Summer End Brings Autumn to Life…The Fun Has Just Begun In Bucks County!

(Bucks County, PA, Sept. 15, 2008)  Bucks County’s fall foliage is welcoming visitors to partake in the beauty of Bucks in the autumn. Mesmerizing vibrant reds and yellows burst along our scenic countryside as you stroll along some of the most beautiful routes in the nation. Our picturesque landscape will make you want to fall into Bucks County and all that it has to offer. Experience why LIFE Books: Dream Destinations stated “New England’s got nothing on this!” Events and Festivals Galore! Spend your Halloween at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular Celebration or aboard an antique “Trick or Treat” train. Or maybe carve a pumpkin and mingle in a petting zoo with an early 1900 concrete castle as your backdrop. The possibilities are endless! Let Bucks County be your weekend getaway or weeklong excursion. Relax along our scenic countryside at one of our charming bed and breakfasts or experience the arts and culture of unique exhibits at our diverse institutions such as the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown. For more information about what to do in Bucks County or a more detailed calendar of events, visitors can visit

Monday, September 8- Sunday, October 26, 2008.
Times 10am-6pm
Location: Peddler's Village, Rtes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA.
Phone: 215 794-4000
Admission: FREE admission and parking
Bigger than life scarecrow creations are displayed outdoors and compete for over $4900 in cash prizes. Be sure to vote for your favorites! These exceptional pieces of american folkart are displayed in the following categories: The Keystone Krow, Traditional/Whirligig, Extraordinary Contemporary, KidsOnly!, Quite The Character, and Group Crow.

2nd Sunday with the Arts in Bucks County
September 14, 2008 - September 13, 2009
Times: 1pm-3pm
Location: Bucks County Visitors Center
Phone: 215 639 0300Admission: FREE
A series of cultural exhibitions, Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau will kick off its newest program, "2nd Sunday with the Arts in Bucks County!" Kathleen Zingaro Clark will open this exciting program with a discussion of her book ,Bucks County, a photographic history included in the popular and nationally distributed Images of America series. Her presentation, "Capturing the Spirit of Historic Bucks,” will include a behind-the-scenes look at her experiences producing the publication and highlight three centuries of fascinating Bucks County history. A slide show featuring many of the vintage images contained in the book will be included. Stay tuned for upcoming artists and special appearances!

Sleepy Hollow Hayride and Midnight Productions' Paynes Asylum Haunted House
September 27, 2008 - November 1, 2008
Times: vary
Location: 881 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Phone: 215 860 6855Admission: $14-$40
Open Weekends! Nationally known High Tech Haunted House and Hayride. Themed house "Paynes Asylum." Haunted House produced by professional theatre people. Live actors and Spirits! Hayride is through 230 acre historic Bucks County working farm. Well known bands entertain weekends. Bon Fires! Corn Maze! Lazer Game! Food! Family Fun! Pumpkin patch hayrides starts 10am on weekends. Educational tours during the week!

Autumn Alive 2008 with Quakertown Alive!
October 4, 2008
Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Rain or Shine
Location: 15 Front St., Quakertown, PA.
Phone: 215 536-2273
Admission: FREE admission AND parking
Come enjoy Classic Americana on the main street of Quakertown in Upper Bucks. Country market wagons, hayrides, music, flea market, children's activities and informational booths from local organizations are the regular fare at this outdoor event. The featured Cruisin' Alive Classic Car Show also offers American models from 1982 and earlier. Visit the shops and restaurants of the downtown while enjoying this harvest season at this family-oriented event. Shuttles carry passengers between this and Fall Fest at United Friends School.

Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place
October 4-25th – weekends only
Sesame Place100 Sesame Place
Langhorne, PA 19047
Count's Halloween Spooktacular—Sesame Place celebrates Halloween with The Count. This event is fun for the whole family to enjoy together! Guests are invited to visit Sesame Place dressed in costume, Enjoy a special live Halloween show- "Countdown to Halloween", Trick-or-treat throughout the park, Walk through Count's castle, Hayrides and more!

