10 things you gotta do in Bucks this weekend (October 28-30)

Get ready for a hauntingly good Hallo-weekend. Halloween falls on a Monday this year, which means you can spend the weekend preparing for trick-or-treaters, and adding some last-minute alterations to your costume. This year, I’m looking forward to seeing some of the most-searched for costumes on Google, like Eleven (from Stranger Things), Harley Quinn, Star Wars characters, and of course, one of the 2016 presidential candidates.

This weekend, you can find plenty of Halloween-inspired events. Sip spooky cocktails, pick pumpkins, and grab some dinner before you party with all your costume-wearing friends.

Events are listed in chronological order

1. Halloween Ball

Friday, October 28, 7 – 11 pm, Spring Mill Manor, 171 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland, PA

The Spring Mill Manor is ready for a hauntingly good time at its Halloween Ball, presented by First Niagara and benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County. The night will include food samplings from area restaurants, caterers, and distilleries. Restaurants in attendance include Spring Mill Manor food, Plumsteadville Inn, Boardroom Spirits, Triumph Brewing Company, Dog and Bull Music and Brew House, and more.

There will be a silent auction, music, dancing, and more. Costumes are encouraged for this Halloween themed event, featuring tarot card readings, psychic mediums, fortune-telling and more unique entertainers. VIP tickets cost $100 and general tickets cost $65. Buy tickets here.

2. Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!

Friday, October 28, 7 – 9 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Wrightstown Rd., Newtown, PA

Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Halloween isn’t just for the kids. Instead of candy, treat yourself to an adult-evening of wine tasting, fortune-telling, and sweet treats at Crossing Vineyards and Winery. There will be tarot card readings, palm readings, and if you don the best costume, you can win a prize. Reservations are necessary, and there is additional wine available for purchase at the event. Cost of the evening is $40 per person. Call 215.493.6500 ext. 19 or buy online.

Also at the Crossing Vineyards this weekend on Saturday, October 29, head to the winery for a tasting of wines and mini-cupcakes. Cost is $35 per person. Call 215.493.6500 ext. 19 for more information and to make reservations.

3. Apple Tasting and Halloween Frights!

Saturday, October 29, 9 am – 1 pm, Wrightstown Farmers Market, 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA

Halloween collage Wrightstown Farmers Market photo credit L. Goldman

Apple tasting, caramel apples, face painting and great local food. The days are getting short and chilly but there are lots of fresh, delicious locally grown vegetables that are perfect for soups, stews and more: onions, leeks, potatoes, carrots, and many healthy greens. Try something new like a daikon or black radish, celeriac, fresh ginger and different kinds of winter squash. Stock up on autumn fruits—apples are abundant! Ask vendors for delicious ways to combine multiple products from the market. The market takes place rain or shine but this Saturday’s forecast is pure autumn weather—partly sunny with a high of 66°F.

Bring the beauty of Bucks County food into your home with photography from Bucks County Taste, now being shown and sold at the Wrightstown Farmers Market through Thanksgiving. Blank cards are only $4 each, framed photos start at $20. All photos are of Bucks County vegetables and fruits. You can’t get more local than that!

Bucks County Taste photos; photo credit L. Goldman

4. Pumpkinfest

Saturday, October 29, Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA

Ready for more pumpkins? Shady Brook Farm is 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.

5. Harvest Days

Saturday, October 29, 10 am – 4 pm, Bucks County Gardens, 1057 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown, PA

Pumpkins and gourds
This Saturday, October 29 the festivities continue with Bucks County Gardens’ Harvest Days. There will be plenty of fall-themed activities like a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin and face painting, games, raffles, food, beverages and seasonal treats. The Harvest Days last until October 31. Tickets are $15, and children three and under are free every day.

6. Fall Fun Days

Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, The Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA

The Market at DelVal
The Market at DelVal has been full of fall spirit this month, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping yet, especially this weekend. Fall Fun days include a day down on the farm, with wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin picking, inflatable attractions, a giant corn maze, and lots of other family fall fun. Plus, you’re definitely going to get hungry with all the activities, so you might as well stop into the Market for some fresh made sandwiches, salads, and Uncle Dave’s pumpkin ice cream.

Also this weekend is the 10K, 5K and half-mile Fun Run. The last run was such a success that the Market is expecting this one to sell out before the 29th. Find more information here.

7. Pig Roast at the Newtown Farmer’s Market

Saturday, October 29, 12 – 4 pm, Newtown Farmer’s Market, 2150 South Eagle Rd., Newtown, PA

Newtown Farmer's Market

If you’ve never been to the pig roast at the PA Dutch Amish Newtown Farmer’s Market in Newtown, this weekend is your chance. The entire market is open on Saturday’s from 9 am – 4 pm. Not only is there a pig roast, there are also plenty of aisles of authentic food like European, Mexican, BBQ, sushi, or you can fill up your bags with fresh seafood, meats, cheeses, produce, and other food items to take home. Reviews on Facebook say that the market has “the best wings,” great lunch, and the pig roast is authentic. Call the market for more information on the pig roast at 215.860.8821.

The Newtown Farmer’s Market is also home to comfort food galore. Check out guest blogger Debra Wallace’s post on her 10 favorites at the market.

8. Halloween Party in the RSI Barn

Saturday, October 29, 6 – 11 pm, Rising Sun Inn Barn, 898 Allentown Rd., Telford, PA

Burgers, Pexels.com

Boo! Time for a Halloween party at the Rising Sun Inn barn. Come for music and a costume party, complete with a cash bar. Cover charge is $10 per person, and the doors open at 6 pm. Grab your ghoul and ghoulfriends, and stop by the inn for some dinner before you party.

9. Guavaween Apocalypse Halloween and Dance Party

Saturday, October 29, 8 – 11 pm, Mojito Cuba Caribe Restaurant, 90 S. Main St., New Hope, PA

Drinks, Pexels.com
Have you ever been to a Halloween and Latin dance party before? This Saturday, October 29 from 8 – 11 pm, prepare to dance the night away with the music ensemble “Caribe.” The Afro-Cuban ensemble is eclectic, combining guitar, vocals, sax and Latin percussion.

For the night, enjoy the “Guavaween Apocalypse” drinks like the Guavalini (guava puree and champagne), the Guvamonster (a guava cosmo) and the Guava Libre (white rum, lime juice, guava puree and ginger beer). The restaurant is serving dry ice in some of its drinks so they will bubble and smoke. Extra spooky!

10. Firehouse Breakfast

Sunday, October 30, 8 am – 12 pm, Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Rd., Quakertown, PA


Nothing beats a warm meal on a cool Sunday morning. Enjoy the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Haycock Fire Company in Quakertown this Sunday. The fire company is serving breakfast from 8 am – 12 pm. Adults pay $7, children from ages four to seven $5, and children three and under eat free. There will be pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, plain and seasoned potatoes, cream chipped beef, toast, fruit cocktail, and homemade desserts.

None of these strike your fancy? You can always check our Food Events in Bucks County calendar 7 days a week, 24 hours a day here.

Have a great weekend!

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