Fall Festivals & Frightening Fun
From fabulous fall festivals to freaky and frightening fun, Bucks County has everything you need to embrace the autumn season during one of the most picturesque times of year in the countryside.
Be sure to check with individual attractions prior.
- 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.
September 9 - October 24
Every September, 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 workshop throughout the weekend and see the larger than life Scarecrow Competition & Display throughout the Village until October 24.
September 11-October 31
Shady Brook Farm
Take a wagon ride down to the patch for the perfect pumpkin and enjoy a variety of inflatable attractions, a giant corn maze, sunflower stroll and more at PumpkinFest from September 11 – October 31. Start a new tradition and have some good old fashioned fun around their all new campfires! Reserve you site for groups smaller then 25 or 25-40 people.
The popular juried art festival will be moving ahead with a virtual event to spotlight talented artists and local partners. You can explore and support our 2020 artists here. Please be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram where they will be sharing spotlights and more of their artists, musicians, and partners.
North Branch Park
Come out and celebrate with the New Britain Township Veteran’s Committee by attending the 11th Annual Fall Festival! The festival will help raise funds to further develop Veterans Park at the corner of New Galena and Walters Road. Find handcrafted items, a petting zoo, face painting, Touch-a-Truck and live performances – fun for the whole family!
- Sesame Place Spooktacular
September 26 & 27
The Bucks County Book Festival will be back virtually in 2020 with some great authors. Listen to the keynote speaker, Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist on Friday, then tune into the Writers Workshop with author Kiley Reid (Such a Fun Age, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick of 2020) and Kathryn Craft (The Far End of Happy). Purchase tickets on their website.
September 26-November 1
Sesame Place® Philadelphia
Bring the little ones and your best Halloween costumes to Sesame for a family-friendly Halloween tradition. Guests can swing, fly and cruise on Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, enjoy special Halloween-themed shows, trick-or-treat around the park, explore the maze, “Where’s Slimey?”, participate in a scavenger hunt, decorate pumpkins and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume! NEW this year is the Not-So-Spooky Halloween Drive-Thru, too, open on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings in October!
Opens September 26
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.
Fridays, Saturdays & select Sunday’s through November 8
Catch “Murder by Gaslight” weekends through September 26, and “Homicide & Hauntings” weekends from October 3 through November 8. These walking tours take you through Peddler’s Village for a night of ghoulish fun. Dine beforehand at one of the many restaurants nearby and receive 10% off when you show your walking tour ticket!
September 27-October 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 farm's patch, ride your favorite pony, build a scarecrow, win prizes and warm up with some hot cider!
- Snipes Farm corn maze
Come out to this free, annual, outdoor event in Fallsington 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.
Snyder Girotti Elementary School
All American and foreign antiques, classics, newer Corvettes, Camaros, Firebirds, Mustang, Challengers, T-Birds, street rods, exotics and more. Various trophies will be awarded to Best of Show, Choice for Antiques and more.
Every day, we will offer special Apple-themed food and drinks at our restaurants and eateries, and we will present live entertainment on select weekends.
More Fall Fun: