Sweater weather is upon us, meaning even more fall festivals and events are happening across Bucks County! 

The live music and delicious local brews of Shady Brook Farm’s Summer unWined series was so popular that it’s making a return as a fall event! Visit Shady Brook for the farm’s Party on the Patio, featuring toe-tapping tunes, tasty brews and yummy cuisine against a beautiful countryside backdrop. Take the first of a series of guided hiking tours with the Friends of the Delaware Canal this weekend during Canal Walk 2018! Don’t miss out on delicious locally crafted brews during the Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company’s annual Oktoberfest at the taproom!

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, September 28

The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place®. Come in costume and enjoy three special Halloween-themed shows, soar, swing, fly and cruise on three Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume. Don’t miss the Zoe’s Monster Mash Dance Party Dine special event this weekend!

When: September 28 – 30, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Sesame Place

Cost: Check online for ticket prices

Fall unWined: Party on the Patio

Visit Shady Brook Farm to experience their new Party on the Patio during the fall season! Enjoy a laid-back evening of live music by local musicians, delicious brews in The Stone’s Throw and delicious food from the deli all the while taking in the crisp, fall air.

When: September 28 – 29, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: Free to attend

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: September 28 – 29, check online for showtimes

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: $40 - $80

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End at the Bristol Riverside Theatre

Erma Bombeck captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” In this one-woman tour de force, discover the story behind America’s favorite housewife who championed women’s lives with a wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all – the truth.

When: September 28 – 30, check online for showtimes

Where: Bristol Riverside Theatre

Cost: $33 - $50

Fall Harvest Festival at Hellerick’s Family Farm

Bring your family and friends to the historic Hellerick’s Family Farm a festival filled with family-fun activities like hayrides, pumpkin bowling and an Aerial Adventure Park!

When: September 28 – 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Hellerick’s Family Farm

Cost: $9.99/Fridays, $12.99/Saturday & Sunday

Movie in the Park

Bring your blankets and chairs to a movie night under the stars in Doylestown! Settle in for Paddington Bear's latest adventure as he tries to by a gift for his aunt's 100th birthday but meets an unscrupulous actor along the way.

When: September 28, 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.

Where: Covenant Bank Amphitheater, Central Park

Cost: Free to attend

Fall Harvest Sampler

The Peace Valley Nature Center invites guests to enjoy its Fall Harvest Sampler at the Elephant Walk Farm, featuring seasonal craft beers and bites.

When: September 28, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Elephant Walk Farm

Cost: $90 per person, $160 per couple

Pop Up Story Time at the Market at DelVal

Bucks County Free Library will be at The Market at DelVal reading and singing songs of Emily Knorr’s favorite children’s books. Make sure to stay and enjoy lunch from the Just Food Kitchen after story time!

When: September 28, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Market at DelVal

Cost: Free to attend

 “30 Years: Art at the Michener” and “American Moderns” 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. The Michener is also presenting “30 Years: Art at the Michener, 1988-2018”, a special exhibition that invites visitors to learn new stories about familiar works of art and discover objects from the Museum’s vault that have never before been on display.

When: September 28 – 30, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: James. A Michener Art Museum

Cost: Free to attend

Radio 104.5 Presents Snow Patrol

Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, the Snow Patrol has carved out a unique place for themselves within the music industry. Catch their show live at the Parx Casino’s Xcite Center stage!

When: September 28, 8 p.m.

Where: Xcite Center

Cost: $35 - $80

The Goblet of Poison at Peddler’s Pub

Visit Peddler’s Pub for a night of magic and murder as you investigate a deadly crime in the school of Hagmoles. Enjoy a delicious meal to compliment your night of solving the murder mystery! Reservations are required.

When: September 28 – 29, 7 p.m.

Where: Peddler’s Pub

Cost: $69.95

These Things I Carry Art Exhibit

You’re invited to artist Kimberly Stemler’s exhibit, “These Things I Carry”, at Cairn University! The exhibit is about the subtleties of life and the environment. The works primarily revolve around landscapes that are densely patterned, layered, and focused on color.

When: September 28 – 30, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Connie A. Eastburn Gallery, Cairn University

Cost: Free to attend

4th Annual Creative Inspiration

The BCCC Foundation and the Danny Degennaro Memorial Foundation proudly present George Porter Jr and The Runnin' Pardners. Grammy Award winner, bass player and singer from The Meters, Porter headlines this annual scholarship fundraising concert for Bucks County Community College Music & Arts students.

When: September 28, 7 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Community College

Cost: $30/general admission, $50 VIP

Saturday, September 29

A scarecrow worthy of a gold medal is on display at the annual Scarecrow Festival at Peddler's Village. The outdoor shopping village hosts a multitude of fairs and festivals all year.

