2017 Bucks County Halloween Guide

Your Bucks Happening Halloween Guide is presented by River Valley Realty.


From the River to the Valley, we are your Main Street Realtor!

One of New Jersey’s most unique real estate companies, River Valley Realty, has made a bricks-and-mortar commitment to advancing the revitalization of downtown Flemington by opening a new office on historic Main Street.

“We are tremendously optimistic about the future of Flemington, and being situated right in the heart of this wonderful, walkable community will enable us to contribute directly to strengthening its economic vitality and to advocating for home ownership here and in surrounding municipalities,” River Valley Realty Owner Kim Ward Bacso said.

River Valley Realty is an independent, privately owned, local, full-service company that offers a wealth of highly specialized, boutique services in Hunterdon and Mercer counties in New Jersey and in Bucks County, Pa. It represents buyers and sellers in the Delaware River towns of Lambertville, Stockton, Frenchtown, New Hope, Yardley, Washington Crossing and in the surrounding farm, equine and residential communities. The company currently enjoys significant market share in many of those key areas, including neighboring Lambertville and Delaware townships.

Bacso established River Valley Realty in 2012 after more than 20 years as a real estate agent because she identified a strong need for engaged, knowledgeable agents who can provide invaluable, informed guidance on issues specific to Delaware River Valley properties.

The Flemington location is the third office River Valley Realty has opened on a main street. Its flagship office is located at 45 North Main Street in Lambertville, and the firm serves clients in Bucks County from its office at 76 South Main Street in Yardley, Pa.   From the River to the Valley, we are your Main Street Realtor.

Halloween is happening! Whether you’re looking for a spooktacular evening or some sweet treats, check out Bucks Happening’s Halloween Guide below:

The Counts Halloween Spooktacular

Weekends from September 22nd to October 29th, 2017
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd. Langhorne, PA 19047

Horror Fest at Shady Brook Farm

All of October
931 Stony Hill Rd. Yardley, PA 19067

HorrorFest features four thrilling attractions: the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage.

Sleepy Hollow Hayride/House in the Hollow

Opens October 1st throughout the Halloween Season
Sleepy Hollow, 881 Highland Rd. Newtown PA 18940

Valley of Fear & Haunted Hayride

301 W. Bristol Rd. Feasterville, PA 19053

With four main attractions including a haunted hayride, the underworld, zombie escape maze, and Operation Z paintball. Your mission in Operation Z is to march on foot to remote forest outposts with multiple firing positions to destroy the zombie hoards. Admission prices vary. The Valley of Fear in 2017 will be running from September. 29-30; October. 6 – 8, 12 – 15, 19 – 22, 25 – 29 and November 3 – 4.

Ghost Tours of New Hope

Main St. & Ferry St., New Hope
Fridays and Saturdays in September and October, tour starts promptly at 8 p.m.

Follow a lantern-led “walk” along picturesque streets where you’ll learn about the doings of such places as the towpath itself; or see the phantom hitchhiker who may pass you in the moonlight; or see the historic inn where Aaron Burr appears from time to time and stares with sightless eyes…. Plus new exciting stories have been added to the tour! Cost is $10 per person.

Trick or Treat Trains

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 W. Bridge St, New Hope

Bring the kids to ride aboard this spooky train! Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight. Afterwards, trick or treat around the New Hope train station for more surprises. Trick or Treat bags and assorted toys and candy will be given out on board as well as at the station.


Canal-O-Ween’s Jack-O-Lantern Stroll, 2011
Delaware Canal, N. Edgewater Ave, Yardley

Carving, lighting, and strolling by jack-o-lanterns since 2009! A week-long traditional-style Halloween lighting of jack-o-lanterns along the Delaware Canal. Bucks County residents can enjoy the beauty of the season within the natural setting of the Canal itself.

