Now that the weather is cooling down, zipper up your fleece and set out to explore the shopping, dining, entertainment and autumn festivals that abound in towns around Montgomery County. Taste of Autumn in Montco Part I , written by Susan Greenspon, takes you through the charming towns of Ambler, Jenkintown and Lansdale.
Stroll quaint downtown Ambler where you can enjoy Saturday morning the final First Friday of the season Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. and the town’s Farmer’s Market at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Also upcoming Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. is Oktoberfest 2018 featuring a beer garden and over 90 vendors and 10 food trucks lining Butler Avenue and side streets. There also will be rides for kids and musical entertainment on two stages throughout the day.
From Piazza on the Square for shopping to dining and a show at The Keswick Theatre, Jenkintown and neighboring Glenside and Abington offer plenty for visitors seeking a fall destination.
Among the shopping option at Piazza on the Square are La Bella Donna for bridal fashions and Berta Sawyer for special occasion wear; Olive Lucy, for lovers of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars; and thrift shops like Second Chances, that benefits the Women’s Center of Montgomery County.
For more shopping and dining options, visit https://piazzaonthesquare.com/
Whether you’re seeking a family outing or a night on the town, charming downtown Lansdale and its surrounding communities draws visitors with its range of offerings.
On Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., bring the family to the Apple Butter Frolic at the Mennonite Heritage Center. Enjoy delicious Pennsylvania German Food, everything apple including food tents and a pancake and apple sausage breakfast (7:30 to 10 a.m.), tractor and wagon rides and hearth cooking from the 18th century.
Adults seeking craft brews, distilled spirits or wineries can have a field day (or weekend) in Lansdale by visiting Round Guys Brewing Company and Pub, Boardroom Spirits, Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery and Stone and Key Cellars. After sampling brews, blends and wines, spend the night at the nearby Courtyard Philadelphia Lansdale.
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