Township eNews

October 5, 2018


Community Fair & Fall Festival

Saturday, October 6

11:00AM to 3:00PM

Heuser Park


Come out for our annual Upper Merion Community Fair & Fall Fest!

Enjoy live music, crafters and artisans, food vendors,

wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pony rides,

face painting, games, giveaways, and more!



KOP Beerfest Royale

Saturday, October 6 

King of Prussia Mall

The biggest party in the ‘burbs is back on October 6 under grand tents outside of the KOP Mall. KOP Beerfest Royale features over 100 beers, inspired dishes from KOP’s newest and hottest restaurants, live bands on two stages, and so much more! All proceeds from KOP Beerfest Royale are used for physical improvement projects throughout KOP – like landscaped medians, signage, and linear parks. Get your tickets today to Saturday Sessions on October 6 at


Evening Campfire Programs at Valley Forge Park 

Saturday, October 6 | 7:00PM

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Warm up by a campfire and enjoy unique stories about Valley Forge National Historical Park and other national parks! The Evening Campfire Programs take place through November. Learn more about the program and view the schedule online.


UMFM Fall Festival & Fiber Arts Day

Saturday, October 13 | 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Upper Merion Township Building

The Upper Merion Farmers Market will be hosting their annual Fall Festival & Fiber Arts Day – a celebration of all things fall, including activities for the whole family, giveaways, spinning and weaving demos, and more!


Staying Connected with Your Teen

Tuesday, October 16 | 6:30PM

Upper Merion Area High School (Large Group Instruction Room)

The Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST) is holding a free, 5-session workshop series to help parents improve communications, reduce the risk of problem behaviors, and build strong family bonds. Parents can register by emailing Susan Shelton or calling 610-304-5533.


Have You Had the Conversation?: How to Talk to Your Child About Substances

Wednesday, October 17 | 6:30PM

Upper Merion Area Middle School (Room C-230)

The Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST) is holding a free workshop for parents of children in grades K-5. Parents will participate in discussions focused on the reality of how and when kids are introduced to substances, how to have a conversation with young children about loved ones who may be struggling with substance use, and what to do if you become concerned that your child may be experimenting. Register for this workshop online

Meeting Schedule



October 8


Administrative Offices Closed



October 9


Park and Recreation Board


Community Center Conference Room



October 10


Planning Commission
Henderson Room
Upper Merion Transportation Authority
Board Room
Upper Merion General Authority
Board Room



October 11


BOS Zoning Code Workshop


Freedom Hall


BOS Workshop


Freedom Hall



October 12


No Meetings Scheduled


UMPR Family Halloween Dance

Friday, October 19 | 6:00 to 8:00PM

Upper Merion Community Center

Upper Merion Parks & Recreation is planning a fun Family Halloween Dance, complete with spooky decorations, light refreshments, a craft station, a dance-along, and a photobooth! Halloween costumes are a must! 


Upper Merion Police Association Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 21 | 2:00 to 4:00PM

Upper Merion Township Building

Love Works and Hope Community Church are once again partnering with the Upper Merion Police Association and Upper Merion Parks and Recreation to bring you the 4th annual FREE Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat! Bring your BEST costumes and show them off in the parade. A few lucky individuals will win prizes for the best and most creative costumes. There will also be a photo booth, DJ, raffle prizes, inflatables, food trucks, craft stations, and more! 


Farmers Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Saturday

Mid-May to Mid-November

Rain or Shine!


Next Market: Saturday, October 6


Come enjoy the beautiful fall weather and live music from the Prose from Dover while you shop our 20 fabulous vendors!


Interested in volunteering for the market? Contact Vince at 484-636-3910 or email


Resident Services

No Cost Walk-in Flu Shots

Tuesday, October 16 | 3:30 to 6:30PM

Upper Merion Township Building

Montgomery County residents who wish to reduce their risk of getting the flu are invited to a flu clinic at the township building. See the complete schedule, list of items to bring, and more on Montgomery County's website.

Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard

Are you or someone you know food insufficient? The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard invites anyone who lives within the bounds of the Upper Merion Area School District to shop two times each month. The UMACC is located in the Valley Forge Presbyterian building (191 Town Center Road, KOP). There is a *REQUEST* Rambler stop nearby at the Valley Forge Shopping Center. If you'd like to be picked up or dropped off at that location, please call 610-354-8899. For more information about the UMACC, visit their website

Yard Waste Collection

Now through October 26

The yard waste collection season will run through Friday, October 26, 2018. Pickup days will vary each week depending on workload and weather. We will make every effort to collect yard waste the same week the request is submitted. Fill out a request for service online or call the Public Works Department at 610-265-8465 before 12:00PM on the Tuesday of the week you wish to have your yard waste picked up. Please follow the collection guidelines.

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels

We are in great need of volunteers on a weekly, monthly or substitute basis in the King of Prussia area. If you would like to help, we would be happy to have you join us to see if this is a volunteer opportunity you would enjoy. We have volunteers that deliver meals weekly, monthly and on a substitute basis. For more information, call 610-265-7051 or email, or visit



Bad Bugs!

If you haven't heard of the Emerald Ash Borer or Spotted Lanternfly by now, you must be living under a rock. Both insects have made Upper Merion their homes, and homeowners and property owners need to be aware of what to do if you spot them on your property. Learn more:

Environmental Advisory Council: Get a FREE Rain Barrel!

Rain barrels can lower your water bill, prevent flooding in your yard, and reduce stormwater runoff from your property. Members of the Environmental Advisory Council will be at the Upper Merion Fall Festival to answer questions and give residents a chance to win FREE rain barrels and compost bins! Learn about rain barrels and read other environmental tips provided by the EAC.

Community Center

431 West Valley Forge Road

King of Prussia, PA 19040




There's always something fun happening at the Community Center! Try a fitness class, learn a new craft, or pick up a sport during Open Gym.

Parks & Recreation

Stop Sports Injuries

Thursday, October 11 | 6:00 to 8:00PM

Learn from a rehabilitation specialist the newest research-supported methods to effectively guide your youth to reach his/her goals. This seminar is vital for creating healthy young athletes. Learn more and sign up today!

Time to Breakup with Dieting

October 11 to 25

Are you tired of trying to lose weight only to gain it all back later? It's time to change your mindset, stop dieting, and start living your life. Join Monica for the 3-part series and learn about how making even small lifestyle changes can have a big impact on your weight and long-term health. Learn more and sign up today!



Art Lecture by Fred Dixon

Wednesday, October 10 | 7:00PM

Fred Dixon will present on Rockwell and Wyeth: the Great American Storytellers. Learn more and register online.

Fire Safety Story Time

Saturday, October 13 | 10:30 to 11:00AM

The Little Theater

Don't miss this very special story time for kids ages 2-5 and their families. There will be fun fire-related books and songs, along with an exciting guest appearance by a real firefighter with a very important message on fire safety! Register online.


Public Safety

The Upper Merion Township Public Safety Department is a singular, unified department that encompasses the divisions of police, fire, ambulance, and emergency management services, overseen by Director Tom Nolan, who is also the current Chief of Police.



Upper Merion Police

View the crime bulletin archive.


Fire & Rescue

Have No Fear - Volunteer!

The Upper Merion Township Fire & Rescue Services is seeking volunteers. Interested in joining? Contact William Daywalt, Deputy Fire Marshal, at 610-205-8554 or find out more on our website.


Montgomery County News


Upper Merion Senior Service Center

Located at the Community Center
431 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Save the Date: UMSSC Big Bingo!

Sunday, October 21 | Doors open at 11:00AM, Games start at 12:00PM

Tickets on sale now - $20.00 (advance), $25.00 (day of)

Cash Prize | Raffles | Refreshments | Door Prizes

Excursion Trip to Fonthill Castle and Moravian Tile Works

Thursday, November 15 

Join us on a carpool trip to tour Fonthill Castle and the Moravian Tile Works in the Doylestown area. $15.00 for UMSSC Members, $16.00 for non-UMSSC Members. Sign up at the Senior Center.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

PECO Project on Evergreen Rd between Hillside Rd and Orchard Rd

Please be informed of the following information provided by PECO Gas Operations regarding the upcoming project on Evergreen Rd between Hillside Rd and Orchard Rd. Work is expected to begin on or after October 8 from 7AM to 4PM. Work may occur in roadways, sidewalks, and potentially on homeowner properties. Learn more

For more information on local road work, please visit the following pages: | 610-265-2600

For questions, comments, or submissions, contact

175 West Valley Forge Road • King of Prussia, PA 19406-1802