Ever try one of those Pinterest recipes that says “Better than [insert your favorite restaurant here]?” Normally I’m hesitant, because how am I — an amateur cook — going to master a dish as good as a restaurant? Well, last night I tried Joy Food Sunshine’s “Better than P.F. Changs” chicken asian lettuce wraps recipe, using a fresh red bell pepper, crisp lettuce leaves, and local and raw honey for the sweet and spicy sauce. Yum!
You can find more tasty and simple recipes like this in our Pinterest boards, or leave the cooking to someone else this weekend. With three festivals happening, a BBQ chicken dinner, a spaghetti dinner, and farmers markets bursting with late-summer produce, there’s really no reason to cook!
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, September 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Delaware Valley Fire Company, 75 Headquarters Rd., Erwinna, PA
No need to cook this Friday night. Instead, enjoy a comforting spaghetti meal at the Delaware Valley Fire Company this Friday, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Cost for adults $10, seniors $9, emergency personnel $9, children six to 12 are $7 and children under six are free. Also, take-out is available and costs $11.
2. 13th Annual Flemington Opa! Greek Festival
Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 85 Voorhees Corner Rd., Flemington, NJ
This festival isn’t in Bucks County, but wouldn’t it be fun to be Greek for a day? Munching on everything from souvlaki to Greek pastries?
Head to the 13th Annual Flemington Opa! Greek Festival this weekend for authentic Greek cuisine, shopping and entertainment. Greek fare is served outside under a tent and indoors, including Greek and domestic wine and beer, gyros, grilled selections, and more.
The International Marketplace Vendor Fair will feature an array of merchants, there will be folk dancing entertainment, and amusement games for the family. The festival runs for three days rain or shine. Parking is free and tickets cost $2 for adults and those over the age of 12.
The festival helps support the parish’s charity efforts. Over the last few years it has helped raise funds for the Flemington-Rari
3. 52nd Annual Polish American Festival
Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, September 10, National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Rd., Doylestown, PA
If you missed it last weekend, you still have two days to catch the 52nd Annual Polish American Festival for some traditional Polish food and American favorites. We’re talking Placki and chicken fingers, golabki, grilled kielbasa, funnel cake, Polish ice, and hamburgers. Sip some beer, check out the entertainment and traditional dances and music. Bring the whole family or swing by solo for some snacks. Tickets are $12 per person and you can pre-order your tickets by calling 215.345.0600 or just buy them at the gate.
4. Yardley Friends Meeting Autumn Market
Saturday, September 9, 8 am – 3 pm, 65 N. Main St., Yardley, PA
The Yardley Friends Meeting House is hosting its autumn market this weekend from 8 am – 3 pm. It’s an easy way to pick up some fall knick knacks, check out some antiques, arts, crafts, and a whole flea market filled with other treasures. Plus, a silent auction, live music, a White Elephant table, children’s activities, and more.
Food is served as well! There’s a delicious homemade luncheon, with desserts, vegetarian fare, and more.
5. Doylestown Arts Festival
Saturday, September 9, 10 am – 5 pm, Downtown Doylestown, Main St., Doylestown, PA
The first Doylestown Arts Festival debuted in the fall of 1991, and to this day it’s still going strong. The festival features a selection of 160 juried artists, five stages of live music, demonstrations and a great food court filled with plenty of tasty options. Choose from Artistic Pizzeria, sweet crepes from Bonjour Creperie, Gosia’s Pierogies, Happy Snacks’ funnel cakes, burgers and fries, Simply Fresh, and so much more.
It’s free to attend, rain or shine. The festival is located on the streets of Downtown Historic Doylestown.
6. Farmers Markets in Bucks County and nearby
For a full listing of farmers markets in Bucks County and nearby, CLICK HERE.
Summer is fading, but the produce at local farmers markets is steady and strong! You’ll still find some of your late summer favorites around Bucks County, but don’t wait, the season will be over before we know it.
At most markets, you’ll find: apples, peaches, pears, cantaloupe, watermelon, sweet corn, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, eggplant, green beans, peppers, kale, bok choy, beets, turnips, radishes, the first early winter squash, a large variety of greens, flower bouquets and more.
Check out our full list of farmers markets scattered around Bucks County (with some in Montgomery and Hunterdon County too).
On Thursday afternoon, the Lower Makefield Farmers Market will have: Apples, cantaloupe, corn, watermelon, lettuce, lettuce mix, tomatoes, peppers, kale, potatoes, kohlrabi, eggs, steak, beef, chicken, pork, bread, dog treats, peaches, flowers, oil, spices, coffee. Plus, a pretzel sale at the welcome tent for the Penndel food pantry and Mr. D’s Food Truck.
The Yardley Farmers Market will be open with great vendors, face painting for the kids, live music, and more outdoor fun on Saturday morning.
The Wrightstown Farmers Market has tasty greens in abundance thanks to the cooler weather. Bucks County Preserves will have their speciality jams and pie fillings, like blackberry, peach blueberry, and more. This Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm.
The Chalfont Boro Farmers Market, also on Saturday morning, is going to stay open till October 28 this year. It’s a cute little market right in Krup Park, with nine weekly vendors with all sorts of goodies.
NOTE: The Doylestown Farmers Market is closed this week due to the Doylestown Arts Festival. The market returns next Saturday, September 16.
7. 4th Annual Wycombe Chicken BBQ
Saturday, September 9, 3:30 – 8 pm, Historic Wycombe Train Station, Township Line Road, Buckingham Township, PA
Fill up on a chicken BBQ dinner this Saturday, and benefit the historic Wycombe Train Station in the process! This weekend, pick up a $14 chicken dinner, complete with a ½ chicken, a choice of two sides and a roll and drink. Or, get a half chicken only for $9.
8. Lunch at Hamilton’s Grill Room
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 8 Coryell St., Lambertville, NJ
Hamilton’s Grill Room, a Lambertville restaurant featuring local and fresh ingredients, is open for lunch every weekend from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Start with broiled oysters or poached asparagus with scrambled eggs and caviar. If you’re really hungry, opt for their maple roasted bacon, Gruyère, red onion and truffle mayo burger. Plus if the weather’s lovely, you can request garden seating.
9. First Harvest Celebration
Sunday, September 10, September 10, 1 – 4 pm, Sand Castle Winery, Erwinna, PA
Sand Castle Winery in Tinicum Township is welcoming the first harvest of the 2017 season, and you’re invited to celebrate. Take a scenic tour of the vineyard and underground wine cellar, indulge in wine tastings at three different stations paired with a selection of chocolates, cheeses & herbs, and feast on picnic style food like hamburgers, grilled kielbasa, pasta salad, potato chips, cookies and lemonade.
You can also bring the whole family to play a variety of outdoor games like cornhole, ladder ball and wine pong, or dance around while listening to live music performed by the talented Jenifer Kinder.
Please contact the events coordinator at 610.294.8303 or erin@sandcastle
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