Festivals and Other Notable Events in Doylestown

April

Antiques Rogues Show

The Chippewa Rogues Hollow Historical Society sponsors the Antiques Rogues Show at Silver Run Winery.  Program includes wine tasting, catered food, antiques appraisal and gift basket auction.


May

Garden Club Spring Sale
Flower sale raises funds to beautify downtown & entrances to town
(Garden Club Members donate all the labor)

Memorial Day Parade
Since 1920, community gathers for parade to all cemeteries where veterans are buried and two world war memorials where American Legion Honor Guard fires volleys.  Parade concludes with program at the square (WWI Doughboy Statue) and free lunch at the Legion.


June

Community Health Fair
Tests, massages, information and lunch all free

Safety Village
All Kindergarten-age children in the community are invited to Safety Village which is a week-long series of lessons on safety in all aspects of life.  The Doylestown Lions Club has sponsored Safety Village since 1979.


June – July

Bandstand Concerts in the Square
Two months of free Friday night concerts at the bandstand in the square with food trucks.  All streets leading to square closed.


July – September

Farmer’s Market
Market is held in Memorial Park Lions Pavilion.  Vendors are not charged.  Goods are fresh produce, baked goods (including Amish) and locally made crafts.


August

Rogues Hollow Festival
Biggest event of the year.  Celebrates Rogues Hollow near Doylestown where there were 200 coal mines, seven saloons and, at times, no law enforcement.  The Friday night parade draws 10,000.  In its 23rd year, sponsored by the Doylestown Area Business Association.

Clothe-a-Kid
Community effort to provide new clothes, backpacks & supplies to kids in need for the new school year.  150 children served this year.


September

Empty Bowl
New in 2016, a fund-raiser for the Community Food Cupboard which supplies essentials to over 150 families in the Chippewa School District, population just under 11,000.  Event raised $16,000+.

Village-Wide Yard Sale
Begun in 1971 by the Lions Club, it was billed as the World’s Largest Yard Sale.  Today, roughly 500-600 homes hold sales on that Saturday and streets are clogged with buyers.

Garden Club Mum Sale
The Garden Club does a magnificent job of beautifying the community and operating on funds raised in just two sales each year.


October

Walk In The Hollow
One night a year, the public is invited to experience Rogues Hollow in the dark.  The township park there is normally closed at dusk.  It’s a “haunted hollow” event run as a fund-raiser by the Chippewa Rogues Hollow Historical Society, now in its fifth year.  Legends of the Hollow are emphasized along with the history.

Trick or Treat, Snollyghoster Parade & Costume Contest
Begun by the Lions Club in 1942, this fun event is for the young at heart of all ages.  Still sponsored and run by the Lions.


November

Community Food Drive
The Community Food Cupboard conducts a food collection in which Chippewa High School students drive throughout the area picking up food left on front porches.  All the schools including Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School hold contests to collect food at school.  These drives have produced as many as 30,000 food items.  This all started as a Lions Club project in the depression year of 1937.

Holiday Art Show
Local artisans display their hand-crafted works at the Silver Run Winery.  It is a celebration of local hometown artistry with complimentary light snacks and holiday mulled wine samples.

Haunted Hollow Camp Out
Boy Scout Troop 123 invites 11 other troops to the Haunted Hollow Camp out in Rogues Hollow each Fall for a three day event.  Approximately 200 scouts participate.  The event started over 30 years ago.

Veteran’s Dinner at American Legion Post
Community Veterans invited to free dinner at the Legion Post on or about Veteran’s Day.

Veteran’s Luncheon at CHS
Chippewa High School invites all military veterans to a free luncheon followed by a choir & band concert and patriotic program on or about Veteran’s Day.


December

Winterfest
The community is invited downtown to celebrate Christmas with many fun activities run by local shops and organizations for both kids and adults to participate in. There are live performances, food, and events going on all day. Finish the day with a trip to Rogues’ Hollow where the historical society sponsors “Light Up The Hollow”.

Christmas at the Square and Visit with Santa
The community is invited to bring and decorate Christmas Trees at the square.  On the night of the visit from Santa (early December), the Mayor and Santa light the trees and kids get to sit on Santa’s lap and receive presents, hot chocolate & cookies.  Sponsored by the Doylestown Area Business Association.

Share-A-Christmas
Donors bring presents and elves organize them for distribution to less fortunate families with empty space under their Christmas Trees.  Going on since the 1970s.

 

Every event on this list is run by volunteers.

One non-annual Notable Event: Community Food Cupboard Building

Two Eagle Scout candidates came to the Food Cupboard in 2014 volunteering to build a new facility so the cupboard could begin monthly distributions instead of quarterly.  The new Food Cupboard was dedicated in September, 2016.

 

Three annual social events: reverse raffles

While they are fund-raising events, they contribute to the social fabric of the community.  The raffles are conducted independently by the Firefighter’s Association, the American Legion Post and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

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