Bunny at the Grange FairThe big news this week is, of course, the 66th Annual Middletown Grange Fair. This is Bucks County’s version of a county fair, the kind you hear about happening in Iowa and Kansas and places like that. If you think Bucks County is all suburbia, visit the Grange Fair and see all the 4-H kids who have proudly raised their goats, pigs, chickens and bunny rabbits. Walk through the exhibition halls where local folks have entered their vegetables, baked goods, quilts and so much more, with the hopes of getting a blue ribbon. There’s rides for the kids, vendors selling everything from hardware to home improvement, music, John Deere tractors (new and antique), and some very interesting entertainment including Sue Wee Pig Racing, a Goat Obstacle Course, Mutts Gone Nuts and Cow Chip Poker (don’t ask me; I have no idea).

Grange Fair Chicken BBQ DinnerThe food tends to be typical fair fare—fat, sugar and salt being the key ingredients. The main food event in my opinion is the chicken barbecue dinner, cooked and served by volunteers. It takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3:30 pm until they sell out. The meal includes locally raised chicken, local corn on the cob and tomatoes, buttered parsley potatoes, cranberry sauce, roll and butter, a drink and even a cup of Goodnoe ice cream. Tickets are only $15 and go on sale at 2:30 pm. After getting your food, sit down at the communal tables and meet your Bucks County neighbors. The fair opens today, Wednesday, August 13, and continues through Sunday, August 17. The cost to enter is $10 per car per day, or you can get a 5-day pass for $30. It takes place at the Middletown Grange, on Penns Park Road in Wrightstown (off of Route 413, just north of Newtown). For more information, see their website and our post, Food at the Middletown Grange Fair.

Upper Bucks BrewfestHere’s a few more highlights of this coming week. On Saturday, head to Quakertown for the Upper Bucks Brewfest taking place at the Quakertown Train Station from 1 – 5 pm. This event, which began last year, raises funds to support revitalization efforts in downtown Quakertown. There will be 50-70 different samplings of beer and wine, as well as food and music. See their website for more info. Also on Saturday, the Flint Hill Farm & Education Center in Coopersburg hosts a Healthy Eating Party including tasty organic food, good music, and tours of the farm. It’s a great farm and a lot of fun for the family. A donation of only $10 per person or $10 per couple is requested, less if you bring a side dish. This Tuesday through Thursday, Hamilton’s Grill Room in Lambertville presents their last Jersey Shore Dinner of the summer. The menu looks lovely: a fresh Jersey tomato salad, drizzled with olive oil and sea salt then sprinkled with basil leaves; steamed Mussels and Littleneck Clams; steamed Maine Lobster, grilled chicken thighs and sweet sausage paired with Jim Hamilton’s summer cole slaw; red bliss potato salad and fresh picked Jersey corn on the cob, and peach shortcake. All this for only $29.95 per person. See their website for more information and to make reservations. To market, to market. Here’s what you can expect to find at local farmers markets this week. Eggplants from Blooming Glen Farm. Photo credit L. Goldman Just arrived! Pears. You’ll also find basil, beets, cabbage, cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes, chives, cilantro, non-GMO sweet corn, cucumbers (slicing & picking), dill, eggplant, fennel, green beans, garlic (fresh and cured), Tuscan and curly kale, lettuce, lettuce microgreens, mix, mint, mushrooms, nectarines, okra, torpedo onions, parsley, peaches, peppers (sweet and hot), radishes, red new potatoes, rosemary, sage, spring onions, summer squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes (heirloom), wheat grass, tomatillos, watermelon, zucchini, and flower bouquets.  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, locally roasted coffee, and interesting crafts from local artisans. For a list of all farmers’ markets in Bucks and nearby, go to our food guide here. On the radar…

  • Fonthill Castle Beer Fest – Fonthill Castle, 525 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA [Sat, Aug 23]
  • The Cook & the Cork: Tapas/Small Plates – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [Tues, Aug 26]
  • Doylestown Food Co-op Farm to Table Tapas Dinner – Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA [Sat, Sept 6]
  • Blue Moon Acres Farm to Table Dinner – Blue Moon Acres, 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ [Sun, Sept 14]
  • The Art of Preservation: A Farm to Table Event – Historic Kirkland Farm, 2510 Old Bethlehem Road, Springtown, PA [Sat, Sept 20]

