When I picture the end of August, I think of cool breezes, late night BBQs, those final trips to the beach, and a nice, crisp glass of wine. There’s nothing like sitting outside with a bottle of white wine or a refreshing rosé, paired perfectly with good company (like your furry friends).

Thankfully, we live near some great wineries in Bucks and Hunterdon Counties, so take this week to explore them. If drinking isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other great end-of-August activities. Enjoy!


Peace Valley Winery

Wine for the season. White wine is the way to go this August, according to Ernest Valtri in a Bucks County Herald article published August 18. Valtri, a member of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Wine Advisory Council, says that white wine is well-balanced and crisp enough for those hot summer August nights. If you need a red wine, however, he suggests red Zinfandel for BBQs or a Syrah for hot weather.

Take his suggestions and check out the local wineries (these are just some of the many wineries in and around Bucks County; see the Bucks County Wine Trail for a full listing):

  • Peace Valley WineryPick up some Fredonia wine (a type of Concord grape) from Peace Valley Winery and/or pick-your-own Fredonia grapes during the weekend. This winery has a few dry or semi-dry white wines, and a few heavy red wines that will go nicely with grilled meat.
  • Sand Castle Winery: Sand Castle grows European vinifera grapes for their wines. The winery makes a few crisp wines like its private reserve Chardonnay.
  • New Hope WineryVisit the winery’s Instagram page each Monday for its new segment: “Wine of the Week,” where it will feature its wines and fun facts. The winery has plenty of white wines to choose from.
  • Wycombe VineyardsTry out their semi-dry, light body white wines, or a fruity Pinot Grigio, or their popular Smokehouse red wine that pairs nicely with red meat. Wycombe just won four blue ribbons at the Middletown Grange Fair for their wines. Stop by and enjoy a glass on their lovely, shaded deck. [See our post, A fifteen dollar staycation]

Wine grapes, Unionville Vineyards

Wine in the vines: In the mood to travel to Hunterdon County for more wine? This Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 pm, Unionville Vineyards is hosting a Wine & Dine by the Vines dinner. The four course dinner begins with a white “welcome” wine, followed by a different wine with every course. Dinner is $99 per person, including gratuity. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

UPDATE: Unionville Vineyards has moved this event to September 23. Stay tuned for more information and buy your tickets in advance!

Your Mom's Burger and Joint Shake Joint

Burger and shake joint grand opening. Nothing beats a classic burger and shake, especially when the restaurant uses hand-turned ice cream and never-frozen meat for the burgers. This Wednesday, August 24 from noon – 11 pm, Your Mom’s Burger and Shake Joint on West Broad Street in Quakertown is celebrating its grand opening. The ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 1 pm and live music starts at 7 pm, with a half price menu all day

Community lunch. Looking for lunch? On Wednesday, August 24 from 12 – 2 pm enjoy a community lunch at the Centenary United Methodist Church, on North Union Street, in Lambertville, NJ. It’s a free lunch that is open to all. The lunch is made using organic and local ingredients. Come meet your neighbors! 

wine dinner

Benvenuto to Peddler’s Village! Transport yourself to Italy as Peddler’s Village celebrates Italy in the Village, a series of dining events starting on Thursday, August 25 and continuing through Sunday, August 28.

On Thursday, enjoy a wine dinner at 6 pm at Earl’s New American. Start the dinner with Italian crudités, followed by grilled langoustine, fusilli bolognese, grilled lamb loin, and tiramisu for dessert. Wine is paired with each course. The dinner is $85 per person and reservations are required. Call 215.794.4020 for more information and review the full menu here.

Tower hot dogs_editAlso in the Village…The final Food Truck Thursday event is this Thursday, August 25 from 4 – 8 pm. The food trucks come from all over the Delaware Valley, serving up a variety of cuisines and flavors. Admission and parking is free. Visit the Peddler’s Village Facebook page for more information.

