Kick-off the fall season with one of the many Oktoberfest celebrations across the Bucks County Ale Trail, spend the day at the New Hope Arts & Craft Festival or enjoy some not-so-spooky fun at Sesame Place. 

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.



Bucks County Book Festival 

The fourth annual Bucks County Book Festival returns!  This three-day celebration, connecting authors and book lovers, features professionally published authors, including New York Times bestsellers Christina Baker Kline and Jason Reynolds, along with Book Fest on the Green on the grounds of the Mercer Museum, and a Writers Workshop. 

When: September 24 - 26 

Where: Mercer Museum 

Cost: ticket prices vary 

Fall Festival at Hellerick’s Family Farm

Bring your family and friends to the rolling hills of Bucks County amidst the beauty of fall's finest colors to enjoy a great day of fun on the farm. General Admission includes entry to our 18 acre Adventure Farm area which includes a Hayride, 2 Corn mazes, Farm animals, 3 slides, Tractor Tire playground and 40+ activities for children and adults of all ages.

When: Fall weekends

Where: Hellerick’s Family Farm

Cost: Ticket prices vary

Scarecrows in the Village 

For eight fun-filled weeks, one hundred scarecrows dot the brick pathways of our autumn-tinted Village. Some are inspired by famous characters, some are humorous, some are scary – but all of them are carefully handmade by Philly-area residents and organizations.

When: Now through October 30 

Where: Peddler's Village

Cost: Free to attend 


Join the GhostDusters as they discuss Bucks County’s famous haunts. But beware: While some of the ghost tales are true, some may be…less than authentic. Can you guess which stories are true and which are phantoms? Prizes will be awarded to those who know their Bucks County ghosts, but beware…We’re ready to deceive you!

When: Now through November 7 

Where: Peddler's Village

Cost: $25 per guest 

Comedy Night at the Castle 

Relax, drink, eat, unwind, and laugh Under the stars. Katherine Williams and Lana Epstein will kick off the night followed by headliner Keith Purnell . Reservations required. 

When: September 24, 6:00PM

Where: Sand Castle Winery 

Cost: $25 

Murder for Two by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair 

Join us for one of the most uproarious musical comedies to hit stages, the sidesplitting and zany Murder for Two. It’s a whodunit for two actors, one playing the detective, the other playing all thirteen suspects, and both of them taking turns accompanying each other at the piano. It’s Agatha Christie meets Vaudeville and you won’t want to miss it.

When: Now through October 10 

Where: Bristol Riverside Theater 

Cost: Ticket prices vary 

Tom Paxton & the Donjuans 

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon Tom Paxton has teamed up with the Grammy winning singer songwriter duo The DonJuans, Don Henry and Jon Vezner. Collectively, their songs have been covered by Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, just to name a few! Within days of writing and playing together, they knew they were onto something and now they're on the road and stopping in Sellersville!

When: September 24, 8:00PM

Where: Sellersville Theater 

Cost: $29.50 

Drinking Habits

Let the wine and the secrets spill! Catch this exciting live performance at Playmasters Theater in Bensalem

When: Now through October 3

Where: Playmasters Theater

Cost: $15


Shady Brook Farm

FallFest at Shady Brook Farm

Come on out for some down on the farm fun including wagon rides, apple picking, pumpkin picking, 5 acre corn maze, live music (weekends) & lots more festival activities. 

When: Now through October 31 

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: $12 weekday; $20 weekend

Fall Festival Weekends

Come enjoy Fall Fun on the Farm! Activities include pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin ring toss, straw mountain, straw maze, an obstacle course, a corn pit, live animals, and more! 

When: Weekends through October 31 

Where: Charlann Farms 

Cost: $8.99 

Neshaminy Creek Oktoberfest 

Participate in our stein holding competition, grab a soft pretzel, or purchase some of our Oktoberfest merch. The Philadelphia German Brass Band will be playing live music all day!

When: September 25, 12:00PM to 7:00PM

Where: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 

Cost: Free to attend 

Murder Mystery Outdoor Theater

C’est la mort under the protective canopy of the new event tent at Peddler’s Village, enjoy the fresh evening air, seasonal beverages, and a fun-filled show that is designed to provide plenty of kicks!

When: Now through September 25 

Where: Peddler's Village 

Cost: $65 for two 

Doylestown Music Fest

During this week-long event, local restaurants, bars, cafes, merchants, churches and museums host talented musicians for residents and visitors to enjoy. Check their website for a full list of participating venues.

When: September 22 – 25 

Where: Downtown Doylestown

Cost: Free to attend

New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival 

Over 160 juried fine Artists and Craftsmen will exhibit using media such as oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, fine and fun jewelry, ceramics, works in wood, fiber, furniture, wearable art, glass art, photography, outsider art, and more.

When: September 25 & 26 

Where: New Hope Solebury High School

Cost: Free to attend 

Fall Festival & Craft Show

Enjoy a day filled with food, animals, Best Apple Pie Baker Contest, Scarecrow Contest, Mobile Gem Mine and Craft Show with lots of handmade items including jewelry, woodworking, candles, bath & body, floral/wreaths, signs, home decor and more!

