The 4th of July festivities may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fresh fruit, BBQs, and outdoor events are going away. Tired of hot dogs and hamburgers? Opt for Foodie First Friday in Doylestown or check out a new beer and restaurant spot in New Hope for some grub.
Mid-summer veggies are starting to hit their stride, so be sure to stop by your area farmers market for tomatoes, berries, (the last of the) cherries and more. Keep reading for more foodie events near you!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Beer and Burger Night
Thursday, July 6, 4 pm, The Pour House at New Hope Winery, 6123 Lower York Rd., New Hope, PA
The Pour House at the New Hope Winery has been recently renovated and is now a full service restaurant and bar. Stop in for some rotating draft beers for $3 on Thursday nights starting at 4 pm, as well as $10 burgers. Megan is the new manager at the Pour House, and if you see her behind the bar, she may just give you 20% off any appetizer! (Tell her Bucks County Taste sent you!)
2. First Friday in Bristol
Friday, July 7, Historic Bristol Shopping District, Mill Street from the Mill Street Crossing to Bristol Wharf, PA
Every first Friday from May to September, the quaint river town of Bristol Borough livens up with family fun, arts, music, and of course, tasty food. This Friday, the theme is “Christmas in July.” Check out food trucks, watch live ice sculpture carving and demos, peruse some art and more. You’ll find information about Bristol First Friday on their Facebook page.
It’s also Foodie First Friday in downtown Doylestown! See here for more information and where to find some new restaurants.
3. Summer Wine and Music Series
Friday, July 7, 7 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Wrightstown Rd., Newtown, PA
It’s the perfect season for wine and music! At Crossing Vineyards and Winery this Friday, guests may bring their own food, lawn chair or blankets, and purchase some wine and cheese. Then all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the music!
Complimentary table seating available: first come, first served. Wine Club Members may reserve table seating in advance. Online advanced ticket sales will close at 2 pm on the day of the performance. After 2 pm, full-price tickets can be purchased by calling their Tasting Room or at the gate (cash only) beginning at 5:30 pm. All sales are final!
Also on Friday is the recurring unWINEd Wine Concert Series at The Market by Shady Brook Farm at DelVal University and also at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley. Come for live entertainment, wine and beer, sandwiches, salads, and some outdoor fun. More information here.
4. Wrightstown Farmers Market
Saturday, July 8, 2203 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
Remember when we said the berries are coming in? It’s true, and you can see for yourself at area farmers markets like the Wrightstown Farmers Market on Saturday. Milk House Farm Market is bringing their raspberries, and Solebury Orchards will have blueberries and a few pie and sweet cherries — this is likely the last week for this short seasoned delight.
The mid-summer veggie season is upon us and that means the beginning of tomatoes! For now, you’ll see a limited supply of greenhouse grown heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes.
Also, arugula, beets, bok choy, cabbage, carrots, celery, collard greens, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, green beans, hakurei turnips, head lettuce, kale, kohlrabi, mizuna, mustard greens, Napa cabbage, new potatoes, lettuce, lettuce mix, fresh onions, radishes, salad mix, summer squash, and Swiss chard. Sweet corn and tomatoes are right around the corner!
Also at the market this weekend: a chef demo with Luke Smithson of Jamie Hollander Catering & Events in New Hope. The market begins at 9 am and ends at 1 pm.
Did you know…there are plenty of farmers markets all around Bucks County and nearby? Here’s a full guide that will tell you exactly where to go. Enjoy all the fresh produce and snacks!
5. Cycle and Sip
Saturday, July 8, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA
Enjoy a guided bicycle excursion from Washington Crossing Historic Park to New Hope/Lambertville and back on Saturday, July 8 from 9 am to 1 pm. Then, visit Crossing Vineyards winery for a tour and to taste wines and cheeses. Bring a bike and helmet, and please note that you must be 21 to participate. Download the waiver on their website and bring it with you. The cost of the excursion is $50 per person, and reservations are necessary. Call 215.493.6500 ext. 19, or buy online.
6. Tinicum Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday, July 8 – 9, Tinicum Park, 963 River Road, Erwinna, PA
Calling all art lovers! On Saturday and Sunday, grab friends and family and enjoy the work of over 180 regional artists in the centerpiece Art Barn for the Tinicum Arts Festival. There are a variety of artisan tents like the “White Elephant Tent,” which accepts old treasures such as linens, kitchen gadgets and collectibles. Participate in a silent auction, listen to live music, and don’t forget to grab some food! There will be fresh-squeezed lemonade, sandwiches, home-baked desserts, and more in the picnic grove. The festival is on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.
7. Breakfast on the Farm
Sunday, July 9, Solly’s Farm, 707 Almshouse Rd., Ivyland, PA
Breakfast is being served up on Solly’s Farm this Sunday from 9 am – 12 pm. Enjoy breakfast on their 88 acres of beautiful farmland in the shade of a tent. Refreshments include their own fresh sliced seasonal fruit on top of pancakes straight off the griddle (blueberries will be the fruit this weekend!). They also serve a side of sausage, juice, coffee, and tea. The breakfast will be accompanied by live music.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.