On the radar…

Garces Foundation BBQ, Matt Zugale

  • Third Annual Garces Foundation summer BBQ: Join Chef Jose Garces for a BBQ lunch at his property, Luna Farm, in Ottsville, Bucks County on September 10 from 1 – 4 pm. There will be live music, vodka workshops, herb seed plantings, guided hiking trails around the farm property, beer and specialty cocktails, BBQ food, and more. Tickets are $75 per person, $30 for children between the ages of five and 12, and free for children under five. Call 267.284.7905 for reservations and more information.


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Monday, August 22 2016
    • $1 Mimosas for Breakfast Hattery Stove & Still, 18 West State Street, Doylestown, PA (9:00 am-11:00 am)
    • Burger Night Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Wycombe Publick House Happy Hour Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Newtown, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Locals Night at Caleb's Caleb's American Kitchen, U.S. 202, Lahaska, PA (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Lambertville Local Love Lambertville House, 32 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Locals Night Karla's Restaurant, West Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Happy Hour at the Raven The Raven, 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA (5:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Monday Wine Special plus Surf & Turf Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA (5:30 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Monday Night Mexican & Blues Night Fran's Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938 (5:30 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Half Price Burgers Night Continental Tavern, 2 North Main Street Yardley, PA 19067 (6:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • All You Can Eat Wings Fireside Smokehouse, 237 Elmwood Ave, Feasterville, PA (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Locals Night Penn Taproom, 80 W State St, Doylestown, PA 18901 (8:00 pm-10:00 pm)
Tuesday, August 23 2016
    • $1 Mimosas for Breakfast Hattery Stove & Still, 18 West State Street, Doylestown, PA (9:00 am-11:00 am)
    • Burgers at McCoole's McCoole's Red Lion Inn, South Main Street, Quakertown, PA (11:30 am-10:00 pm)
    • Cheese Steak Night Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Wycombe Publick House Happy Hour Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Newtown, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • All You Can Eat Crabs Legs & Trivia Night Fran's Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA (4:30 pm-6:30 pm)
    • All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Night Bell's Tavern, 183 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Lobster Fest The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Locals Night Quinoa Peruvian & Mexican Restaurant, 762 North Easton Road, Doylestown, PA (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Locals Night DeAnna's Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-9:30 pm)
    • Happy Hour at the Raven The Raven, 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA (5:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Locals Hamburger Night Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA (5:30 pm-11:00 pm)
    • Weeknights at Brian's Brian's, 9 Klines Court, Lambertville, NJ (5:30 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Sushi Night in the Wine Cellar The Inn at Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ (6:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Tacos & Movie Night ComfortFood & Kitchenette, 437 Alden Avenue, Morrisville, PA (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
Wednesday, August 24 2016
    • $1 Mimosas for Breakfast Hattery Stove & Still, 18 West State Street, Doylestown, PA (9:00 am-11:00 am)
    • Fisherman's Mark F3 Farm Stand Firsherman's Mark, 37 South Main Street, Lambertville, NJ (10:00 am-2:00 pm)
    • Specialty Keg Tappings Isaac Newton's, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA 18940 (12:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Community Lunch Centenary United Methodist Church, North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ (12:00 pm-2:00 pm)
    • Your MoM's Burger & Shake Joint 107 W. Broad Street, Quakertown, PA (12:00 pm-11:00 pm)
    • The Farmers' Market @ Playwicki Farm 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (3:30 pm-6:30 pm)
    • Wings & Yuengs Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Wycombe Publick House Happy Hour Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Newtown, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Steak Nights The Pineville Tavern, Durham Road, Pineville, PA (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Lobster Night Address: 80 Jacksonville Rd, Ivyland, PA (4:00 pm-8:00 pm)
    • Mexican Night Taste of the World, Union Square, New Hope, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Locals Night El Tule, 49 North Main Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Prime Rib Night Temperance House, 5 South State Street, Newtown, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • All Day Happy Hour Food Menu McCoole's Red Lion Inn, South Main Street, Quakertown, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Summer Happy Hour at the Winery Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown, PA (5:00 pm-8:00 pm)
