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Fall Weekend Festivals & Events in Bucks County: Oct. 11 – 13, 2019


Fall Weekend Festivals & Events in Bucks County: Oct. 11 – 13, 2019

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This weekend in Bucks County go and get in the autumn spirit with a trip to the pumpkin patch, explore the Bucks County BookFest, and see Rocky Horror Picture Show in its opening weekend at the Bucks County Playhouse. There are so many ways to enjoy the fall season in Bucks County.

Here is a list of things to do this weekend in Bucks County:


Haunted Halloween Event

Ready for a fright? When this train leaves the safety of the station, you are tossed into the hands of the unknown. Creatures onboard the train are sure to frighten the strongest of heart and test the nerve of all passengers.

When: October 11 – 13
Where: New Hope Railroad
Cost: $39.99 Off-Peak & $49.99 Peak

Cocktails At The Castle

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of culinary delights and tantalizing cocktails at the Mercer Museum’s major annual fundraiser to benefit year-round education, exhibition and community initiatives. An online silent auction features one-of-a-kind experiences and packages, all to benefit a great cause.

When: October 11, 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Mercer Museum
Cost: $175, VIP $250

Crime Of Thrones Murder Mystery Dinner

Do you love Game of Thrones? Test your investigative skills while enjoying dinner with your friends during this themed murder mystery. Arrive early so you can walk around Peddler’s Village and check out all the shops Lahaska has to offer!

When: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday until November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cock 'n Bull
Cost: $69.95 per person (includes dinner, show, tax & service charge)


Shady Brook Farm has spent decades sowing fear, now reap the terror lying in its fields at HorrorFest. This year, HorrorFest features four thrilling attractions: The Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage. Can you handle the harvest?

When: Weekends October 4-27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Shady Brook Farm
Cost: $22 - $50

The Rocky Horror Show

A classic return to the Bucks County Playhouse! Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, a musical that inspired the 1975 classic cult film, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night. Given the nature of the subject matter, we recommend audiences no younger than 17.

When: October 11-27, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bucks County Playhouse
Cost: Ticket prices vary

The Soul Cruisers Live

Over the past 25 years, the Soul Cruisers have been fortunate enough to grace the stage with many great artists from Bruce Springsteen, The Imperials, Bon Jovi, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. As well as being the longtime favorite house band at New York City’s famed Copacabana. See them in Bucks County this weekend!

When: October 11, 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: The Pour House At The New Hope Winery
Cost: Adults $25

Saturday, October 12

Bucks County Book Festival

Don’t miss the Bucks County Book Festival! Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen, New York Times bestselling authors, and professionally published authors you might not know – YET – writing in a variety of genres. Take part in a writing or illustration workshop, enjoy Books ‘N Brew, attend author panels for adults and teens, bring the kids to the Kids Fest & Fire Prevention Open House, and check out the Vendor Marketplace.

When: October 12 -13, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Doylestown
Cost: Free for most event

A Taste Of Italy

Reserve your spot and taste fine foods with the new wines from “Torre Aragonese”.
We are proud to finally feature the Italian Region where it all Begun. Our Store name takes after the town of Altomonte, in the Calabria region of Italy, also known as the “tip of the boot”.

When: October 12, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: Altomonte's Italian Market
Cost: Single $30; Couple $50

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres

Ready for some frightening fun? Visit Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres for their three spooky attractions: The House in the Hollow, Field of Fright and of course Sleepy Hollow Hayride. After the haunted happenings, gather with family and friends by the warm bonfire and enjoy live music.

When: Weekends October 4-27, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres
Cost: All Halloween attractions $33; Choose any two attractions $26; Individual attraction $16

Bucks Fever Film Crawl

Join us for a private screening of the 2019 Bucks Fever Film Fest finalists. Space is very limited. Screening of finalist films at three different locations throughout Doylestown: Antheil, Maslow & MacMinn, Stacks Co., and The Doylestown Inn.

When: October 12, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: 3 Doylestown Locations
Cost: Free to attend

Hellerlick’s Fall Festival

It’s time for some good ol’ fashioned fun on the farm! Explore this 18-acre farm, which includes over 45 activities for children and adults. Take a hayride, get lost in the corn maze and try your hand at pumpkin bowling!

When: Recurring daily until November 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Hellerlick’s Family Farm
Cost: Weekends $12.99; Weekdays $9.99

Answering the Call: Bristol's First Responders Exhibit

Emergency service organizations within Bristol Borough have a long history of assisting those in times of crisis. Learn about the distinguished histories of the Borough’s fire companies, the Bristol Borough Police Department, the Bucks County Rescue Squad, and other emergency personnel. See antique fire equipment and discover what happens in the “day in the life” of these professionals. Families with young children are encouraged to visit the kid’s corner in the exhibit and dress up as their favorite first responder!

When: October 4-November 1, Times Vary
Where: Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library
Cost: Free to Attend



Bring the kiddos for a day down on the farm that they’ll never forget! The Shady Brook Fall Fest is chock full of fun and adventure. Find the perfect pumpkin, explore the 5-acre corn maze, and so much more. For one low admission price, come for the day and stay into the evening at PumpkinFest After Dark.

When: Weekends October 4-31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Shady Brook Farm
Cost: Prices Vary

Haunted New Hope Photo Walk

Grab your camera, iPhone, or Polaroid: Visit Bucks County will be hosting a FREE photo walk through historic and haunted New Hope Borough! Be a tourist in your hometown, snap pictures, get some exercise and win prizes. All photography ability levels are welcome.

When: October 13, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at Union Square Shopping Center
Cost: Free to Attend

Harvest Celebration

Come and taste the fruits of our labor during the Bucks County Wine Trail's annual Harvest Celebration. In addition to sampling a variety of award-winning Bucks County wines, we invite guests to sample freshly pressed grape juices that have not yet fermented into wine.

When: October 12 - 13, 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: Bucks County Wine Trail
Cost: Free admission; tasting fees may apply

Autumn Exhibition

The leaves outside may not have changed colors yet, but award-winning artists including Frank Arcuri, Dot Bunn, Katharine Krieg, Janine Dunn Wade and many more, will feature their fall-inspired landscape and still-life paintings at this Autumn Exhibition.

When: September 13 - November 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Patricia Hutton Galleries
Cost: Free to attend

Scarecrows in the Village

Get an early Halloween spook! Walk through the village and take a look at all the scarecrows on display before voting for your favorite one! Stop in to popular Peddler’s Village restaurants and shops along the way.

When: Recurring daily until October 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Peddler’s Village
Cost: Free to attend

The Count's Halloween Spooktacular

Dress the kids in their costumes and join the Sesame Street gang for not-so-scary fun as the park becomes a Halloween haven. Don’t miss themed shows, rides, and the parade!

When: Daily until November 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Sesame Place®
Cost: Prices vary

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