Fall Festivals & Frightening Fun
From fabulous fall festivals to freaky and frightening fun, Bucks County has everything you need to embrace the 2021 autumn season during one of the most picturesque times of year in the countryside.
- Scarecrow Festival
Begins September 1 by appointment
Fall may be known for its beauty, but it is also one of the spookiest times of year and Bucks County has plenty of ways to terrify you during the month of October. Grab a flashlight and take to the streets with Ghost Tours of New Hope to hear the chilling tales of the area's former residents who may have never left during a lantern-led walk.
SCARECROWS IN THE VILLAGE
September 6 - October 30
Every September & October, Peddler’s Village hosts a famous scarecrow display that brings visitors from around the world. For seven fun-filled weeks, view scarecrows along the winding pathways of the Village. Make and take home your own scarecrow in the workshops (September 11-12, 18 & 25) and see the larger than life Scarecrow Competition & Display throughout the Village.
September 11 - October 31
Shady Brook Farm
Come to FallFest for fun day and night without the fright! Go pumpkin picking, scenic wagon rides, spooky snacks, barnyward animals, ghoulish ghouls, bonfires and a 5-acre corn maze (B.Y.O. flashlight after dark), bonfires, live music, and more. NEW in 2021 comes the Eerie Illuminations Wagon Ride, an enchanting light display of Halloween characters set to spooky tunes!
September 11 - 12
The popular juried art festival will be hosting their popular event throgh downtown Doylestown to spotlight talented artists, musicians and other partners.
YARDLEY HARVEST DAY
Located in Downtown Yardley Borough and taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., it is one of the Borough’s most treasured and popular traditions. The event is scheduled, rain or shine. In addition to a wide variety of handmade crafts & artwork, great food, local and civic groups and businesses, there will be Live Music and Entertainment in the field.
September 25 - 26
New Hope-Solebury High School Parking Lots
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. The Festival takes place at the New Hope – Solebury High School parking lot, just a few minutes walk from the center of the business district, and there is a free bus to from the Festival parking to South Main St at the Bucks County Playhouse.
- The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place
September 18 - November 7
Sesame Place® Philadelphia
Come in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place! 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 the interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, Furry Friends Dance Party, pumpkin decorating, swinging, flying, and cruising on Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, and unique photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume on their Halloween-themed floats!
SESAME PLACE'S NOT-TOO-SPOOKY HALLOWEEN DRIVE-THRU
Select dates September 28 - October 27
Sesame Place® Philadelphia
With dazzling new enhancements, new décor, millions of flickering lights, and a special soundtrack, Sesame Place’s Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Drive-Thru is better than ever! From the comfort of your own vehicle, journey through a family-friendly, Halloween themed extravaganza from 5 - 8 p.m. on select dates this October.
September 24 - 26
The Bucks County Book Festival is back for 2021 with some great authors. Enjoy Keynote Events on September 24 and 25. Meet authors at the "Book Fest on the Green" on the grounds of the Mercer Museum on September 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Attend the popular Writers Workshop on September 26. Authors Jason Reynolds (Ghost, All American Boys), Christina Baker Kline (The Exiles) and many more will make appearances.
Weekends September 25 - October 30
Active Acre Farms
Located just up 95 from Philadelphia, Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres offers a bone-chilling walking tour throughout the premises. Venture into the hallow for frights at every turn. Dare to enter the gates of the field as you wander through the ruins of a bewitched village haunted by ghosts of the outlaws and outcasts that once lived there.
Saturdays through September 25
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! Presented by Without A Cue Productions, "Murder at the Moulin" invites you to step back in time with a cast of colorful Parisian characters, including painters, mimes, can-can dancers, and the conniving owners of Moulin Bleu who will stop at nothing to save their struggling business. Guests will enjoy plenty of laughs, hidden clues, and the chance to solve a comically imagined 19th-century French crime. Oh là là!
Weekends October 2 - 31
Celebrate the changing of the leaves, the chill in the air and Halloween at Froehlich's Farm Fall Festival. Enjoy a hayride around the 100-acre farm, get lost in a three-acre corn maze, find the perfect pumpkin from the patch, build a scarecrow, grab a brew from The Proper Brewing Co., enjoy live music and warm up with some hot cider!
- Snipes Farm corn maze
PERKASIE FALL FESTIVAL
The theme for 2021 is "Sweet Treats." Think candy apples, candy corn, apple pie, donuts, cider and all kinds of Fall-flavored sweetness.Entertainment includes acrobats, music, food trucks, huge vendor fair, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, games, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, crafts, tractor rides, and much much more. The best part is almost everything is FREE OF CHARGE for visiting families. The event will take place at Menlo Park and in the town center with free buses running between for those who do not wish to walk. It’s about 1/4 mile.
Come out to this free, annual, outdoor event in Fallsington on October 9, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day will feature folksingers, puppet shows, jugglers, Colonial dancing, Native American dancing and culture, demonstrations of Colonial skills, and more. Visit the entire village to purchase some homemade crafts made by local artisans, buy new & used books, tour the historic museum buildings and other places throughout the town, purchase a homemade treat or two, and more.
AUTUMN ALIVE! FALL FESTIVAL
Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Autumn Alive! fall festival focuses on fun and our furry friends. The Broad Street Pet Parade is always a family favorite. Along with crafters and businesses, pet rescue organizations will line Broad Street from 4th Street to Hellertown Avenue and down Branch Street. There will be plenty of family fun to enjoy children’s activities, live entertainment all day on two stages, cupcake contests, Food Court, Authors Corner, and guests of age can enjoy samples of beer and wine in the Beer Garden. There’s always surprise fun on the street and just around the corner at Autumn Alive!.
November 6 - 7
Celebrate Apple season in Bucks County with a weekend of family fun at the Peddler’s Village 47th Annual Apple Festival on Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for one of the most popular annual events in the greater Philadelphia region! This outdoor event is held rain or shine. Admission and most parking spaces are free. All attractions and food are pay as you go. Peddler’s Village shops are open until 8 p.m. on Saturday.
September 16 - October 31
Hellerick's Family Farm
Stop by this Doylestown farm to see the giant Bucks County letters this fall 2021! Also enjoy a Hayride, 2 Corn mazes, Farm animals, 3 slides, Tractor Tire playground and 40+ activities for children and adults of all ages.
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