No trip to the Philadelphia region is complete without a visit to Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania. In fact if you visit Philly you should consider taking a trip up to New Hope, Peddler’s Village and Doylestown as a fun little day trip to get away from the city. More on those other two in a later post.
Peddler’s Village is 42 acres in a beautiful part of Bucks County. Here you will find over 60 shops, boutiques, restaurants, a hotel called Golden Plough Inn, and Giggleberry Fair, a little indoor entertainment center with an antique carousel built in 1922.
From April till December you will find weekly and monthly festivals going on. Strawberry and blueberry festivals in the spring and summer for one weekend. Scarecrow festival in the fall covering September and October.
Coming during the holiday season is a sight to see. The whole place is decorated with lights and gingerbread houses from the gingerbread competition.
It is tough to find places like this anymore with all the shopping malls and strips all over the place especially in the Northeast.
If you are looking for a picture perfect place to do a little shopping, look no further than Peddler’s Village. They claim that over 90 percent of the shops are small and or local owned businesses. Great if you want to give back a little to the people who make this country what it is. Plus you are bound to find some truly unique gifts you won’t find at your local big box stores.
There really is a shop here for anything you could think of. Sunflowers is a cute little store that has fashion accessories, along with home and lifestyle goods. Plus when available you can even take home some real sunflowers to brighten up your place.
If you love some jerky a stop in Bucks County House of Jerky is a no brainer. Here you can find just about anything you are looking for and even some you never know you wanted to try. Treat yourself to something crazy like Python or Shark jerky. Don’t worry if you are a vegan either. They have some vegan jerky too.
Another one of these “you have to see it to believe it” places is Sticky Situations. Good thing is you don’t have to be like Pooh getting your head stuck in the honey Jar. At Sticky Situations you can try over 20 different kinds of honey. That’s right different kinds of honey. There’s way more honey out there than you even know. The Chipotle honey was very delicious with the right amount of kick to it.
Make sure you read the cards for recommended food and tea pairings. The location of the honey bee hive. Or some interesting facts.
Other great shops to check out are Mixed Threads, Hat’s Galore and More, PJ’s & Jammies, jaZams, Skip’s Candy Corner, The Celtic Rose and so many more.
At Peddler’s Village you can get a quick bite to eat or spend a little more time indulging on some delicious classics. Find great burgers, amazing craft beers and delicious cupcakes. All within a short walk of each other.
For great atmosphere and amazing food check out Earl’s New American. Eat at a reclaimed wood table and take in that lovely Bucks County feeling. This place will keep you wanting to come back for more.
Now the Cock N’ Bull restaurant is THE restaurant of Peddler’s Village. It was one of the first buildings on this land that would become Peddler’s Village. You can get some great comfort foods here like Chicken Pot Pie or my personal favorite the Meatloaf. They are open for lunch and dinner and you can also enjoy a nice Sunday brunch.
While Peddler’s Village isn’t jam packed with restaurants or places to grab a quick bite. The places they do have are outstanding. When festivals are happening you will find more food options with local food trucks and they also have different tents and carts set up as well.
Almost every month out of the year has something special going on. No matter the season. They all have something that is sure to excite you. Enjoy apple pie and apple cider during the early part of November when Peddler’s Village has there Apple Festival.
The beauty about the Apple Festival is you know that the famous Peddler’s Village lights are just around the corner. Come out and celebrate the holiday season with the Grand Illumination Celebration followed by the month and half long display of spectacular gingerbread houses and beautiful lights.
As the weather starts to warm and the flowers start to bloom the PEEPS®️ come to the village. Yes those PEEPS®️. Everyone’s favorite marshmallow treat come Easter time.
As the weather starts to rapidly warm up to summer be sure to check out the Strawberry festival in May. All things strawberries. All things delicious The summer months also have a few of their own unique and fun festivals starting in July. Enjoy the soothing sounds of banjos and more during the Bluegrass & Blueberry festival.
As we finish things up September and October bring you the scarecrow festival and display. So many cool and unique scarecrows are up and about. Maybe you will even see a giant scarecrow walking around.
During most of the festival weekends you will find plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. You could find bounce houses, sand art tables, build your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, make your own slime, Balloon artistry, face painting and so much more. Most festivals also have live music going throughout the day. Enjoy some classics or listen to something you’ve never heard before.
Taking a walk around Peddler’s Village feels like you’ve been transported back in time. It is so peaceful and relaxing. The shops are owned and worked by friendly local people who want you to enjoy the place as much as they do. Little gems like this are hard to find any more. But here it is.
Peddler’s Village is located in beautiful Bucks County between Doylestown and New Hope. It’s about an hour drive from Philadelphia and a little over an hour and a half from New York City. If you take a trip I am sure this will become a new favorite spot no matter what season it is.
So have you ever visited Peddler’s Village in Bucks County PA? It is a great place to visit for a day trip from Philadelphia or New York City. It is probably one of the best day trips you can take to escape the city.
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