11 things you gotta do in Bucks this weekend (October 6 – 9)

The sad part about summer coming to an end is when farmers markets close up for the season. This weekend, if the weather is pleasant, grab your favorite eco-friendly bag and stuff it full of seasonal produce. Say farewell to one of Bucks County’s summer markets this weekend, and be sure to check out what other farmers markets have in store before the winter comes. Don’t just stop your weekend activities with the farmers market trip! There is plenty to eat in Bucks this weekend.

Events are listed in chronological order

1. Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market

Thursday, October 6, 3:30 – 6:30 pm, Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market, Edgewood & Heacock Rd., Yardley, PA

 Lower Makefield Farmers Market
The weather is looking nice this week, just in time for the final Lower Makefield Farmers Market. There is much in store for you, including Nina’s Waffles Truck and fresh, local honey from Guzikowski farm. Vendors that will be in attendance include: Apple Ridge Farm, Davidson’s Exotic Mushrooms, Promised Land Natural Farm, Right Eats, and a few others.

Pick up produce like radishes, kale, kohlrabi, broccoli, chicken, eggs, baked goods, and more. Reminder: this is the last week to use your market dollars. Also, the market will be giving out a small gift to all customers who come this week.

2. What Do You Bring to the Table? & Bring Something to the Table

Thursday, October 6, 6 – 9 pm, Chimayo Gallery & Gift Shop, 21 N. 7th St. Perkasie, PA

Writer and blogger Jeannette Moser-Orr is facilitating a thought-provoking event at the Chimayo Gallery & Gift Shop this Thursday, October 6. Participants will share stories about food rituals that are significant to them, and the goal is to unlock ideas about creating moments to sustain food-related memories and respecting food traditions. The price of the event is $25 but it covers both sessions; the next one is on October 13.

3. Beer Tasting: Oktoberfest Beers

Friday, October 7, 5 – 11 pm, The Washington House, 136 N. Main Street, Sellersville, PA

The Washington House

Continue the Oktoberfest celebrations in style with nine German beer styles to choose from The Washington House. While you are there, the Washington House’s chef will recommend the perfect dinner parings with these beers. Reserve your spot here.

4. Foodie First Friday

Friday, October 7, Downtown Doylestown, PA

Caprese Salad
Looking for a new restaurant in downtown Doylestown? This Friday, October 7, is Foodie First Friday, a monthly event that celebrates culture, community and cuisine. Many of the restaurants have specials for the celebration so try a restaurant you’ve never been to, or stop by your usual place and enjoy your favorites. For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.

5. Elton John Tribute Show & Dinner

Friday, October 7, 5:45 – 9 pm, Plumsteadville Inn Restaurant & Bar, 5902 Easton Rd., Plumsteadville, PA

Elton John Tribute

Tickets are now on sale for an evening with Elton John at the Plumsteadville Inn. Come see Lee Alverson perform his tribute to Elton John, and enjoy a delicious meal while you listen to the music. Tickets must be purchased in advance and they are $70 per person. Doors open at 5:45 pm, dinner promptly starts at 6:30 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm. Dinner choices include: sliced filet, chicken parmesan, crab cakes, or pasta a la vodka.

Also, stop by the inn for happy hour from 4 – 6 pm. Receive $1 off drinks and half-priced appetizers.

6. Moonlit Fun

Friday, October 7, 6 – 9 pm, The Market at DelVal, Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA

The Market at DelVal

It’s time for some moonlit activities down at the farm. Head to The Market at DelVal for some “Moonlit Fun,” an evening filled with cheery bonfires, a giant corn maze walk at dark, and a moonlit wagon ride. There’s also live music on Friday nights. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight! Call 215.230.7170 for group discounts. Admission is $8 per person.

7. Autumn Cabaret

Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, 8 – 10 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 84 E. Oakland Avenue, Doylestown, PA

St. Paul's

Listen to songs from Broadway and Gilbert & Sullivan Society, accompanied by Lee Milhous on piano and musicians from the Gilbert & Sullivan orchestra. While you are listening to music, snack on desserts and beverages. Tickets are $18 at the door, and there is a discount for online sales.

8. Harvest Festival 2016

Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 12 – 6 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, PA

Crossing Vineyards and Winery FacebookSip wine while you enjoy the beauty of autumn this weekend at the Crossing Vineyards & Winery. There will be wine tastings by the glass and bottles available to purchase. Case discounts are available as well. There is also a specialty harvest pairing offered this weekend only.

Enjoy a glass of mulled apple wine served with cheeses, cured meats and chocolates. Cost is $20 per person. This event is part of the Bucks County Wine Trail. Book your speciality harvest pairing online and receive a discount.

9. Breakfast

Sunday, October 9, 8 am – 1 pm, Silverdale Fire Co., 111 Main Street, Silverdale, PA

Pancakes, Pixabay

Enjoy some classic breakfast foods this Sunday at the Silverdale Fire Co., including pancakes, sausage, french toast, eggs, ham, potatoes, and dried beef. Cost for adults is $6.50, children six to 12 years old are $3.50, under six years old eat free. Take out is available. Call to confirm at 215.257.9620.

10. Autumn Summer Cookout

Sunday, October 9, 3:30 – 7 pm, Lumberville General Store, 3741 River Rd., Lumberville, PA

Mulled apple wine
Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice outdoor cookout. Head to the Lumberville General Store for an autumn summer cookout, with a menu that includes Manoff Market Gardens apples and cider. This is a BYOB event, and there will be giant Jenga, cornhole and bocce ball on the lawn. Cost for adults is $19.95, and for kids $9.95.

The menu includes:

  • Cider-Braised Pulled Pork
  • Grilled Turkey Burgers
  • Cedar Plank Salmon Bratwurst with Green Apple and Sauerkraut
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Spinach and Feta
  • Celery Root Apple Slaw
  • Sweet Potato, Cabbage and Bacon Salad
  • Roasted Corn with Chili Butter
  • Brownie S’mores
  • Sweet Zucchini Cake
  • Apple Pie
  • Caramel Apples, Fresh-Pressed Apple Cider

Can’t get enough of those fresh, local apples? Here is our latest apple report for 2016, including pick-your-own orchards and apple varieties for sale!

11. Penfold’s Wine Dinner

Sunday, October 9, 7 – 9 pm, Yardley Inn, East Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA

The Yardley Inn is hosting a wine dinner this Sunday, October 9 at 7 pm featuring Penfold wines. Penfold’s is one of Australia’s oldest and most iconic wineries, and the inn will perfectly pair some of its collections of wines with the meals. The dinner costs $200 per person plus tax and gratuity.

The full menu includes:

  • Oysters with accompaniments
  • Squab soup in the style of Waleski with madeira chicken consommé with egg custard, served with Riesling
  • Hors D’Oeuvre: Chestnut and truffle timbale, served with Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fish: Striped bass in the style of long branch, coated in a thick crayfish sauce, dredged in breadcrumbs & fried flounder in the style of Jules Janin, stuffed & glazed flounder with oysters & truffle, served with Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz
  • Entreés: Tenderloin of venison in the style of Lorenzo, with mushroom, truffle, olives & chestnuts sweetbreads, layered with stuffing and garnished with a tomato béarnaise peas with veloute baked potato puree with ham, served with Grange 2006
  • Desserts: Chocolate and apricot pudding with chocolate sauce orange fritters with vanilla sugar, served with Port

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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