Bucks County’s fall season is in full swing and with it comes festive foodie events, haunted hayrides, seasonal stage productions, pumpkin picking and fall festivals galore! 

Check out the County’s seasonal fairs and festivals chock-full of fall-friendly entertainment. Sample fine beverages and delicious cuisine at 4th Annual FARE Festival at The Fuge, explore Shady Brook Farm’s PumpkinFest and HorrorFest fall festivals for a mix of spooky and family-fun festivities and take advantage of the holiday fun at Froehlich’s Farm Festival including pony rides, s’mores roasting and pumpkin bowling!

Fans of the theatre are in for a treat as productions debut this weekend in Bucks County. The cult hit musical The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Bucks County Playhouse this Friday, along with the Actors’ NET of Bucks County’s stage debut of It Can’t Happen Here.

Take advantage of the season and check out our guide below for details on this weekend’s must-see events around the County.

1) Autumn Market Fair & Encampment

Spend the day perusing the wares of 18th century period vendors, visiting period clothing displays and watching musket firing drills during the Autumn Market Fair & Encampment at Washington Crossing Historic Park.

When: October 14-15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park

Cost: $8/adult, $4/children ages 5-11; Free/under age 5

2) The Market at DelVal’s Fall Fun & Scarecrow Making Workshop

Everyone has carved their own pumpkin; but have you ever made your own scarecrow? Bring the family and enjoy the fun of creating your very own scarecrow without the mess at The Market at DelVal. All they ask is that you bring your creativity! After scarecrow making you can enjoy their Fall Fun activities including wagon rides, pumpkin picking, corn mazes, pedal go-carts and much more.

When: October 14-15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: The Market at DelVal

Cost: $30 a scarecrow ($15 if you bring your own clothing for the scarecrow)         

          $6/adult, $8/child admission for other Fall Fun activities

Crossing Vineyards & Winery

3) Bucks County Wine Trail Harvest Celebration

Taste the fruits of the Wine Trails’ labor during their annual Harvest Celebration. Attendees can visit a number of Bucks County’s best wineries to sample seasonal award-winning wines perfectly paired with delicious cuisine. Some of the fare planned includes Buckingham Valley Vineyards’ wine slushies, Rose Bank Winery’s unique Hallo-Wine pumpkin wine and freshly-squeezed fruit juices. Harvest Celebration hours and events vary between each location. Some events require reservations. Please check online for each winery’s schedule for specific times.

When: October 14 – 15, check online for times

Where: Varying locations along The Bucks County Wine Trail

Cost: Pay as you go

4) DogFest Walk ‘n Roll

Join Canine Companions for their 3rd annual DogFest Walk n’ Roll in Bristol that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence to provide assistance dogs to people struggling with disabilities in the Northeast region. Meet staff, volunteers and – most importantly – lots of dogs for a day of fun!

When: October 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Silver Lake Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend

5) “Sister Cities” Food and Shop Tour

Explore the food and landscapes of “Sister Cities” New Hope and Lambertville during the scenic Sister Cities Food & Shop Tours. As the kickoff to the fall season, this tour will make four to six stops – including Savour of Lambertville and Inn of the Hawke – while strolling through the sites, history and culture along the Delaware River. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

When: October 14, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: 50 S Main Street, Lambertville, PA 08530

Cost: $60

6) Froehlich’s Farm Festival

Visit Froehlich’s Farm and Garden to celebrate the arrival of fall with a ton of event and activities. Visitors can look forward to a pick your own pumpkin patch, hayrides, pony rides, s’mores roasting, pumpkin bowling, tasty food, live music and much more! Returning attendees who have experienced the fun of Froehlich’s Farm Festival in past years will notice new additions like a petting zoo, as well as the local wineries and breweries that have joined in on the action.

When: September 30 – October 29 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Recurring weekly on Saturdays and Sundays

Where: Froehlich’s Farm and Garden

Cost: Pay as you go

7) Historic Fallsington Day

Celebrate Historic Fallsington Day with day long entertainment featuring folksingers, jugglers, puppet shows, colonial dancing, Native American dancing and much more family-fun activities. Tour museums, shop at craft tables and sample a delicious array of foods.

When: October 14, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: 4 Yardley Ave, Fallsington, PA 19054

Cost: Free to attend

8) Art at Kings Oaks

Don’t miss your last chance to attend Kings Oaks Farm’s pop-up art exhibition within their charming 19th century stone chapel and barn. Returning for its fifth year, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and installation works by 26 renowned and emerging artists from the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S and Italy.

When: October 13, 6 – 9 p.m.; October 14 , 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; October 15 2 – 5 p.m.

Where: Kings Oaks Farm

Cost: Free to attend

9) Quakertown Borough Fall Festival

Kids can get a head start on gathering Halloween candy this year during the Quakertown Borough Fall Festival! This year’s festival includes a Trunk or Treat, hayrides, costume contest, game, pony rides and other kid-friendly seasonal activities.

