Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, witches and other spirits, you have to admit late nights in October can be a little spooky. Maybe it’s the crunching of the leaves under my feet or the chilly air, but sometimes I turn around thinking there’s something behind me.

This week, there are lots of interesting foodie events, especially if you like spooky spirits (the alcoholic and haunted kind). There’s something if you like learning how to be a healthier, well-rounded foodie, and there’s even a dinner for those that want to keep up their Oktoberfest celebrations. Check out all that is in store this week, Monday through Friday, in Bucks County.


Shady Brook Farm Pumpkins

Pumpkinfest. Ready for more pumpkins? Shady Brook Farm is now open daily for Pumpkinfest until October 31. Pumpkinfest includes wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, giant pumpkin pillows, Peanuts-themed corn maze, hay maze, and other fall activities. If you get hungry while picking pumpkins, order some pumpkin ice cream from Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream. Pumpkins in the patch are sold by the pound, and tickets to Pumpkinfest are $10 on weekdays and $15 on weekends. Children under 23 months are free.

Potatoes
Cooking with fresh fall foods.
 
Most adults know that we should incorporate more fruits and veggies into our meals, but it’s hard to get started. With fall bringing in great seasonal produce, it should be easy to create recipes that use fresh, fall food for appetizers, side dishes, and main courses.

Learn how to make these dishes with Denis Chiappa at Carlow Cookery in Doylestown, as he instructs a fresh fall food class with the Doylestown Food Market this Monday, October 17 (today). The menu includes items like  seasonal salad with shaved vegetables, mixed squash gratin, and Caribbean stewed chicken with potatoes and vegetables. Register by calling the store at 215.489.2677. Those interested in the class can save their spot here.

Tony La Salle at Liberty Hall Pizza
Putting “art” into artisan pizza.
 
Artist Tony La Salle is making his second appearance as guest pizzaiolo at Liberty Hall Pizza on Tuesday, October 18. This year, he will craft two original pizzas, but he’s spicing things up by making sure part of the sales benefits a local non-profit called the 
Lambertville Area Education Foundation (LAEF). La Salle’s pizza masterpieces will include: Mexican chicken mole pizza with queso fresco and fresh cilantro, and a three cheese pizza with spinach pesto and herb.

The party will continue down the hall at La Salle’s Lambertville studio next to Liberty Hall. Guests will be treated to complimentary wine and cheese while viewing new artwork on display at his gallery. 

LAEF supports programs in math, science, technology, literature, and the arts in Lambertville Public School, Stockton Borough School, West Amwell Township Elementary School, and South Hunterdon Regional High School.

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What is port wine? Learn about the history and geography of port wine at the Crossing Vineyards & Winery this Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm. Sample different styles of port and decide which you like best. This event includes instruction, wine sampling and learning materials. Class cost $35 per person. Reserve your spot here

The Suppers Program
Wednesdays for Women.
 
It’s time for Hamilton’s Grill Room’s occasional series called Wednesdays for Women, where local women get together to network and enjoy a delicious meal. This Wednesday, October 19, is “What is the Suppers Program?” with Dorothy Mullen, author, counselor and TV host. Mullen created the Suppers Program and she will discuss the role nutrition plays in maintaining health of the body and mind into the kitchen. She will focus on brain health, and how to use food to avoid unnecessary cognitive losses as people age.

For reservations, email your dinner selections to judybrklyn@gmail.com. The meal includes: An appetizer of endive, apple, watercress salad, with Dijon vinaigrette; main course rotisserie roasted chicken, fines herbs or grilled Norwegian salmon, mustard glazed or grilled fall vegetables. Entrees will be served with roasted beets with pesto & grilled asparagus. Dessert is baked apple, walnuts and raisins. Cost of the dinner and event is $40, including tax and gratuity.

Courtesy: Delaware Valley University. Apples growing at the Gemmill Farm
Farm-to-table dinner.
 
Delaware Valley University is hosting a farm-to-table dinner on its campus this Thursday, October 20 starting at 5:30 pm. The event will feature products grown and raised by the students and faculty, and the dinner itself will be prepared by the students and faculty and held in one of the greenhouses.

The event organizer is chef Michael Kanter, who has 25 years in the restaurant and food service business, including six years at Le Bec Fin, and a few other top restaurants in New York and Philadelphia. The main beneficiary of the event will be the Hope Of The Harvest.  Tickets are $70 per person and can be purchased here.  In addition to the farm fresh food, local beer and wine will be served.