    • Wednesday Wine Day McCooles at the Historic Red Lion Inn, 4 South Main Street, PA (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Locals Night DeAnna's Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-9:30 pm)
    • Happy Hour at the Raven The Raven, 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA (5:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Steak Night Fran's Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA (5:30 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Weeknights at Brian's Brian's, 9 Klines Court, Lambertville, NJ (5:30 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Tomato & Pasta Workshop Pennington Farm 11 Willow Creek Drive Pennington, NJ (6:00 pm-8:00 pm)
    • Rib Night Fireside Smokehouse, 237 Elmwood Ave, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
Thursday, August 25 2016
    • Clam Bake Thursday Logan Inn Restaurant, 10 West Ferry St. New Hope, PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
    • $1 Mimosas for Breakfast Hattery Stove & Still, 18 West State Street, Doylestown, PA (9:00 am-11:00 am)
    • Locals Night Taste of the World, Union Square, New Hope, PA (2:30 pm-3:30 pm)
    • Lower Makefield Farmers' Market Edgewood Road & Heacock Road, Yardley, PA (3:30 pm-6:30 pm)
    • Community Hero Night Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Happy Hour Raw Bar DeAnna's, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Prime Rib Night Steam Pub, 606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA (4:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Wycombe Publick House Happy Hour Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Newtown, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Italy in the Village Peddlers Village, New Hope, PA (4:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Italian Night Lovin' Oven 62A Trenton Ave. (Route 29) Frenchtown NJ 08825 (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Themed Thursdays Frenchtown Inn, 7 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ (5:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Fajita-Rita Night Rising Sun Inn, Allentown Road, Telford, PA (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Happy Hour at the Raven The Raven, 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA (5:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • All You Can Eat Pasta or Wings Night Fran's Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA (5:30 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Weeknights at Brian's Brian's, 9 Klines Court, Lambertville, NJ (5:30 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Crab Fest and Casino Night Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, 400 Oxford Valley Rd, Langhorne PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Complimentary Beer Tastings Iron Abbey, 680 North Easton Road, Horsham, PA (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Food Truck Thursdays Peddler’s Village Route 202 And Route 263 Lahaska, PA (9:00 pm-10:00 pm)
Friday, August 26 2016
    • MOM's Organic Market Grand Opening 1631 Kings Highway N. Cherry Hill, NJ (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
    • $1 Mimosas for Breakfast Hattery Stove & Still, 18 West State Street, Doylestown, PA (9:00 am-11:00 am)
    • Shady Brook Farm Summer Grill Shady Brook Farm, Stony Hill Road, Morrisville, PA (11:00 am-2:00 pm)
    • Sizzling Summer "Fry" Days Big Q BBQ, 1140 Bristol-Oxford Valley, Rd, Levittown, PA (11:00 am-9:00 pm)
    • Beer Tasting Stockton Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ (4:00 pm-8:00 pm)
    • Happy Hour Raw Bar DeAnna's, 54 N.Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Wycombe Publick House Happy Hour Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Newtown, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Italy in the Village Peddlers Village, New Hope, PA (4:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Friday Freestyle Flights of Wine The Washington House, 136 N. Main Street , Sellersville, PA (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    • Burgers, Beers and Blues Event Doylestown Weis Markets, 73 Old Dublin Pike , DOYLESTOWN , PA (5:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Hatboro Farmers Market Hatboro Baptist Church Parking Lot, 32 N York Road , HATBORO , PA (5:00 pm-7:30 pm)
    • Prime Rib Night Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA (5:30 pm-11:00 pm)
    • Summer Concert Series Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA (5:30 pm-9:30 pm)
    • Music, Pizza & Merlot Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • unWINEd Wine Concert Series The Market by Shady Brook Farm at Delaware Valley University, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown, PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Lumberville General Store Supper Club Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Rock the Vines Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ (6:30 pm-9:00 pm)
Saturday, August 27 2016
