2009-08-27 / Local & State

Festivals, Craft Fairs In Valley Forge Area This Fall

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa . (AP) - Twelve events from ethnic festivals to craft fairs will take place in the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County, Pa., this fall.

Green Lane Park will host the 10th Annual Scottish-Irish Festival, Sept. 11-13, with singers, dancers, bagpipers, food, crafts, games and more.

German heritage is celebrated in Norristown, Sept. 19, at Elmwood Park Zoo's Oktoberfest, featuring seasonal craft brews and live music.

Colonial music, storytelling, crafts, games and even a dog show are on the schedule for the Sept. 26 Founder's Day Fall Festival at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park. Asher's Chocolates Retail Store, in Souderton, will hold its free Fall Festival the same day.

Another Oktoberfest is planned for Oct. 3 on Butler Avenue, in Ambler, with music, artists, crafts, sidewalk sales, hay rides and beer. Also on Oct. 3, the Apple Butter Frolic takes place at Mennonite Heritage Center, in Harleysville, with demonstrations of antique farm equipment and folk crafts. That night, Pennypacker Mills, in Schwenksville, hosts an event called ``Haunted Stories by the Bonfire.'' Pennypacker also hosts an All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival Oct. 17.

The Laerenswaert Colonial Craft Fair will take place Oct. 10 in Worcester at the Peter Wentz Farmstead. Guests can shuck corn or crush apples with a cider press.

The Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, Oct. 17 and 18 at Montgomery County Community College, in Blue Bell, features music, food and children's activities.

Also in the area, Willow Creek Orchards in Collegeville has pick-your-own veggies and pumpkins, while Freddy Hill Farms, in Lansdale, hosts activities every weekend in October including pig races, pony rides, a farm zoo, funnel cake and more.

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