Enjoy craft brews at Fonthill Castle, take a trip back in time for the ultimate 80s dance party and immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture this weekend in Bucks County! 

The Fonthill Castle Beer Fest is back, offering visitors a chance to try brews from more than 35 local and regional brewers along the castle’s gorgeous property. Listen to classic hits from the era that brought us artists like Madonna, Whitney Houston and Blondie during New Hope Winery’s Ultimate 80s Dance Party! This year’s 27th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival promises a fun day of Ukrainian folk art, song, music and live performances.

Check out our guide below for details on this weekend’s must-see events around the County. Stay up-to-date on what’s coming up next week with our Upcoming Events calendar.

Friday, August 24

Bucks County Playhouse in the Evening

Million Dollar Quartet at the Bucks County Playhouse

Million Dollar Quartet takes you behind the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins with a monumental night that explodes off the stage with a talented cast playing 21 legendary hits including “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Walk the Line”, “Great Balls of Fire” and more!

When: August 24 – 26, check online for times

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: $40 - $80

Bucks County Quilt Show

Join us for the 14th Annual Bucks County Quilt Show. This show is your opportunity to view the exceptional talent of Bucks County's quilters! View more than 100 quilts and vote for your favorite, plus give quilting a shot with a quilt provided by Mothers and Others Quilt Guild.

When: August 24 – 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Visitors Center

Cost: Free to attend

Summer Wine Concert at the Market at DelVal

Bring the whole family to relax on the lawn and enjoy great LIVE entertainment by local musicians, while sipping on locally made Rose Bank Winery wines or PA craft beers at the Market at DelVal.

When: August 24, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: The Market at DelVal

Cost: $3

Butterfly House Tours at Churchville Nature Center

The Butterfly House at the Churchville Nature Center will be opening this year for a full season of fun! Starting the weekend, guests can explore the nature center and observe these beautiful insects.

When: August 24 – 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Churchville Nature Center

Cost: $8

Summer Unwined Concerts at Shady Brook Farms

Party at Shady Brook Farm all summer long…and you’re invited! Come for live music by local bands, wines by Rose Bank Winery, locally brewed craft beer, signature cocktails featuring PA distilled spirits, great food, lawn games, and fun for the kiddos. Stick around for a stunning firework finale!

When: August 24, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: $5

 “Racing: A Need for Speed” at Mercer Museum

The Mercer Museum’s “Racing: A Need for Speed” exhibit explores the colorful history of racing in Bucks County, PA and the nearby Delaware Valley, from the footraces of the native Lenape to the fairs and horse tracks of the 1800s, to the auto speedways and bicycle velodromes of the 20th century.

When: August 24 – 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: Included with admission

“American Moderns” and “View Finders” at James A. Michener Art Museum

“American Moderns: The Legacy of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest?” features 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest that highlight the development of modern art in America. “View Finders: Four Photographic Voices” illuminates the work of four local, contemporary photographers who represent four distinct approaches to the medium.

When: August 24 – 26, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: James. A Michener Art Museum

Cost: Free to attend

Marilyn Monroe Photo Exhibition in New Hope

Gallery Des Artistes invites guests to a photographic exhibition of Marilyn Monroe and other Hollywood Legends by noted photographer Lawrence Schiller.

When: August 24 - 26, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Gallery des Artistes

Cost: Free to attend

Summer Wine & Music Series at Crossing Vineyards

Enjoy wine, beer and cheese as you listen to live musical performances along Crossing Vineyards and Winery’s gorgeous countryside property.

When: August 24, 7 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

Saturday, August 25

Explore Fonthill Castle's exhibits housed within each room that perfectly preserves the past.

Fonthill Castle Beer Fest

Enjoy great beer, music and tasty food on the gorgeous property surrounding Fonthill Castle its 5th annual end-of-summer beer fest! Taste craft beer from more than 35 local and regional breweries and take advantage of free shuttle services to downtown Doylestown to shop, dine and unwind.

When: August 25, 2 – 5 p.m.

Where: Fonthill Castle

Cost: $60/general admission, $25/designated driver

Intro to Kayaking and Full Moon Kayak Excursion

Join the Silver Lake Nature Center in an evening kayak trip through Silver Lake into Magnolia Lake. Attendees will dock on an island in Magnolia Lake for marshmallow roasting before returning to Silver Lake on a moonlit journey. New to kayaking? Take an intro class at the Silver Lake Nature center at 3 p.m. the same day!

When: August 25, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Silver Lake Nature Center

Cost: $35

Farm to Table Dinner at Sand Castle Winery

Sand Castle Winery invites the public to feast and drink like royalty in the Garden Pavilion during its exclusive 8-course dinner of locally sourced food paired with their award-winning wine. Reservations are required.

When: August 25, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Sand Castle Winery

Cost: $125

Saturday Night with Johnny Moskal at Naked Brewing Co.

Check out the Naked Brewing Co. to enjoy food truck cuisine by I Love Jerk Hut and live music by Johnny Moskal as you taste the Naked Brewing Company’s delicious line-up of beer.

When: August 25, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Naked Brewing Co.

Cost: Free to attend

Route 80s: The Ultimate 80s Dance Party

Take a trip back in time at the New Hope Winery during its Ultimate 80s Dance Parry. Route 80s will be performing classic hits from the era that brought us Madonna, Whitney Houston, Blondie and more! Reservations are required.

When: August 25, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: New Hope Winery

Cost: $25

Cycle & Sip with Encore Rides

Enjoy a 16-mile guided bicycle excursion from Washington Crossing Historic Park to New Hope/Lambertville and back. Then visit the winery to savor a tasting of Crossing's award-winning wines paired with cheeses, cured meats and chocolates.  Reservations are required.

When: August 25, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park

Cost: $50

Don McCloskey 2018 at Bristol Riverside Theatre

Singer-songwriter Don McCloskey is returning to his hometown for a rollicking night of interactive sing-a-longs and multi-media storytelling on the stage he grew up performing on, the Bristol Riverside Theatre.

When: August 25, 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Bristol Riverside Theatre

Cost: $20

Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Churchville Nature Center

Join the Churchville Nature Center every Saturday morning for an early morning bird walk with an experienced bird watcher.

When: August 25, 7 – 9 a.m.

Where: Churchville Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend

Sunday, August 26

Vines at Crossing Vineyards

Bubbles and Breakfast at Crossing Vineyards

Join Crossing Vineyards for a Sunday morning brunch, complete with live music and a wine bar full of delicious wines and champagne.

When: August 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $40

27th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival

Fully immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture during the annual Ukrainian Folk Festival. Explore the everything the Ukrainian community has to offer, including folk art, song, music and exhilarating dance performances.

When: August 26, 12 – 8 p.m.

Where: Ukrainian American Sport Center

Cost: $15/general admission, $10/students, kids under 14 are free

Beer Brewing and Garden Highlights at Pennsbury Manor

The brewers of Pennsbury Manor will get the kettle boiling and utilize ingredients right from the manor’s sprawling garden. Be sure to explore the historic property after the brewing demonstration!

When: August 26, 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: Pennsbury Manor

Cost: $5 - $9

Concert in the Park – Quakertown Band

The Univest Performance Center is hosting the next installment of the Concert in the Park series with the Quakertown Band!

When: August 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Univest Performance Center

Cost: Free to attend

Sunday Crafternoons at Naked Brewing Company

Join the Naked Brewing Company for Sunday Crafternoons! Enjoy discounted drinks and participate in a different arts and crafts project each week.

When: August 26, 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: Naked Brewing Company

Cost: Free to attend

Vinyasa at the Vineyard

Crossing Vineyards and Winery is hosting a one-hour Vinyasa yoga class for all levels. After, savor a guided tasting of Crossing's award winning-wines with small bites and keep your wine glass as a souvenir! Reservations are required.

When: August 26, 11 a.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $50