The start of November is wonderful. Apples are still a-plenty, there’s a fall chill in the air, and people are already talking about turkey and stuffing and what they are going to serve for Thanksgiving.
What’s more, the weekends are always packed with ways to enjoy the changing season. Keep clicking to see what you can do (and eat!) in Bucks County.
Events are listed in chronological order
1AppleFest at the Temp
Fri, Nov 10, 12 – 11:30 pm
5 South State St., Newtown, PA
It’s November, but that doesn’t mean the apples have gone away — yet. The chef at the Temperance House in Newtown, PA is preparing a housemade cider that will be available all month, but for these special days, find also homemade apple dumplings, the return of the bratwurst in apple and onion sauerkraut, and a divine pork chop with housemade apple sauce and whipped mashed potatoes. Hungry yet? Call for reservations at 215.944.8050.
Fri, Nov 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Delaware Valley Fire Company
Headquarters Rd., Erwinna, PA
No need to cook this Friday night. Instead, enjoy a comforting spaghetti meal at the Delaware Valley Fire Company this Friday, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Cost for adults $10, seniors $9, emergency personnel $9, children six to 12 are $7 and children under six are free. Also, take-out is available and costs $11.
3Lumberville General Store Supper Club
Fri, Nov 10 and Sat Nov 11, 6 – 9 pm
Lumberville General Store
3741 River Rd., Lumberville, PA
Get in on the fun every Friday and Saturday night – no membership required. The Lumberville General Store Supper Club is like a cool dinner party with your friends – minus the hassle of cleaning up afterwards. Seatings start at 6 pm. It’s $24.95 per person and BYOB. Call 215.297.9262 for more information and reservations.
4Beer and Ballet
Fri, Nov 10, 7 pm
Roxey Ballet Canal Studio
243 N Union St., Lambertville, NJ
Come get a taste of dance while sampling some local craft beer at Roxey Ballet’s Open Barre in Lambertville. Sip on beer, wine, water, and snacks on Friday nights throughout their season. At this event, Roxey Ballet’s dancers will welcome you into their rehearsal home and share a relaxing evening of dance experimentation, discussion, and casual interactions. Call 609.397.7616 for more information.
5Free Community Turkey Dinner
Sat, Nov 11, 1 – 5 pm
Perkasie Mennonite Church
320 W. Chestnut St., Perkasie, PA
Drop in between 1 – 5 pm to enjoy a free Thanksgiving turkey meal with all the trimmings. Bring a friend along! Now is the time to share gratitude and love with the Perkasie community at this season.
Sat, Nov 11 – Sun, Nov 12, 12 – 6 pm
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA
7Holiday Wines and Pierogies
Sat, Nov 11 – Sun, Nov 12, 12 – 5 pm
Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Warren Glen-CR627, Finesville, NJ
Renata, from a New Jersey local Kraskus Polish Deli, makes pierogies that are tasty and fluffy. Come enjoy them with holiday wines at Villa Milagro Vineyards and take some home along with her kielbasa and other traditional favorites. While you are there, enjoy a photo gallery display, “A Year in the Life of a Vineyard” by local artist Ed Norman. The event is $10 per person and includes wine tasting, pierogi and sausage tastings plus a gift wine glass to keep.
8Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse Farm Tour
Sat, Nov 11 and Sun, Nov 12, 2 – 3 pm
Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse
369 Stamets Rd, Milford, NJ
If you have never done the tour at Bobolink — which produces some of the best artisanal cheese, wood-fired baked bread and pastured raised meat in the region — take a drive this weekend, do some leaf-peeping and learn about artisanal cheese, and the cows that make it (so to speak). Reserve your spot for the tour here.
To learn more about Bobolink, read our post, American Cheese: the good kind
Sun, Nov 12, 1 – 4 pm
Sand Castle Winery
755 River Road, Erwinna, PA
There’s nothing like cozying up by the fire with something good to eat. Why not do just that by a roaring bonfire, set up at the Sand Castle Winery in Tinicum Township, PA? Tickets for their bonfire celebration are $30 per person. It’s $15 for children 12 and under. The ticket cost is redeemable with a wine case purchase of 12 bottles.
At the winery, enjoy BBQ style food, live music, three different wine tasting stations, and of course, the bonfire. Roast your own hotdogs, kielbasa, and s’mores. Plus, hamburgers, coleslaw, potato chips and pickles will be served. Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased here. Call 610.294.8303 for more information. The event is weather permitting.
10Farmers Markets in Bucks County and nearby
For a full listing of farmers markets in Bucks County and nearby, CLICK HERE.
Stop by your area market to pick up everything to fit your foodie needs. And check out our full list of farmers markets around Bucks County (with some in Montgomery and Hunterdon County too).
The Wrightstown Farmers Market: The calendar still says autumn, but winter weather is upon us – come get the needed ingredients for warming meals – carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions and leeks, winter squash and delicious, healthy greens! Among the other delicious fruits and veggies available now are apples, pears, Brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy, beets, turnips, radishes and much more! Only two more weeks for this market, stock up now.
The Doylestown Farmers Market: The roots are out in full force – carrots, beets, turnips, potatoes and more. Also the brassicas are in their seasonal glory – Brussel Sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages. Other cold weather greens like Swiss Chard, kale and collards are available as well. The last market is November 18.
Also at area farmers markets, you’ll find vendors who can help you prepare for Thanksgiving, which is right around the corner. This includes fresh and local Thanksgiving or holiday turkeys. Learn more about where to get your Thanksgiving turkey this year by checking out our turkey guide.
Bucks County Taste Dinner Club Upcoming Events
Save the Date!! Sunday, December 3, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Liberty Hall Pizza, Lambertville NJ
Join friends (old and new) at Liberty Hall Pizza in Lambertville, NJ in December — before the holiday craziness begins! We held this event last year and it was a huge hit. Great food (and lots of it) and good company. Details, including menu, and registration coming soon.
In the works…
James & Jamie – Local restaurateur and chef James Seward (Bowman’s Tavern, Bowman’s North) and Jamie Hollander (Jamie Hollander Gourmet) are teaming up to make us one wonderful dinner. (Winter 2018)
Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (Winter 2018)