Delaware River Towns Fall Guide


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Delaware River Towns Fall Guide

It’s time to enjoy one of the most scenic seasons in the Delaware River Towns – bookmark this handy guide to help you experience, taste, celebrate all things fall!


Frenchtown Riverfest

Where: Downtown Frenchtown
When: Sunday, September 3rd from 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Celebrate art in the Delaware Valley at this year’s Riverfest Celebration.
23rd Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival
Where: Hunterdon County Fairgrounds in Lambertville
When: September 9th (9:00AM-5:00PM) & 10th (9:00AM-4:00PM)
This event is hosted by a fun, non-profit, educational organization promoting sheep and wool products in NJ!
The Alternative Half Marathon Washington Crossing, PA
When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Bucks County Cycling Classic
Save the date for the biggest weekend in Bucks County: September 9 & 10, 2017! Together, the Doylestown Arts Festival and Thompson Bucks County Classic draw over 30,000 spectators to the bustling downtown streets. There’s something for everyone: a wide variety of artisans, live music and food, as well as men’s and women’s Pro-cycling, a recreational ride for cycling enthusiasts and children’s races.
Now in its sixth year – with Lexus as the Official Vehicle – the Thompson Bucks County Classic is a professional International bicycle race and cycling festival. The final stop on the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour, the event packs six exciting races into one day: the Cyclosportif recreational ride, Amateur Men’s Race, Children’s Races, High Wheelers (back for a second year), Pro-Women’s Race, and the Grand Finale: the Thompson Criterium of Doylestown Pro-Men’s Race.
When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Where: Doylestown
Beats Night
When: September 13th, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Prallsville Mills DRMS, 33 Risler St. Stockton, NJ 08559
What: The New Hope Beat Poets Society is a group of local poets whose mission is to write, laugh, and be merry. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM to share their original work in an open forum. All poets and listeners are welcome to join.
Harvest Winemakers Dinner- Autumn in Paris
When: Saturday, September 16th, 7:00 PM
Where: Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd. Washington Crossing, PA 18977
The evening will feature a four-course menu of gourmet meals with a French flair paired with Crossing Vineyards’ award winning wines. $99 + tax per person. For more details visit
Milford Alive
When: September 23rd 12pm to 5p
Where: Milford, NJ
Free community celebration –street music, art, food, crafts, a wacky “bed race” and topping it off – fireworks! Come celebrate the history, culture and promise of this quaint Delaware River town in Milford, NJ.
Peddler’s Scarecrow Festival
When: September 16th & 17th 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Peddler’s Village, Rtes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA 18931
What: Stroll among the scarecrows on display throughout the Village. Guests can sign up for scarecrow-making workshops and take home their very own scarecrow! Live entertainment, food, children’s activities and pumpkin pie-eating contests both days.
Harvest Winemaker’s Dinner
Where: At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA
When: Saturday, September 16th @ 7:00PM
You’ll think you’re in a bistro in St.-Germain-des Pres as you enjoy live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Crossing’s newly completed Garden Room. Then enjoy a four-course gourmet meal with a French flair paired with Crossing’s award-winning wines. Cost: $99 per person + tax. For purchasing tickets please visit
Family Dinner Train
When: September 23rd 6:30 PM
Where: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 W. Bridge St. New Hope, PA 18938
Family Dinner Train Ride the rails in first class comfort while spending quality time with your family. Enjoy dinner and cocktails while appreciating the strolling scene provided by the Bucks County countryside.
New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival
When: September 24th, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; September 25th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: New Hope – Solebury High School, New Hope, PA
Over 160 fine Artists and Craftsmen will exhibit using media such as oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, works in wood, wearable art, glass art, photography, and more.
Ghost Tours of New Hope
Where: Main St. & Ferry St., New Hope
When: Fridays and Saturdays in September and October, tour starts promptly at 8 p.m.
Follow a lantern-led “walk” along picturesque streets where you’ll learn about the doings of such places as the towpath itself; or see the phantom hitchhiker who may pass you in the moonlight; or see the historic inn where Aaron Burr appears from time to time and stares with sightless eyes…. Plus new exciting stories have been added to the tour! Cost is $10 per person.
Trick or Treat Trains
Where: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 W. Bridge St, New Hope
Bring the kids to ride aboard this spooky train! Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a scary sight. Afterwards, trick or treat around the New Hope train station for more surprises. Trick or Treat bags and assorted toys and candy will be given out on board as well as at the station.
Art & Antiques Weekend
When: October 14 – 15, 2017
Where: Throughout the Delaware River Towns
The “Art and Antiques Weekend” will promote the Delaware River Town’s antique and art community October 14 – 15, 2017.  See the complete list line-up of participating shops and events here.
October FEAST
When: October 14th & 15th 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Peddler’s Village, Rtes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA 18931
A culinary spin on the traditional German festival with a Beer Garden, Wine and Spirits, tasty Bavarian food specialties, live music, shopping promotions, kids’ entertainment and family friendly activities.
35th Annual Lambertville House Tour
When: Sunday October 15, 2017 11am to 5pm
Where: Throughout Lambertville
Apple Festival
When: November 4th & 5th, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Peddlers Village, Rtes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA 18931

