Gorgeous foliage, spooktacular Halloween adventures, delicious fresh food, and so much more bring Bucks County to life in the fall. With so much to do, bookmark this handy fall guide to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
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Annual Scarecrow Competition & Display
Peddler’s Village, Lahaska
September 9th – October 27th
An annual tradition of Bucks County, the Scarecrows at Peddler’s Village are not to be missed. Bigger than life scarecrow creations are displayed outdoors and compete for over $5,000 in cash prizes! Be sure to vote for your favorites! The Scarecrow Festival is September 21st and 22nd from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Attendees can participate in the annual scarecrow-making workshop and take home a scarecrow of their own. There is a $30 fee per scarecrow and reservations are recommended. Both days will have live entertainment and pumpkin pie eating contests. On Sunday, there will be pumpkin painting workshop.
The Village Renaissance Faire
557 Penns Park Rd, Wrightstown
September 21st – 22nd, 11:00am – 6:00pm
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.
Annual Yardley Harvest Day
Canal St, Yardley
September 21st, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Still in its original location, the Yardley Harvest Day will be held along Canal St, East College Ave, and beyond. In addition to a variety of handmade crafts, there will be the Harvest Market, a Health and Wellness Expo, a car show, the golf ball drop, a Hollywood Photo Booth, and many other activities! Best part is that it is free to attend!
Zoe’s Monster Mash Dance Party
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne
September 28th – 29th
Celebrate Zoe’s birthday with the Monster Mash Dance Party! Join Zoe and your favorite Sesame Street Monsters for singing, dancing, and all-you-can-eat buffet. Cost is $26.99 [plus tax] for people ages 10 and up, $16.99 [plus tax] for those between 2 and 9 years old, and free for infants under 2.
Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown
Fridays and Saturdays from September 27th through Ocotber 26th, , 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Grab a flashlight and try to navigate your way through a giant corn maze. Then warm up and make s’mores at the cheery bonfire. Don’t worry, it’s fun [not scary]. This is also a BYOF [bring your own flashlight].
Newtown Market Day
Court St & Center Ave, Newtown
October 5th, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Market Day is a well-attended and wonderful event featuring crafters, artisans, fine arts, entertainment, and food. Over 50 crafters will present a wide variety of interesting crafts, and demonstrations will include: chair caning, quilting, and rug hooking. Folk music, children’s activities, games, horse-drawn hayrides, and a colonial militia encampments will be held throughout the day.
Chalfont New Britain Fun Family Day
New Britain Shopping Center, Butler Ave, New Britain
October 5th, 11:00am – 3:00pm
A family festival at the New Britain Shopping Center. Attendees can expect music, arts, crafts, face painting and more! The even benefits Big Brothers , Big Sister. Admission is free.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
New Hope & Ivyland, 32 W. Bridge St, New Hope
October 11th, 7:00pm
The New Hope & Ivyland and Act 1 Productions bring you to another season of mystery on the rails. The theme for this money is Monster Mashed. Food, fun, great staff, and a rolling ride through the country and antics of Act 1 Productions all combined to give you and your family a great night out! Tickets range from $95 to $125 per person. A ticket includes two-hour round trip, a three course meal, and an interactive dining experience.
Warrington Community Day
Lower Nike Park & Upper Nike Park, 3 Folly Rd, Warrington
October 12th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm; Fireworks at dusk
Warrington Township is celebrating the community and businesses with its annual Community Day event. This year is better than ever with kids’ activities, musical entertainment, great food, a few surprises, and concluding with a fantastic fireworks display!
Historic Bristol Day
October 19th, 10:00am – 4:00pm
This year’s event is spotlighting the Delaware Canal and it’s impact on Bristol Borough. Activities include four open houses, a riverfront tea, walking tours, bike tour, entertainment, car show, art show, sailboat regatta, childrens’ corner, and more! There will be a free shuttle service to points of interest. Tickets required for houses and tea: $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 years old on day of event. Tickets in advance are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12 years old.