October 4, 2008 - October 6, 2008
Location: Doylestown Township Central Park, Wells Rd., Doylestown, PA.
Oktoberfest is an award-winning regional festival held the first weekend in October in Doylestown's Central Park, off Wells Road. This unique event features a continuous schedule of recreational and educational opportunities for all ages including a unique blend of staged entertainment, games, rides, hole-in-one and much more. The Oktoberfest celebration is an alcohol-free event. Friday: 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm; Saturday: Noon-10:00 pm; Sunday: Noon - 6:00 pm.

Harvest Day
October 5, 2008
Times: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Washington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Rd. Washington Crossing, PA.
Phone: 215 493-4076
Admission: $6 adults, $3 children 6-17
Join us for a historic look at autumn customs, traditions, and frolics at Washington Crossing Historic Park presents its annual harvest festival. Experience the 1770's and 1830's as you enjoy: historic craft demonstrations, music, and trades, jump in a hay pile, play old-fashioned kids games and more.

Halloween/Trick or Treat Train on The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
October 17, 2008 - October 31, 2008
Location: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 W. Bridge St., New Hope, PA.
Phone: 215 862-2332
Admission: see online pricing
To celebrate the Halloween season, we have two trains to fit your needs: Trick or Treat trains for the kids and Halloween trains for the adults. Equally as fun, these trains provide loads of wholesome fun regardless of age. Trains run Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Please check our online site for a complete schedule.

17th Annual Pumpkinfest at Fonthill Park
October 25, 2008 - October 26, 2008
Times: 12:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Fonthill Park, Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-345-6644
Admission: $5.00 adults/ $3.00 Children under 12
Pumpkinfest is in its' 17th year and attracts 25,000 people over the course of the two days. Our event showcases area artists carving giant 100-300 pound pumpkin squash, clowns, magicians and musicians. There is also a petting zoo, a hayride and giant inflatable rides, not to mention the delicious, seasonal food. This fun-filled family event boasts live entertainment throughout both days on both a Main Stage and Children's Stage.

Michener Art Museum Sculpture Garden Exhibition
July 19, 2008 - October 26, 2008
Location: James Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA
Phone: 215-340-9800
Admission: general museum prices
Philadelphia sculptor James Fuhrman transforms the Sculptor Garden at the Michener Art Museum into "Contemplative Space". This exhibition of cedar, oak and painted steel includes four of the artist's recent works as well as one new piece created specifically for this exhibition. 2008

APPLE FESTIVAL at Peddler’s Village
Saturday, November 1 & Sunday, November 2, 200810:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Peddler's Village, Rtes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA.
Phone: 215 794-4000
Scrumptious apple treats including country apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple fritters and everyone’s favorite -- apples dipped in caramel! Take home a bushel fresh from the orchard. Craftspeople show their wares and demonstrate their skills. Live entertainment and apple pie-eating contests add to the festivities of this traditional autumn celebration.

Friday, November 21, 2008
6:00 pm -10:00 pm. Lights 'switched on' at 6:15 pm
Location: Peddler's Village, Rtes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA.
Phone: 215 794-4000
Santa switches on the Villages outdoor holiday light display on Friday at 6:15 pm to kick off the holiday season and his weekend visits with children at Giggleberry Fair through December. Join us for free cider and marshmallow toasting that evening. Visit our shops throughout the weekend and preview our merchants distinctive choices for holiday gift giving.

New Hope Holiday Kick-Off and Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Launch of the holiday shopping season features the lighting of the official New Hope Holiday Tree, musical entertainment and a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cider, hot chocolate, candy canes, coffee and chestnuts for roasting are served compliments of area businesses. Free; rain or shine.

Bucks County Holiday TreeFest
November 24, 2008 - January 10, 2009
Times: 9am-5pm daily
Location: Bucks County Visitors Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215 639 0300
Admission: Free
The Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem will be decorated for the Holidays! Bucks County businesses will sponsor holiday trees that will be beautifully displayed by theme. Santa will be kicking off this event on November 25th at 6pm and will return for pictures on November 30th, December 7th and December 14th from 1-3pm. Santa will be extending his hours until 4pm on December 14th for pictures with your pets! Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to come in and take in the spirit of the holidays!

Michelle Greco,
Public Relations Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau
215 639 0300 x. 231