Explore Bucks County’s Many Tricks and Treats This Fall

(Bucks County, PA)  From country festivals to haunted train rides, Bucks County has an abundance of fun and frightening activities on the calendar this fall. Conveniently located only 25 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City, visitors and locals can enjoy the scenic deep reds and bright yellows of Bucks County’s autumn or have a thrilling experience with a loved one or the entire family. 

For a complete list of fall festivals and entertainment, check out www.VisitBucksCounty.com/Events or www.VisitBucksCounty.com/Halloween   

* Come for the day and stay through the night at Shady Brook Farm’s FallFest! During the day, hunt for the perfect pumpkin to carve at the annual PumpkinFest. Later that night, HorrorFest will definitely scare the yell out of you! Through October, experience a night of horrific proportions with four terrifying attractions, a marshmallow-roasting bonfire and live music.

* Larger than life scarecrows will be displayed at Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Competition and Display starting September 10th through October 28th.  Be sure to vote for your favorite throughout this 42-acre, 18th-century-style shopping village! Your tummy will always be full as you nibble on scrumptious treats such as apple dumplings and caramel dipped apples at the Apple Festival, arriving November 3rd.  Wash them down with everyone’s fall favorite, apple cider, at this traditional autumn weekend-long celebration.

* Celebrate with Count Von Count at his Halloween party and costume contest at Sesame Place’s Spooktacular. Join Elmo and friends at Sesame Place on a Halloween adventure or find your way through the Count’s UN-Haunted Castle Maze. Spooktacular runs on weekends only from September 29th through October. Sesame Place is the nation’s only amusement park solely themed after Sesame Street.

* Explore the dark of night on a lantern-led walking Ghost Tour of New Hope to learn about the chilling past of the phantom hitchhiker and Aaron Burr’s historic inn. Or, hop aboard the historic New Hope and Ivyland’s Haunted Train for a frighteningly mysterious ride! There are only a few daring souls daring enough to do both tours in one night.

* The streets will be bustling on September 15 and 16 at the Doylestown Arts Festival with unique artists and eager shoppers. Vibrant paintings, creative crafts and more will blanket the streets at the largest Doylestown festival of the year! Can’t get enough of the arts? New Hope is hosting an Arts and Crafts Festival September 29 and 30 with mouthwatering food, live music and more than 100 artists and crafters.

* Grab a friend and a flashlight and journey through the darkness on one of Bucks County’s many haunted hayrides, including Valley of Fear and The Original Haunted Hayride or Midnight Production’s Sleepy Hollow Hayride. Enter Midnight Production’s House in the Hollow if you dare!

* Celebrate the past at Historic Fallsington Day on October 13 featuring folksingers, puppet shows, jugglers and dancing. Visitors can check out the unique buildings on property while indulging in delicious foods and perusing the many craft tables. Experience the unimaginable on October 28 with the Spirits of the Past Tours. This lantern-lit tour explores the historic village of Fallsington as visitors listen for ghostly visitations and hear petrifying tales from the past!

Contact: Michelle Greco Falcone                     Jessica Lawlor
Communications Manager               Communications Coordinator
Visit Bucks County                                     Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x 231                       215 639 0300 x 227
mgreco@visitbuckscounty.com         jlawlor@visitbuckscounty.com

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 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.