10 things you gotta do in Bucks this weekend (May 13 – 15)

Woohoo! It’s May, and there is SO much happening this weekend. Get out an enjoy the weather — it should be reasonably dry and sunny (with the occasional thunderstorm, but that just passes anyway). Here’s at least 10 things you can do this weekend in Bucks and nearby…

1. Wine Dinner at Martine’s RiverHouse

Thursday, May 12, 7 pm, Martine’s RiverHouse Restaurant, 14 E. Ferry Street, New Hope, PA

Martine's RiverHouse Restaurant
Martine’s RiverHouse Restaurant
is having its last wine dinner of the season. The theme is Chicago, executive chef Larry’s hometown. The wine dinner starts at 7 pm and space is limited. Since tonight is the dinner, call the restaurant right away if you want a spot: 215.862.2966. The menu includes:

Amuse Bouche
Deconstructed Blast Sandwich
Bacon, shrimp, avocado, tomato

First Course
Smoked Sturgeon
Sweet corn, ramps, ham frites

Second Course
Foie Gras “Brats”
Foie gras & chicken sausages, maple-Dijon sauce, cucumber relish

Third Course
Chicken Vesuvio
Chicken confit with English peas, brunoise of sweet potato, garlic herb au jus

Fourth Course
Grilled prime beef
Trumpet mushrooms, braised onions,Wisconsin cheddar mashed potatoes, truffle demi

Fifth Course
“Deep dish pizza”
Pastry cream, caramelized fruit, cinnamon sugar, grated white chocolate

2. Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, May 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Delaware Valley Fire Company, Headquarters Road, Erwinna, PA

Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce

Every second Friday of the month, the Delaware Valley Fire Company is serving up a spaghetti dinner made by Gino De Schrijver of Eat This, and the firefighters, too. Cost for adults is $9, seniors and emergency personnel pay $8.50, children ages seven through 12 are $6.50, and children six and under eat for free. Take out is available for $9.50. Call 610.294.9334 for more information.

3. Logan Inn Outdoor Bar Opens

Friday, May 13, 6 – 8 pm, Logan Inn, West Ferry Street, New Hope, PA

Logan-Inn-Patio-at-Dusk; photo courtesy Logan Inn

The outdoor bar at the Logan Inn opens this Friday, May 13 at 6 pm. There will be a beer tasting with Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co., with six beers and an amuse bouche, for $15 per person. Since it is a Friday night, there will be live music as well. Reservations are appreciated for the tasting. Call the inn at 215.862.2300.

4. Summer Fireworks Fundraiser

Friday, May 13, 7 pm, Hotel du Village, 2335 River Road, New Hope, PA

The Hotel du Village in New Hope will host a fireworks fundraiser on Friday, May 13, the goal of which is to raise $44,000 for the firework shows over New Hope and Lambertville enjoyed by so many all summer long. Music of The Raven will be playing for the crowd, so you can come dance and party, while contributing to a cause. Before the fundraiser party, head into New Hope for dinner at Martine’s RiverHouse Restaurant and Bar, Bowman’s Tavern, Bitter Bob’s, or the Logan Inn. If you’re not in the mood for dinner, there’s always Moo Hope, where you can choose from over 30 flavors of ice cream. To RSVP, click here.

5. Cycle and Sip

Saturday, May 14, 9 am – 1 pm, Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA

cycle and sip; photo by DirtyDetours.com

Enjoy a 16-mile guided bicycle excursion from Washington Crossing Historic Park to New Hope/Lambertville and back on Saturday, May 14. Then, visit the winery to taste wines and cheeses, meats, and chocolates. A tour of the Crossing Vineyards winery is also included. 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 $45 per person, and reservations are necessary. Call 215.493.6500 ext. 19, or buy online. The meeting address is at 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, in the parking lot across from the visitor’s center.

6. Grow Your Own

Saturday, May 14, 9 am – 1 pm, Wrightstown Farmers Market, 2203 2nd Street Pike, Newtown, PA

Grow Your Own, Wrightstown Farmers Market
Get ideas for family projects and add nutrition and taste to your daily life. The Wrightstown Farmers Market will demonstrate how to start or improve your own garden with Penn State Cooperative Extension’s master gardener Roberta Turner. You can take home a free veggie seedling to get you started. The market will have heirloom Sungold cherry tomatoes, speckled Roman plum tomatoes, big beef slicing tomatoes, ace sweet peppers, and Italian parsley to choose from while supplies last.

Also this Saturday, figure out how to raise a backyard of chickens from Mike and Robin Hoy of Kaleidoscope Farm. They’ll teach you how to enjoy your own hens eggs or poultry.

7. Yardley General Store Grand Opening

Saturday, May 14,  10 am – 6 pm, Yardley General Store, 14 S. Main Street, Yardley, PA

Yardley General Store

Everyone is invited to the grand opening of a brand new store in Yardley Borough on Saturday, May 14. There will be a ribbon cutting starting at 10 am and the Yardley General Store will have samples of food and wine until 6 pm. The wine will be from Sand Castle Winery, and music will be from local artists Richie Navigator, Jordan Caiola and Henry Alms.

The store will focus on high-end local products and hopes to bring a collection of local small batch offerings that will work as good gifts or additions to your next party.

8. 9th Annual Yardley Beer Fest

Saturday, May 14, 1 – 5 pm, 17 S. Delaware Ave., Yardley, PA

Beer, iStock

Beer lovers, unite! The Yardley Beer Fest returns for its 9th year, featuring over 50 breweries and over 100 beers to sample. In additional to all the brews, there will be music, food, and locals to mingle with. There is even a special home brewers corner where you can learn how to brew craft beers. The beer fest is rain or shine, so enjoy the Delaware River no matter what the sky looks like. General admission is 1 – 5 pm, which gives you access to all beers excluding the designated VIP beers. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of. Visit the website for tickets.

9. Israel Festival

Sunday, May 15, 10 am – 2 pm, Briarwood Day Camp, 1380 Creek Road, Furlong, PA

Israel Independence Day Celebration

The Bucks County Jewish Coalition is welcoming everyone to celebrate Israel’s 68th birthday this Sunday, May 15 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Briarwood Day Camp in Furlong, PA. It’s a free community festival filled with interactive stations about Israel, crafts, jewelry, and of course, food vendors and live entertainment. And a moon bounce! Bring the whole family.

10. Neighborhood Day

Sunday, May 15,  Tabora Farms, 1104 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, PA

Tabora Farm welcome_500x282

Tabora Farms is hosting a “Neighborhood Day” to promote what is available in the Hilltown area of Bucks County, north of Peace Valley Park. The day will include 16 businesses, including retail, tourist attractions, artistic, educational, environmental, and agricultural. This event runs 12 – 5 pm. There will be door prizes, live music, a scavenger hunt for the kids, and wagon rides. Participating businesses are:

AARK Rehabilitation and Education Center
Aspiring Artists of the Earth
Bucks County Arts and Dance Company
The Craftery
Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center
NOVA Thrift Store
Peace Valley Holistic Center
Peace Valley Lavender Farm
Peace Valley Nature Center
Peace Valley Winery
Pearl S. Buck International
Penn View Farm
Tabora Farms
Teich and McColgan Hostas and Daylilies
Vivat Alfa Winery
Wildemore Farms.

Don’t forget to eat breakfast! Also on Sunday—and near Tabora Farm—the Perkasie Fire Company on Fifth and Arch Streets in Perkasie is hosting its all-you-can-eat buffet from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. The menu has options like eggs, pancakes, waffles, cream dried beef, sausage, bacon, scrapple, home fries, assorted juice and more. Top it off with dessert, too! 

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!

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