The local festival season will be in full swing within the next few weeks. At Peddler’s Village, in Lahaska, that means a smorgasbord of events that will extend straight through Labor Day weekend, including a number of new attractions that will celebrate the shopping center’s 60th anniversary.
It all kicks off April 23 and 24 with the Spring FunFest and Sidewalk Sale, which will be held both days from 11 AM to 5 PM. The weekend will include food trucks, live entertainment, a slew of kids’ activities, and the last chance to check out PEEPS in the Village, a colorful exhibit that includes more than 90 different displays featuring the much-loved (or -hated; there’s no in between) marshmallow candy. Admission is free to the exhibit, which is housed in the new Visitor & Event Center, located off Street Road and Peddler’s Lane.
Family Fun Walk
At 9:45 AM both Saturday and Sunday, a Family Fun Walk through the village will begin at Giggleberry Fair. The cost to participate is $10 per person, with proceeds benefitting Kelly’s Kidz, a nonprofit that works to provide children in pediatric hospital settings stuff to play with. Costumed characters will greet participants along the route.
All participants receive a carousel ride at Giggleberry Fair ($2.50 value). Children 10 and under receive an unlimited bounce house wristband ($10 value). The first 100 participants to sign up for each day will also receive a Giggleberry Fair Activity Pass valid through April 30 ($14.99 value).
You can sign up here. Online registration will end at 5 PM on April 22. In-person registration will begin at 8:30 AM both mornings before the walk at the field across from Giggleberry Fair. (Cash only.)
Kids’ activities (+ food trucks)
Both days will also be jampacked with kids’ activities, including interactive shows by YoYo & Friends (Saturday) and Lolly & Friends (Sunday), Moonbounces (11 AM to 4 PM), craft stations, Mother Goose Storytime, a DJ dance party, and performances by Painted Oak Nature School (Saturday, 11 AM), BC Discoveries Dance & Theater Arts Company (Sunday, 12 PM), and Bucks County Arts and Dance (Sunday, 1 PM).
Grownups, you can sink into your downtime by indulging at one of the food trucks. Lobster Dogs will be there both days. Local Harvest Pizza will be there Saturday. And Meat Wagon BBQ will be there Sunday. There are also, of course, the village’s resident restaurants, bars, and shops. (Hewn Spirits and Chaddsford Winery, we’re looking at you.)