Allagash Brewing Company
Oktoberfeast. Head to DeAnna’s Restaurant & Bar at 6:30 pm for a special craft beer and food pairing three course/six beer dinner to celebrate October. The meal is Thursday, October 20, and uses locally sourced food ingredients, represented by the Hunterdon Brewing Company. Stay tuned for the full menu by checking DeAnna’s Facebook page. Meal is $50 per person. RSVP by calling 609.397.8957. Space is limited.

Specters & Spirits
Specters and spirits.
 
Get into the Halloween spirit early with a haunted ghost tour and whiskey tasting with the Dram Devotees of Bucks County in New Hope. The group will stop at six different supernatural sites, the first five which include their own terrifying tales and complimentary whiskey pairings. The sixth stop will be at the old paper mill which now is home to Triumph Brewery. Here you can enjoy a tasty Halloween inspired cocktail.

If you didn’t know, New Hope is notoriously haunted. Each whiskey of the tour is paired with each of the six haunted sites on the tour, and each pairing will involve what may have been historically accurate or what may have been available at the time. Who knows, maybe you will see a spirit sipping whiskey alongside of you! The night begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 20 at 7 West Bridge Street in New Hope.

Food
FEd Talk. At the Doylestown Mennonite Church this Thursday, you’ll learn the basics of behavioral change with Coach Kira. You’ll also learn how to apply the basics to help improve your health, by looking at cravings, comfort eating, and other factors that keep us from making changes to our food lifestyle. This event will teach you how to come away with a solid plan for changing on small behavior.

The cost of the event is $8. The Doylestown Food Market offers packages for Co-op members as well. Buy your food talk ticket here.

On the radar…

  • Harvest Winemaker’s Dinner: This evening features a five-course menu of American seasonal favorites paired with Crossing Vineyards’ wines. The price is $89 plus tax & gratuity, reservations are Pastarequired so call 215.493.6500 ext. 19. Event held at the Crossing Vineyards & Winery.
  • Non Solo Pasta Wine Dinner: Non Solo Pasta Ristorante e Forno in Morrisville is hosting a pasta wine dinner on Wednesday, October 26 at 6 pm. $70 per guest plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required so call 215.736.0750.
  • Apple Festival: The Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village will return on Saturday, November 5 until Sunday, November 6 from 10 am – 6 pm. Reserve your 2016 festival package here and pre-order your apple pie here. New This year: Bechdolt’s Orchard of Bucks County and the Peddler’s Village General Store are expanding the variety of local apples and apple baked goods, and festivities this year.

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    Bucks County Food Calendar