When: September 25 & 26 

Where: Quakertown Farmers Market

Cost: Free to attend 


Warwick Farm Brewing is hosting the first Oktoberfest on the Farm! We will feature lager beer from Human Robot, Pizza Boy and Troegs. Live music and food trucks will be onsite all day!

When: September 25, 12:00PM to 7:00PM

Where: Warwick Farm Brewing 

Cost: Free to attend 


Join Moss Mill Brewing for their version of Oktoberfest! Beer flight specials and live music will be taken place all day.

When: September 25, 12:00PM to 10:00PM

Where: Moss Mill Brewing Company 

Cost: $10 

Food Truck Fall Fest 

Food from Humpty’s Dumplings, G’Day Gourmet, Le Camion, Helmuts Strudel,  Kona Ice, & Drinks & More!  As well as activities for the kids and a special showing of Addams Family at dusk. 

When: September 25, 3:00PM to 9:00PM

Where: Central Park Amphitheater Parking Lot

Cost: Free to attend 

Live Music Series at the New Hope Winery

Join New Hope Winery every Saturday and Sunday for free live music performed by the greatest local talent in Bucks County. Performances are outdoors as weather permits, with a family and pet friendly experience!

When: Weekends through October 24 

Where: The Pour House at the New Hope Winery

Cost: Free to attend 

Hollywood Nights (Bob Seger Tribute)

Hollywood Nights is the ultimate tribute to Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band! This New Jersey based powerhouse has set out to recreate everything about Bob and his music right down to the smallest detail. See them live at Sellersville Theater! 

When: September 25, 8:00PM

Where: Sellersville Theater

Cost: $35 

Free House Tours

Tour highlights include newly-discovered research about the Grundy family’s domestic staff, details about our extensive interior restorations, and collection items never exhibited before. Required reservations can be made online through TicketLeap. 

When: Saturdays through November 

Where: Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum 

Cost: Free to attend, reservation required 

Fresh StART

The public is invited to experience the fine art of our local member artists at this annual art exhibition. All art is for sale.

When: Weekends through September 26, 12:00PM to 5:00PM 

Where: AOY Art Center

Cost: Free to attend 


Free Will Brewing, Peddler's Village

4th Annual Oktoberfest 

Come ready to eat, drink, and celebrate community and friendship. As always, don your full traditional German attire and get your glass and first fill FOR FREE!

When: September 26, 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Where: Free Will Brewing Company

Cost: $10 

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular

The park will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haven and guests will enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, participating in our interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, and unique photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume on their Halloween-themed floats!

When: Now through November 7

Where: Sesame Place Philadelphia

Cost: Ticket prices vary

Apple Jam Concert 

Join the Danny DeGennaro Foundation at first annual Apple JAM Concert at The Barn at Snipes Farm. The event is a fundraiser to support the Foundation's music and art scholarships.

When: September 26, 2:00PM to 7:00PM

Where: Snipes Farm and Education Center 

Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at the door

New Hope Bike Tour 

Join us for a small-group, easy, flat ride along the D&L Trail from Washington Crossing Park in PA to New Hope and back. Ride time about 35-45 minutes each way depending on group pace. Stop in New Hope for refreshments and shopping (additional/optional).

When: September 26, 1:00PM to 4:00PM 

Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park 

Cost: $45 BYO Bike & Helmet $20

Vines & Wines - Picnic in the Vineyard 

Grab a blanket and head to the winery for a casual picnic lunch. Includes a basket full of goodies and a bottle of wine. Find yourself a shady spot and take in the vineyard views while you sip and snack!

When: September 26, 12:00PM to 2:00PM 

Where: Crossing Vineyard and Winery 

Cost: $85 

Places I Remember

Joseph Marchetti, graduate of Central High School in Philadelphia and Tyler School of Art, Temple University presents “Places I Remember". The exhibit includes paintings that represent over two years of work in Bucks, Lancaster and Lehigh Counties. The body of work started with a painting of the Scholfield-Ford Covered Bridge in Tyler State Park and now includes covered bridges, farms, barns and castles in Pennsylvania.

When: Now through January 7

Where: Bucks County Visitor Center

Cost: Free to attend

Pieces & Places of Bucks County Art Show 

Two renowned Bucks County Artists. One a painter of places and things related to the bucolic surrounding environs. The other, a sculptor who utilizes unique and locally found elements. Ilene Rubin and Kathleen McSherry will present Pieces and Places of Bucks County at The Stover Mill Gallery. 

When: Weekends through September 26 

Where: Stover Mill Gallery 

Cost: Free to attend  

New Talent - Emerging Artists Invitational Exhibition 

This exciting collection of works represents artists at various stages of their lives who all share the goal of pursuing a career in the arts. Featuring a selection of works by eleven artists we are reminded that “emerging” talent is not just the domain of the ingenue. 

When: Now through November 7 

Where: New Hope Arts Center 

Cost: Free to attend