Book Fest, Veterans Memorial and more


From outdoor concerts in Doylestown and Souderton to the grand opening of the Lower Bucks County Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Middletown, there’s plenty to do this weekend.

Here are some options

Fourth Annual Bucks County Book Festival

Best-selling authors Christina Baker Kline and Jason Reynolds headline the fourth annual Bucks County Book Festival, which kicks off Friday with an in-person talk from Kline at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Salem, 186 E. Court St., Doylestown.

The three-day celebration connects authors and book enthusiasts and features a variety of professional authors. This year’s festival features a new event, “Book Fest on the Green” on the grounds of the Mercer Museum on Saturday, as well as the favorite Book Fest “Writers Workshop” on Sunday.

For a full schedule and a list of participating authors, visit

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Dedication at the Lower Bucks Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Surviving Vietnamese veterans will be at the forefront to honor their fallen or missing comrades at the unveiling of the Lower Bucks County Veterans Memorial in Vietnam, starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Veterans Park in Middletown.

Bucks County author Jim McComb and four other Vietnam War veterans – John Rumsey and Fran Drummond of Langhorne, George Delia of Bristol and Ed Sabol of Falls – will tell the stories of some of the 95 County servicemen. Lower Bucks that never returned from Vietnam.

Three years into the making, the memorial will include 95 names of Lower Bucks County servicemen, including 94 killed in action and one missing. The memorial sculpture is created by Father Godwin, who will also be speaking at Sunday’s event.

For more information, including a list of road closures, visit

Souderton Art Jam

Hosted by Souderton Connects, Souderton Art Jam brings the community together with art, crafts, live music, food and more. This free family-friendly festival features the works of over 30 unique artists and artisans from across the East Coast.

Souderton Art Jam will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Wile Avenue between Souderton Community Park and the pool.

‘Apple Jam’ concert for the benefit of the Danny DeGennaro Foundation

The apple orchards of The Barn at Snipes Farm will serve as the backdrop for Apple Jam, a Sunday benefit concert to benefit the Danny DeGennaro Foundation.

The concert will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Advance tickets cost $ 25 and are available through Ticketleap. Tickets at the door (if any remainder) will be $ 30.

Featured artists include Live at the Fillmore, a tribute band to the Allman Brothers. Outlaw country rocker Jim Mitchell and the Repeat Offenders will also perform, among other artists.

Participants can bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit outside during the five hour event. In case of bad weather, the concert will take place inside the barn.

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Warrington Day Rubber Duck Race

Is your rubber duck the one making $ 10,000? The Warrington Lions Club will be holding its second Warrington Day Rubber Duck Race Fundraising Run on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Neshaminy Creek at Lower Nike Park.

Adopt one or more of the 3,000 ducks for a chance to win cash prizes; purchase tickets from members of the Warrington Lions Club or through its website at

Ten cash prizes range from $ 300 to $ 25 and the first 10 ducks to complete the race have a chance to win a bonus prize of $ 10,000.

New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival

The 27th Anniversary of the annual New Hope Jury Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at New Hope-Solebury High School.

Ten thousand visitors are expected for the juryed event, which will include festival food, a free shuttle and music. More info:

Doylestown Food Truck Festival

Doylestown Township Parks & Recreation will be hosting its first-ever Food Truck Fest from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Central Park C&N Amphitheater, 423 Wells Road.

Enjoy live music, activities and a variety of food trucks. The event ends with a screening of the animated “Addams Family”.

More information:

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Spectators at Distance Picnic on Pine pack blankets and chairs to safely discover original artists, local craft vendors, and food trucks in the free parking lot of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church near Pine St. and Oakland Ave.

Remote Picnic on Pine

Doylestown’s Remote Picnic on Pine returns Saturday to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Illinois band and artist Christina Ward will perform from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs.

For tickets, visit

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Crissa Shoemaker DeBree is a regional investigative and business writer for Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, and an award-winning business and investigative journalist. She is also a writer for the teen writing panel Teen Takes.

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