Follow Bucks County Taste on… BCTaste on Twitter Bucks County Taste Google+ Bucks County Taste on Pinterest Bucks County Taste on Facebook   For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County, or click the “continue reading” link below. Bucks County Food CalendarWednesday, August 13:

  • National Filet Mignon Day – The Washington House Restaurant, 136 N. Main Street, Sellersville, PA [all day]
  • 66th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 10 pm]
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 pm – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Miss Maxwell’s Clam Bar – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Seasonal Pastas and Sauces Cooking Demonstration – Carlow Cookery Inc, 432 N Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Thursday, August 14:

  • 66th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 10 pm]
  • Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market – Veterans Square Park, Edgewood and Heacock Rds, Lower Makefield, PA [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Community Hero Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – Deanna’s, 54 N. Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Happy Hour Dollar Oysters – Freight House, 194 West Ashland St. Doylestown, PA [5 – 7 pm]
  • Weekly Wine’d Up – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Clam Bake – Logan Inn, 10 West Ferry Street, New Hope, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Fajita-Rita Night! – Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Sizzling Summer Sampler – Plumsteadville Inn, 5902 Easton Road, Plumsteadville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wines of Australia and New Zealand Tasting – Carlow Cookery, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]
  • Beer School with Professor Joe Sixpack – Iron Abbey, 680 North Easton Road, Horsham, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Friday, August 15:

  • 66th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 11 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [3 – 7 pm]
  • Ottsville Farmers’ Market – Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA [4 – 7 pm]
  • Beer Tasting, Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [4 – 8 pm]
  • Happy Hour Raw Bar – Deanna’s, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ [4:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Food Truck Fridays @ Bucks County Brewery & Hewn Spirits – Bucks County Brewery, 31 Appletree Lane, Pipersville, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Hatboro Farmers Market – Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 North York Road, Hatboro, PA [6 – 8 pm]
  • unWINEd Wine Concert Series – The Market by Shady Brook Farm at Delaware Valley College, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA [6 – 9 pm}
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Wine and Music Under the Stars – Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • unWINEd Wine Concert – Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA [6:30 – 9:30 pm]
  • Magic Hat Brewery and Magic Show – Cj’s Doghouse, 1555 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA [8 – 10 pm]

Saturday, August 16:

  • Doylestown Farmers’ Market – W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA [7 am – 12 pm]
  • Sergeantsville Farmers’ Market – Across from Delaware Township Building, Route 604, Sergeantsville, NJ [8:30 – 12 pm]
  • Indian Valley Farmers’ Market – Penn Avenue and Main Street, Telford, PA [8:30 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Perkasie Farmers’ Market – 7th and Market Sts, Perkasie, PA [9 am – 12 pm]
  • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market – Plumsteadville Grange, 5901 Easton Rd (Route 611 & Keller’s Church Rd), Plumsteadville, PA [9 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Washington Crossing Park’s Farmers’ Market – River Road & Route 532, Washington Crossing, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Wrightstown Farmers Market – Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stangl Factory Farmers’ Market – Stangl Factory, 12 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 2 pm]
  • Stockton Market, 19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ [9 am – 4 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [9 am – 9 pm]
  • 66th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 11 pm]
  • Chicken Barbecue – Sandy Ridge Farm Market, 925 Sandy Ridge Road, Doylestown, PA [11 am – 4 pm]
  • Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival – Four Sisters Winery, 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Wine Tasting – Phillips’ Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ [12 – 6 pm]
  • Upper Bucks Brewfest – Quakertown Train Station, 15 Front Street, Quakertown, PA [1 – 5 pm]
  • Dinner and Music for Flint Hill Farm Educational Center – Flint Hill Farm Education Center, 1922 Flint Hill Road, Coopersburg, PA [1 – 6 pm]
  • Beer Tasting – New Hope Beverage, 6542-K1 Lower York Rd (Logan Square), New Hope, PA [3 – 7 pm]
  • Music & Merlot – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [6 – 9 pm]
  • Lumberville General Store Supper Club – Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA [6 – 9 pm]
  • Flavors of France Cooking Demonstration – Carlow Cookery Inc, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Sunday, August 17:

  • Breakfast – Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, PA [8 am – 12:30 pm]
  • Breakfast – Silverdale Fire Co, 111 Main Street, Silverdale, PA [8 am – 1 pm]
  • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market – Dvoor Farm, Route 12 Circle, Flemington, NJ [9 am – 1 pm]
  • Stockton Market – 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ [10 am – 4 pm]
  • 66th Annual Middletown Grange Fair – Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA [10 am – 5 pm]
  • Quakertown Farmers Market – Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA [10 am – 5 pm]
  • Sunday Brunch – The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA [11 am – 3 pm]
  • Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival – Four Sisters Winery, 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ [12 – 5 pm]
  • Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration – Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrissville, PA [1 – 4 pm]
  • A Dummie’s Guide to Wine Tasting – Crossing Vineyards Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA [2 – 4 pm]
  • Jazzy Sundays – Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ [2 – 5 pm]
  • Sunday Supper at the Vintage Grille – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [4 – 10 pm]

Monday, August 18:

  • Burger Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Chef’s Choice Prix Fixe – Hearth, 7 East Ferry Street New Hope, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • Monday Wine Special plus Surf & Turf – Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA [5:30 – 10 pm]
  • Half Price Burgers Night – Continental Tavern, 2 North Main Street Yardley, PA [6 – 10 pm]
  • Regional American Cuisine Cooking Demonstration – Carlow Cookery, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Tuesday, August 19:

  • Tuesday Farm Market at Gravity Hill – Gravity Hill Farm, Pleasant Valley Road, Titusville, NJ [1 – 6 pm]
  • Langhorne Farmers’ Market – Jesse Soby American Legion Post, 115 W. Richardson Ave., Langhorne, PA [3:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Cheese Steak Night – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Lobster Fest – The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA [5 – 9 pm]
  • Lobster Night – The Pineville Tavern, 1098 Durham Road, Pineville, PA [5 – 10 pm]
  • All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night – Bell’s Tavern, 183 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 10 pm]
  • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar – The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • A Jersey Shore Dinner – Hamiton’s Grill Room, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Weekday Gourmet Cooking Demonstration – Carlow Cookery, 432 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

Wednesday, August 20:

  • National Lemonade Day – The Washington House Restaurant, 136 N Main Street, Sellersville, PA [all day]
  • Specialty Keg Tappings – Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA [12 pm – 9 pm]
  • The Farmers’ Market @ Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA [3 – 6 pm]
  • Wings & Yuengs – Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA [4 – 10 pm]
  • Miss Maxwell’s Clam Bar – Hamilton’s Grill Room, Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [5 – 8 pm]
  • Free Community Dinner – Christ Community Bible Church, 1830 N. Ridge Rd, Perkasie, PA [5:30 – 6:30 pm]
  • Unionville Wine Tasting Dinner – Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, 22 Bloomfield Ave, Flemington, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • A Jersey Shore Dinner – Hamiton’s Grill Room, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, NJ [6 – 10 pm]
  • Dog Days of Summer Wine Dinner – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [7 – 9 pm]

On the radar…

  • Fonthill Castle Beer Fest – Fonthill Castle, 525 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA [Sat, Aug 23]
  • The Cook & the Cork: Tapas/Small Plates – Vintage Grille, 3617 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA [Tues, Aug 26]
  • Doylestown Food Co-op Farm to Table Tapas Dinner – Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA [Sat, Sept 6]
  • Blue Moon Acres Farm to Table Dinner – Blue Moon Acres, 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, NJ [Sun, Sept 14]
  • The Art of Preservation: A Farm to Table Event – Historic Kirkland Farm, 2510 Old Bethlehem Road, Springtown, PA [Sat, Sept 20]

Follow Bucks County Taste on… BCTaste on Twitter Bucks County Taste Google+ Bucks County Taste on Pinterest Bucks County Taste on Facebook   For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.

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