PERKASIE — Perkasie’s annual Fall Festival will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.
The festival has grown over the years to include activities in both the town center and in Menlo Park. The event sites are linked by a free trolley bus or school bus, or visitors can enjoy the short walk between the two locations.
The rain date is noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 7.
Families will find lots of free fun at Menlo Park, including pony rides, a petting zoo, balloon twisting, face painting and, weather permitting, the Boing gymnastics Tumble Track.
Fall-themed crafts will be under one park pavilion, and scarecrow decorating will be under the other. Families are welcome to build and enter a scarecrow in this popular contest (one per family please, while supplies last, or bring your own). Judging is at 3 p.m., with prizes announced at 3:30 p.m.
Perkasie’s historic carousel will be open for the day.
There are a number of new attractions in Perkasie’s town center. Local artist Lyra will provide acrobatic performances on a 13-foot frame, and the Bucks County Two Cylinder Club will join with tractor hayrides. A large outdoor games area will include oversized Jenga and Connect 4 games and a nine-hole mini-golf course. Kids and the young at heart can decorate pumpkins before trying out for a gift card prize in the pie-eating contest at 2 p.m.
Musical entertainment will be provided by the Bucks County Folk Song Society, Dutch & Roman, Elle Gyandoh and student group UBACE.
Visitors to the town center can enter to win large raffle baskets with prizes donated by local businesses.
In addition, there will be food and a large craft and vendor fair.
“We are so proud that the Perkasie Fall Festival has become such a success with so many free and fun activities for families from across the region," Borough Manager Andrea Coaxum said. "We’re looking forward to a great day out for the whole family.”
Fall Festival Premium Sponsors are A&T Chevrolet-Subaru, American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Dunkin’ Donuts, First Student and Penn Community Bank.
A number of roads are subject to parking restrictions and temporary closure for the event. A full list of affected roads is available on the borough’s website, perkasieborough.org/our-events/fall-festival.