    • MOM's Organic Market Grand Opening 1631 Kings Highway N. Cherry Hill, NJ (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
    • Doylestown Farmers' Market W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA 18901 (7:00 am-12:00 pm)
    • Quakertown Farmers Market Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA (9:00 am-9:00 pm)
    • Easton Farmers Market Easton Farmers Market, 30 Centre Square , EASTON , PA (9:00 am-1:00 pm)
    • Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market Plumsteadville Grange, Keller's Church Road and Route 611, Plumsteadville, PA (9:00 am-12:30 pm)
    • Perkasie Farmers' Market Perkasie Farmers Market, 7th and Market Streets , Perkasie, PA (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
    • Holland Township Farmers Market Holland Township Fire House, 971 Milford-Warren Glen Road , Milford, NJ (9:00 am-1:00 pm)
    • Stockton Market 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ (9:00 am-4:00 pm)
    • Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market Barn @ The Gathering, 2324 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA 18940 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
    • Melons! Melons! Melons! Oasis Family Farm, 3 Circle Dr , ROBBINSVILLE , NJ (10:30 am-4:00 pm)
    • Free lunch St. Martin of Tours Parish, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA (11:30 am-1:00 pm)
    • Wine Tasting Stockton Fine Wines, 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ (12:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Wine Cocktail Party Villa Millagro Vineyards, 33 Country Road 627, Phillipsburg, NJ (1:00 pm-5:00 pm)
    • Distillery Tour Boardroom Spirits, 575 W. 3rd St., Lansdale PA (1:00 pm-5:00 pm)
    • Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse Farm Tour Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, 369 Stamets Road, Milford, NJ (2:00 pm-3:00 pm)
    • Fonthill Castle Beer Fest Fonthill Castle, East Court Street and Route 313, Doylestown, PA (2:00 pm-5:00 pm)
    • Italy in the Village Peddlers Village, New Hope, PA (4:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Vladimir Bryant Foundation Summer BBQ Levittown Church of God, 571 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, PA (4:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Conversations on the Canal National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd , EASTON , PA (5:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Music, Pizza & Merlot Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Lumberville General Store Supper Club Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Road, Lumberville, PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Music and Food Nights at Bucks County Brewery Bucks County Brewery, 31 Appletree Lane, Bedminster Township, PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    • Dine in the Vines Villa Milagro Vineyards, 33 County Road-627, Phillipsburg, NJ (6:30 pm-9:00 pm)
Sunday, August 28 2016
    • MOM's Organic Market Grand Opening 1631 Kings Highway N. Cherry Hill, NJ (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
    • Firehouse Breakfast Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA (8:00 am-12:00 pm)
    • Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers' Market Hunterdon Land Trust, Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Street, Flemington (9:00 am-1:00 pm)
    • Saucon Valley Farmers Market Water Street Park at Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, PA (9:00 am-1:00 pm)
    • Stockton Market 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ (10:00 am-4:00 pm)
    • Quakertown Farmers Market Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road , Quakertown, PA (10:00 am-5:00 pm)
    • Melons! Melons! Melons! Oasis Family Farm, 3 Circle Dr , ROBBINSVILLE , NJ (10:30 am-4:00 pm)
    • Sunday Brunch The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938 (11:00 am-3:00 pm)
    • Bloody Mary Sunday McCoole's Red Lion Inn, South Main Street, Quakertown, PA (11:30 am-9:30 pm)
    • 25th Annual Ukranian Folk Festival and Summer Concert Ukrainian American Sport Center, Lower State & County Line Roads , HORSHAM , PA (12:00 pm-8:00 pm)
    • Distillery Tour Boardroom Spirits, 575 W. 3rd St., Lansdale PA (1:00 pm-5:00 pm)
    • Garden Highlights and Beer Brewing Demonstration at Pennsbury Manor Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA (1:00 pm-4:00 pm)
    • Jazzy Sundays Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ (2:00 pm-5:00 pm)
    • Magnificent Seven Archive Wine Tasting Sand Castle Winery, Tinicum Township, PA (2:00 pm-3:30 pm)
    • Farm to Fork Celebration at Alba Vineyard Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627, Village of Finesville, Milford, NJ (4:00 pm-8:00 pm)
    • Italy in the Village Peddlers Village, New Hope, PA (4:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Sunday Tea with Live DJ The Raven, 385 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA (5:00 pm-8:00 pm)
    • Dinner with Friends Bux-Mont Christian Church, 400 Jacksonville Road , Ivyland, PA (5:30 pm-6:30 pm)
    • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (9:00 pm-11:00 pm)

For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.

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