Frankenstein Rocks

Friday, Oct 27, 7pm
Sat, Oct 28, 2 & 7pm
Sun, Oct 29, 3pm

Where: Bucks County Community College

FRANKENSTEIN ROCKS is a comedic rock musical that explodes onto the stage with all the Awesomeness and Amperage you would expect from an 80’s style hair metal rock concert! Turn on the electrodes, raise the platform and throw the switch! A storm is brewing and you don’t want to miss this hilarious adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale! But don’t worry, we promise it won’t cost you “morgue” than an arm or a leg! So grab your jumper cables, a shovel, and any “body” you can, because IT’S ALIVE!! www.Frakensteinrocks.com
TICKETS: GA $15; $20 at door

Peddler’s Scarecrow Festival
Peddler’s Village, Rtes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA 18931

Stroll among the scarecrows on display throughout the Village. Guests can sign up for scarecrow-making workshops and take home their very own scarecrow! Live entertainment, food, children’s activities and pumpkin pie-eating contests both days.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 
Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA
October 13 – 29, 2017

Lamenting a missed chance to see The Rocky Horror Show?  Already counting down the days until “Rocky Season” returns?  Never fear…The Rocky Horror Show will be back LIVE ON STAGE at Bucks County Playhouse October 2017!  That’s right…The Rocky Horror Show will be back LIVE ON STAGE once more!

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, a musical that inspired the 1975 classic cult film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures.

Given the nature of the subject matter, we recommend audiences no younger than 17.


Trick or Treat Train Rides  
New Hope Ivyland Express, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope PA, 18938

Bring the kids to ride aboard this spooky train. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight. Afterwards, trick or treat around the New Hope train station for more surprises! Trick or Treat bags, assorted toys and candy will be given out onboard as well as at the station! All ages welcome!

Haunted Halloween Rides 
New Hope Ivyland Express, 32 West Bridge Street, New Hope PA, 18938


Take a ride on the dark side onboard the Haunted Halloween Train. Do you trust yourself to be at the mercy of your own Nightmares? When this train leaves the safety of the station, you are tossed into the hands of the unknown. Our creatures are sure to frighten the strongest of heart, and test the nerve of all onboard. Your ticket price includes access to our 3-D Maze, this is an added addition to your Scare Experience. After you depart the Haunted Train, you will be ushered to the 3-D Maze. At the end of the platform you will be given your 3-D glasses and off you go, into the depths of the unknown!


2017 Pumpkin Ball – “A Masquerade Ball” 
October 14, 2017, 7:30 pm – Midnight 

An amazing evening at the “Old January’s” located at Hope Ridge Farm on Aquetong Rd. New Hope, PA.   50/50 RafflePrizes for Best, Scariest & Funniest Costumes. Drag Show – Live DJ – Dancing. Cocktails & Lite Fare

High Heeled Drag Race
New Hope, PA
Race: Sunday, October 23 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
After Party at Logan Inn: 6:30-9:00PM

The High Heel Race is an all-inclusive event, which represents our communities’ diverse and accepting culture. Everyone in the race, male and female participants alike will wear high heels as they each carry a two dimensional birdcage up the hill  where they will decorate it and return down Mechanic Street in New Hope, PA   All proceeds benefit New Hope Celebrates (NHC), a local non-profit organization focused on highlighting the history and cultural nuances of New Hope, PA through the creation and promotion of marketing opportunities, educational activities, and cultural events. New Hope Celebrates has partnered with The Logan Inn who will play host the High Heel After Burn Party fro6:30 – 9:00pm (directly after the race).
The race is open to all – It’s free to watch and there’s no charge to join as a contestant – Pre-Register online at: www.newhopecelebrates.com  

Lambertville & New Hope Zombie Walk, presented by the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Beginning on the former site of River Horse Brewery in Lambertville and concluding at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
Saturday October 28, 2017, Registration time 4pm, crawl begins at 4:30

Zombies have invaded the Delaware River Towns and will cross the bridge to terrorize two states! Prizes to the best costumes. Cost to participate is a $10 donation per family.

Canal-O-Ween 8k & 5k Races 
Patriot’s Crossing Tavern October 30th, 8:00 AM, Registration & Packet Pick Up, 9:00 AM – 8K & 5K Start
Washington Crossing Bridge on the New Jeresey side.
Come out dressed in your best costumes this Halloween and run the canal path on the Jersey Side, South from the Washington Crossing Bridge either in the 5k or 8k run categories.

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