    Monday, October 24 2016
      • Pumpkinfest Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd. , YARDLEY , PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Northampton Township Restaurant Weeks Northampton Twp., PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Harvest Days Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N Easton Rd , DOYLESTOWN , PA (10:00 am-5:00 pm)
      • Burger Night Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 (4:00 pm-10:00 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)
      • Monday Night Mexican & Blues Night Fran's Pub, 116 South Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938 (5:30 pm-10:00 pm)
      • Monday Wine Special Yardley Inn, 82 E. Afton Ave., Yardley, PA (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)
      • Best of the Chefs Dinner Stockton Fire House, Mill Street, Stockton, NJ (6:00 pm-9:00 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, October 25 2016
      • Pumpkinfest Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd. , YARDLEY , PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Northampton Township Restaurant Weeks Northampton Twp., PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Harvest Days Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N Easton Rd , DOYLESTOWN , PA (10:00 am-5:00 pm)
      • Discount Tuesdays at Ben's BBQ and Beer 3499 Street Rd, Located in the Best Western Plus, Bensalem, PA (11:00 am-9:00 pm)
      • 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)
      • 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)
      • Holiday Desserts Cooking Class Under My Big Sky, 142 Locktown-Flemington Road Flemington, New Jersey (5:00 pm-8:00 pm)
      • Locals Night DeAnna's Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-9:30 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)
      • Tacos & Movie Night ComfortFood & Kitchenette, 437 Alden Avenue, Morrisville, PA (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    Wednesday, October 26 2016
      • Pumpkinfest Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd. , YARDLEY , PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Northampton Township Restaurant Weeks Northampton Twp., PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Wine Down Wednesday Frenchtown Inn, 7 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Harvest Days Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N Easton Rd , DOYLESTOWN , PA (10:00 am-5:00 pm)
      • Community Lunch Centenary United Methodist Church, North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ (11:30 am-1:30 pm)
      • Specialty Keg Tappings Isaac Newton's, 18 South State Street, Newtown, PA 18940 (12:00 pm-9:00 pm)
      • Wings & Yuengs Wycombe Publick House, 1073 Mill Creek Road, Wycombe, PA 18980 (4:00 pm-10:00 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)
      • 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)
      • All Day Happy Hour Food Menu McCoole's Red Lion Inn, South Main Street, Quakertown, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
      • Locals Night DeAnna's Restaurant, 54 North Franklin Street, Lambertville, NJ (5:00 pm-9:30 pm)
      • Prime Rib Night Temperance House, 5 South State Street, Newtown, PA (5:00 pm-9:00 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)
      • Non Solo Pasta Wine Dinner Non Solo Pasta Ristorante e Forno, West Trenton Avenue, Morrisville, PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
      • Speakeasy! McCoole's Restaurant, Broad & Main Street, Quakertown, PA (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)
      • Rib Night Fireside Smokehouse, 237 Elmwood Ave, Feasterville-Trevose, PA (7:00 pm-10:00 pm)
    Thursday, October 27 2016
      • Pumpkinfest Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd. , YARDLEY , PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Northampton Township Restaurant Weeks Northampton Twp., PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Newtown Restaurant Week Newtown Township, PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Harvest Days Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N Easton Rd , DOYLESTOWN , PA (10:00 am-5:00 pm)
      • Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Class Under My Big Sky, 142 Locktown-Flemington Road Flemington, New Jersey (1:00 pm-4:00 pm)
      • Locals Night Taste of the World, Union Square, New Hope, PA (2:30 pm-3:30 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)
      • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
      • Italian Night Lovin' Oven 62A Trenton Ave. (Route 29) Frenchtown NJ 08825 (5:00 pm-9:00 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)
      • Complimentary Beer Tastings Iron Abbey, 680 North Easton Road, Horsham, PA (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)
      • Wines of the Pacific Northwest Carlow Cookery Inc, North Main Street, Doylestown, PA (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    Friday, October 28 2016
      • Pumpkinfest Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd. , YARDLEY , PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Northampton Township Restaurant Weeks Northampton Twp., PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Harvest Days Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N Easton Rd , DOYLESTOWN , PA (10:00 am-5:00 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)
      • Rising Sun Inn Happy Hour Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Telford, PA (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
      • Friday Freestyle Flights of Wine The Washington House, 136 N. Main Street , Sellersville, PA (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
      • Prime Rib Night Carversville Inn, 6205 Fleecydale Road, Carversville, PA (5:30 pm-11:00 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)
      • Moonlit Fun The Market at DelVal, Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
      • Rock the Vines Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ (6:30 pm-9:00 pm)
      • Halloween Ball Spring Mill Manor, 171 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland, PA (7:00 pm-11:00 pm)
      • Eat, Drink, and Be Scary! Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Wrightstown Road, Newtown, PA (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)
    Saturday, October 29 2016
      • Pumpkinfest Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd. , YARDLEY , PA (12:00 am-11:59 pm)
      • Northampton Township Restaurant Weeks Northampton Twp., PA (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)
      • Stockton Market 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ (9:00 am-4:00 pm)
      • Harvest Days Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N Easton Rd , DOYLESTOWN , PA (10:00 am-4:00 pm)
      • Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market Barn @ The Gathering, 2324 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA 18940 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
      • Roots to River Farm Market Gravity Hill Farm, Hopewell Township, NJ (10:00 am-3:00 pm)
      • Fall Fun Days The Market at DelVal, Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA (11:00 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)
      • Pig Roast Newtown Farmer's Market, South Eagle Road, Newtown, PA (12:00 pm-4:00 pm)
      • Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse Farm Tour Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, 369 Stamets Road, Milford, NJ (2:00 pm-3:00 pm)
      • Wine and Cupcakes Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Newtown, PA 18940, United States (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)
      • Spooky Saturdays 1750 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville, PA (5:30 pm-9:00 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)
      • Moonlit Fun The Market at DelVal, Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)
      • Halloween Barn Party Rising Sun Inn, Allentown Road, Telford, PA (6:00 pm-10:00 pm)
      • Guavaween Apocalypse Halloween and Dance Party 90 S Main St, New Hope, PA (8:00 pm-11:00 pm)
    Sunday, October 30 2016
      • Pumpkinfest Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd. , YARDLEY , PA (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)
      • Harvest Days Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N Easton Rd , DOYLESTOWN , PA (10:00 am-4:00 pm)
      • Roots to River Farm Market Gravity Hill Farm, Hopewell Township, NJ (10:00 am-3:00 pm)
      • Fall Fun Days The Market at DelVal, Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA (11:00 am-4:00 pm)
      • Bloody Mary Sunday McCoole's Red Lion Inn, South Main Street, Quakertown, PA (11:30 am-9:30 pm)
      • Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Class Under My Big Sky, 142 Locktown-Flemington Road Flemington, New Jersey (12:00 pm-3:00 pm)
      • Jazzy Sundays Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington, NJ (2:00 pm-5:00 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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