Another beautiful August weekend ahead (well, maybe a little rain mixed in). What’s in store? The Grange Fair (don’t miss the Dancing Diggers), food trucks, wine events, a brewfest and even Harry Potter. Enjoy!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. 69th Annual Middletown Grange Fair
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 17-20, Middletown Grange, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
Come to Wrightstown this weekend for our local “County Fair”, complete with 4-H clubs, chicken dinners, cute animals, funnel cakes, amusement rides, and, let’s not forget, the Dancing Diggers. For more information and the full schedule see the website here.
2. Back to School Bash
Friday, August 18, 4 – 8 pm, Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA
It’s that time of year that kids dread and parents love: back to school. Send everyone back to school with a food truck bash at the Peddler’s Village this Friday from 4 – 8 pm.
Plan your meal and check out the lineup of awesome food trucks like The Flying Pie Guy, Phyllodelphia, Meat Wagon BBQ, Surf and Turf, The Little Sicilian, Hai Street Kitchen & Co., Tower Dogs, and more. There’s also live entertainment from 5 – 8 pm and kids crafts and games from 4 – 8 pm.
3. unWINEd Wine Concert Series
Friday, August 18, 6 – 9 pm, The Market by Shady Brook Farm at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA
Cancelled due to weather!
Bring the whole family to relax on the lawn and enjoy great live entertainment by local bands, while sipping on Rose Bank Winery wines or PA brewed craft beer.
Admission is free, wine and beer available for purchase. Come hungry, their deli and kitchen are open until 8 pm for sandwiches, salads, and desserts. The DelVal Creamery is open for the season, too.
4. Farmers Markets in Bucks County and nearby
For a full listing of farmers markets in Bucks County and nearby, CLICK HERE.
Even though we complain when it rains, we have to be thankful. It’s the rainy days that provide large yields of veggies, everything from cherry tomatoes, eggplant, green beans, turnips, cucumbers, corn, and more are available at the Wrightstown Farmers Market this Saturday. Also at the market this weekend is Chef Ducati and it’s Open Mic Day. Community Baptist Church is back with cabbage, eggplant, okra, tomatoes and southern peas.
On Thursday afternoon, the Lower Makefield Farmers Market will have cantaloupe, corn, watermelon, lettuce, lettuce mix, spinach, swiss chard, kale, kohlrabi, eggs, steak, beef, chicken, pork, bread, gluten free baked goods, dog treats, peaches, and more goodies.
The Doylestown Farmers Market on Saturday will have peaches, red and black raspberries, mushrooms, coffee, fresh-not-frozen chicken from Hershberger Heritage Farm, and more local goods.
Expect to also see peaches, eggplant, cabbage, greens, green beans, and other fruits at the Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market, also on Saturday.
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. Peace Valley Winery PYO Grapes
Saturday, August 19, 10 am, Peace Valley Winery
Get ready for a sweet harvest! Starting this Saturday, August 19, at 10 am, come to Peace Valley Winery for grape picking. The juicy purple Fredonia grapes, the sweet white Niagara grapes, and the Steuben grapes will all be available for picking. The price this year will be $1.20 per pound. Bring your own wagon and get $1.00 off your total grape purchase.
Peace Valley Winery is opening up its fields for picking all of its grapes this year because the winery is sadly going out of business. The last day in operation will be Labor Day this year. Stop by, pick up some grapes, and get some of the remaining wine before it’s all gone.
6. Vintage North Jersey Wine and Food Festival
Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 12 pm – 5 pm, Four Sisters Winery, 783 N. Bridgeville Rd., Belvidere, NJ
This is outside county lines, but if you can travel, head to the Four Sisters Winery for the 4th annual Wine and Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Held at one of the oldest north Jersey wineries, Four Sisters Winery has a long history of farming even before planting their first vines 33 years ago.
Vintage North Jersey member wineries will be there handing out their award-winning wines. Food trucks, specialty food and wine-related vendors, farmers’ market will have a variety of food for you to pair with your drinks. You can also jam out to some local bands.
Expect to see wineries like Villa Milagro, Unionville, Terhune, Old York Cellars, Brook Hollow, and more. Food trucks may include Oink and Moo BBQ, Flying Pie Guy, and Good Mood Good Food. It’s $25 at the gate, $15 in advance online.
7. Upper Bucks Brewfest
Saturday, August 19, The Park at 4th, 501 West Mill St., Quakertown, PA
Quakertown Alive! presents the 6th annual 2017 Upper Bucks Brewfest. This year brings more vendors and more beer! It’s at a new location this year on Mill Street, and you can sample different breweries and several local wineries. Food will be for sale, provided by local restaurants. You can buy your general admission ticket for $35 preorder or $40 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $60 preorder and $70 at the door. And, that gets you special beers and the opportunity to learn about the beers. Designated driver tickets are available too for $10.
8. Murder Mystery Dinner: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Poison
Saturday, August 19, 7 pm, Fisher’s Tudor House, 1858 Street Road, Bensalem, PA
Have a great weekend!
Change of plans? We’ve got a seat for you!
The Bucks County Taste Dinner Club
Summer Brunch at the Golden Pheasant Inn
Sunday, August 27, 11 am – 2 pm
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.
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!
For more details, the full menu, and to purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE.