Several fall festivals scheduled to celebrate season in Ambler area
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.