Through the centuries, the town of Skippack has managed to shirk the tides of change. Well-mannered streets in colonial trimming lined with boutiques are a perpetual reminder of the village’s permanence. Skippack Days itself is a perennial tradition stretching back over four decades. This closely knitted festival is brimming with artistic sophisticates as well as an impressive array of local resident artists. It is no small guess then that the annual Skippack Days is an artisan dream come true.
Skippack Days is geared towards the crafters big time! Skippack Pike – the main thoroughfare – is lined with the regions top-quality artisans and crafters. Everything from the finest woodwork to expertly crafted pottery, silk prints, handmade jewelry, garments, and toys are all for sale. The selection is impressive and truth be told it is the driving factor for many of the visitors. Local artists and merchants are want for the action. Many shops are all too eager for festival traffic which is conveniently passing through their front doors. Visitors are certainly encouraged to browse these village shoppes in addition to the crafters. Also, in addition to the plethora of cafes and bistros in the downtown area, there are also plenty of food vendors as well as merchants selling specialty foods.
At Skippack Days there is much in the way of activities and entrainment, including various bands covering a vast spectrum of genres. Everything and anything from reggae, R&B, Blues, Pop Rock, acoustic, and folk are all in the mix. For children there are a collection of tings to do, such as games and activities like balloon art and face painting. Recent addition to the festival is the Skippack Days Bike Show which has seen tremendous fanfare and promises to be a staple in years to come. Any way you slice it, there is a tremendous vibe at Skippack Days. This fall festival feels an awful lot like a too-cool summer event. So get it in now, this last hoorah before the cool turns to cold!
Admission is free and Parking is in town.