Peddler’s Village: 15 Things To Do

With 65 shops and 6 restaurants, Peddler’s Village is the perfect staycation or day trip.
Bucks County’s popular tourist destination celebrates its 60th anniversary.

by Tara Behan

Need a staycation? Head to Peddler’s Village. The sprawling, 40+ acre shopping and dining destination continuously tops the lists of best attractions in Bucks County. Founded in 1962 by locals Earl and Sheila Jamison, Peddler’s Village expanded from its original 14 shops and one restaurant into an iconic landmark with more than 65 retailers and six restaurants.

The walkable village attracted an astounding two million visitors in 2021. Still family owned, Peddler’s Village maintains its continued popularity by ensuring that every month features new things to see and experience. From the beautiful tulip gardens that are currently in bloom to the magical holiday light display every December, Peddler’s has rightly positioned itself as a must-stop destination for tourists new to the area and a gem for locals’ repeat visits. “With annual festivals and seasonal events, there’s always a reason to visit,” says Christine Hensel Triantos, director of marketing and communications for Peddler’s Village. 

crop man pouring red wine in glass in restaurant

Romantic: Whether you are opting for a day date or an overnight stay, Peddler’s Village has you covered. Take a leisurely stroll through the brick-paved paths and pop into a number of the locally owned shops. Stop for a pre-dinner cocktail at Hewn Spirits’ Tasting Room where all alcohol is distilled in nearby Pipersville. Cross the street for a romantic dinner-for-two at Earl’s New American where you can choose between indoor or outdoor dining on the patio. Menu standouts include five-hour braised molasses short ribs, shrimp and grits, and striped bass. Make a night of it by staying at Peddler’s Village’s on-property accommodations at The Golden Plough Inn. There are a variety of guest rooms and suites available located within the Main Inn or scattered above stores throughout the Village

Giggleberry Fair at Peddler's Village
Giggleberry Fair’s carousel at Peddler’s Village

Kids: This is also the 100th anniversary of the carousel in Giggleberry Fair, Peddler’s Village indoor fun center. Kids age 12 and under can ride the carousel and experience Giggleberry Mountain, the three-story, six-level obstacle course. Kids will also love jaZams toy store and Lahaska Bookshop. From June 8 – Aug. 31, children can see the exhibit Bucks County Beach Days: Sand Sculptures in the Village. Four renowned sand sculptor teams will create multiple 12-foot-tall sculptures showcasing Bucks County landmarks and themes. Wrap-up the visit with a stop at one of the many sweet spots, like Nina’s Waffles & Ice Cream, The Lucky Cupcake Company or Skip’s Candy Corner. For a truly unique treat, allow kids to create their own custom drinkable potion at the new magical shop The Cloak and Wand, due to open this summer.

Spa at Peddler's Village

Friends: Need a girlfriends day out? Peddler’s Village is the perfect place.  Start with an iced coffee or espresso at Mama Hawk’s Kitchen & Coffee before you walk next door to the luxurious David J. Witchell Salon & Spa for a signature massage or facial treatment. Or you could really indulge by reserving one of their full-day pampering packages. Finish the day with a meal on the deck at Buttonwood Grill before you head back to reality.

Want more info about local spots? Read about Clover Market, and shops in Wayne, Kennett Square, Ardmore, and Malvern.


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