Autumn in Bucks County House Tour
6587 Upper York Rd, New Hope
October 19th, 10:00am
Now in it’s 23rd year, rain or shine, Autumn in Bucks County house Tour is a one-day only house celebration featuring five distinctive homes nestled in beautiful Solebury Township and Point Pleasant. Each property dates offers a unique combination of history, architecture, setting, style, and furnishings.
Light The Night Walk Campaign
Bucks County Community College, Newtown
October 19th, 4:30pm [gates open]; 6:30pm [walk starts]
Light The night is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s signature evening fundraising walk that celebrates and commemorates lives touched by blood cancer. Friends, families, and corporate and community partners form walk teams to raise awareness and money for LLS to continue to fund local cancer research, and to provide patients and their families with critical services. This beautiful evening walk is only 1.5 to 2 miles long.
Mercer by Moonlight Tours
Mercer Museum, 84 S. Pine St, Doylestown
October 25th, 7:00pm & 8:00pm
What lurks in the shadows of the Mercer Castle? Discover the history and folklore of some of the meuseum’s more chilling or ghoulish objects, including the hearse, the gallows, “witch” doctor’s canes, brooms, and more on this seasonal night time tour. Family friendly for ages 8 and up. light refreshments following tour. Tickets for non-members are $12 for adults and $10 for youth 12 and under. Tickets for members are $10 for adults and $8 for youth 12 and under.
Shady Brook Farms, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley
Saturday and Sundays from September 14 through 22nd, daily starting September 28th through October 31st
Bring the family for a day of fall fun on the farm at PumpkinFest! From wagon rides and the corn maze to the Barn of Horror [for the little ones in the day, and a scarier version at night], there is something for everyone.
6th Annual Fall Festival and Open House
Hartzel-Strassburger Homstead, 407 Keystone Drive & Bthlehem Pike, Sellersville
September 21st, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tour the 1840s Hartzel-Strassburger Homestead and visit the summer kitchen. Enjoy local artisan exhibits on two floors in the Homestead and outside under tents. Throughout the day, watch live demonstrations of skills from a bygone era, including wool spinning, hand engraving, rug hooking, a blacksmith, a leather crafter, and more. Antiques will be on display and for sale. A large book sale will be held in the Society’s library. There will also be baked goods for sale and a Silent Auction. Youths will be able to try their hand at a tin punch craft, leather punching, and more. Admission is free.
Makefield Women’s Association Harvest Day
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley
September 21st, 10:00am – 5:00pm
MWA brings fine arts, craft vendors, entertainment, community organizations, and businesses together for a day of family fun and celebration. This event is rain or shine.
5684 York Rd, Rts 202 & 263, Lahaska
September 21st, 10:30am
Join in a dedication to promoting harmony in the home, the community, the environment, and the world. The theme of the Peace Fair this year is “Sustainable Choices.” Exhibitors and vendors contributing to the sustainability of modern life will be highlighted with special signage and in the program. 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. Plenty of fun for the whole family with entertainment and food.
New Hope Outdoor Juried Arts and Crafts Festival
New Hope-Solebury High School, 182 W. Bridge St, New Hope
September 28th [10:00am – 6:00pm] & 29th [10:00am – 5:00pm]
Over 200 fine artists and craftsmen will exhibit using media such as oil paintings, water colors, pastels, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, works in wood, wearable art, glass art, photography, and more. Organized by the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce, celebrate 20 years of arts in New Hope. Admission is free and there will be a free shuttle to and from downtown New Hope.
Monster Pumpkin Madness
Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown
September 28th – 29th
Join in on two fun-filled days of all things pumpkins! Competitors from all over the area will bring in their prize pumpkins to compete in a weight off, and in other categories. There will be wagon rides, inflatable attractions, a corn maze, a rope maze, crafters, food and more!
Dog Daddy Festival
Thorpe Farm, 371 Stoneybrook Rd, Newtown
September 28th & 29th, 10:00am – 4:00pm
It’s back and bigger than ever! A family friendly event that includes man’s best friend. Attendees and their four-legged friends can expect to find an agility training and doggy fun zone, a pet costume parade [pre-registration is required], an adopt a pet parade, face painting, dog watering stations, homemade bakery treats, and so much more! Admission is $5 and free for kids 10 years old and under.
Fall Pumpkin Festival
Froehlich’s Farm & Garden, 3143 York Rd, Furlong
Saturdays and Sundays from September 28th – October 27th, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Take a scenic hayride around the 100 acre farm, find the perfect pumpkin in the huge pumpkin patch, get lost in a corn maze, and so much more! There will also be hot cider and s’mores by the bonfire.
United Friends School Fall Festival
United Friends School, 1018 W. Broad St, Quakertown
October 5th, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Join United Friends School for its annual Fall Festival. There will be something for everyone including games, zoo animals, performances, demonstrations, activities, artisans, and food tastings from around the world. Everyone is welcome to experience super fun activities like face painting, a river catapult, euro bungee, swamp slack line, and more. If you bring a canned food for the local food banks, you’ll receive a free ticket!
First Annual Artoberfest
AoY located at Patterson Farm, 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley
October 5th, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Artists of Yardley will be hosting their first annual Artoberfest, focusing on art, craft, repurpose crafts, vintage campers, and food! Craft vendors, art demonstrators, food, and fun will be available throughout the day. Entrance to the event is free.
Fall Fun Community Day
Stages Academy, 515 South Olds Boulevard, Fairless Hills
October 5th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Come have a great morning of fall fun for everyone! Take a mini class, participate in the green Halloween Costume Swap, bounce in the bounce house, or take a tour of the school! There will be a pancake breakfast, a live band, and have a great time! Attendance is free.
Harvest Fair and “Best of Bucks” Auction
Bristol Township Senior Center, 2501 Bath Rd, Bristol
October 25th – 26th, 10:00am
A preview auction and silent bidding on October 25th leading into a live auction beginning at 10:00am on Saturday. There will also be seasonal children’s crafts outside at a nominal cost. Children will create their own “Trick-or-Treat” bags, make a mask, decorate a “boo-t-ful” cupcakes, design a scarecrow, create their own puzzles, decorate a gourd, and make monster hands [just to name a few].
Manor’s Fall Festival
Manor Elementary, 401 Penn Valley Rd, Levittown
November 16th, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Fun for the whole family with raffles, vendors, crafts, face painting, kids activities, and food. Also get a jump on your holiday shopping! Admission is free.
Apple Picking at Solebury Orchards
325 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA
August 23 to November 3rd, Thursday through Sunday 9am to 6pm
Apple Fun Days
The Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown
September 21st – 22nd, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Take a wagon ride from the farm market to the orchard to pick-your-own apples. Don’t forget to check out the inflatable attractions and crafts. Admission is $2 per person.
The Stocking Works, 410 S. State St, Newtown
September 21st, 12:30pm – 5:30pm
For all beer loves, enjoy the Newtown Beerfest as presented by the Newtown Fire Association. Along with beer tasting, there will be food and live music. The 1st Tap Session starts at 12:30pm and costs $75 per person. General admission starts at 2:00pm and costs $40 per person. Designated Drivers are $10 per person.
Winemaker’s Dinner: Raise Your Glass
Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing
September 21st, 7:30pm
“Puttin’ On The Ritz” is the theme for this year’s Winemaker’s Dinner. Join the Carroll Family for an elegant evening featuring a 5-course gourmet meal, award-winning wines, and a champagne toast. Cost is $110 per person and attire is black tie optional.
Beer Tasting: Oktoberfest Beers
Washington House Restaurant, 136 N. Main St, Sellersville
October 4th, 5:00pm
Kick of October with some Oktoberfest beer! Nine German beer styles will be available for tasting.
“Plenty” Farm to Table Dinner
7248 Groveland Rd, Pipersville
October 5th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Join in a benefit for the Rolling Harvest Food Rescue with a farm-to-table picnic dinner prepared by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, the people behind Canal House awad-winning cookbooks. The evening will include fun, music, great food, and wine. Tickets are $65 per person.
