You know you love a day off. This Labor Day make the most of the long weekend with festivals, shows and museums. There is always something going on in Bucks County. Take a look at some of the happenings near you.
The Hot ticket in Doylestown is the Polish American Festival at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The 53rd Annual Polish American Festival- September 1-3rd, noon-8pm. The Festival offers rides, a children’s playground, exhibits, a Polish Village, crafts, and fabulous entertainment, such as live music, shows, and Polka dancing. Admission is $12.00 per person, and parking is free. Don’t forget about all of the amazing food ready to try.
Racing, a need for Speed- This is your last chance to check out the racing exhibit at the Mercer Museum. The exhibit ends on September 9. n this original exhibition, explore the colorful history of racing in Bucks County, PA and the Delaware Valley across four sports-motor racing, horse racing, foot racing and cycling, from the footraces of early Native Americans and colonists to the horse tracks and fairgrounds of the 1800’s, to the auto speedways and bicycle velodromes of the 20th century. Objects on view include original cars that once raced on local tracks, vintage cycling gear, harness racing sulkies, racing medals and trophies and more. Test out your skill and speed with some racing “try-its.” The Mercer Museum is located at 84 South Pine Street in Doylestown.
Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Competition & Display– Get your scarecrow ready for the big fest. Entry forms are due by September 5 and the displays will begin on Saturday, September 15. For this fest, Bigger than life scarecrow creations are displayed outdoors and compete for prizes and bragging rights. Free admission and parking!
Sesame Place will be lit up with fireworks on September 1st and 2nd. Kids can celebrate the end of summer with hugs from their favorite childhood friends. Parents might just like this too. They can take one last ride on Oscar’s Wacky Taxi Roller Coaster. The big show, of course, will be the fireworks which start promptly at 8:25 p.m.
New Hope/Lambertville Fireworks Display – September 3rd, 9-9:30 pm, Delaware River. The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce and Lambertville Chambers of Commerce will present a ten-minute firework show conducted by Garden State Fireworks will illuminate the sky for the last night of summer! In addition, the retail businesses on both sides of the river will stay open late until 10:00 pm.
Evening Star Dinner Trains – All weekend long you can take a traditional ride on the New Hope/Ivyland Train. But for a special treat book the 5 p.m. train for the Grapevine Express. Passengers can ride the rails in first-class comfort, enjoying fine cheese and wines while appreciating the strolling scene provided by the Bucks County countryside. This one-hour round trip can be enjoyed for $75 per person which includes the ride and items to nosh.
Million Dollar Quartet – All through Labor Day weekend the Bucks County Playhouse will be playing Million Dollar Quartet a two-hour show, with intermission about the unlikely quartet of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins who accidentally converged on Sun Records in Memphis — and made magic in the process! Million Dollar Quartet takes you behind the music with a monumental night that explodes off the stage with a talented cast playing 21 legendary hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and “Hound Dog.”
Shady Brook Farm Summer unWined Concert Series- This is the last of the summer! You can try crackers, cheese, chips, and dips from the farm market or enjoy a burger or hot dog from the grill. Wine is sold by the glass or by the bottle. You can also enjoy a wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery.