Bucks County is hosting a slew of exciting summer events this weekend, including one of the area’s best craft beer festivals and a countryside carnival that has become a county tradition! 

Try over 60 craft beers, delicious cuisine from local food vendors and enjoy live music form the Philadelphia Funk Authority during this year’s Upper Bucks Brewfest! The Middletown Grange Fair returns for its 70th year, promising a weekend full of adorable farm animals, demonstrations, carnival amusements and more!

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 17

Crowd at the Middletown Grange Fair

Middletown Grange Fair

Experience the premier agricultural showcase of Bucks County during the 70th Annual Middletown Grange Fair in Wrightstown Township. Meet adorable animals and explore farm exhibits, demonstrations, vendors, food, amusements, and daily live entertainment.

When: August 17 – 19, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Middletown Grange

Cost: $10 parking

Broadway Summer Spectacular at Bristol Riverside Theatre

Broadway Summer Spectacular brings Broadway to Bristol in one sensational concert. It’ll be an evening packed with Broadway hits from composers like Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, and Leonard Bernstein.

When: August 17 – 19, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Bristol Riverside Theatre

Cost: $30 - $45

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 17 – 19, 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 17 – 19, 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 17, 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 17 – 19, 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 17, 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 17 – 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: Included with admission

Broadway Boot Camp at Acting Naturally Inc.

Enjoy the music and dances from popular productions like Matilda, Hamilton, Anastacia and more during Acting Naturally’s presentation of Broadway Boot Camp.

When: August 17 - 18, check online for showtimes

Where: Acting Naturally Inc.

Cost: $10 - $12

 “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 17 – 19, 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 17 - 19, 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 17, 7 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

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

Raul Malo: Live at the New Hope Winery

Raul Malo returns to the New Hope Winery, bringing his unique Latin and jazz style to the stage as guests enjoy delicious wines and cocktails.

When: August 17, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: New Hope Winery

Cost: $65

Little Women: The Musical at DCP Theatre

The DCP Theatre is celebrating 150 years of Louisa Mary Alcott’s beloved story, Little Women, with a live musical performance!

When: August 17 – 18, check online for showtimes

Where: DCP Theatre

Cost: $16 - $18

Saturday, August 18

Enjoy the 6th Annual Upper Bucks Brew Fest at the new Park at 4th location!

Upper Bucks Brewfest

Quakertown Alive! presents the Upper Bucks Brewfest, featuring over 60 craft beers, tons of delicious local food vendors, live music by the Philadelphia Funk Authority, a cornhole tournament and more!

When: August 18, 1 – 5 p.m.

Where: Park at 4th

Cost: $40/general admission, $55/VIP, $10/designated driver

A Multi-Faceted Afternoon in Historic Bristol Borough

Take a Bristol Stroll during A Multi-Faceted Afternoon in Historic Bristol Borough! Start with fun afternoon activities at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library that explore the town’s past. After, take the Bristol Stroll into the center of town as you pass the area’s wonderful restaurants and shops! Registration is required.

When: August 18, 3 p.m.

Where: Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library

Cost: Free to attend

Saturday Night with Low Totem at Naked Brewing Co.

Check out the Naked Brewing Co. to enjoy food truck cuisine by The Shrimpman and live music by Low Totem as you taste the Naked Brewing Company’s delicious line-up of beer.

When: August 18, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Naked Brewing Co.

Cost: Free to attend

Alice Smith Live at the New Hope Winery

Alice Smith brings her unique blend of rock, pop and R&B to the New Hope Winery for a night of live music and delicious drinks!

When: August 18, 8 – 11 p.m.

Where: New Hope Winery

Cost: $55

Cold-Blooded Critters: PA Amphibian and Reptile Survey

Join the Bucks County Audubon Society for a herpetology presentation, followed by a trip to nearby streams and forests to search out the slimy salamanders, slithery snakes and jumpy frogs!

When: August 18, 2 – 4 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Audubon Society

Cost: $10

Pedal & Pub with Encore Rides

Pedal around scenic Doylestown and learn about its history, including ties to a 1745 inn and tavern established by William Doyle. After the ride, experience the town’s current hospitality with some craft beers at the Tasting Room, which is part of the Doylestown Brewing Company; the latest chapter in a family story that spans three generations in the beer industry. Reservations are required.

When: July 18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Doylestown, PA

Cost: $45

TÌnh Vào Ha at the Xcite Center

Check out the Vietnamese concert series, TÌnh Vào Ha, featuring a slew of talented artists and comedians performing live at the Xcite Center.

When: August 18, 10:30 p.m.

Where: Xcite Center

Cost: $50 -$85

Under the Stars Car Show

The Perkasie Borough is hosting the 20th annual Under the Stars Car Show, featuring over 400 antique, classic and custom vehicles lined along Perkasie’s historic downtown streets. Enjoy food and music during this great community night out!

When: August 18, 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: Perkasie Old Town Center

Cost: Free to attend

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 18, 7 – 9 a.m.

Where: Churchville Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend

Revolutionary War Reenactment at Moland House

The Warwick Township Historical Society invites you to honor General Washington and all the men and women of the American Revolution who fought for our independence. Revolutionary War Reenactors will engage in skirmishes and representations of colonial life.

When: August 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Moland House

Cost: $2 - $10

Sunday, August 19

Pennsbury Manor

Open Hearth Cooking at Pennsbury Manor

The cooks of Pennsbury Manor will be preparing their favorite 17th century recipes using the ingredients from the manor’s own garden. Be sure to explore the historic property after the cooking demonstration!

When: August 19, 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: Pennsbury Manor

Cost: $5 - $9

Midnight Shift – Concert in the Park

The Univest Performance Center is hosting the next installment of the Concert in the Park series: Midnight Shift! Visit the Park to listen to the tunes of the 50/60s rock and blues band, Midnight Shift.

When: August 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Univest Performance Center

Cost: Free to attend

Sip, Craft, Create at Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Bring some friends to Crossing Vineyards and Winery for a wine tasting and string art session led by the artists of Craft & Chestnut! Registration required.

When: August 19, 2 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $55

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 19, 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: Naked Brewing Company

Cost: Free to attend