10 things you gotta do in Bucks this weekend (Oct 20 – 22)

There’s a fall chill in the air, which is perfect timing for a weekend packed with more seasonal foods and festivals, including the annual Quakertown Autumn Alive! fair. Keep reading to see what else is happening in and around Bucks County from Friday to Sunday.

Events are listed in chronological order

1Beer Tasting: Pumpkin Beers

Fri, Oct 20, 5 – 11 pm
The Washington House Hotel and Restaurant
136 N. Main Street, Sellersville, PA

It’s a Halloween event for the adults! On Friday, the Washington House and Restaurant will introduce four assorted pumpkin beers to Sellersville. Make your reservations now and try out our new fall menu items, in addition to the seasonal pumpkin beers.

2Earl’s New American Wine Dinner Series

Fri, Oct 20, 7 – 10 pm
Earl’s New American Restaurant
2400 Street Rd., Lahaska, PA

Enjoy a night out in Peddler’s Village on Friday, October 20 at Earl’s New American Restaurant’s ongoing wine pairing dinner series. This event focuses on Bordeaux Wine and will feature a spinach and goat cheese quiche as an appetizer, along with three other delicious courses. Reservations are required and the event is prix fixe at $50 per person. Call to make a reservation.

3Froehlich’s Friday Night on the Farm

Fri, Oct 20, 6 – 9 pm
Froehlich’s Farm and Garden Center
York Road, Furlong, PA

Join the folks at Froehlich’s Farm this weekend for Friday Nights on the Farm. Enjoy a fall night of tractor drawn hayrides (slighty spooky), corn maze (BYO flashlight), bonfires, s’mores, live music and more! They will also be hosting local breweries and food trucks so you’ll stay full during all the fall festivities.

Friday night on the farm will feature: Great Barn Brewery, The Proper Brewing Company, Blueprint Brewing Co., Empanada Mama, Bob-B-Q Sliders & Sides Truck, All of a Sudden Dessert Pantry, and music from Dave Woodard, BMB Band and Jesse Lopez.

485th Anniversary at Quakertown Farmers Market

Sat, Oct 21, 9 am – 12 pm
Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market
Station Rd., Quakertown, PA

The Quakertown Farmers Market is celebrating its 85th year as an Upper Bucks business this month. As part of this big celebration, the market is hosting its Fall Fest on Saturday, October 21, with free entertainment and events. The market is also kicking off its annual food drive for the needy neighbors in the area. Find more information about the market and its happenings here. 

5Oktoberfest Chili Cook-Off

Last Year’s Chili Cook Off Winner: Tom Cinciripini, J & K Contractors

Sat, Oct 21, 1 – 4 pm
JS Stover Beverage
115 S. 4th Street, Telford, PA

Calling all chefs! You are needed for a chili cook-off in Telford, PA. As part of an Oktoberfest celebration, amateur and professional chefs will get together to cook up their best batches of chili. All proceeds benefit the Souderton Telford Main Streets organization. For more information, see their Facebook page.

6Peace Valley Holistic Center’s Fine Wine Fest

Sat, Oct 21, 2 – 5 pm
Crossing Vineyards & Winery
1853 Wrightstown Rd., Newtown, PA

Sip on wine, snack on appetizers, and listen to music while contributing to a good cause. This year’s Peace Valley Holistic Center’s fine wine fest is on Saturday, October 21, and donations are tax-deductible. For more information about PVHC, please visit their website.

7Great Gatsby Prohibition Party

Sat, Oct 21, 7 – 11:30 pm
22 S. Main St., Doylestown, PA

Get ready for a swinging time at this weekend’s 1920’s Great Gatsby Prohibition Era theme party at Hops-Scotch in Doylestown, PA. Leave the jeans and t-shirts at home and dress in your best 1920’s attire. Take part in an evening of period cocktails, food, music, dancing, burlesque entertainment, male and female singing sirens and special contest giveaways.

The event held at the bar’s lower level event space. There’s a contest for best-dressed male and female, and dinner is served from 7 – 10 pm. Tickets are $35 and available here.

8Autumn Alive

Sat, Oct 21, 10 am – 4 pm
Downtown Quakertown, PA

The Autumn Alive! fall festival is back! If you haven’t been to this annual Quakertown festival, be sure to check it out this year. It focuses on fun, our furry friends, and local businesses. The Broad Street Pet Parade is always a family favorite, along with crafters and businesses, and pet rescue organizations which will line Broad Street from 4th Street to Hellertown Avenue and down Branch Street.

Karlton Cafe on Broad Street is one of the restaurants that will be out serving up tasty fall treats, so stop by! Also, there will be plenty of family fun to enjoy children’s activities, live entertainment all day on two stages, cupcake contests, Food Court, Authors Corner, and guests of age can enjoy samples in the Beer Garden.

9Open Harvest at Wycombe Vineyards

Sun, Oct 22, 9 am – 2 pm
Wycombe Vineyards and Winery
Forest Grove Rd., Furlong, PA

Wycombe Vineyards and Winery needs a lot of grape pickers. Those who participate in all the picking get a free glass of wine and lunch, so why not help out your local vineyard? Please arrive on time, dress for the outdoors, and bring kitchen scissors or shears, garden gloves, a lawn chair, sun protection or hat. Also beware of the yellow jackets and bees! Leave the perfume or cologne at home, and if you are allergic consider sharing this event instead of attending.

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: Celebrate all the fall colors through the seasonal produce: winter squash for sweet and savory eating, plus ornamental corn, gourds, jack-o-lantern pumpkins and more for decorating. Greens and veggies are abundant so come stock up for fall soups and stews! Among the delicious fruits and veggies available now are apples, pears, multiple varieties of winter squash, Brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy, beets, turnips and radishes and much more!

Also check out the popular annual apple tasting and other fun events at the market this weekend.

The Doylestown Farmers Market: This weekend, pick up cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, eggplant, peppers, kohlrabi, beets, butternut squash, salad greens, mushrooms and so much more!

Barefoot Botanicals will have more fresh hibiscus bunches – the leaves and petals are delicious eaten raw, right off the plant and also make a lovely decor item.

Goodies pickles are available too, including Jardinière, pickled okra, pickled beets, pickled jalapenos and bread and butter pickles – yum! P.S. Goodies’ tent is in the middle of the market.

The Chalfont Farmers Market is going until October 28 from 8 am – 12 pm. Stop by for some great local produce!

Don’t forget to stop by the Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market for their 85th anniversary fun!

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. Details coming.

Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (Winter 2018)

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