Music, art, home decor … Fall means a new season of inspiration and performances in Bucks County. Here's a list of places to go, events to attend, and more.
Piper Hill Co.
6907 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA
Come see the Seasons change at PiperHill Co.! Showcasing new inventory all the time, Piper Hill Co is a furniture and home decor store offering a taste of Bucks County farmhouse with a transitional twist on a clean country style. Be sure to stop in this fall! They offer a large variety of furniture, upholstery, curtains, case goods, lighting, rugs and trending decor.
Zlock Performing Arts Center – Bucks Live Performance Schedule
Where: 275 Swamp Road, Newtown
Bucks County Community College has been bringing unique cultural events to the region for more than 50 years. This fall, Bucks Live! will present a myriad of events on the Newtown Campus. Head to the newly renovated Zlock Performing Arts Center for musical performances, a cultural showcase, streaming series, and even a children’s Halloween concert and party. The exceptional staging, lighting and acoustics, make the intimate 339-seat theater ideal for these types of events.
September 12: German Jazz guitarist Joscho Stephan with Barry Wahrhaftig and Dylan Taylor
October 4: American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen with drummer Jimmy Cobb
Find out more about Bucks County Community College's Cultural Streaming Series and more here.
2019 Doylestown Arts Festival
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Historic Doylestown
The 28th annual Doylestown Arts Festival returns! The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, turning historic Doylestown into a pedestrian zone. This is a free-to-attend community event, showcasing the abundance of art & culture in Doylestown – recently awarded the “Best Small Town Cultural Scene” in a nationwide vote. There will be 160 artists, 5 stages of live music, interactive demonstrations / live art, and a food court!
Free Museum Day Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle
When: September 21
You can Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day with FREE admission to the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle on September 21. This annual celebration of museums is celebrated at both the Mercer Museum and Fonthill castles with free museum day tickets good for admission for two people. Register here for your tickets.
Tibetan Buddhist Monk Residency – Mandala Creation at Bucks County Community College
When: September 16 through September 20
Where: Bucks County Community College Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown
Join Bucks County Community College in a truly unique cultural experience. From September 16 through September 20, Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India will visit Bucks to create a large sand Mandala sculpture. During the first four days of their stay, there will be a daily craft sale and viewing of the Mandala creation. On September 18, there will be a cultural showcase in the Zlock Performing Arts Center. And finally, a closing ceremony and parade to say farewell on September 20.
New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival
When: Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: New Hope – Solebury High School, New Hope, PA
Over 160 fine Artists and Craftsmen will exhibit using media such as oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, works in wood, wearable art, glass art, photography, and more. (There will also be food and music!)
Bucks County Plain Air Festival
When: October 1 through October 6, with a public show October 5 and 6
Where: Bucks County Community College Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Road
Bucks County Community College has once again joined award-wining artist Alan Fetterman, the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County, and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce to host the fourth annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival. The festival features 30 artists from across North America who have been selected competitively by a juror to create art “en plein air,” or “in open air,” throughout picturesque Bucks County that week. After several days of outdoor painting through October 4, the festival culminates in two days of celebration at Bucks County Community College in Newtown. On Saturday, October 5, a VIP Collectors’ Preview & Pre-Sale Reception takes place in historic Tyler Hall. That will be followed by a free festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 6 at the college’s Newtown Campus, with quick-draw competitions, live music, entertainment, sculpture tours, and an art exhibit and sale.
Bucks Fever Film Fest
When: Opening Night October 3
The Bucks Fever Independent Film Fest will take place throughout the month of October. There will be a film crawl on October 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. and other events throughout the month, leading up to the screening of the winning films on Sunday, October 13 at 7 p.m. The screenings will take place at the County Theater at 20 East State Street in Doylestown.
Newtown Historic Association Market Day
When: Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 105 Court Street, Newtown
NHA Market Day is an annual outdoor event that celebrates the colonial tradition of farmers & crafters bringing their food, animals, and wares to town to sell to their neighbors & townspeople. It is our proud tradition to feature high-quality crafters, artisans & fine artists; colonial demonstrations; entertainment for all ages; and food from local restaurants. Estimated annual attendance at this free event is 3,000+ patrons. NHA Market Day is organized by a team of volunteers, and all proceeds support the Newtown Historic Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association dedicated to the to the preservation of Newtown’s historic heritage.
Historic Fallsington Day
When: Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 4 Yardley Ave., Fallsington
This time-honored event will feature folksingers, puppets shows, jugglers, Colonial dancing, and Native American dancing; demonstrations of Colonial (open-hearth cooking, spinning, basket making, and blacksmithing), craft tables, and book sales; tours of museum buildings, and local churches. Children’s activities, hayrides, bakes sales, a quilt raffle and a wide array of delicious food for sale will add to the festivities. This event is free and open to the public.