Fantastic Fall Festivals
From fabulous fall festivals and events to foliage and frightening fun, Bucks County has everything you need to enjoy the changing colors of one of the most picturesque times of year in the countryside.
Here are some of the top festivals and events taking place throughout Bucks County this fall. For even more activities, check out our Events Calendar.
Fabulous Festivals and Events:
• Peddler’s Village will be hosting its annual Scarecrow Festival! Check out a pumpkin pie-eating contest, live entertainment and lots of food. Make and take home your own scarecrow in the workshop throughout the weekend and see the larger than life Scarecrow Competition will be on display starting September 11 until October 29.
• The Annual New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival sponsored by The Bucks County Playhouse will be held on September 23 and 24. Browse the work of talented local artists during this juried show, nosh on delicious food, enjoy live entertainment and more.
• Celebrate the changing of the leaves, the chill in the air and Halloween at Froehlich's Farm Festival September 30 through October 29. Enjoy a hayride around the 100-acre farm, get lost in a three-acre corn maze, find the perfect pumpkin from the farm's patch, ride your favorite pony, build a scarecrow, win prizes and warm up with some hot cider!
• Enjoy food, artisans, raffles, a scavenger hunt, train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and live music as they line the streets of the historic downtown during the Perkasie Fall Festival October 1 at the town center and Menlo Park. Bring your own scarecrow and sample this year's chili cook-off and pie-baking contest.
• Visit the “Village that Time Forgot” for a time-honored community event during Historic Fallsington Day October 14. Journey back in time more than 300 years to Quaker Pennsylvania with the help of colonial and Native American dance performances, crafters and folksingers.
• Bristol, Bucks County has a variety of festivals throughout the season and one of the most popular annual events is this year’s 41st Annual Historic Bristol Day sponsored by Bristol Cultural & Historical Foundation October 21. This free, family-friendly street fair celebrates the town's diversity with a variety of arts and craft vendors, food vendors, entertainers, children's games, a sailing regatta on the Delaware River, a car show and much more!
• The streets of Quakertown celebrate the spirit of the season during the 17th Annual Autumn Alive! October 21. Featuring music, games, prizes, crafts, beer tasting, a pet parade and more, the event is also pet-friendly!
• Head over to the Tyler Park Center for the Arts October 21 for a weekend-long craft show called Crafts in the Meadow!
• If you love apples, the Apple Festival at Peddler's Village November 4 and 5 is the place for you! Participate in pie-eating contests, see live entertainment, sample apple-themed dishes and browse the work of local artisans lined up along the beautiful cobblestone streets of this 18th-century-style shopping village.
• Bring the little ones and your best Halloween costumes to Sesame Place® September 22 through October 29 for a family-friendly Halloween tradition, The Count's Halloween Spooktacular! Find your way through two mazes, enjoy three Halloween shows, take a thrilling hayride with your favorite furry friends and watch an exciting Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade.
• Take a wagon ride down to the patch for the perfect pumpkin and enjoy a variety of inflatable attractions, a giant corn maze and more at PumpkinFest at Shady Brook Farm October 6 through 31! On select evenings, stay for PumpkinFest After Dark, a not-so-scary event for the younger kids, featuring a moonlit corn maze and more. At nightfall on weekends, the friendly farm turns into a den of terror! HorrorFest invites visitors to walk through the Barn of Horror, test your bravery as you trek through the bloody fields of Carnage, ride through the spooky woods on the Hayride of Horror and face aliens head-on at the 3-D Alien Encounter.
•Hop aboard the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad throughout the month of October for their spooky Haunted Halloween Train rides! For a kid-friendly alternative to the terror of these haunted train rides, put on your best Halloween costumes for the Trick or Treat Trains.
• Fall may be known for its beauty, but it is also one of the spookiest times of year and Bucks County has plenty of ways to terrify you during the month of October. Grab a flashlight and take to the streets with Ghost Tours of New Hope to hear the chilling tales of the area's former residents who may have never left during a lantern-led walk. Explore the darker side of Bucks County during one of the many haunted hayrides in the area such as Valley of Fear's Original Haunted Hayride in the woods behind Phoenix Sport Club, where you can hop off the hayride and test your aim in Zombie Paintball. Also check out Midnight Productions' Sleepy Hollow Hayride for a bone-chilling ride and enter the House in the Hollow.