It’s hot out there, but we’ve got some cool choices for anyone looking to make the weekend count before the end of August and back to school. There is still plenty of fun in the summer and the weekend forecast, while warm, looks mostly dry for Bucks County. Saturday could peak at 87 degrees with partly sunny skies and the risk of a thunderstorm at night. Sunday will be a bit cooler with highs in the 80s under partly sunny skies. Here are some events and activities that Bucks County has to offer this weekend. Enjoy!
Fonthill Castle Beer Festival 2021
Drink a variety of craft beers and jam to the sound of local music at the annual Fonthill Castle Beer Festival. The Doylestown event will host over 15 local breweries, provide bistro food and distribute specialty beer glasses.
Tickets cost $ 70 for general admission and $ 25 for designated drivers, but for a “VIP tasting experience” – including early admission and access to the castle terrace pavilion – drinkers pay 150 $ per person. Stop by the park on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ready to consume all the hops and barley you desire. Proceeds from the holiday will go to educational initiatives at the Castle and Mercer Museum.
Buy your tickets on https://www.mercermuseum.org/beerfest. Fonthill Castle is located at 525 E. Court St. in Doylestown.
Upcoming Broadway from the Bristol Riverside Theater
The theater continues its Summer Music Fest with a tribute to the future of Broadway and modern theatrical performances. All are invited to bring their blankets and garden chairs and listen to the musical hits ofMoulin Rouge, Company and more in the Bristol Township Open Air Amphitheater.
The show takes place Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. General admission is $ 35 for adults and $ 15 for children and students. All tickets can be purchased at http://www.brtstage.org/shows/broadway-ahead/. The amphitheater is located at 2501 Bath Road in the Township of Bristol.
Find your last summer reading
Before you take your last beach vacation and soak up the last summer sun, look for another easy summer read at your local bookstore. Bucks County is home to several new and used bookstores where you can find a new literary favorite. Here are some addresses to pick up your next book for the end of the summer.
Doylestown and Lahaska bookstores: 16 South Main Street, Doylestown and 162 A Peddler’s Village, Lahaska
Inklings Books & Records, Gifts & Gallery: 1070 Marsh Road, Rushland
Newtown Bookstore: 2835 S. Eagle Road, Newtown
Common reader: 49 Main Street South, Yardley
Barnes & Noble: locations in Bensalem, North Wales and Fairless Hills
Arthropalooza! at the Churchville Nature Center
For kids and parents interested in all things creepy and creepy, visit the Churchville Nature Center for Saturday’s Arthropalooza! The weekend event is all about arthropods, or insects without a backbone. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can watch a beekeeping demonstration, tour the butterfly house, search the pond for macroinvertebrates, and participate in a scavenger hunt.
Admission costs $ 8, but is free for center members and children 3 and under. The center is located at 501 Churchville Lane in Churchville.
Learn about aliens and outer space at the Northampton Library
Curious about the great unknown and life on other planets? The Northampton Township Free Library is hosting a presentation on “Space Travel and the Possibility of Extraterrestrials” on Saturday at 2pm. Norm Rubin will discuss the mysteries of Roswell, New Mexico, the history of US space missions, and films about space and alien life.
This event is free, but registration is required. Register on calendar.buckslib.org. The library is located at 25 Upper Holland Road in Richboro.
Stand-up comedy at the Pop Inn
If you’re looking for a late night laugh, visit Pop Inn in Chalfont Saturday, where five local stand-ups will perform. The Chalfont restaurant, known for its geek decor and classic bar cuisine, organizes two comedy shows: one at 7:30 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m. The show is $ 15 per person, and more information can be found at popinnbar.com
Pop Inn is located at 4 N. Main St. in Chalfont.
Beyond Bucks County Bonus: Discover Lehigh Valley
If you’re looking to leave the borders of Bucks, we’ve got you covered, too.
From noon to 6 p.m. on Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will welcome Pride of the Lehigh Valley outdoors at the Lehigh Valley TCG in Allentown, with performances by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Kylie Sonique Love and Ariel Versace.
More than 125 artists, associations and stores will be present. Masks are strongly encouraged and will be available to those in need.
While you’re in Allentown for the pride, stop in nearby Bethlehem for MusikFest. This outdoor event will feature successful DJ Zedd, who will perform on Friday evening, the Wood Brothers on Saturday evening, and Black Violin to close on Sunday evening.
For full details, see discoveryhighvalley.com