5 Wonderful Ways to Spend Time in Bucks County on Grandparents’ Day
- The Doylestown Arts Festival is the largest, outdoor, juried arts festival in Bucks County! This year is the fest’s 25thanniversary so expect tons of great artwork. Selections include paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and metal work from over 160 artists. The two-day festival takes place the weekend of September 10th, just in time for Grandparent’s Day. If your grand folks are into art, you won’t want to miss a stroll through Doylestown this weekend!
- Grandparents have Polish heritage? Spend the 11th at the 51st Annual Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair! Located at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, the event runs 11am – 8pm for rides, games, food, entertainment and a shopper’s village.
- Tour the Mercer Mile of museums. Take your grandparents on a tour of the Mercer Museum, Fonthill Castle and Moravian Pottery & Tile Works. Henry Chapman Mercer is an unforgettable name in these parts. Born in Bucks County, the famous archaeologist collected thousands of American tools popularized by the Industrial Revolution. These objects can be seen at the Mercer Museum. Afterward, drive down to his old gorgeous concrete home, Fonthill Castle. Then, explore his affair with tile-making, too, continues to live on at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, another concrete establishment.
- Spend the afternoon in Peddler’s Village! There are countless dining options in this 42-acre development of retail shops, restaurants, even a hotel. Dine at the new Earl’s New American, or at the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Take the grandkids to Giggleberry Fair for a carousel ride and tons of arcade games. Stay overnight at the cozy Golden Plough Inn, where all rooms are tucked above the shops of the Village.
- Spend the afternoon touring New Hope. The Bucks County Children’s Museum is fun for the grandkids, while the plethora of antique shops is great for the adults. Enjoy a nice hot meal outdoors along the Delaware River. Grab ice cream. Go for a bike ride along the canal. Or, see a play at the Bucks County Playhouse!