Time is of the essence. If you are planning a Thanksgiving dinner, or you’re headed to someone’s house this year, you only have a few more days to plan dishes and pick up ingredients.
In between all the last-minute shopping, take time to hang out in Bucks County. Grab a pasta dinner to-go, check out the holiday light show, and buy your tickets to the Liberty Hall Pizza Night with the Bucks County Taste Dinner Club. We only have FIVE tickets left.
Looking for last-minute recipes or holiday appetizer ideas? Check us out on Pinterest. We’ve been pinning some of our favorite local and seasonal recipes perfect for the holidays
Events are listed in chronological order
1. New Jersey Wine Week at the Milford House
Thursday, November 17 to Monday, November 21, Milford House, 92 Water Street, Milford, NJ
After owners of the Milford Oyster House Amy and Eddie Coss retired last summer, locals Tom and Rosie Tangtrakul-Kulnis took over and renamed the popular restaurant the Milford House. Tom and Rosie love to use ingredients from local farms and producers, so when they saw an opportunity to partner with a local winery this week, they didn’t hesitate.
During New Jersey Wine Week (November 14-21), Milford House will feature dishes that use wines from Villa Milagro Vineyards. This week’s menu includes: Crevettes de la Mar (shrimp with garlic, shallots, tomato) paired with Villa Milagro’s Luz del Sol, an unoaked Chardonnay blend, and either North African Lamb Stew or Filet Mignon paired with Villa Milagro’s Sabroso, a Cabernet Sauvignon blend.
(While the Milford House isn’t in Bucks County, it sits right across the Delaware on Water Street in Milford, NJ, and it’s really good. For more information, check out the restaurant’s website.)
2. Grab-n-Go Pasta Dinner
Friday, November 18, 4 – 7 pm, Stockton Fire Company, 9 Mill St., Stockton, NJ
A big, hearty pasta dinner is an easy weekend meal, especially when you don’t have to cook it. The Stockton Fire Company is hosting a grab-n-go pasta dinner this Friday, November 18 from 4 – 7 pm. Guests can pick up a quart of homemade sauce and a quart of homemade meatballs, along with a pound of dry pasta all for just $15. Additional meatballs and sauce are available for extra charge. Be sure to order ahead of time by going to the firehouse’s website or calling 609.915.7567. Last time they sold out quick!
3. Holiday Happenings at Shady Brook Farm
Saturday, November 19, 11 am, Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA
If you love all the light decorations of the holiday season, head to Shady Brook Farm this weekend to experience the magic of the annual holiday light show. More than three million lights illuminate the acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm. Drive in the comfort of your own car or enjoy an open air wagon ride (weather permitting). Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cook some tasty s’mores
Wagon rides are $12 per person, on Thursday through Sunday from 5 – 8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5 – 9 pm. Pricing for cars vary, see their website for more information.
4. Peace Valley Winery Open House
Saturday, November 19, Peace Valley Winery, 300 Old Limekiln Rd., Chalfont, PA
Peace Valley Winery is hosting its annual fall open house this weekend. As a thank-you to all of the wine and produce the community purchased, the winery will be cooking up tasty food and pairing it with great Peace Valley wine. The open house runs from Saturday, November 19 (10 am – 6 pm) to Sunday, November 20 (12 pm – 6 pm).
Then, starting November 25 until December 4, the winery will have a wine sale to get you into the holiday (saving) spirit. See their website for more information.
5. Firehouse Breakfasts
Sunday, November 20, Perkasie Fire Co., Fifth and Arch St., Perkasie, PA
Sunday, November 20, Riegelsville Fire Co., 333 Delaware Rd., Riegelsville, PA
This Sunday, wake up to a community breakfast cooked and prepared by your local firefighters. Check out the options below:
- The Perkasie Fire Company on Fifth and Arch Streets in Perkasie hosts its all-you-can-eat buffet this Sunday, November 20 from 7:30 – 12:30 pm. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, waffles, cream dried beef, sausage, bacon, scrapple, home fries, assorted juice and more. Top it off with dessert, too! Adult price $7, children ages four to 12 are $3.50, and three and under are free. Call 215.257.6950 for more information.
- Also on Sunday at the Riegelsville Fire Company, breakfast is served from 8 am – 12 pm and includes traditional morning breakfast items like scrapple, creamed dried beef, eggs, ham, sausage, omelets, toast, pancakes and more. All of this cooked by the firefighters, just for you. All proceeds benefit the fire fighting program at Community Fire Company #1, Station 42.
6. Pumpkin Patch Brunch
Sunday, November 20, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Radisson Hotel Atrium Bistro, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA
If you are still obsessed with everything pumpkin, this brunch is for you. The Radisson Hotel Atrium Bistro in Trevose, PA is hosting a Pumpkin Patch Brunch. The menu is packed with pumpkin inspired dishes: fall vegetable frittata, pumpkin spice pancakes, pumpkin cheesecake french toast, and more. Free mini pumpkin loaves will be given to the 25 first reservations. Price for adults is $25 and children ages five to 10 are $10, plus tax and service charge. Under four years old are free. Reservations are required so call 215.638.8300 ext. 151.
7. The 17th Century Confectioner
Sunday, November 20, 1 – 4 pm, Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville, PA
In the 17th and 18th century, the confectioner was a highly regarded person. Sugary candy, candied fruits and flowers, and other confectionery goodies were particularly popular in the 17th century.
That’s why the cooks at Pennsbury Manor this weekend will demonstrate an extravagant use of sugar and spices that were used to impress William Penn’s more important guests. The demonstration will take place in the Visitor Center. Adults cost $9, $7 for seniors, and children ages three to 11 cost $5. Purchase at the door.
8. Thanksgiving Community Meal
Sunday, November 20, 5 – 7 pm, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Richlandtown, PA
St. John’s Lutheran Richlandtown Activity Center is hosting a Thanksgiving community meal this Sunday from 5 – 7 pm. It’s co-hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church, and they ask that you bring a dog or cat food item for the Quakertown Food Pantry. There will also be a silent auction fundraiser for Hurricane Matthew victims.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.