When: October 14, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: 4th & Mill Streets, Quakertown, PA 18951

Cost: Free to attend

Frankenfield Covered Bridge

10) 37th Annual Covered Bridges Ride

Cycle through the beautiful fall foliage and covered bridges surrounding Tinicum Park during the 37th Annual Covered Bridges Ride. Explore up to six historic covered bridges during the family-friendly 20 and 33-mile rides or try a more challenging route with hilly 35, 50 and 63-mile options. Attendees can look forward to a hearty lunch in Tinicum Park after their rides. Be sure to register online before the event!

When: October 15, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Tinicum Park

Cost: $45/adult, $20/child

Shady Brook Farm

11) Shady Brook Farm Fall Fests

Enjoy both the fun and spooks of October with Shady Brook Farm’s seasonal festivals, PumpkinFest and HorrorFest. PumpkinFest attendees can expect wagon rides, a Johnny Appleseed-themed corn maze, inflatable attractions, the brand-new Sports Challenge, and much more fall festivities. If you prefer screaming in fear over pumpkin picking, maybe HorrorFest is more your speed. Shady Brook Farm delivering four thrilling attractions: Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage. If you survive the scares, you can warm-up around a bonfire and partake in some Scare-ee-okee. Check online for ticket prices per attraction. In case you haven’t noticed, Shady Brook Farm is more than fond of the fall season.

When: October 13 – 15, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PumpkinFest); October 13 – 15, 6 – 10 p.m. (Horrorfest)

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: $16 (PumpkinFest); Pay as you go (HorrorFest)

12) Scarecrow Competition & Display in Peddler’s Village

Finally, a festival highlighting the unsung heroes of fall: scarecrows! Stroll Peddler’s Village and peruse through a large collection of intricately decorated scarecrows. Check out scarecrows from each category, including Thrills and Chills, Group, Quite the Character, Traditional, Kids Only! and the new Out of this World Scarecrow category.

When: October 13 – 15, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Peddler’s Village

Cost: Free

13) The Valley of Fear

Explore the deepest, darkest woods in Bucks County all October-long! The Valley of Fear brings with it new spooks and scares, along with four attractions including the Original Haunted Hayride, Zombie Escape Haunted Maze and the Underworld Haunted Forest Walk. See if you have what it takes for the zombie apocalypse by taking on their interactive Operation Z Zombie Paintball Hunt attraction.

When: October 13 – 15, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Phoenix Sports Club

Cost: Pay as you go – Check online for pricing

14) 17th Annual Bucks Fever FilmFest Screening

View the winning films of this year’s Bucks Fever FilmFest, which include submissions from high school, college and emerging filmmakers. Vote for the winner of this year’s Fan Favorite film and see who wins this year’s screenwriting competition.

When: October 15, 7 p.m.

Where: County Theater

Cost: $10.50


15) The Rocky Horror Show

Richard O’Brien’s cult classic musical The Rocky Horror Show makes its return this weekend to the Bucks County Playhouse! Follow couple Brad and Janet as they explore a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures. Keep in mind, this production is intended for an adult audience.

When: October 13 – 14, 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.; October 15, 3 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: $40 - $60

16) 4th Annual FARE Festival

Explore hand-picked beverages from local craft breweries during the 4th Annual FARE Festival at The Fuge featuring the best in whiskey, spirits, beer, wine and plenty of delicious cuisine. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1. Plus, all designated drivers come at a discount!

When: October 14, 1 – 5 p.m.

Where: The Fuge

Cost: $55; $20/designated driver

mercer Museum at night

17) Cocktails at the Castle

Join the Mercer Museum for their annual fall gala benefiting the museum’s education and preservation programs. Explore the corridors of the castle while sampling food and spirits from the area’s best restaurants, caterers, bakeries and wineries during this unique dining experience.

When: October 13, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: $175/general admission, $150/members, $250/VIP

18) Friday Night on the Farm

Enjoy a cool fall night at Froehlich’s Farm and Garden for their inaugural Friday Night on the Farm event. Folks attending can look forward to spooky tractor-drawn hayrides, a bring-your-own flashlight corn maze, s’mores, live music, local breweries, food trucks, and more!

When: October 13, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Froehlich’s Farm and Garden

Cost: $12, $40/family 4-pack special *Cash only*

19) It Can’t Happen Here

The Actors’ NET of Bucks County performs It Can’t Happen Here, a stage production based on the 1935 novel by Sinclair Lewis. This cautionary tale follows the dangerous game played by a demagogue who becomes president of the US by promising to return the country to greatness. Reservations for tickets are required.

When: October 13 – 14, 8 p.m.; October 15, 2 p.m.

Where: Actors’ NET of Bucks County

Cost: $20/adult, $17/seniors, $10/child