Enjoy apple treats and take home a bushel fresh from the orchard! Artisans, live entertainment, food, children’s activities and apple pie-eating contests both days.
Food Truck & Wine Festival
Where: Alba Vineyard
When: October 22nd & 23rd, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Join the Alba Vineyard for a tasteful weekend filled with some of the best food trucks in the area, accompanied by great wine! Must be 21 to attend the event.

Halloween Fun: The residents of Lambertville never disappoint when it comes to Halloween decorations! Check out photos from past Halloween’s here.

Mulled Wine and Cider Doughnuts at Old York Cellars Winery
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, New Jersey 08551
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
With the cold weather we welcome Mulled Wine season! A red wine is simmered with fruits and spices then served hot for your sipping delight. Enjoy our special mulled wine recipe as part of your wine tasting or by the glass all weekend long. We are pairing it with free cider doughnut samples, another of our favorite seasonal treats.
Wine and Comedy Night
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, New Jersey 08551
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30 PM
Doors open at 7:30 PM, shows start at 8:00 PM
Opener: Katherine Williams
Feature: John Clark
Host: Helene Angley
$25 Admission ($20 Vintner’s Club)
Purchase Tickets online at There are no walk-in tickets available for this event.
Le Nouveau Festival Weekend
When: November 12th & 13th, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd. Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Come celebrate the release of Crossing Vineyards’ 2016 “Le Nouveau.” Case discounts available. Freed admission.
Delaware Canal Half Marathon
When: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Where: Canal in Washington Crossing, PA
Bucks County 5K & 7th Annual Bucks County Marathon
When: Sunday, November 12th, 2017
Where: Canal, Washington Crossing, PA
Girls On The Run of Hunterdon, Bucks, and Warren Counties 5K
When: Saturday, November 18th registration @ 7:00AM the race will start at 9:00AM
Where: New Hope Upper Elementary School, 186 West Bridge Street, New Hope
GOTR inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. For more information please visit
Thanksgiving Day Two Towns Turkey Trot 
When: Thanksgiving Day morning
Where: New Hope & Lambertville
Before you sit down to your Thanksgiving feast this year, work off some pre-dinner calories at the  Two Town Turkey Trot in New Hope & Lambertville!

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Shad’Toberfest Canceled

As you may have heard, Lambertville was devastated by flooding from Ida.
We decided to cancel Shad’Tober. The decision was not reached lightly. However, we could not burden the already stressed infrastructure of the City. The festival brings thousands of visitors to Lambertville and that burden would not help our City right now. The need in Lambertville is great with over half the homes in the City affected by Hurricane Ida’s unprecedented flooding. There are some people that will spend a year getting their house back to a livable condition and some who will never return to their beloved homes because of the severe damage they sustained. In light of this tragedy, we are working on a fundraiser to benefit those flood victims hit hardest by
Hurricane Ida. Stay tuned for details.