Bucks County’s fall season is in full swing and with it comes festive foodie events, haunted hayrides, seasonal stage productions, pumpkin picking and fall festivals galore!
This weekend is your last chance to visit some of Bucks County’s spookiest, most 'fall-tastic' festivals. Be sure to catch one of the last performances of The Rocky Horror Show at the Bucks County Playhouse before the end of the season, explore Shady Brook Farms’ PumpkinFest and HorrorFest fall festivals for a mix of spooky and family-fun festivities and visit Peddler’s Village for the last weekend of the Scarecrow Competition & Display to see amazing designs before they retire to the corn fields!
Take advantage of the season and check out our guide below for details on this weekend’s must-see events around the County.
Friday, October 27
Catch the debut of the Continental Tavern’s compelling mini-documentary featuring the chilling past of Yardley and the Continental Tavern. Grab a bite and learn about the recent archaeological discoveries that have uncovered ties between the Continental Tavern to the Underground Railroad, Prohibition and a mysterious murder!
When: October 27, every 2 hours on even hours
Where: Continental Tavern
Cost: Free to attend
Crossing Vineyards and Winery promise a “Spooktacular evening” in the vineyards, complete with a monstrous buffet and haunted house wine. Be sure to reserve a spot ahead of time.
When: October 27, 7 p.m.
The James A. Michener Art Museum invites you to join David Leopold, director of the Ben Solowey Studio, to tour the only remaining intact studio from the Golden Age of Bucks County art. Explore the rustic charm and scenic views of the studio, located on a 34-acre farm in Bedminster. Advance registration required.
When: October 27, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Studio of Ben Solowey
Cost: $40/non-member, $30/member, $15/student
MUFON is returning to the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel for its 10th Annual UFO Conference with all things extraterrestrial, including panels and Q&A’s from the area’s top experts.
When: October 27, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
Cost: $32 and up
Saturday, October 28
Strap on a helmet and take a guided bike tour around scenic Doylestown with Encore Rides. Learn about the area’s rich history, including its ties to a 1745 inn and tavern established by William Doyle. Enjoy a tasting of craft beer at Hops Bar and Grill after the ride.
When: October 28, 10 a.m.
Where: Parking lot across from the Bucks County Civil War Museum (32 N. Broad Street, Doylestown, PA)
Lace up for a breezy fall 10K, 5K, or ½ mile fun run at the Market at DelVal. Registration includes one Fall Fun Pass, as well as a free DelVal Creamery Ice Cream treat!
When: October 28, 9 a.m.
Where: The Market at DelVal
Cost: $40/10K & 5K, $10/kids run
Watch history come to life as reenactors portray the County’s most interesting characters buried within Slate Hill Cemetery. Hear the spooky and intriguing stories of the historical figures who helped shape the township over the past 300 years. Bring a flashlight and comfortable sneakers!
When: October 28, 4 p.m.
Where: Slate Hill Cemetery
Join Acting Naturally Theatre for three Halloween themed one-act plays. These performances are perfect for children to enjoy a fun day of spooky plays!
When: October 28, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Acting Naturally Theatre
Cost: $10/rear reserved, $12/ front reserved
Sunday, October 29
Learn to paint from one of The Uncorked Artist instructors during a full wine tasting at Sand Castle Winery. Guests can also look forward to cheeses, chocolates and a souvenir glass. Registration is required by October 27th.
When: October 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sand Castle Winery
Meet the ghosts of the Pearl S. Buck House during this slightly spooky tour of this historic property. Folks that were once thought to no longer live on this earth will lead the tours, including an appearance by Pearl S. Buck herself! Pre-registration is required.
When: October 29, 4 – 8 p.m.
Historic Fallsington is hosting a lantern-lit tour through the village for a night of ghostly visitations and tales from the 18th century. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
When: October 29, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Fallsington
Cost: $7/adults, $3 children 12 and under
Richard O’Brien’s cult classic musical The Rocky Horror Show makes its return this weekend to the Bucks County Playhouse! Follow couple Brad and Janet as they explore a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures. Keep in mind, this production is intended for an adult audience.
When: October 27 – 28, 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.; October 29, 3 p.m.
Where: Bucks County Playhouse
Cost: $40 - $60
The Broken Goblet presents this week’s Halloweekend, featuring a Halloween-centric event each day of the weekend. Don’t miss out on the Stranger Things Premiere Party, Kinky Quizzo, plenty of craft beers and much more spooky entertainment in store!
When: October 27 – 29
Where: Broken Goblet Brewing
Cost: Pay as you go
Enjoy both the fun and spooks of October with Shady Brook Farm’s seasonal festivals, PumpkinFest and HorrorFest. PumpkinFest attendees can expect wagon rides, a Johnny Appleseed-themed corn maze, inflatable attractions, the brand-new Sports Challenge, and much more fall festivities. If you prefer screaming in fear over pumpkin picking, maybe HorrorFest is more your speed. Shady Brook Farm delivering four thrilling attractions: Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage.
When: October 27 – 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PumpkinFest); October 27 – 29, 6 – 10 p.m. (Horrorfest)
Where: Shady Brook Farm
Cost: $16 (PumpkinFest); Pay as you go (HorrorFest)
Explore the deepest, darkest woods in Bucks County all October-long! The Valley of Fear brings with it new spooks and scares, along with four attractions including the Original Haunted Hayride, Zombie Escape Haunted Maze and the Underworld Haunted Forest Walk. See if you have what it takes for the zombie apocalypse by taking on their interactive Operation Z Zombie Paintball Hunt attraction.
When: October 27 – 29, 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Sports Club
Cost: Pay as you go – Check online for pricing
Visit Froehlich’s Farm and Garden to celebrate the arrival of fall with a pick your own pumpkin patch, hayrides, pony rides, s’mores roasting, pumpkin bowling, tasty food, live music and much more! Returning attendees who have experienced the fun of Froehlich’s Farm Festival in past years will notice new additions like a petting zoo, as well as the local wineries and breweries that have joined in on the action.
When: October 28 – 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Froehlich’s Farm and Garden
Cost: Pay as you go
Finally, a festival highlighting the unsung heroes of fall: scarecrows! Stroll Peddler’s Village and peruse through intricately decorated scarecrows in a variety of categories, including Thrills and Chills, Group, Quite the Character, Traditional, Kids Only! and the new Out of this World Scarecrow category.
When: October 27 – 29
Where: Peddler’s Village
Hear stories of Quakertown’s historical and haunted past during the Quakertown Walking Ghost Tours. Curated tours run every 30 minutes all weekend-long starting at 7 p.m.
When: October 27 – 29, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Take advantage of the last weekend to enjoy over 45 family-fun activities at Hellerick’s Family Farm – including hayrides, corn mazes, corn chute slides, ziplines, pumpkin rolling and much more across the 18-acre farm land.
When: October 27 – 29, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Hellerick’s Family Farm
Cost: Varies, check online
Discover what happens when a dangerous demagogue becomes president of the United States, promising to return the country to greatness. Catch the final performances of the play based on the 1935 novel by Sinclair Lewis.
When: October 27 – 28, 8 p.m.; October 29, 2 p.m.
Where: Actors’ NET of Bucks County
Cost: $10 - $20