The Perfect Autumn Retreat in the Delaware River Valley
The leaves are changing colors and the air is cooling down. We’re layering up excited to celebrate all things fall at Woolverton Inn! Visit our country estate to see the gorgeous fall foliage, savor some autumn-inspired dishes, and watch the sheep graze amongst the scenic backdrop. Plus, the weather is perfect, so you can get outside and check out our favorite nearby activities and events during your fall getaway.
Favorite Fall Festivals
You will find that there is no shortage of hayrides, pumpkin patches, crafts, ghost tours, or delicious seasonal treats here. It can be difficult to choose how and where to experience the festivities. Below are just a few favorites, don’t hesitate to ask us for more!
What: A celebration of the literary arts, join 40 professionally published authors for two days of all things reading and writing. From children’s literature and illustrations and young adult fiction and nonfiction panels, to writing workshops and book signings, this is a dream weekend for book nerds and creatives. Most events are free.
Where: Discover Doylestown, about 20 minutes from the Inn
When: October 13 – 14, 2018, starting at 9am daily
What: Exactly what you would hope for (and more), get ready to fill up on beer and bratwurst during the 4th Annual OctoberFEAST. Enjoy the traditional Bavarian brews and German grub, as well as live music from the Philadelphia German Brass Band. There will also be non-traditional treats to sample. Free admission!
Where: Peddler’s Village in neighboring New Hope, only 10 minutes from the Inn
When: October 13 – 14, 2018, 11am – 5pm
What: Fine art and crafts from 120 artists will be featured throughout this 2-day event. Enjoy live music and performances, and refreshments as you peruse the craftsmanship. Admission is $7.
Where: Tyler Park Center for the Arts in Richboro, PA, approximately 30 minutes from the Inn
When: October 20 & 21, 2018, 10am – 5pm
What: Fall fun on this 107-acre farm in Furlong, PA. Get ready for hayrides, pumpkin picking, face painting, pony rides, a corn maze, inflatable obstacle course, fantastic food and local brews! Free admission, open to all ages.
Where: Froelich’s Farm and Garden, approximately 20 minutes from the Inn
When: Every Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm, September 29 – October 28, 2018
What: Face your fears and get into the spirit with these four thrilling HorrorFest attractions: the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage! Admission ranges from $20-$50
Where: Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA, approximately 30 minutes from the Inn
When: Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 5pm, September 28 – October 29, 2018
What: A perfect seasonal celebration with classic fall favorites like wagon rides, apple and pumpkin picking, local craft beer and wine tastings, and more! Weekday admission is $10; weekend admission is $17 and starts at 5pm on Friday.
Where: Shady Brook Farm
When: October 5 – 31, 2018, 11am – 5pm. *Pumpkin Fest After Dark hours go until 8pm.
What: With over 45 activities for adults and children, you can easily spend a whole day on this 18-acre farm and adventure park! In addition to the classics, try your hand at pumpkin bowling, take a ride down a 100-ft corn chute slide, or zip line through the park courses. Admission is $9.99 Monday-Friday and $12.99 Saturday-Sunday.
Where: Hellerick’s Family Farm in Plumsteadville, about 25 minutes from the Inn
When: September 15 – November 4, 2018, 10am – 6pm
What: Celebrate apple season in Bucks County with a fun-filled – and delicious- weekend! The 45th Annual Apple Festival in Peddler’s Village is open to all and free to attend.
Where: Peddler’s Village
When: November 3 – 4, 2018, 10am – 6pm
Awesome Autumn Activities
Home to some of the best fall events like the aforementioned OctoberFEAST and Apple Fest, Peddler’s Village is just a great place to wander through, shop and eat. Also, it’s especially fun this year as there will be life-size scarecrows on display! You can vote for your favorites before October 8th.
What better way to get an authentic taste of Bucks County than to go straight to the source at one of our many nearby farmer’s markets? Choose which one is open during your stay and stroll and sample your way through the stands featuring the best local produce and flavors.
A favorite amongst our guests, simply walking along the Delaware River’s 40-mile towpath is a fantastic way to familiarize yourselves with this beautiful area. Walking distance from the Inn and with many paths to nearby parks like Ralph Stover State Park, Bowmans Tower and Wildflower Preserve, and Sourland Mountain.
If you’re looking for a fun outdoor adventure, we couldn’t recommend cycling along the Delaware River more during this time of year. Take in the stunning fall foliage and fresh autumn air on two wheels! Be sure to check out our Country Excursions Package for the perfect mix of indulgence and exploration.
A favorite activity any time of year, but even more so in the fall. A perfect time for tasting both whites and reds, and of course the many seasonal ales that are always fun to sample. Lucky for you, there are several local wineries and breweries close by and we’d be more than happy to recommend the best based on your preferences. New favorites include Great Barn Brewery and The Salt House in New Hope.
Fun for families and couples, apple picking is a classic fall pastime in this part of the country and there are a few beautiful orchards in the area to spend your afternoon.
If you’re visiting us between October 28th and November 3rd this year, be sure to head down to the Delaware Canal for the annual Canal-O-Ween! Take a stroll along the glowing site of 300+ Jack-O-Lanterns lighting up the banks of the canal.
After all the fall festivals and activities, you deserve to come back to a warm and comfortable “home away from home” to relax and reflect on your day’s adventures. Make Woolverton Inn that place. Choose from our luxurious cottages, suites, and guest rooms to spend your autumn days away. Decompress in your private whirl tub, cozy up by the fireplace, and sink into your feather bed. These amenities, along with your 3-course autumn-inspired country breakfast are sure to ready your for the next day of exploration and fall fun.
So pack your favorite pair of boots and book your fall getaway today!