Fall means back-to-school, cooler temperatures, and plenty of reasons to gather with loved ones. Bucks County offers so many ways to explore the season with your family.
Festivals & More
Shady Brook Farm Fall Fest 2019
Where: Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd. Yardley, PA 19067
Shady Brook Farm is always a popular destination this time of year! Fall Fest includes AppleFest, the award-winning PumpkinFest, PumpkinFest After Dark, and HorrorFest. Enjoy wagon rides, apple picking, pumpkin picking, GIANT themed corn maze and lots of festival fun.
Come early in the season for the best pick of apples and pumpkins! Take a wagon ride to the orchard for apple picking (or to the patch to pick a pumpkin if you prefer), find your way through the 5 acre corn maze, bounce on the giant jumping pillows, enjoy inflatable attractions, test your athletic skills at the ALL NEW sports challenge, check out pig races, hay maze and more! Stop by the Silo for locally brewed craft beer or Rose Bank Winery wines. Food & drink available for purchase.
General Admission is $18/person, pick your own apples (available while supplies last) and pumpkins, NOT INCLUDED, are sold by the lb. Get more details and purchase tickets online here.
Peddler’s Scarecrow Festival
When: September 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska
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. Can't make it that weekend? The scarecrows will be on display from September 9 through October 27.
Bolton Mansion Fall Festival
When: Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 85 Holly Drive, Levittown
Bring the family to the Hill! There will be tons of activities for kids including pony rides, a moonbounce, petting zoo, face painting and more. History buffs can take tours of the Mansion, peruse Levittown memorabilia, and view a Revolutionary War Encampment display and hearth cooking demonstrations. There will be a DJ, food trucks, vendors and more.
Bristol Borough Italian Day Festival
When: Saturday, September 14 from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Mill and Radcliffe Streets, Bristol Borough
Enjoy rides, food and live music! Free admission, free parking.
Fall Fest at Hellerick’s Family Farm
When: Begins Saturday, September 14
Where: 5500 N. Easton Road, Doylestown
This annual fall fest features over 45 activities including hay Rides, corn mazes, animals, corn chute slides, a giant corn box and more. Plus, shop pumpkins, gourds, squash, apples, cider, baked goods and Halloween Decorations in the market.
Yardley’s Harvest Day
When: Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Yardley Borough
Yardley Harvest Day will emphasize the many unique aspects of living, dining, socializing, shopping, working and enjoying one of Bucks County’s most historic and best communities. Downtown Yardley is an idyllic setting for this community gathering, which showcases the Delaware Canal and the Delaware River. Yardley Harvest Day features unique artist and crafters, music and great food, historic and educational tours, and local civic groups and businesses.
When: Saturday, September 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Buckingham Friends Meetinghouse, 5684 York Road, Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska
The Peace Fair provides a comfortable family-friendly atmosphere in which adults and children can learn about how others promote peaceful relations in their organizations and their own lives. The fair is nonsectarian and nonpartisan and seeks to attract people of all beliefs from all walks of life. Visit www.peacefair.org for more information.
20th Annual Village Renaissance Faire
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Middletown Grange Fairgrounds
One weekend every year, watch as the fairgrounds are transformed into the ultimate family festival with stories, intrigues, history, crafts, varied entertainment, and interactive play. Enter the village known as Penn’s Park, which consists of eight stages and various sets: Merchant Squares, Living History Pavilions, food courts, gaming area, multi-cultural enclaves, craft corners, and Kid’s Kingdom. All proceeds benefit the Village Library of Wrightstown.
Bensalem Fall Festival: Celebrate Community Pride Day
When: Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Penn Community Bank Ampitheater
The entire family will enjoy this full day of entertainment with a car show, amusements, vendors, live music and more. There will be a 6 p.m. concert featuring the Urban Guerilla Orchestra followed by fireworks.
Perkasie Fall Festival
When: Sunday, October 6 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Menlo Park and in the town center with free buses running between
The theme of this year's annual festival is “Fall Football,” and you'll find performances by Pennridge Cheer, Marching Band & Color Guard as well as appearances by the Rams. New this year, there will be prizes at the cornhole tournament, a wing eating contest, crazy hair by Dragonflies Salon, and an interactive sidewalk chalk art installation. Returning favorites include a petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, live music, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making and more! Almost every activity is free.
43rd Annual Historic Bristol Day
Where: Bristol Lions Park, Radcliffe St., Bristol
When: Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This free, family-friendly street fair features a variety of arts and craft vendors, food vendors and entertainers, children’s games, a sailing regatta on the Delaware River, a car show and much more.
