Fonthill Castle 4th of July

Fonthill Castle 4th of July

Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Join us on the grounds of Fonthill Castle to celebrate Independence Day with some old-fashioned fun, where guests enjoy a day of fun, food, games, crafts, entertainment and live music. Highlights of the day include the children’s decorated bike parade, wheelbarrow and sack races, tug-of-war, live musicians, and food trucks. Antique bicycles, historic town ball (a precursor to baseball!) and other fun activities make this a day to remember.

Children will kick off the event by participating in the beloved Decorated Bicycle Parade at 12:30 p.m., where all participating children receive cheers from the crowd and a special certificate after pedaling down the historic site’s famed tree-lined driveway on their pre-decorated bicycles.

Admission: $5 Adults / $1 Youth (ages 6-17) / Free for children 5 and under

You can buy your tickets online in advance or at the door. Tickets sold at the door will be cash only. This event will be held rain or shine.

Enter at Swamp Road (Rt. 313) entrance, between North Street and East Court Street, and follow parking signs.

2023 Fonthill Castle 4th of July schedule of events:


12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.   –  Welcome by “Henry Mercer” & National Anthem by the Ring the Rafters Quartet
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.   –   Bike Parade (Start Near Welcome Area)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.   –  Delaware Valley Saxophone Quartet (Music Tent)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   –  Town Ball Game
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   –  Antique Bike Demonstration
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   –  Mukamuri live music (Music Tent)
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.   –  Darcy Fair story time (Story Tent)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.   –  Lolly Hopwood kids performance (Story Tent)
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.   –  Antique Bike Demonstration
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   –  Darcy Fair story time (Story Tent)

2023 Fonthill Castle 4th of July is generously sponsored by:


All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
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