Scarecrow Competition & Display at Peddler’s Village

Visit Peddler’s Village to explore a collection of larger than life scarecrow creations throughout the village! Participate in the competition by voting for your favorites.

When: September 28 – 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Peddler’s Village

Cost: Free to attend

HorrorFest at Shady Brook Farm

In a dark corner of Eastern Pennsylvania awaits America’s most haunted farm. HorrorFest features four thrilling attractions: Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage. Can you handle the harvest?

When: September 29 – 30, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: $22 - $50

Froehlich’s Farm Fall Festival

Celebrate the return of fall at Froehlich’s Farm Fall Festival! Events include a hayride around their 107-acre farm, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, 10-acre corn maze, inflatable obstacle course, pony rides, face painting, and more fun for all ages!

When: September 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Froehlich’s Farm and Garden

Cost: Free to attend, events are ticketed and vary in price

Once Upon a Time… Exploring the World of Fairy Tales at Mercer Museum

Step inside the larger-than life pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Jack and the Beanstalk during the Mercer Museum’s “Once Upon A Time… Exploring the World of Fairy Tales” exhibit.

When: September 29 – 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: Free with museum admission

NCBC Oktoberfest 2018

Join the Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company for a day full of the finest NCBC beers (including some limited ones!), food provided by the always amazing The Flying Deutschman Food Truck and MUSIC from our returning friends in the Philadelphia German Brass Band!

When: September 29, 12 – 7 p.m.

Where: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

Cost: Free to attend

Canal Walk 2018 to Falls Township Community Park

Take a guided hiking tour with the Friends of the Delaware Canal. Nearly the entire length of the Canal, 53.9-miles from Bristol Borough to Easton, will be explored over five successive Saturdays. The Canal Walk is a great opportunity to learn about the area's past and future while taking in the autumn scenery of the Canal and Delaware River corridor.

When: September 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Riverfront Park

Cost: Free to attend

New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival

Located in the historic river town of New Hope PA – known for its arts community – over 160 fine artists and craftsmen will exhibit work spanning multiple mediums like oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, works in wood, wearable art, glass art, photography, and more.

When: September 29 – 30, 10 a.m.

Where: New Hope-Solebury High School

Cost: $1

20th Annual Dog Walk

Come to the Warminster Community Park for the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia’s 20th Annual Dog Walk! The event will be a day full of fun for dogs and their families. Guests can look forward to food vendors, games for kids, dog contests and more! Reservations for the walk are required.

When: September 29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Warminster Community Park

Cost: $25 per dog entry

Cairn University’s Homecoming 2018

Cairn University would like to invite all to their Homecoming 2018 celebration. Come out and enjoy, inflatables, carnival rides, fishing derby, live digital caricatures and more!

When: September 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Cairn University

Cost: Free to attend

Touch-a-Truck at Historic Bolton Mansion

Mommy’s Lil’ Black Book and Bristol Township Parks & Rec. are bringing the first ever Touch-A-Truck to Bolton Mansion in Levittown! Children will be able to explore different vehicles they often see in the community during this hands-on, interactive event.

When: September 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Historic Bolton Mansion c1687

Cost: Free to attend

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: September 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Doylestown, PA

Cost: $45

Live Music at the (Crossing) Vineyard!

Stop by Crossing Vineyards any weekend this Winter and relax with a “Crossing Cocktail,” a frosty YARDS Beer, or wine by the glass or bottle. “Un-wined” after a busy work week with live music and dancing.

When: September 29, 1 – 5 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: Pay as you go

Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Peace Valley Nature Center and Churchville Nature Center

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

When: September 29, 8 – 9:30 a.m. (Peace Valley) & 7 – 9 a.m. (Churchville)

Where: Peace Valley Nature Center & Churchville Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend

Sunday, September 30

Michener Exterior

Sunday Afternoon Music at the Michener

Check out Phyllis Chapell, named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time by Downbeat/Jazz Times, as she presents “From the 20s to the Present: Americans in Paris” with SIORA, a contemporary world jazz ensemble at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

When: September 30, 3 – 4 p.m.

Where: James A. Michener Art Museum

Cost: $20

Save the Hammerstein House Tour

Join Encore Rides for a guided bike tour through Doylestown to raise funds for the preservation and conversion of Oscar Hammerstein’s home into a museum. Reservations are required.

When: September 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Highland Farm Bed and Breakfast

Cost: $50

Naturalist Foray: Seed Packages

Explore the trails around the Peace Valley Nature Center to check out the bounty of seeds – the future new plants and food for the wildlife around the park!

When: September 30, 2 – 3 p.m.

Where: Peace Valley Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend