7 things you gotta do in Bucks this weekend (July 27-30)

Sweets have always been my weakness, but lately I’ve been trying to cut back and introduce natural sweeteners into my meals. My new favorite dessert is greek yogurt, fresh (farmers market) peaches, and some sliced almonds. Serve it in a large wine glass and make it fancy!

If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this weekend, we have a few suggestions. Pick up sweet produce like raspberries and peaches, order the sweet stuff off the brunch menu, or treat yourself to some cold frozen dairy desserts.

 Events are listed in chronological order

1. Throwback Thirsty Thursday at Uncle Dave’s Ice Cream

Thursday, July 27, 12 – 6 pm, Uncle Dave locations, Yardley and Doylestown, PA

Stacy Spensley photo credit

Here’s a “thirsty Thursday” special that everyone can enjoy: classic root beer floats with creamy Uncle Dave’s ice cream. Every Thursday until August 17, Uncle Dave’s locations serve up delicious root beer floats with A&W root beer. Best part is, they come cheap, for only $3 a float. The special for the floats runs from 12 – 6 pm this Thursday. If you are still hungry, check out these other ice cream shops in and around Bucks County.

2. Farmers Markets in Bucks County

Doylestown Farmers Market, Saturday, July 29, 7 am – 12 pm, South Hamilton St. between West Oakland and West State St. in Doylestown, PA

3. Chalfont Borough Farmers Market, Saturday, July 29, 8 am – 12 pm, Krup Park, 40 N. Main St., Chalfont, PA

4. Quakertown Farmers Market, Saturday, July 29, 9 am – 9 pm, 201 Station Rd., Quakertown, PA

Summer produce; photo credit Lynne Goldman

It’s almost the end of July, and we don’t want you to miss out on the great seasonal produce that’s available at area farmers markets.

The Doylestown Farmers Market will have plenty of summer produce available this weekend. The market also welcomes special guest Anna P’s Catering, from New Hope, PA. Check out her free samples of her menu this Saturday.

The Chalfont Borough Farmers Market will most likely have corn, peaches, raspberries, and squash available, along with other vendors selling items like grass-fed beef, eggs, honey, flowers, and more. As long as it’s not raining, this farmers market is always open.

In addition to fruits and veggies, the Quakertown Farmers Market will also have a fun summer free concert on an outdoor stage each weekend. This weekend’s band is Kara Hartell, who will play from 12 – 2 pm. Jam out to some awesome music while you shop at the market!

Don’t forget there are plenty of farmers markets scattered around Bucks County (and there are some in Montgomery and Hunterdon County, too!). Check out our full guide on farmers markets here

5. Wine on the Waterfront

Saturday, July 29, 1 – 5 pm, Washington Crossing Historic Park, River Rd., Washington Crossing, PA

Washington Crossing Historic Park winery event

Come sip some wine and enjoy the beautiful view of the Delaware River this weekend, because it’s time for the first-ever Wine on the Waterfront event. The wine event is presented by Washington Crossing Historic Park and the Bucks County Wine Trail with support from Visit Bucks County. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $30 per person. Online ticket sales will close this Friday, July 28, at 11:30 pm.

The event will feature live jazz music and one-ounce tastes of 40+ varieties of wine from seven local wineries: Buckingham Valley Vineyards, Crossing Vineyards, Peace Valley Winery, Rose Bank Winery, Sand Castle, Unami Ridge, and Wycombe Vineyards.

Food and wine (bottles and cases) will be available for purchase. Attendees are welcome to relax along the riverbank with a purchase — just bring your own blankets or chairs so you can relax to the max! A portion of the event proceeds will help the Friends of Washington Crossing Park continue to provide educational and historical programming at the park.

6. Haycock Fire Company Breakfast

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

Breakfast, Haycock Fire Company Facebook

This weekend, enjoy the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Haycock Fire Company in Quakertown on Sunday. In order to raise money for 2017, this fire company serves up a community breakfast from 8 am – 12 pm. Adults pay $7, children from ages four to seven $5, and children three and under eat free.

While you are there, fill up on pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, plain and seasoned potatoes, cream chipped beef, toast, fruit cocktail, and homemade desserts.

7. Sunday Brunch on the Railroad

Sunday, July 30, 10:30 am, 32 W. Bridge St., New Hope, PA

New Hope railroad brunch

This isn’t your average commute on the SEPTA rail line.

This weekend, take a leisurely train ride on the New Hope railroad while enjoying an array of freshly prepared brunch selections.

This one hour and 15 minute event will begin with the first course served stationary in the first class parlor car. Thirty minutes into your brunch, the train will depart for a 45 minute round-trip excursion over the line that connected New Hope with Philadelphia in 1891.

Please wear proper attire for the ride (no jeans, shorts, or t-shirts are permitted). And, make your reservations in advance. This excursion is for all ages. Important instructions for meal service excursions: Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. The first course is served 30 minutes prior to departure. Price of the ride and brunch is $45.

stockIf you can’t catch this event but still have a hankering for brunch, check out these suggestions from some of our readers. Bucks County has plenty of restaurants and breakfast nooks offering prix fixe brunch specials or brunch menus. Have a mimosa for us! 

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!

Coming soon…

Summer Brunch at the Golden Pheasant Inn (Sun, August 27) 

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