Where: 312 Broad St., Quakertown
When: October 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date October 26)
The Annual Autumn Alive! celebration is a day of outdoor fun in Quakertown for the family. Children’s activities and crafts, farm-fresh produce, demonstrations, native plant sale, flea market, informational booths from local groups, merchant specials, live music and more. Don’t forget to bring your furry friends for the pet parade.
When: November 2 and 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Peddlers Village, routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA 18931
Enjoy apple treats and take home a bushel fresh from the orchard! Artisans, live entertainment, food, children’s activities and apple pie-eating contests both days.
The Counts Halloween Spooktacular
When: Weekends from September 21 through November 3
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd. Langhorne
Horror Fest at Shady Brook Farm
When: Sept. 28 and weekends in October, tickets at 6 p.m., attractions begin at 7.
Where: 931 Stony Hill Rd. Yardley
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
When: Opens Sept. 28 and runs throughout the Halloween Season
Where: Sleepy Hollow, 881 Highland Rd., Newtown
Valley of Fear & Haunted Hayride
When: Opens Sept. 27
Where: 301 W. Bristol Rd. Feasterville
The four main attractions are a haunted hayride, Scarytales, Miles Manor, and Operation Z Escape.
Ghost Tours of New Hope
Where: Main St. & Ferry St., New Hope
When: Fridays and Saturdays in 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.
When: Oct. 27 to Nov. 2
Where: 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.
The Newtown Athletic Club
120 Pheasant Run, Newtown
As summer comes to an end, many children will be exchanging hours of biking, swimming, running, and other forms of outdoor play for time spent in the classroom. While this learning time is essential, it’s also important to keep kids active throughout the school year. That’s where the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC) can help!
The NAC offers a variety of recreational and competitive classes and youth sports.
The NAC's Youth Plex is designed to offer both noncompetitive and competitive programs for children ages 1 through 12. Programs are designed to appeal to all children with their individual interests in mind. The goal is for every child to feel welcome in a safe place where he/she can participate in an activity where they are comfortable enough to be themselves.
They offer recreational dance, gymnastics & Tae Kwon Do classes to their Members & general public. For the little athlete, they offer youth sports such as dance team, exhibition gymnastics, hip-hop crew, swim team, competitive cheerleading, Parisi Speed School training & more. New kid fitness classes they have recently added to their fall schedule include Mighty Pups, Gaga & More, Kick Ball of All Sorts, Fancy Nancy Prima Ballerinas Dance, and Tiny Cheer! Is your little one ready to try a free class? Click here to redeem.
The Dance Academy
1476 Buck Road in Holland
Fall is the perfect time to enroll in dance class. Reach out today to find out why The Dance Academy is the perfect place for your child. Whether you seek a place for your child to get introduced to dance in a relaxed and fun environment, or a place for your child to receive best-in-class dance instruction, The Dance Academy has the right class for you. Since 1987, The Dance Academy in Holland, PA has been offering dance training with a personal touch, instilling the love of dance to students and families throughout Bucks County. Under the direction of Miss Donnajean Kline (BFA in Dance, Temple University) and staffed by a group of highly-trained instructors, The Dance Academy has acquired countless awards and accolades each year at local, national, and international competitions. Through recitals, competitions, advertising publications, professional companies, and tours; Dance Academy students are spreading their passion for dance both here in the States as well as on international stages.
British Swim School
LA Fitness, Bensalem – serves communities throughout Lower Bucks and Northeast Philadelphia
500 Rockhill Drive, Bensalem
Bucks County Richboro – serves Central Bucks communities from Newtown through Warminster
100 Almshouse Road, Richboro
LA Fitness, North Wales – serves Montgomery County
120 Garden Golf Boulevard, North Wales
Swimming isn't just for summer! British Swim School of Greater Philadelphia is the premiere water safety and learn to swim program in Bucks County, PA! Have your child attend classes throughout the year, so that they are stronger, more confident and safe swimmers in the summer. To learn more or register, give them a call at 215-850-1772.
Art in the Pod
216 Bustleton Pike, Churchville
It’s back to school season, which also means it’s back to school activity time! With modern children constantly plugged into technology, making sure they’re involved in extracurricular activities is more important than ever. Art in the Pod’s after-school art program is designed to provide an enriching experience through each child’s own artistic expressions. Kids learn in a fun and nurturing environment, where students feel comfortable expressing their unique talents to create beautiful works of art. Students will work with a wide variety of mediums in drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, and more. All instruction is catered to each child’s unique needs and interests. Enrollment for Fall Classes is open now!