Spend an evening in Peddler’s Village with Without a Cue’s “Murder at the Moulin”

-Brenda Hillegas

Just about an hour north of Philadelphia, you’ll find Peddler’s Village. If you aren’t familiar, this little entertainment area in Lahaska, Bucks County is home to 60 or so shops, restaurants, bars and more. It’s the perfect place to spend a day, or even a weekend (book a room on site at the Golden Plough Inn). And every Saturday through August 28th (except July 3rd), even more excitement comes to Peddler’s Village in the form of 19th century Paris…and a bit of murder.

Without a Cue’s Productions, which specializes in interactive and funny murder mystery walking tours and dinner theatre, will be presenting “Murder at the Moulin” under the new Peddler’s Village outdoor performance tent. Without a Cue, a woman-owned entertainment company, was founded in 2002. The company has created over 85 different shows all over PA, NJ, MD, and beyond! If you don’t catch one of their events this summer, you’re seriously missing out on a good time like no other. Pair it with the charm of Peddler’s Village and you’ll have quite the evening!

Meet Jacques, one of the characters in “Murder at the Moulin”

In “Murder at the Moulin”, you and your friends will meet a cast of fun characters who are desperate to keep their venue, The Moulin Bleu, in business as similar spot opens up nearby (bet you can’t guess what it’s called) and is taking all their clients…and cancan dancers! Owners Monsieur and Mademoiselle Ennui must find a way to stay afloat. But how? Well with a little dirty work, lies, and a sketchy plan…things start to unfold. Not in the most savory way either of course. Through some audience participation, laughs, music, deceit, and sleuth work, you’ll be in for a unique and memorable night in the city of light! Henri, Fifi, Christopher, Fanta the cancan dancer, and Jacques the mime are a fun bunch to be around for the night…even if one ends up dead! Who? How? Whodunit? Get a ticket and find out.

Dine in one of Peddler’s Village’s many restaurants. Whether you have time for just a quick coffee and ice cream or a sit-down dinner full of courses and cocktails, you’ll have no problem picking a spot to compliment your trip to the Moulin Bleu! We ate at Earl’s New American which had a great huckleberry margarita on the menu for the day. Huge salads, delicious lobster bisque, and adorable fried chicken sliders! The coconut lavender refresher is awesome too, if you don’t want alcohol.

If you’d like, you can even order take out at any of the dining options and bring it to your table at “Murder at the Moulin”! Receive 10% off at Buttonwood Grill, Earl’s New American, or Cock ’n Bull/Hart’s Tavern when you show your Murder Mystery tickets. There will be a cash bar in the event tent with fun themed cocktails like the Smoking Gun, Moulin Bleu, and Rouge Connection.

I tried the Moulin Bleu!

Without a Cue will also be offering murder mystery walking tours in Peddler’s Village every Friday and Sunday, starting with “Murder in the Jazz Age” now through August 29th. For performance times, tickets and other shows from Without a Cue around the East Coast, visit their website.

But that’s not all there is to see under the big tent! Comedy shows and live music takes place weekly. View the full line up here along with all of the upcoming events and festivals at Peddler’s Village.

Peddler’s Village has been a prime day trip destination for our area for close to 60 years. Specialty shops literally include something for everyone- books, toys, an entire store filled with decorative knobs for your home’s doors and drawers, olive oil, clothing, Irish goods, clocks, sports collectibles, pets, and so so much more. We sampled goodies from the House of Jerky, the Lucky Cupcake Company, Clusters Popcorn, Mama Hawk’s Kitchen and Coffee Cafe, Sticky Situations (honey!), and the Savory Spice Shop. After the show, we checked out a few of the Village’s art galleries, took note of the family friendly activities (there’s a carousel and indoor fun center called Giggleberry Fair) for a future trip, and picked up some wine (and drank a wine slushie) at the Chaddsford Winery tasting room.

Plan your trip and visit the Peddler’s Village website. If you can’t get away for too long this summer, consider some downtime here. Shopping, food, and a fun murder mystery- what else do you need?

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