Every Season is Packed with Fun in Bucks County, PA

A Guide to Fall Frights and Festivals

(Bucks County, PA) Fall fun is just around the corner with frights, festivals and larger-than-life scarecrows! Bucks County’s towns get in the spirit of Halloween and leaf peeping by hosting a series of events from lantern-led ghost tours and kid-friendly frights to educational apple picking and hayrides. Conveniently located only 75 miles from New York City and Lancaster, visitors and locals are encouraged to experience the picturesque autumn beauty of Philadelphia’s northern countryside.

For a complete list of fall fairs and spine-chilling entertainment, check out www.VisitBucksCounty.com/Events or www.VisitBucksCounty.com/Halloween   

* Through September, a tractor-led hayride brings visitors through Shady Brook Farm’s popular apple orchard, where you can pick fresh apples by the pound. On September 17-18, a weekend-long Apple Festival takes place with scrumptious homemade apple treats made from Shady Brook’s own apples. 

* Only the brave should attempt Shady Brook Farm’s annual HorrorFest. During the month of October, wander throughout the Deadtime Stories Corn Maze, Barn of Horror or take a ride on the Hayride of Horror for a terrifying thrill. Looking for something tamer? Take the day and search thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes to find your favorite during Pumpkinfest. Hayrides are available for a ride out to the harvest fields.

* Witness larger-than-life handmade scarecrows during Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Competition & Display September 5- October 30. Scattered throughout 42 acres of lush gardens, these locally-crafted pieces of American folk art are set amongst an 18th century shopping village for your family’s enjoyment. Be sure to vote for your favorite one! Come back the first weekend of November to enjoy apples galore at the 40th Annual Apple Festival. Divulge scrumptious treats such as apple dumplings, fritters and a fall favorite, apple cider.

* Embark on a haunting journey through New Hope, one of Bucks County’s most popular towns, on a lantern-led walking tour with Ghost Tours of New Hope or on a train ride to the unknown aboard New Hope and Ivyland Railroad’s Haunted Train. Both attractions will surely be a “moving” experience!

* Watch your worst nightmares come to life at Bucks County’s numerous haunted houses, including Midnight Productions at Active Acres Haunted Farm and Valley of Fear at Phoenix Sports Club. Journey to the dark side with these seriously creepy Haunted Houses. 

* The streets of downtown Doylestown will be lined with art, food, and entertainment for the town’s biggest event of the year, Doylestown Arts Festival, September 17-18. In the neighboring town of New Hope, the Arts & Crafts Festival will boast hundreds of artists and craftspeople along the streets of this vibrant town, September 24-25. 

* Watch as the colorful leaves fall on the bustling activity of the Historic Fallsington Day’s Street Fair with pony rides and an 18th century fashion show on October 8. Autumn Alive! brings the streets of Quakertown to life on October 22! Rain or shine this event features a popular Pet Parade, scarecrow contest, and horse-drawn wagon rides.

* For the little monsters, enjoy an evening with The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place. Join Elmo and friends on a Halloween adventure or find your way through the Count’s UN-Haunted Castle Maze on weekends only from September 24th through October.

We encourage visitors and locals to share their favorite Fall festival or fright in Bucks County on our Facebook page! Share with us on www.Facebook.com/VisitBucksPA

About Visit Bucks County
Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the VBC is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions.  For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or “Like” us on www.Facebook.com/VisitBucksPA or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to the PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.

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