Bensalem Community Affairs
Bensalem Community Affairs encompasses several key areas, in addition to serving as a clearinghouse for functions not specifically assigned to other departments. Planning and managing township events to include, Bensalem's signature event, "Bensalem Fall Festival, Celebrate Community Pride Day", the first Saturday each October. The department consists of three personnel: Dawn Davis, Community and Public Affairs Manager, Debbie McBreen, Administrative Assistant, and Deron Miller, Production and Electronic Media Manager.
The Community Affairs Department is responsible for supplying information to the public, coordinating public events, creating publications, website maintenance, just to name of few. It involves supplying information that is factual, interesting and newsworthy to the media (radio, newspapers, newsletters, etc.)
We are also responsible for public relations, which is a broader task, because it involves publicity, but it also means promotion, public affairs, advertising and opinion making as well. We are always learning how to put our best foot forward when presenting information to the public.
The township enters into a new partnership with Penn Community Bank, as the naming rights sponsor for our Penn Community Bank Amphitheater Amphitheater (Formerly TD Bank Amphitheater). The amphitheater built in 2000, has become a destination for great entertainment in the Tri-State area and beyond on Wednesday evenings. "We Love Wednesdays at the PCBA" has become a familiar mantra as the Community Affairs Department presents 12 fabulous tribute act concerts from June through August.
Bensalem Resident $5.00
Bensalem Senior Resident (65+) $3.00
Non-Bensalem Resident $10.00
Non-Bensalem Senior Resident (65+) $7.00
Children 12 and Under are Free
Most people purchase our Season Pass at $45.00. Passes can be obtained here at the Municipal Building located at 2400 Byberry Road-Bensalem, PA 19020. Once our regular concert series is finished for the season, we anticipate our biggest show which is a part of our annual Fall Festival, held on the first Saturday of every October for the past 24 years!
Bensalem Fall Festival, "Celebrate Community Pride" is one of Bucks County's largest community festivals, featuring all-day entertainment, amusements, business and civic vendors, great food, Police Motorcycle and K-9 Shows, Mascots and much more. Everyone anticipates the evening concert, which is always a main talent stream act. This one day festival hosts over 35,000 attendees. Visit the Fall Festival area of this website to enjoy video of past festivals and to get a flavor of the event.
News and Media
Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo and Bensalem Council are pleased to help journalists and others by providing timely, factual information about a wide array of subjects.
For inquiries and questions please contact:
Dawn Davis, Community and Public Affairs Manager
Fax # at 215-633-3629
Debbie Mcbreen, Administrative Assistant
Fax # at 215-633-3629
Deron Miller, Production/Media Manager