6 Things You Gotta Do in Bucks County This Weekend (April 27-29)

It’s so exciting to see everything start to bloom while all of our favorite warm-weather activities come out of hibernation! Not only are farmers markets wrapping up their winter markets and gearing up for the spring season, there are two of our favorite community celebrations happening this weekend. Plus – the very first Bucks County Restaurant Week!

If you’re looking for a local spot to enjoy the sunshine, check out these lovely waterside restaurants or these dog-friendly restaurants. Wherever you go, tell them BCT sent you!

1Summer unWINEd

The Market at DelVal
Photo Credit: The Market at DelVal

Fri, April 27, 6 – 9 pm
The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA

The sun is shining (finally), which means it’s time to come out of hibernation and kick off spring at The Market at DelVal this Friday night! Bring the whole family to relax on the lawn and enjoy live entertainment by Stems & Seeds. Highlights include an inflatable attraction and lawn games; locally brewed craft beer and Rose Bank Winery wines for the grown-ups. It’s $3/person admission, food and drinks are available for purchase. Here’s the full entertainment lineup.

2A-Day 2018

A-Day, DelVal
A-Day, Photo Credit: Delaware Valley University

Sat & Sun, April 28-29
Delaware Valley University
Doylestown, PA

It comes once a year and residents from all over Bucks County (and nearby) flock to Delaware Valley University’s scenic campus for its annual A-Day, a celebration of agriculture and activities. It’s a family-friendly event that features pony rides, the (best) milkshakes, craft vendors, student-run booths, presentations, and more. Find more information here.

3Shad Fest 2018

Shad Fest 2018
Shad Fest 2018, Photo Credit: Delaware River Towns Shad Fest

Sat & Sun, April 28-29
Lambertville, NJ

As the weather gets warmer, nature slowly begins to wake up. The temperature rises and the days get longer, and everyone wants to be outside to enjoy the fresh air and be by the river.

And that’s why we have Shad Fest, an annual celebration of the warming weather and the shad fish. But it’s more than that. There’s a local art show, the finest artists and crafters, great food, family entertainment, and more. It’s two-days filled with outdoor fun and food! This year, you’ll find everything from taco salads to fried calamari, shad chowder to hotdogs and hamburgers, plus fresh lemonade and a beer garden in the Lambertville Station parking area. Find a schedule of events here.

4Doylestown Farmers Market

Photo Credit: Doylestown Farmers Market
Photo Credit: Doylestown Farmers Market Facebook page

Sat, April 28, 8 am – 1 pm
Hamilton Street, Doylestown, PA

The Doylestown Farmers Market is in full swing again for the season! Over two dozen vendors and local food purveyors await you this Saturday. Fresh produce, bread, beer, spirits, pasture raised meats, eggs, delicious condiments and preserves, freshly roasted coffee, mushrooms, dog treats, and more! Also this weekend at the market: a cookbook signing and chef demo from local celebrity authors Kate Winslow and Guy Ambrosino. Meet them, buy their book and get it signed. See the market’s website or Facebook for a full list of the 2018 vendors (and sign up for their email list to see what is fresh each weekend).

5The (last) Wrightstown Winter Indoor Farmers Market

Wrightstown Farmers Market
Photo Credit: Wrightstown Farmers Market

Sat, April 28, 10 am – 12 pm
Barn @ The Gathering
2324 2nd Street Pike, PA

Come out for all the fine ingredients the Wrightstown Farmers Market has to offer — and hurry, this is their last indoor farmers market before they kick off the regular season on May 5. The produce vendors have fresh, sweet greens — salad mix, spinach, baby kale, fresh carrots and radishes with tops and so much more. LUHV will be there as a pop-up vendor, featuring their delicious black bean burgers and vegan frozen soups. Enjoy market favorites like soups and warm sandwiches, or pick up some local meats like pork, beef, and pastured chicken.

6Bucks County Restaurant Week

A BLT from Lumberville General Store (a participating restaurant). Note: contact the restaurant to see what is a special for Bucks County Restaurant week. Photo Credit: Lumberville General Store
A BLT from Lumberville General Store. Photo Credit: Lumberville General Store

Sat, April 29 thru Sat, May 5
Bucks County participating restaurants

Foodies: Bucks County is hosting its first-ever restaurant week, and guess what? It starts this weekend. All this coming week, enjoy prix fixe menus at a special rate of $25 or $35. There’s such a long list of restaurants participating, so this is a great chance to try out that spot you’ve been eyeing up. Here’s a full list of restaurants.

Bucks County Taste Dinner ClubBucks County Taste Dinner Club
Upcoming Events


Hamilton’s Grill Room has a new owner! Chef Brian Held (Brian’s, Bistro Rouget) is taking the reins of the iconic Lambertville restaurant.

Join us on Sunday, May 20, 6 pm!

We’ll have more details and the full menu for the event coming out within the next week. Stay tuned.

Hamilton's Grill Room_Painting by Robert Beck
Hamilton’s Grill Room_Painting by Robert Beck

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