10 things you gotta do in Bucks this weekend (Nov 3-5)

The days leading up to Halloween are pretty exciting. But then suddenly you blink and it’s November. Then it’s time to pack away the costumes and spooky decorations, and dust off the old pie plate and Nana’s stuffing recipe.

Here’s what we are trying to say: Thanksgiving is coming, faster than you think! You’ll have some time to prepare (including picking up a fresh, local turkey) and in the meantime, check out what’s happening this weekend:

Events are listed in chronological order

1Friday Night Jazz at Domani Star

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Fri, Nov 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Domani Star,
57 West State St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901

Great Italian food and smooth live jazz. Yum. Domani Star, the popular Italian BYOB in downtown Doylestown began this event a few months ago, expecting to only do it a couple of Fridays a month. Now it’s every “1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th” Friday! Relax in Domani’s “sister” space next door, Sorella. Call 215.230.9100 for details and reservations.

2Stone Brewing Beer Tasting

Fri, Nov 3, 5 – 10 pm
Washington House Hotel & Restaurant
136 N Main St, Sellersville, PA 18960

Beer advocates hail Stone Brewing as one of the best breweries around. Stone is also a favorite of the manager of the Washington House Hotel & Restaurant. Maybe that’s why they are bringing the brews to Sellersville. Join the crew and taste four award winning selections for their monthly First Friday Beer Tasting. This Friday starting at 5 pm. Go here for more information.

3Bacon Festival at the Easton Farmers Market

Sat, Nov 4, 9 am – 1 pm
Easton Farmers Market,
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Located in historic Easton, the PA Bacon Fest has grown into an event with 150+ vendors, 12+ musical acts, and several stages, and more than 80,000 attendees.

PA Bacon Fest grew out of the Easton Farmers’ Market, America’s oldest continuous open-air market, est. 1752. Food vendors who source locally and incorporate organic, all-natural, artisan and pasture-raised products will be given top vending priority in our farm-to-table area.

It’s a $2 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the GEDP and the Easton Farmers’ MarketEaston Public MarketEaston Ambassadors and Easton Main Street Initiative.
Donors receive a raffle ticket, for more information visit: pabaconfest.com/raffle.

4Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner With Celebrity Chef

Sat, Nov 4, 10 am – 1 pm
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA

Gourmand World Award Winning author and chef Maria Liberati will be the guest instructor for a Holiday Cooking Class and tasting for a Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner, this Saturday at the Bucks County Community College. Attendees will learn how to cook a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner and sit down to eat a sample four-course Feast. Registration is $69 plus a $20 materials fee. Register online or by calling the college.

5Mulled Wine and Cider Donuts

Sat, Nov 4 & Sun, Nov 5, 12 – 5 pm
Old York Cellars
Ringoes, NJ

With the cold weather, it’s only right that we welcome mulled wine season! Mulled wine is a red wine simmered with cider, fruits and spices then served hot for your sipping delight. Enjoy Old York Cellars’ special mulled wine cider recipe as part of your wine tasting or by the glass all weekend long. They are pairing it with free cider doughnut samples, another of their favorite seasonal treats.

6Food and Wine Pairing

Photo Credit: Crossing Vineyards

Sat, Nov 4, 7 – 9:30 pm
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Washington Crossing, PA

Learn the basics of food and wine pairing from one of Crossing Vineyards’ certified wine instructors this Saturday. After you learn the basics, indulge in a multi-course “tasting menu” with award-winning wines. Cost is $65 per person plus tax (gratuity not included.) Reservations necessary. Check out the full menu here.

7Halloween Murder Mystery

Sat, Nov 4, 7 – 10 pm
Fisher’s Tudor House
1858 Street Rd., Bensalem, PA

Who will leave alive? Who will leave dead? Only you can solve the mystery at the Fisher’s Tudor House, but beware once bitten…twice dead! This Halloween Murder Mystery dinner and show includes a choice of chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, flounder julienne, along with sides, and a dessert. The doors open at 7 pm. Get more information on the event here.

8Night of Art, Friends, Food and Fun Saturday

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Sat, Nov 4, 7 – 10 pm
Temple Judea of Bucks County
38 Rogers Rd., Furlong, PA

Swing by the Temple Judea for a night of art, friends, food and fun. What more could you need? The event starts at 7 pm, kicks off with live music, followed by an auction. The community welcomes all, just $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, free babysitting will all be available. Registration is required.

For advance tickets: Send check payable to Temple Judea at PO Box 109, Furlong, PA 18925. Major credit cards, cash or check accepted for art purchases.

9Annual Fall Breakfast

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Sun, Nov 5, 6 am – 11 am
Prosperity Lodge #567
520 Easton Rd., Riegelsville, PA

There’s nothing like a simple breakfast with your fellow community members. The Riegelsville Prosperity Lodge is hosting its annual fall breakfast, so come out and enjoy a home cooked breakfast (without having to cook). And enjoy the town car show too after breakfast.

10Farmers Markets in Bucks County and nearby

Photo credit: Wrightstown Farmers Market

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: Time to pick up “comfort food veggies” like 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 more.

Vendors are excited to take orders to help make your Thanksgiving special. Talk to all of your favorites at the market this weekend. And, if you’re looking for other options, check out our 2017 list for fresh and local turkeys.

The Doylestown Farmers Market: This weekend’s market will include cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes – in many colors!, cabbages, peppers, Hakurei turnips (a must try!), apples, and more.


Bucks County Taste Dinner Club Upcoming Events

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)

Sign up to receive Bucks County Taste Dinner Clubs emailsDo you enjoy good food? Like meeting new friends? Want to try new restaurants? Get on the Bucks County Taste Dinner Club email list and be the first to know of our coming events.