This Weekend: Welcome to Fall

Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered.
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Last weekend was a wash-out, but the weather reports show sunny days and cool nights to make up for it this weekend. 

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Weather this time of year is never guaranteed, so it’s definitely worth making the most of it with outdoor autumnal activities. There are really too many to list, and you’ll need to choose which area of Bucks you would like to visit. Obviously, areas with farms and wineries will be at the top of the list. 

Friday, October 7: Tonight, how about some spooky fun at Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres? It opens at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 9:30 p.m. There is a spooky hayride which is a trip through the dark woods and fields. Then, you can go in the house in the hollow, which is billed to be possibly the most haunted house in Bucks County. And finally, you can wander through the Field of Fright. Once you’re done being totally scared, hang out by the bonfire and listen to live music by The Union. Tickets are $36 for the triple threat (all the activities). 

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Saturday, October 8: You might need a jacket or it might be sweater weather on Saturday. Here are some great choices for fall festivals in Bucks. 

Shady Brook Farm has been hosting their FallFest every weekend since September. This weekend, they’ll have the apple and pumpkin picking, wagon rides, kids’ activities, food and drinks. Leisure Suit Monday will be playing live music on the stage from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Stranger than Normal will be playing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Both bands play a variety of Rock & Roll covers and put on a good show. Also, at dusk, Eerie Illuminations opens, which is a wagon ride with Halloween lights. Tickets to FallFest at Shady Brook Farm are $25, or $30 if you add Eerie Illuminations to your ticket. Shady Brook Farm is located at 931 Stony Hill Road in Yardley.

Just down the road, Charlann Farms is hosting a Fall Festival. It’s a little less expensive ($9.99) and you can do just the corn maze for $4.99. They will have pumpkin picking, hayrides and plentiful fall-themed activities like corn toss and pumpkin painting. The tickets are timed for either morning entry (10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m) or afternoon entry (1:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Charlann Farms is located at 586 Stony Hill Road in Yardley. 

Or, in Doylestown, head to Hellerick’s Family Farm for their Fall Festival and Adventure Farm. Tickets to their Fall Festival are $16.99 on the weekends. There you can enjoy hayrides, a corn maze, corn chute, corn box, spider web climb, pumpkin rolling, farm animals and more. Hellerick’s Family Farm is located at 5500 N. Easton Road in Doylestown. 

Sunday, October 9: Crossing Vineyards and Winery is hosting a Fall Harvest Celebration from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Skip and Chickie will be playing live. Have wine and snacks while you enjoy the fall scenery. There is no cover charge. Crossing Vineyards & Winery is located at 1853 Wrightstown Road in Newtown. 

If you are looking for more fall festival events for Sunday, nearly all of the festivals I listed on Saturday are also happening on Sunday. Enjoy the beautiful weekend!

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the Chief Operating Officer of the Bucks County Beacon. She is a seasoned design professional with nearly a decade of experience in strategic communications. Emily has spent nearly two decades working with startups and small businesses. Beyond her design chops, Emily is a creative problem solver, and business strategist. She has also owned her own graphic design firm since 2003, working with nearly every imaginable client including small businesses, giant corporations, non-profits, and community organizations.

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