If you're looking for a fun activity before heading back to the classroom, there's lots of fun events happening in and around Bucks County this weekend. Visit the sunflowers at Hellerick's Family Farm or have breakfast with the giraffes at Elmwood Zoo. Check out what's happening this weekend below.
“Stories Told and Sung” at Frenchtown Bookshop
When: Friday, August 27th, 6:00 pm
Where: Frenchtown Bookshop, 28 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ
New Jersey’s beloved storyteller and folksinger will present clever recitations from his new book, “Jake, The Captain, and Other Heroes.” Spirits will be high and laughs will be easy when Mike Agranoff, the well-known witty storyteller and crack musician, presents several of his spoken-word recitations and favorite songs. He is appearing to promote his illustrated book, “Jake, The Captain, and Other Heroes,” which will be available for sale and signature at the event. Mike’s tongue-in-cheek recitations include The Battle of Trenton, which Mike describes as “The real story of how and why Washington crossed the Delaware, from a NJ perspective,” and The Ballad of the Sandman, an ode to the great free-form radio DJs. His favorite songs “define what it means to be undefinable,” ranging from Weird Al-style parodies of popular songs to classic ballads to virtuoso how’d-he-do-that instrumental pieces for guitar, piano, and English concertina.
Admission is free. Please pre-register at http://www.frenchtownbookshop.com
Hellerick's Sunflower Festival
When: Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Hellerick's Family Farm, 5500 N Easton Road, Doylestown, PA
The Sunflower Festival at Hellerick's Family Farm is open daily. Walk or take the hayride to the sunflower fields. Spend some time enjoying the 40+ family friendly activities on the farm. Reservations are required and can be made on the website. Drinks, snacks and ice cream are available for purchase. Various sunflower and summer themed decorations are available for purchase as well. The last admission is 6 pm. Professional photography sessions are available from 6 – 8 pm only. Sign up on the website.
Back to School Bash
When: Saturday, August 28th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Oxford Valley Mall, Elevator Court on upper level in front of JC Penny, 2300 Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA
Enjoy freeze models showing the latest fall fashions, free back packs while supplies last, children's activities, coupons and more. Learn about the latest trends so students of all ages can head back to school in style! This event is complimentary. The Back to School Bash will be held in the Elevator Court, located on the upper level in front of JC Penny, adjacent to the Food Court.
Just Clowning Around
When: Saturday, August 28th, 11:00 am
Where: Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, PA
Come out to Quakertown Farmers Market for a free day of Clowning Around. There will be balloon creations by We Bring the Fun 365, plus 2 magic, comedy and juggling shows by Al Grout. Kids will get the opportunity to play the Carnival theme games with prizes. The event will move inside if it rains.
Breakfast with the Giraffes
When: Saturday, August 28th, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Where: Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA
Have breakfast with the giraffes at Elmwood Zoo in Montgomery County this Saturday. There will be an outdoor breakfast buffet, right next to three giraffes. After you are finished eating, you will be able to participate in an exclusive giraffe feeding. Space is limited for this event so grab your tickets here soon!