Halloween will creep up before you know it, and that normally means a ton of fall events and Halloween hauntings or hayrides. But until then, there’s more to do in Bucks County than just bundling up and getting your pants scared off (although that’s fun too). Don’t be spooked — check out what’s going on this weekend.
1. Fiber Fest Finale
Friday Oct 9, 4 – 9 pm, Ottsville Farmers Market at Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Road, Ottsville, PA
They say all good things come to an end. It’s best to go out strong, and that’s what the Ottsville Farmers Market at Linden Hill Gardens is doing this Friday as they mark the end of the farmers market’s successful eight year run. There will be wool fiber demonstrations and hands-activities, including woolen clothing and accessories and finished products available for purchase. There will be a final “busking” performance by Wood Poles as well. At Linden Hill, they plan on focusing on hosting special seasonal events and festivals and using the property for wedding venues, in the future, so don’t miss out on the final celebration.
2. Cocktails at the Castle
Friday, Oct 9, 6:30 – 10:30 pm, Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA
The Mercer Museum’s annual evening gala features a night of history exploration, and delightful dining. The food is great, of course, but the best part? You get to nibble while exploring the museum. Every turn presents fascinating exhibits and delicious food. Featuring the area’s finest restaurants, delicious desserts and lively music, the event raises funds to benefit education programs, preservation and community services (for a full list of food purveyors, click here). Unique and exciting items will be available for Silent Auction bidding including special destination packages, art, jewelry and much more. The cost is $150 per person ($125 if you are a member). You can purchase tickets online here. For more information, see their website or call 215.345.0210, ext. 132.
3. Celebrate Americana
Saturday, Oct 10, 6 – 10 pm, The Barn at Hope Ridge Farm, 2050 Aquetong Road, New Hope, PA
Come “Celebrate Americana” and help raise funds for the New Hope-Solebury Free Library. The fundraiser is to raise money for a wheelchair lift for the library. Bitter Bob’s will provide the food and there will be live music by the Long Hill String band with square- and contra-dancing aided by caller Sue Dupree, and a Silent Auction of American crafts and New Hope-themed items.
In addition, five area real estate agencies will take part in a cookie contest, with votes cast by those attending. Beer and soda are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $40 person if purchased in advance, $45 at the door. Seating is limited; advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available online or by calling 215. 862.5705.
4. Winetober Fest
Sunday, Oct 11, 1- 4 pm, Sand Castle Winery, 755 River Road, Erwinna, PA
Octoberfest is great and all, but what if you’re just not in the mood for beer? Take the opportunity to celebrate October — all you wine drinkers out there! On Sunday, October 11 at Sand Castle Winery, come enjoy some wonderful wine and of course, German-style food. Tickets are $30 per person and they include a Oktoberfest themed spread provided by The Red Cedar Grille of Colmar. The menu includes: a mixed green salad tossed in a toasted pumpkin seed Gala apple vinaigrette with shaved Asiago, sun-dried cranberries and toasted almonds; crispy pork schnitzel, mushroom shallot toss in a German wine reduction, grilled Bratwurst over beerkraut with a caraway mustard sauce, potato cheddar pierogies with sautéed onion and sour cream, butternut squash gratin, pumpkin pecan tartlets and, German chocolate cake bites with toasted coconut. Come for the wine, but don’t forget the food. As a special bonus, they will be offering full tastings for $5 per person.
Buy tickets online here in advance. Any questions, call the event coordinator at 610.294.8303.
For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.
We had a bit of rain this weekend thanks to Hurricane Joaquin, but it looks like Bucks County will have a calmer week coming up – sunny and in the 70’s. Venture out into the community and see what’s going on, like specialty dinners, fundraisers, and classes for amateur bartenders. And just in case, maybe bring an umbrella.
On Tuesday, October 6, come to Lambertville and head over to Brian’s Restaurant for a tasting dinner influenced by Asian cuisine. Brian’s speciality is lovely rustic European cuisine set in a relaxed atmosphere, so this night will be a unique event. The meal will start at 6:30 pm and is $85 per person. The menu includes a crab spring roll with sweet and sour fish sauce, silken mushroom “tofu,” rice cracker crusted tuna with Sriracha aioli and vegetable “sushi,” roasted Alaskan halibut with bok choy and mushroom dashi, spiced duck breast with duck egg fried rice and organic soy, barbecued braised short rib with Thai flavors, and bananas tempura. Call 609.460.4148 for reservations and a reminder, Brian’s is a cash-only BYOB restaurant.
When October comes around, you know there will be plenty of beer fests and dinners to attend. Try this one on Wednesday, October 7 at Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant and Tap Room for a Beer Dinner with Hardywood, a craft brewery in Virginia. The evening will include beers paired with delicious food. The choices will include Peach Tripel, Vinalia Urbana, Single, Bourbon Sidamo, and Farmhouse Pumpkin. Chef Ricky is working on amazing food pairings, so keep checking back for the menu. Seats are $65 per person, including tax and gratuity.
Their last cocktail class was a huge hit so the Logan Inn in New Hope will be having another on Wednesday, October 7. Join them to make three of your very own Fall cocktails with expert instruction from the Logan Inn’s bartenders. There will be yummy appetizers too. The “Fall Fruit & Spices Cocktail Class” will start at 7 pm and is $45 per person. To reserve, click here.
A Culinary Classics Fundraiser is set for this Thursday, October 8. Chandler Hall’s Wright Meeting Hall in Newtown will be overflowing with fine food and drinks from around the world this evening. There will be over 25 restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, bakeries and confectioners in attendance, so there is no way guests will go hungry — or thirsty — for long. The festivities include live music and silent and live auctions, kicking off at 6 pm and ending around 9:30 pm. Tickets are $125 at the door. All proceeds from Culinary Classics support Hospice Benevolent Care.
For more information, contact Judith McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 215.860.4000, ext. 1510.
Here’s what you’ll find at area farmers’ markets: Apples (Crimson Crisp!), basil, beets, cabbage, carrots, cilantro, collards, edamame, eggplants, escarole, field beans (black eye peas), lettuce, garlic, green beans, cut herbs, kale, mushrooms, okra, variety of onions, oregano, parsley, field peas, sweet peppers, chili peppers, red and white potatoes, radishes, rosemary, sage, salad mix. Swiss chard, winter squash and spaghetti squash, thyme, tomatillos, tomatoes, and more. [Availability will vary by market.]
Most markets will also have eggs from free-range chickens, grass-fed and pastured meats, preserves, specialty foods, baked goods like breads, cakes, cookies and pastries, cheese and yogurt, cider and juice, sauces locally roasted coffee, and interesting crafts from local artisans.
On the radar…
- Harvest Festival – Fulper Family Farmstead, 281 Rocktown Lambertville Rd, Lambertville, NJ [Oct. 24]
Do you know about the Bucks County Taste Dinner Club? Try new restaurants, meet nice people and eat some very good food. No membership dues but you will want to get on the email list so you are the first to know of an upcoming event. Click here to join the Bucks County Taste Dinner Club email list.
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Eating in Hunterdon County? Check out our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar too!
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