

Magician and juggler Al Angello does his thing at First Friday in Skippack.

June 5, Friday

The second First Friday of 2015; 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. For more information, call Craig at 610-584-6396 or Joe at 610-222-3923.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Summertime Festival

June 6, 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.

June Trash to Treasure Sale

June 13, Saturday
Rain Date: June 14, Sunday

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.

Cars & Cigars

June 14, Sunday

Owners and admirers of antique, classic, and other cool cars gather at the Parc Bistro, drink, schmooze, talk, and enjoy beautiful automobiles in Skippack. Food is served à la carte. Cigars are optional.

Car show in Skippack Village

Car show in Skippack Village

Attending the event is free and open to all. If you like, you can just enjoy the beautiful cars and lovely surroundings in the Parc Bistro Parking Lot and talk to the car owners. Begins at 3 pm ends at 7 pm.

For info: 610-584-6004

Skippack Village Continental Car Show & Motorcycle Competition

June 28, Sunday (originally scheduled for June 21)

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.

July 2015 Skippack Events 

First Friday in July

July 3, Friday

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. For more information, call Craig at 610-584-6396 or Joe at 610-222-3923.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

Miss Skippack at last year's Fourth of July parade

Miss Skippack at last year’s Fourth of July parade

July 4, Saturday

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: A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody

Opening night: July 9, Thursday
Final performance: July 25, Saturday

It’s New Year’s Eve at the Perry mansion, and Julia and Matthew Perry seem to have it all. But Matthew wants something more; to be rid of his wife Julia so he can have some real fun. He resolves to murder Julia by the new year’s end, and tells her so. She vows to stay alive, and tells him so. And so the game begins — a hilarious year-long match of wits and the witless. Written by Ron Bernas.

Playcrafters of Skippack is located at 2011 Store Road.

Cars & Cigars

Beautiful car on display in the Parc Bistro parking as part of Cars & Cigars in Skippack

Beautiful car on display in the Parc Bistro parking as part of Cars & Cigars in Skippack

July 19, Sunday

Owners and admirers of antique, classic, and other cool cars gather at the Parc Bistro, drink, schmooze, talk, and enjoy beautiful automobiles in Skippack. Food is served à la carte. Cigars are optional.

Attending the event is free and open to all. If you like, you can just enjoy the beautiful cars and lovely surroundings in the Parc Bistro Parking Lot and talk to the car owners. Begins at 3 pm ends at 7 pm.

For info: 610-584-6004

July Trash to Treasure Sale

July 25, Saturday
Rain date: July 26, Sunday

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 2015 Skippack Events 

Joe Oskowitz, at right, from Univest Bank checks out the  band "Beg, Borrow, and Steel" during First Friday in Skippack. Units bank is a major sponsor of Skippack's First Friday.

Joe Oskowitz, at right, from Univest Bank checks out the band “Beg, Borrow, and Steel” during First Friday in Skippack. Univest Bank is a sponsor of Skippack’s First Friday.

First Friday in August

August 7, 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. For more information, call Craig at 610-584-6396 or Joe at 610-222-3923.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Playcrafters of Skippack: Nine The Musical

Opening night: August 13, Thursday Final performance: August 29, Saturday

Musical based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film 8½. The story focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice.

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

Cars & Cigars

August 16, Sunday

Owners and admirers of antique, classic, and other cool cars gather at the Parc Bistro, drink, schmooze, talk, and enjoy beautiful automobiles in Skippack. Food is served à la carte. Cigars are optional.

Attending the event is free and open to all. If you like, you can just enjoy the beautiful cars and lovely surroundings in the Parc Bistro Parking Lot and talk to the car owners. Begins at 3 pm ends at 7 pm.

For info: 610-584-6004

August Trash to Treasure Sale

August 22, Saturday
Rain Date: August 23, Sunday

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 2015 Skippack Events 

Accomplished guitarist Matt Roman frets his guitar as a young fan tries her hand at picking during a First Friday in Skippack. Matt Roman is a master of a variety of guitar styles and makes frequent appearances in Skippack (although it can never be too many).