Homestead’s Coffee and Crafts Fest
Homestead General Store, 1650 Bridgeton Hill Rd, Upper Black Eddy
October 12th, 11:00am – 4:00pm
An annual outdoor event featuring local crafters and artisans. Enjoy samples of gourmet coffees roasted fresh on site. All to the beat of live music by local talent. Attendance is free.
Beer Tasting: Pumpkin Brews
Washington House, 136 N. Main St, Sellersville
October 18th, 5:00pm
Back by popular demand, it’s a Halloween event for adults! Taste an assortment of this year’s best pumpkin beers.
Isaac Newtons, 18 S State St Newtown, PA 18940
Noon to 9pm
The “Seasonal Release Creep” has never been more noticeable with ‘fall’ seasonal pumpkin ales already packing the tap lines and distributor shelves before we even celebrate Labor Day! Many popular pumpkin ales will be selling out before it is even seasonally appropriate to enjoy them to their fullest potential. Starting at noon, Isaac’s will be tapping no less than 8 pumpkin ales while also tapping additional selections throughout the afternoon. Plus you get to vote on which pumpkin beer was your favorite in our Best of Show contest!
Wine and Yoga Fest
Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing
October 20th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Join Corssing Vineyards & Winery and Peace Valley Holistic Center for their annual Wine Fest while incorporating yoga into the mix this year. There will be live jazz music, food by New York Chef Monica Sellecchia, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Proceeds benefit PVHA’s special needs children services grant fund, which provides services to local economically distressed families.
Nouveau Festival: Bucks County Wine Trail
Crossing Vineyards, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing
November 16th – 17th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Celebrate the release of Crossing Vineyards’ 2013 “Le Nouveau.” Admission is free and wine tastings are available.
Ghost Tours of New Hope
Main St & Ferry St, New Hope
Fridays and Saturdays in September & October, 8:00pm
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 $!0 per person.
Valley of Fear and the original Haunted Hayride
301 W. Bristol Rd, Feasterville
September 27th – November 2nd
Enjoy a night of thrills and screams at the Valley of Fear! The haunted house theme is ScaryTales, a haunted forest trail described as a huge haunted house without the walls. There is also the Zombie Escape Maze, where zombies infiltrate the Valley of Fear in the continuing aftermath of the devastating fire that destroyed the Zombie Research and Control Center. For everyone else, the original haunted hayride will top all the others.
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Morrisville
Fridays through Sundays from September 28th – November 2nd
In a dark corner of eastern Pennsylvania awaits Bucks County’s most haunted farm. HorrorFest feautres four thrilling attractions: the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, 3-D Alien Encounter, and Carnage. Can you handle the harvest?
Trick or Treat Trains
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 W. Bridge St, New Hope
October 18th – 20th & 25th – 27th, 6:15pm
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.
The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular!
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne
Saturdays and Sundays through September 28th – October 27th
Celebrate at a not-too-spooky Halloween haven for kids’ young and old alike! Visitors can find their way through two mazes, go on a Sesame Street character hayride, and see everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends dressed in their Halloween attire. Families are encouraged to come dressed in costume as they enjoy season events including Ernie’s Rubber Duckie Costume Party and the Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade.
Ghost Stories from a Writer’s House
520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie
October 27th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Come in costume and experience authentic, documented ghost tales from Green Hills Farm and listen ot a reading of Pearl S. Buck’s ghostly short story about “Devil Harry.” $10 admission fee includes a Candlelight Ghost House tour. Pre-school children are free.
Delaware Canal, N. Edgewater Ave, Yardley
October 27 – November 2nd
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 carve-a-thon is scheduled for Sunday October 27th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
Family Friendly Halloween
Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd, Morrisville
October 27th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Enjoy trick-or-treating, fall activities and games during this free event.
Festival of Fears
Thorp Farm, Newtown
Dates and Times TBA
Come out and feel the fear! Too scary to come alone, so be sure to bring friends and family. The Festival of Fears, the scariest haunted house in Bucks County includes a haunted hayride, a haunted corn maze, live bands, bonfires, and tons of food.