Fancy a day trip? October is the perfect month for rounding up the family and heading out and about in Montgomery County, as well as nearby locations. The crisp weather and bounty of things to do means you’ll never have a dull weekend this month.

Race to Empower

A Woman’s Place is a domestic violence organization and women’s shelter serving Bucks County. On October 17th, contribute to a worthy cause by participating in the Race to Empower, a 5K race and 1-mile “fun run” that will raise funds for A Woman’s Place. The race will take place on the beautiful Buckingham Friends’ School campus in Lahaska, PA. Come support a non-profit that plays an incredibly important role in your community.

Pumpkinfest at Shady Brook Farm

From October 2nd through Halloween, Shady Brook Farm will hold its annual Pumpkinfest. The family-owned farm will be open every day for families to pick pumpkins (for food or making jack-o-lanterns) by the pound and much more. Bring your kids and have a blast with inflatable attractions, pig races and live entertainment each weekend.

Ambler First Friday

The town of Ambler is easily the most charming in Montgomery County, with its remodeled movie theater, gourmet restaurants and adorable boutiques. Every first Friday of the month, from May to October, the town stays open late and welcomes locals and visitors for a night of music, art, food and merchant promotions. Don’t miss this First Friday, the last of the year until next May. Enjoy craft beer at Forest & Main, visit KC’s Alley for live music or just take in the sights as you stroll around this historic town.

Steampunk Exhibit at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

The rural sights surrounding historic Bethlehem, PA, are worth the day trip alone. And now through November 1st, you can get into the creative spirit of Halloween with a visit to the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts’s “Steampunk” exhibit. Steampunk is a subculture based around art, novels, comics and fashion that imagine an alternative reality, where Victorian-era technology still reigns supreme. The exhibit will showcase Victorian artifacts and steampunk art side by side.

Wrightstown Farmers’ Market

October is the traditional harvest time, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the Wrightstown Farmers’ Market at 2203 South Street Pike. From October 3rd to October 31st, enjoy the best of local farmers and artisans, who will be selling organic produce, freshly-ground coffee, flowers, bath products, crafts, dog treats and vegan and gluten-free goodies.

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