Even if there is a chance of downpours, showers, and thunderstorms, we are determined to have a good Memorial Day weekend! When there’s food involved — especially BBQ and picnic food — nothing stands in the way.
Crack a can of beer, whip up some appetizers, and enjoy these foodie events in Bucks County. Most importantly, take time to remember and thank those who died fighting for our country.
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Lower Makefield Farmers Market
Thursday, May 25, 3:30 – 6 pm, Veterans Square Park, Edgewood and Heacock Rds., Lower Makefield, PA
Lower Makefield Farmers Market is opening for the first time this season today, Thursday. That means you can pick up some goodies for any Memorial Day plans you have this weekend! Vendors will have items like lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, chicken, baked goods, oils, wine, and more! The market is open from 3:30 – 6:30 pm, rain or shine.
However, due to the rainy weather forecast, the market has rescheduled its events, music, and food truck which were planned for today. Check back with them next week for all the fun events, and this week, just focus on picking up some food.
2. Wrightstown Farmers Market
Saturday, May 27, 9 am – 1 pm, 2203 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
The Wrightstown Farmers Market is also open rain or shine this weekend starting at 9 am on Saturday until 1 pm. Start your grilling season with some beef from Holben Valley Farm, or some chicken and duck from Milk House Farm Market. Purely Farm’s meats will be there, and so will Apple Ridge Farm. Vendors will be happy to suggest ways to prepare their offerings.
The big highlight this weekend: strawberries. There is a limited amount of broccoli from Rolling Hills Farm, as well as greens for salads, sauces, and sautes. There’s a new vendor making their debut too — Masey and Leigh Purveyors of Spirited Syrups and Barrel Aged Delights. Other activities like meet-a-veteran, music, flag wand making, and more will be ready waiting for you and the kids.
Excited for strawberry season? Farms are opening up their fields for pick-your-own strawberries, and many farms already have strawberries for sale! Here’s a helpful guide for picking your own and purchasing strawberries in Bucks County and nearby. Let us know if we missed any!
3. Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market
Saturday, May 27, 9 am – 12:30 pm, Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market,
The Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market opens for the season this Saturday, May 27. The market will continue to run through October, every Saturday. This weekend, enjoy some of the freshest local produce, baked goods, coffee roasters, crafts, and more. Also, celebrate Dairy Month each Saturday in June with special dairy events at the market.
4. Tasting in the Vineyard
Saturday, May 27, 12 pm and 3 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA
Relax in the vineyard this Saturday at Crossing Vineyards and Winery. As you sit in the 15-acre vineyard, enjoy samples of cheeses and chocolates, and sip on 10 award-winning wines. A tour of the winery and a complimentary wine glass are included. The cost is $35 per person and reservations are required, so call 215.493.6500 ext. 19 or buy online.
5. Dinner & Movie Day at the Van Sant Airport
Saturday, May 27, Noon – 10 pm, Van Sant Airport, Cafferty Road, Erwinna, PA
Dinner & A Movie! Day starts at noon with flea-fly mart from 12 pm – 2 pm, followed by an airshow, with biplane and Piper Cub rides from 2 – 5 pm. Then settle down with a catered dinner to watch “Top Gun.” Dinner costs $15 for adults, $10 under 15 years old. Movie Top Gun. Dinner begins at 6 pm with the movie at 8 pm. Call 610.847.1119 to reserve dinner.
6. A. V. Crofts: Meet me at the Bamboo Table
Sunday, May 28, 2 pm, The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S. Main St., Doylestown, PA
This Sunday, come meet A. V. Crofts for a reading and book signing of her new book, Meet Me at the Bamboo Table: Everyday Meals Everywhere. Crofts is a communications professor and writer who has eaten across the globe, from Sudan to Alabama. In Meet Me at the Bamboo Table, she traces a lifetime of meals across states and continents for the ways that food ties us together.
7. Memorial Day BBQ
Sunday, May 28, 3:30 – 7 pm, Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Rd., Lumberville, PA
The Lumberville General Store is kicking off Memorial Day with a Sunday BBQ, and this is one BBQ party where you are expected to BYOB and BYES (Bring Your Empty Stomach!). Fill up on burgers, grilled salmon, BBQ pulled pork, smoked chicken, spinach and chickpea stuffed mushrooms, corn on the cob, and more. Also, enjoy a fresh slice of strawberry rhubarb pie for dessert.
Kids cost $9.95 and adults cost $19.95. Call the store at 215.297.9262 for more information.
8. Memorial Day Picnic at Rising Sun Inn
Sunday, May 28, 11 am – 8 pm, Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Rd., Telford, PA
The Rising Sun Inn is hosting its annual Memorial Day weekend picnic on Sunday. Start the day off with some beer, buffalo hot dogs, burgers, oysters on the half shell, and later, check out the chili cook-off contest. You can bring your own cooked chili or cook your chili at the inn. And, the tasting and voting for the cook-off is done on-site.
There will also be a buffalo hot dog eating contest, buffalo hot dog and hamburger specials, and a Quoits tournament in the afternoon.
Memorial Day Breakfasts
9. Community Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast: Monday, May 29, 8 – 10 am, Salem United Church of Christ, 186 East Court St., Doylestown, PA
Get ready for some tasty pancakes! This Memorial Day before the parade in Doylestown, you can enjoy pancakes at the Salem United Church of Christ. They will have plain, blueberry, chocolate chip pancakes, vegetarian and pork sausage, hot beverages, juice and milk. Donations are $8 for adults and $4 for kids ages three to nine. The breakfast starts at 8 am.
10. Memorial Day Sausage and Pancake Breakfast: Monday, May 29, 7 am – Noon, Doylestown Masonic Lodge #245, 55 East State St., Doylestown, PA
The Doylestown Masonic Lodge will host its annual sausage and pancake breakfast on Memorial Day, so bring your empty stomach! The breakfast will be served from 7 am to noon. Children under 10 eat for $3 and children six and under eat for free. Adults cost $7.
Have a great weekend!
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, June 25: Brunch at Genevieve’s Kitchen in Doylestown. Details coming soon.
Monday, July 3: Bowman’s to Bowman’s Road Trip…again! We had so much fun at this event in April that we’ve got to do it again. We’ll begin at Bowman’s Tavern in New Hope around 1 pm, then ride in comfort up to Bowman’s North in Riegelsville for barbecue. Then we’ll bring you back down to New Hope, hopefully sober enough to drive. Details coming soon.
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.