By Susan Greenspon
Now that the leaves are beginning to turn, button up your flannel 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 II takes you through the lively towns of Ardmore and Narberth.
Don’t miss the upcoming annual Taste of Ardmore Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., presented by Ardmore Toyota and produced by Ardmore Initiative, where you can sample the fare of Ardmore’s great restaurants under one roof. Among this year’s participants will be Bam Bam Seoul Kitchen for Korean favorites, The Bercy for a taste of France, Marokko for authentic Mediterranean Moroccan cuisine, PokeOno for surf-inspired Hawaiian Poke’ bowls, and Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft, a classic American whiskey bar with sophisticated pub fare.
In addition, five Main Line Brewers Association homebrewers will vie for two titles: Voter’s Choice and Expert’s Choice. Guests can taste and vote for their choices. To see the complete list of events from the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board click here.
Unique boutiques abound along Lancaster Avenue and in Suburban Square, the nation’s first outdoor shopping center founded in 1930. Step into Past Present Future for handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, glass and so much more. Or, for toys that bring out the child in us all, visit pucciManuli in its grand new space at the corner of Cricket and Lancaster avenues. For contemporary women’s clothing, Styche is where you will find pieces for any occasion.
And for movie lovers who still love to browse in video stores, Viva Video touts itself as the Last Picture Show for good reason: A knowledgeable staff guides patrons through a selection of over 10,000 titles.
Hungry or thirsty? Check out the array of eateries and breweries in Ardmore at https://menupages.com/restaurants/pa-ardmore.
There are few downtowns like Narberth, where the blocks of shops and restaurants have a cozy, timeless feel that draw visitors and locals alike throughout the year.
Among the fun family festivals upcoming is the annual Witches of Narberth tour Saturday, October 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.. Halloween season kicks off with a kids’ (of all ages) scavenger hunt during which witches – 13 of them – await discovery in shops around town. The event is free.
To see the complete list click here.