11 things you gotta do in Bucks this weekend (Aug 24-27)

How is it the last weekend in August already? It seems like just the other day we were finally welcoming summer, and now the nights are getting cooler, the kids are heading to school, and there’s this fall feeling in the air.

Although the season may seem like it’s coming to an end, this weekend is packed with events to keep your summer spirits high. Check out a new restaurant during the Yardley Restaurant Week, grab some BBQ favorites, and kick back and relax at your favorite waterside restaurant. Eat great local food and soak up the last bits of summer!

 Events are listed in chronological order

1. Yardley Restaurant Week

Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27, Yardley, PA

Yardley Inn

Ready to experience some new cuisine? Try out some special dishes (or a different restaurant) for Yardley Restaurant Week, which ends this Sunday, August 27. Participating restaurants include Canal Street Grille, Charcoal BYOB, the Continental Tavern, Trattoria Rosa Bianca, Vault Brewing Company, Vince’s Pizza and Restaurant, and the Yardley Inn. You can contact the restaurants for complete menus and specials, but we listed a few options below:

  • Continental Tavern: Three courses, choice of soup or salad, entrée, dessert. Lunch is $15 and includes dishes like a lobster roll, cubano sandwich, or tavern chicken sandwich. Dinner is $25 and includes dishes like purple potato gnocchi, a 7 oz steak chimichurri, and fried rice bowl. More information is available if you call the restaurant or sign up for their newsletter.
  • Yardley Inn: Three course dinner for $27. Appetizers include dishes like roasted beet gazpacho, entrees include pork chop milanese, grass-fed burger, green fish stew, or a grilled flatiron steak. The inn also has a $17 three course lunch menu for restaurant week. More information is available if you call the restaurant or sign up for their newsletter.

2. Friday Freestyle Flights of Wine

Friday, August 25, 5 pm, The Washington House, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA

flights of wine from Pixabay.com

Interested in trying some new wine on the cheap? Then come create your own tasting flight this Friday at the Washington House in Sellersville. Start by choosing four different wines from a list of 20 wines (the list changes every month) for only $10. Each taste added up equals a six-ounce glass of wine, and the total for all the tastes of wine is $10. To help you choose, Washington House offers a printed guide of descriptions. Cheers!

3. Devils Backbone Pub Hike

Friday, August 25, 6 pm, Starts at Mesquito Grille, 128 W. State St., Doylestown, PA

Vienna Lager

The Devils Backbone Brewing Company is heading out on its Vienna Lager Pub Hike in Doylestown this Friday, so if you’re one for pub crawls you better put your drinking pants on. Beer enthusiasts can hit the trail and stop by each pub for a chance to win Devils Backbone prizes. Start your hike at Mesquito Grill in Doylestown, then find the Devils Backbone representative at each pub and get your DB sticker on your map. 

At 9 pm, head to the trail summit, aka Chambers 19, for prize announcements at 9:30 pm. For the pub hike,  you need to be 21+ years old, and you need to visit and collect all four stickers to be eligible to enter to win prizes. Don’t forget to be kind to staff, and be safe! Here are the stops that you should follow:

  • 6 pm – Mesquito Grille – 128 W State St, Doylestown, PA
  • 7 pm – Penn Taproom – 80 W State St, Doylestown, PA
  • 8 pm – The Hattery – 18 W State St, Doylestown, PA
  • 9 pm – Chambers 19 – 19 N Main St, Doylestown, PA

4. Farmers Markets in Bucks County and nearby

For a full listing of farmers markets in Bucks County and nearby, CLICK HERE.

July 19_26 2014 Collage; photo credit Lynne Goldman

The summer bounty of produce is a-plenty but the farmers markets college volunteers are dropping in numbers. That’s because they’re all headed back to school (yes, it’s really that time of year again!). If you are interested in helping your local farmers market, or perhaps one in the town over, check out our full list of farmers markets scattered around Bucks County (with some in Montgomery and Hunterdon County too). Just give them a call and see if they need the extra helping hands!

On Thursday afternoon, the Lower Makefield Farmers Market will have: Cantaloupe, corn, watermelon, lettuce, lettuce mix, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, kale, potatoes, kohlrabi, eggs, steak, beef, chicken, pork, bread, dog treats, peaches, flowers, flavored popcorn, oil, spices, pickles, jams, coffee. Also, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 21124 will be holding a plant sale to benefit Earthjustice. All plants will be sold in pots hand-painted by the girl scouts.

The Doylestown Farmers Market on Saturday will have a new vendor at this weekend, the Popcorn Works of Telford, PA. You’ll also find melons, apples, the Doylestown Fire Dept. will be there doing demonstrations, and you can try some natural raw creamed honey.

Shady Brook Farm has a homegrown crop update: it’s still summer, and there is still time to enjoy summer’s bounty! Fresh picked and in season includes produce like: peaches, corn, cantaloupe, strawberries, herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram, and stevia, and tomatoes, blackberries, eggplant, peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, zucchini and summer squash, broccoli, and more!

Expect to also see peaches, eggplant, cabbage, greens, green beans, and other fruits at the Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market, also on Saturday.

5. Lansdale Founders Day

Saturday, August 26, 9 am – 9 pm, Landsale, PA

Lansdale is technically Montgomery County, but it’s a quick drive or train ride from Bucks County towns like Chalfont or Doylestown. Plus, you don’t want to miss this celebration of the 145th birthday of the Lansdale borough.

It kicks off at 10 am at Borough Hall, and continues throughout the day and into the evening. Businesses on Main Street will have sidewalk sales, and don’t forget to check out Lansdale restaurants or bars. Founders Day also includes a food truck festival and a traveling mini golf activity. You can find more information here.

6. Wine Cocktail Party

Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2 pm, Villa Milagro Vineyards, 33 Warren Glen Rd., Finesville, NJ

wine cocktail

If you can’t choose between wine and your favorite cocktail, why not have both? Villa Milagro is hosting a wine cocktail party on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, so you can create lower-alcohol drinks for this hot summer month.

It’s refreshing to have new recipes for cocktails that you can serve up for guests or, when you feel like you need to cool down with a nice drink! Join them for the cocktail party and bring your friends; it runs from 2 – 6 pm and is $10 per person.

7. 4th Annual Pig Roast

Saturday, August 26, 4 – 8 pm, Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Rd., Rieglesville, PA

pig roast

The Riegelsville Fire Company and St. John United Church of Christ presents their 4th Annual Pig Roast dinner. Along with the pork, enjoy music, plus fresh corn on the cob and watermelon from Trauger Farm Market. Adults are $15 and children ages six to 12 are $7. Ages five and under eat for free. The pig roast starts at 4 pm and ends at 8 pm.

8. Firehouse Breakfast

Sunday, August 27, 8 am – 12 pm, Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Rd., Quakertown, PA

Breakfast, Haycock Fire Company Facebook

Say farewell to August with a good old all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Haycock Fire Company in Quakertown. The fire company will be serving breakfast from 8 am – 12 pm. Adults are $7, children from ages four to seven are $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.

9. Ukrainian Folk Festival

Sunday, August 27, Lower State & County Line Rds., Horsham, PA

Ukrainian Folk Festival

Celebrate Ukraine’s Independence Day this weekend in Horsham, PA, and take in the sounds, sights, and of course, tastes of Ukrainian culture. The celebration is all about the anniversary of Ukrainian’s ancestral homeland’s independence. You can participate in a public dance, sample Ukrainian foods and baked goods, hang out by the BBQ pit, and enjoy Ukrainian hospitality!

10. Summer Brunch at the Golden Pheasant Inn

Sunday, August 27, 11 am – 2 pm, The Golden Pheasant Inn, 763 River Road (Route 32), Erwinna, PA

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Summer brunch at the Golden Pheasant Inn

Summer Brunch at the Golden Pheasant Inn

THIS Sunday, August 27, 11 am – 2 pm 

The weather is going to be gorgeous!
We still have a few seats left!

Deadline to purchase is tomorrow, Friday, August 25.

Fresh, seasonal cuisine in a beautiful setting. Does it get much better?

Join us on Sunday, August 27 for a lovely 3-course brunch at the Golden Pheasant Inn in Erwinna.

For more information and to see the full menu, click here.Imagine sitting by the canal, trying to decide between Grand Marnier French Toast, Eggs Florentine, Rock Shrimp Crepes, or Biscuits, Gravy and Eggs. I never said this was going to be easy!

Let’s celebrate the end of summer together at one of the best restaurants in Bucks. After brunch, we can go for a stroll on the towpath.

For more details, the full menu, and to purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE.

11. Dinner with Friends

Sunday, August 27, 5:30 pm, Bux-Mont Christian Church, 400 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland, PA

bbq pulled pork sandwich

Dinner with Friends is a Bux-Mont ministry that offers a hot, hearty meal to the community once a month in the church’s kitchen. This week’s menu sounds great: Pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, brownies, ice cream, and assorted drinks. All are welcome, and this service is free of charge. Come meet your neighbors! Questions? Please contact Penny, directly via email at dinnerwithfriends@buxchristian.com.

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