Doylestown Arts Fest, Bucks County Classic
Some of the region’s most popular events return this weekend after a COVID-related hiatus. And, there are plenty of new things to try this weekend in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
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Return of Doylestown Arts Fest and Bucks County Classic
The popular Doylestown Arts Festival returns for its 30th year this weekend, joined by the Bucks County Classic cycle race on Sunday.
More than 120 jury artists will meet in downtown Doylestown Borough between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on both days. Arts Fest will also feature live music on five stages, live art and interactive demonstrations.
The highly anticipated two-day street festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. Masks are recommended. Due to COVID, there will be no food court, but take out food will be available at restaurants along the route.
On Sunday, get ready for the Bucks County Classic, which will bring even more visitors to town for a series of amateur and pro races through Doylestown and surrounding communities.
Also on Sunday, the CB Cares Educational Foundation will launch a one-year celebration of its 25th anniversary in the former courthouse on Court and Main streets. Join them from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a birthday cake, crafts, family yoga, youth shows and garden games.
Polish feast at Our Lady of Czestochowa
Celebrate Polish culture at the 55th annual Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair, Saturday and Sunday at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown Township.
Enjoy music, dancing, rides and lots of Polish specialties from noon to 8 p.m. on both days. Tickets cost $ 12 per person.
Horsham Restaurant Week
The Township of Horsham and the Grand Horsham Chamber of Commerce kick off Restaurant Week on Sunday.
More than a dozen restaurants in the canton will offer discounts to diners until Friday, September 17. Don’t forget to mention Restaurant Week when you dine.
Haircuts for health and wellness at Modern Male
Nick Prosseda’s modern barber shop for men will be hosting a Cut-a-Thon “Grow-A-Pair” Sunday in Lansdale, 209 W. Main St.
All proceeds will go to Abington-Jefferson Health.
Fundraising, an annual prostate cancer awareness campaign and fundraising initiative under the Modern Male Barbershop brand since 2011, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Since its inception, Prosseda has raised nearly $ 50,000.
The event will feature discounted haircuts for donations, as well as food, drink and entertainment donations. Donations will be accepted until the end of September.
Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel at Bristol Wharf
Delaware’s tall ship Kalmar Nyckel will dock at the Bristol wharf until Sunday. Enjoy two hours of sailing and deck tours of a life-size replica of a 17th-century Swedish merchant ship.
River cruises will take place on Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Advance ticket purchase is recommended and is available online at KalmarNyckel.org/sail-and-explore or call 302.429.7447. Sailing tickets cost $ 50 for adults and $ 35 for youth 17 and under.
Shady Brook Farm FallFest
Celebrate the season at Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield. Its annual FallFest opens Saturday and ends October 31.
The event features pumpkin picking, scenic wagon rides, spooky snacks, barnyard animals, bonfires, a 5 acre corn maze, live music and more. The wagon rides run continuously throughout the day and evening.
A new Eerie Illuminations light show begins September 24.
Tickets cost $ 12 online and $ 15 onsite until September 23; Starting September 24, tickets are $ 20 online / $ 25 onsite weekends from 5 p.m. Friday, and $ 12 online / $ 15 onsite weekdays.