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 of one of the most picturesque times of year in the countryside...
- Scarecrow Festival
September 14 & 15
Check out a pumpkin pie-eating contest, live entertainment and lots of food. 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 27.
September 14 – 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 and more at PumpkinFest from September 14 – October 31. On select evenings, stay for PumpkinFest After Dark, a not-so-scary event for the younger kids, featuring a moonlit corn maze and more. At nightfall on weekends, the friendly farm turns into a den of terror! HorrorFest invites visitors to walk through the Barn of Horror, test your bravery as you trek through the bloody fields of Carnage, ride through the spooky woods on the Hayride of Horror and face aliens head-on at the 3-D Alien Encounter beginning September 28. Plus, check out their all new in 2019 Sunflower Maze open September 14 & 15!
North Branch Park
Come out and celebrate with the New Britain Township Veteran’s Committee by attending our 10th 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!
- The Count’s Halloween spooktacular
September 21 – November 3
Bring the little ones and your best Halloween costumes to Sesame for a family-friendly Halloween tradition, The Count's Halloween Spooktacular! Find your way through two mazes, enjoy three Halloween shows, take a thrilling hayride with your favorite furry friends and watch an exciting Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade.
September 27 - November 2
Explore the darker side of Bucks County during one of the many haunted hayrides in the area such as Valley of Fear's Original Haunted Hayride in the woods behind Phoenix Sport Club, where you can hop off the hayride and test your aim in Zombie Paintball.
September 28 - 29
New Hope-Solebury High School
The Annual New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival sponsored by the Bucks County Playhouse will return on September 28 and 29. Browse the work of talented local artists during this juried show, nosh on delicious food, enjoy live entertainment, and more.
- Haunted House through gate
September 28 – November 2
Active Acre Farms
Located just up 95 from Philadelphia, Sleepy Hollow Acres offers a bone chilling mile and a quarter long hayride throughout the premises. Take a ride on this terrifying hayride if your nerves are up for a scare! After these spooky experiences warm up with family and friends near the warmth of the bonfires and live music.
Celebrate the changing of the leaves, the chill in the air and Halloween at Froehlich's Farm Fall Festival. New in 2019 is their “Cow Train,” a horse drawn wagon perfect for little ones. 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!
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.
Bensalem Municipal Complex
Sponsored by the Penn Community Bank Amphitheater, The Bensalem Fall Festival offers an opportunity to craft, eat, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the Bensalem Municipal Complex. See a guest appearance by former Philadelphia Flyer Bernie Parent and listen to live music like The Urban Guerilla Orchestra.
Town Center and Menlo Park
Enjoy food, artisans, raffles, a scavenger hunt, train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and live music as they line the streets of the historic downtown during the Perkasie Fall Festival, October 6 from 12-4 p.m. at the town center and Menlo Park. Bring your own scarecrow and sample this year's chili cook-off and pie-baking contest.
Visit the “Village that Time Forgot” for a time-honored community event during Historic Fallsington Day, which always falls on the second Saturday of October. Journey back in time more than 300 years to Quaker Pennsylvania with the help of colonial and Native American dance performances, crafters and folksingers.
- Snipes Farm corn maze
October 12 & 13
Back for year two, the Bucks County Book Festival will be featuring professionally published authors, including keynote author Anna Quindlen, panel discussions, book readings and signings, Books 'N Brew, writers' workshop, illustrators' workshop, one book event, and a Kids Book Fest and Fire Prevention Open House. #BucksBookFest is for book lovers young and old.
Bristol has a variety of festivals throughout the season and one of the most popular annual events is this year’s 42nd Annual Historic Bristol Day sponsored by Bristol Cultural & Historical Foundation. This free, family-friendly street fair celebrates the town's diversity with a variety of arts and craft vendors, food vendors, entertainers, children's games, a sailing regatta on the Delaware River, a car show and much more!
The streets of Quakertown celebrate the spirit of the season during the annual Autumn Alive! October 19. Featuring music, games, prizes, crafts, beer tasting, a pet parade and more, the event is also pet-friendly!
- Washington Crossing Brewfest Flight
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Stop by the third annual Washington Crossing Fall Brewfest will sample dozens of delicious, crisp ciders, pumpkin beers, harvest ales and sour beers to celebrate the fall season from over 40 regional and national breweries! Food trucks will provide an array of sweet and savory foods and snacks to satisfy your taste-buds!
November 2 & 3
If you love apples, the Apple Festival at Peddler's Village November 2 and 3 is the place for you! Participate in pie-eating contests, see live entertainment, sample apple-themed dishes and browse the work of local artisans lined up along the beautiful cobblestone streets of this 18th-century-style shopping village.
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