FALL into Bucks County’s Scenic Landscapes & Festivals

(Bucks County, PA) Experience the beautiful landscape of Bucks County in the Fall as leaves transform into vibrant hues of oranges, reds, and yellows. Conveniently located only 25 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City, Bucks County showcases a variety of seasonal events and scenic opportunities to watch the fall foliage and take in the fresh, crisp air. Autumn is a picturesque and festival-filled time to experience your UNFORGETAWAYsm in Bucks County.

View the gorgeous fall foliage by driving along scenic River Road/ Route 32, situated on the banks of the Delaware River. Stop in the distinctive shops and quaint restaurants peppered amongst its trail for a truly unique experience. Tour the 12 historic covered bridges by going on the self-guided Bucks County Covered Bridge Driving Tour. For a bird’s eye view of Bucks County’s landscape during the autumn months, enjoy views of the surrounding landscapes as you take a Hot Air Balloon Ride by the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team.

Witness larger-than-life scarecrow creations at Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Competition & Display September 6- October 24th. Scattered throughout 42 acres of lush gardens, these locally-made pieces of American folkart are set amongst an 18th century shopping village for your family’s enjoyment. Come back the first weekend of November to enjoy apples galore at the 39th Annual Apple Festival. Dine on scrumptious treats such as apple dumplings, fritters and a fall favorite, apple cider. Live entertainment and apple-pie eating contests makes this festival a traditional autumn celebration. www.peddlersvillage.com  

On weekends only from September 25 through October 31, Sesame Place is transformed into a Halloween wonderland with The Count’s Halloween SPOOKtacular. Watch the Elmo’s World Live! Halloween Show and join Elmo, Mr. Noodle and Dorothy as they explore this fun holiday. With songs, surprises and special effects, Sesame Place will send guests into a world of frights and imagination!  www.sesameplace.com  

Bring the family for a day of fall family fun with hayrides, live entertainment, corn mazes and more at Shady Brook Farm’s Pumpkinfest! From September 25- October 31, hop on a hayride to pick your own pumpkin or get spooked walking through the Barn of Horror. Pumpkinfest is a fun-filled way to celebrate the autumn season with your family. www.shadybrookfarm.com  

All aboard the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad for the Fall Foliage Excursion Train! Every weekend in October, experience the beautiful fall colors while enjoying a 2 ½ hour ride aboard a 1920’s antique coach along the 35 mile railroad.  www.newhoperailroad.com  

Travel back in time to the 1820s to celebrate harvest time in rural Pennsylvania and experience a traditional Festival of Thanksgiving at a Harvest Festival of the 1820’s at the Mercer Museum!  On October 23-24th, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on events including a re-creation of an 1820’s church service, meeting the village constable and sampling daily life and chores of that time period. www.mercermuseum.org  

For a complete list of seasonal events in Bucks County, please check out www.visitbuckscounty.com/events  

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.

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