Accomplished guitarist Matt Roman frets his guitar as a young fan tries her hand at picking during a First Friday in Skippack. Matt Roman is a master of a variety of guitar styles and makes frequent appearances in Skippack (although it can never be often enough).

First Friday in September

September 4, Friday

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. For more information, call Craig at 610-584-6396 or Joe at 610-222-3923.

More about First Fridays in Skippack:

September Trash to Treasure Sale

September 5, Saturday
Rain Date: September 6, Sunday

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 5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday

Participating shops display sale items outdoors in beautiful Skippack Village.

Actors from a 2014 production at Playcrafters of Skippack pose in front of the Barn Theater on Store Road. Each year, Playcrafters exceeds expectations, presenting a fresh season of productions that are diverse, thought-provoking, and entertaining.

Actors from a 2014 production at Playcrafters of Skippack pose in front of the Barn Theater on Store Road. Each year, Playcrafters exceeds expectations, presenting a fresh season of productions that are diverse, thought-provoking, and entertaining.

Playcrafters of Skippack: The Woman in Black

Opening night: September 17, Thursday
Final performance: October 3, Saturday

The Woman in Black, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, is a creative work of theater that utilizes language, setting, and technical elements to obtain the impact of a Gothic horror story. Set in a Victoria era theater, the two-man play follows Arthur Kipps, a middle aged lawyer who, seeking to come to terms with a traumatic event in his past, hires an actor to perform a manuscript. Young Kipps (played by the actor) travels to a mysterious mansion on a marsh in the North of England where he encounters numerous characters (all played by Older Kipps) and the terrifying Woman in Black, who may or may not be real.

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

Cars & Cigars

September 20, Sunday

Owners and admirers of antique, classic, and other cool cars gather at the Parc Bistro, drink, schmooze, talk, and enjoy beautiful automobiles in Skippack. Food is served à la carte. Cigars are optional.

Attending the event is free and open to all. If you like, you can just enjoy the beautiful cars and lovely surroundings in the Parc Bistro Parking Lot and talk to the car owners. Begins at 3 pm ends at 7 pm.

For info: 610-584-6004

October 2015 Skippack Events 

Artist Terry Roth exhibiting his work during Skippack Days last year. Since that time Terry has opened an art gallery in skippack, the TL Roth Studio Gallery.

Artist Terry Roth exhibiting his work during Skippack Days last year. Since that time, Terry has opened an art gallery in skippack, the TL Roth Studio Gallery.

First Friday in October

October 2, Friday

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. For more information, call Craig at 610-584-6396 or Joe at 610-222-3923.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Skippack Days

October 3 and 4, 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. 2015 marks the 44th year of this event.

More about Skippack Days

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

A scene from Winetober Fest in Skippack

A scene from Winetober Fest in Skippack

Winetober Fest

October 10, Saturday

Fifth 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. Takes place from 1 pm to 6 pm. 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.

Children’s Halloween Parade

October 17, Saturday
Rain date: October 24, 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. 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 18, Sunday
Rain Date: October 25, 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.

Floral & Hardy in the fall. This landmark Skippack shop is the site for many events.

Floral & Hardy in the fall. This landmark Skippack shop is the site for many events.

October Trash to Treasure Sale

October 24, Saturday
Rain Date: October 25, Sunday

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.

Playcrafters of Skippack: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Opening night: October 30, Friday
Final performance: November 14, Saturday

When their car breaks down on a deserted street, Brad and Janet, a wholesome couple take refuge in an castle on the hill. There they are welcomed by a cross-dressing mad scientist named Frank N. Furter (“just a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania”), his creepy servants, Riff-Raff and Magenta, and various others. Brad and Janet arrive just in time for a party celebrating the creation of Frank N. Furter’s monster, a blond, beefcake bodybuilder named Rocky. Then one of the party is killed and possibly served for dinner. Brad and Janet will be guests for the night. What next? Let’s do the time warp again.

November and December 2015 Skippack Events 

Skippack Events 2013

Skippack Christmas Tree

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

November 27, Friday

Lighting of the village Christmas tree. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in the parking lot by Floral and Hardy, 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 27 through December 23, Wednesdays and Fridays

Each Wednesday and Friday 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.