If the return of Shad Fest is any indication, April is almost out the door. No complaints here; we are looking forward to spring because there is always so much to do in Bucks County.
The farmers markets are coming out of hibernation, there are plenty of beer festivals, and restaurants and wineries are offering up their best seasonal menus.
Speaking of menus, don’t forget, Mother’s Day is around the corner. We updated our handy going-out list, so check it out here and be sure to call and make your reservations. The mom (and that may be you!) in your life deserves it!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week
Thursday, April 27 through Friday, April 28, Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA
Do you love your admin? Show it. Take them out to lunch, dinner, or a happy hour. The Yardley Inn wants you to take advantage of their weekly specials to treat your amazing staff. Lunch specials include dishes like seared scallops, spinach salad, and paccheri pasta. Dinner specials include scallops and sautéed pea leaves, Joyce Farms grass-fed strip steak, and asparagus and leek risotto.
2. McCoole’s Beerfest
Friday, April 29, McCoole’s Arts and Events Place, 10 South Main St., Quakertown, PA
Bring on the beer! McCoole’s in Quakertown is hosting its beer festival this Saturday, April 29.
This year’s brewery lineup includes St. Killian Importing, Doylestown Brewing Co., Bold Rock Hard Cider, Conshohocken Brewing Company, Hoop Tea, Owl’s Brew, Star Hill Brewery, McKenzie’s Beverages, Lancaster Brewing Co., Beach Haus Brewery, Sweet Water Brewing, Yards Brewing, Flying Fish Brewing, and so much more! See here for the full lineup. Regular tickets are $45, and you can purchase yours here.
3. Doylestown Farmers Market
Saturday, April 29, 7 am – 12 pm, South Hamilton St. between West State St. and Oakland Ave., Doylestown, PA
The Doylestown Farmers Market is back in swing, and the vendors welcome you to come out and see what they have available.
There’s much to see this year, like Bread Box and Bakery, Hershberger Heritage Farm, Roots to River Farm, Mainly Mushrooms, Offbeat Gourmet, and plenty of other vendors! Check out the market’s Facebook page for more information and market updates.
4. Grow Your Own Vegetables
Saturday, April 29, 12 – 1 pm, Pearl S. Buck Room at the Doylestown Library, 150 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA
Who doesn’t love fresh veggies? You can learn how to grow your own vegetables this weekend, even if you think you don’t have a green thumb, come on down! In the free program this Saturday at the Pearl S. Buck Room at the Doylestown Library, master gardener Mike Gordon will explain the best way to grow your own vegetables at the perfect time of the year to get started.
5. Shad Fest 2017
Saturday, April 29 through Sunday, April 30, 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Lambertville, NJ
The first Shad Fest was held in 1981 as a way to celebrate the local art scene. As the tradition made its way up river, the locals began strolling the towns, enjoying the arts with friends and community members. Now, the Shad Fest is one big local event, and a huge tourist attraction — with tons of food, too!
Shad Fest is named after the American Shad (a fish). Every spring, shad migrate from salt water to fresh water, and fishermen call it the annual spring shad run. But the weekend isn’t just about the fish — there are plenty of options for food lovers. Come to Lambertville and enjoy everything from taco salads to fried calamari, fried Oreos to old fashion soda, and lemonade or shad chowder! Get more information on Shad Fest here.
6. Firehouse Breakfast
Sunday, April 30, Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Rd., Quakertown, PA
This weekend, enjoy the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Haycock Fire Company in Quakertown on Sunday. In order to raise money for 2017, this fire company serves up a community breakfast from 8 am – 12 pm. Adults pay $7, children from ages four to seven $5, and children three and under eat free.
While you are there, fill up on pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, plain and seasoned potatoes, cream chipped beef, toast, fruit cocktail, and homemade desserts.
7. Pearl’s Tea and Garden Party
Sunday, April 30, Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Rd., Perkasie, PA
Ladies, mothers, daughters, grandmothers and others are all invited for tea, finger foods, and sweets this Sunday from 1 – 3 pm at the Pearl S. Buck International House. Use this weekend to bond with the women in your life, and consider it a pre-game for your Mother’s Day celebrations! Tickets for adults are $30, tickets for seniors and students are $25, and children tickets are $10. Purchase tickets at the gift shop at Pearl S. Buck or online here.
Have a great weekend!
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