Sev­eral fall fes­ti­vals sched­uled to cel­e­brate sea­son in Ambler area

The Ambler Gazette - - POLICEREPORTS - By Eric Devlin

The of­fi­cial start of fall is just around the cor­ner and a num­ber of fes­ti­vals are tak­ing place in the area to help cel­e­brate the com­ing sea­son.

Ev­ery Satur­day for the next five weeks will see a new fall fes­ti­val that will be sure to of­fer a fun-filled day for the whole fam­ily.

Kick­ing off the events will be the Whit­pain Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion Car Show Satur­day, Sept. 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Mont­gomery County Community Col­lege, Route 202 and Mor­ris Road in Blue Bell.

The car show of­fers a look at an­tique cars, street rods, mus­cle cars, high per­for­mance ve­hi­cles, cy­cles and trucks. On dis­play for the event will be po­lice and fire trucks, along with an am­bu­lance. Blood­hound scent sniff­ing dogs are also expected to make an ap­pear­ance. Spon­sored by Pep­boys, the car show is free to the pub­lic and prom­ises a day of food, mu­sic, friends and fun.

The fol­low­ing Satur­day, Sept. 22, marks the an­nual Lower Gwynedd Coun­trie Pic­nic at Pen­l­lyn Woods Park from noon to 4 p.m.

Ac­cord­ing to Lower Gwynedd Town­ship Su­per­vi­sor Kath­leen Hun­sicker, a new fea­ture to the Coun­trie Pic­nic will be a ball drop­ping from a fire truck as part of a raf­fle con­test that par­tic­i­pants can en­ter. Those clos­est to the tar­get on the drop­ping ball will win a prize.

Ad­di­tion­ally, Hun­sicker said there will be a “Taste of Lower Gwynedd,” as eight ven­dors from the around the area will sell­ing lo­cal foods for at­ten­dees to try.

Up­per Dublin Town­ship will host Up­per Dublin Community Day Sept. 29 at the civic cam­pus on Loch Alsh Av­enue be­tween Up­per Dublin High School and the Up­per Dublin Town­ship Build­ing from 3 p.m. un­til 7 p.m.

Per­for­mances from mu­si­cians, jug­glers and ma­gi­cians will also ap­pear on the main stage. New for this year will be Mid­way’s food booths from across the community in or­der to of­fer a va­ri­ety of lo­cal cui- sine, along with the more tra­di­tional hot dogs and ham­burg­ers. The fes­ti­val will end with the ded­i­ca­tion of the new high school build­ing and fire­works

The fol­low­ing Satur­day, Oct. 6, marks the 21st an­nual Ambler Ok­to­ber­fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ambler Main Street Ok­to­ber­fest Com­mit­tee of­fi­cials said this year prom­ises good fun as ven­dors, artists, cater­ers, non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions, food venues and en­ter­tain­ment venues will of­fer some­thing spe­cial for ev­ery­one. They said many lo­cal stores and restau­rants will par­tic­i­pate in the event, of­fer­ing spe­cial pro­mo­tions to co­in­cide.

To wrap up the fi­nal week­end of fes­tiv­i­ties, the Whit­pain Fall Har­vest Fes­ti­val will be held Satur­day, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wentz Run Park, 1000 Anvil Lane, Blue Bell.

Court­ney Fox, ad­min­is­tra­tor and pro­gram as­sis­tant, said the event will of­fer in­flat­able rides, a track­less train, a num­ber of ven­dors, food ven­dors in­clud­ing P. J. Whe­li­han’s and a pet­ting zoo.

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