Welcome September! It’s Labor Day weekend, which means Bucks County is jam-packed with things to do. The weather should be clear for most of the weekend, so catch the season’s last fireworks, head to the farmers market for fresh produce, or pick-your-own grapes at a local winery.
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Lower Makefield Farmers Market
Thursday, September 1, 3:30 – 6:30 pm, Lower Makefield Township Farmers’ Market, 1100 Edgewood Rd., Yardley, PA
There’s no better way to welcome September than with bushels of apples! The Lower Makefield Farmers Market is excited for a new season of crops coming in, and this weekend is the first for apples of the season. Stop by the Promised Land Natural Farm’s tent to check out Shady Brook Farms’ first batch of apples. They won’t last long so be sure to stop by early! The market is open from 3:30 – 6:30 pm this Thursday, September 1.
2. Shady Brook Farm Summer Grill
Friday, September 2, 11 am – 2 pm, Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Morrisville, PA
As long as the grill is hot, summer lunch is served on the patio at the Shady Brook Farm. The farm’s summer grill is still open this Friday, September 2, and they are serving up locally raised beef burgers, hot dogs, Griggstown sausages, Just Food macaroni salad, Dijon potato salad, and sriracha coleslaw.
Also, don’t forget the Shady Brook Farm summer wine concert series ends this Friday, September 2. As usual, there is live music, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, a craft beer garden and food courtesy of Dog & Bull Brew House. There’s also food and fun for the kids. The last band to play at this event for the summer is Philly Rock & Soul.
3. Foodie First Friday
Looking for a new restaurant in downtown Doylestown? This Friday, September 5, is Foodie First Friday, a monthly event that celebrates culture, community and cuisine. Many of the restaurants have specials for the celebration so try a restaurant you’ve never been to, or stop by your usual place and enjoy your favorites. For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.
4. Cherry Lane Band on the Patio at Puck
Friday, September 2, 6 – 9 pm, Puck, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown, PA
The Cherry Lane Band is not your usual classic rock group. They’re an R&B dance band with a full horn section all the way down to a duo with light vocals and instruments. Stay rocking all night at Puck in Doylestown, where you can get good drinks, food, and jam with the Cherry Lane Band all night. No cover unless otherwise noted. You can follow Puck on Facebook.
5. New Hope/Lambertville Fireworks
This Friday, September 2 is the last fireworks show of the 2016 season. Come out early to support local businesses, and see some of the best fireworks around. The fireworks show is part of the Lambertville & New Hope First Fridays, so feel free to walk around the towns and check out specials at restaurants on both sides of the river. Fireworks begin at 9:30, weather permitting.
6. Brewery Weekend at the Spinnerstown Hotel
Friday, September 2 through Saturday, September 3, Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant & Taproom, 2195 Spinnerstown Rd., Quakertown, PA
It’s the holiday all weekend long at the Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant and Taproom. The taproom is hosting Port Brewing Co/Lost Abbey beers from Friday, September 2 to Saturday, September 3. Hang out at Spinny and enjoy seven different drafts of select Port/Lost Abbey beers. The beers on tap include: Lost Abbey Red Barn, Lost Abbey Avante Garde, Port Mongo, Lost Abbey Witches Wit, Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme, Lost Abbey Agave Maria 2014, and Port Summer Pale.
7. Peace Valley Winery Niagara Grape Picking
Saturday, September 3, 10 am – 3 pm, Peace Valley Winery, Old Limekiln Rd., Chalfont, PA
So far, the grape season has been great down at the Peace Valley Winery. Starting Saturday, September 3 at 10 am, the Niagara grapes will be open for picking. These grapes are super intense white concord grapes loaded with flavor. The winery also has purple Fredonia grapes available for picking. The price for both of these grapes is only $1.20 per pound.
Also, to celebrate the opening of the Niagara grapes, the winery is putting its Niagara wine on sale for 10% off from Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5. And, just because it’s Labor Day weekend doesn’t mean all the good produce is gone. Peace Valley has plenty of veggies and fruit that need picking this weekend as well.
8. Polish American Festival
Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5, National Shrine of Our Lady Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Rd., Doylestown, PA
The annual Polish American Family Festival and Country Fair is celebrating its 51st year this weekend at the National Shrine of our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown.
Besides all of the traditional music and entertainment, the food is something to come check out. Indulge in potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage, grilled kielbasa and funnel cake. Raise a glass of Polish or American beer while you are there! There is even an entire booth designated just to pierogies. Variations include fillings made with potatoes, sauerkraut and mushrooms, sweet cheese, fruit and berries, and more. There’s also Polish ice cream and a golabki booth.
The festival runs from 12 – 8 pm on Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, and again next weekend, Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11. Admission is $12.
9. Labor Day Weekend Specials
Saturday, September 3, 5 – 11 pm, The Washington House Restaurant, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA
Labor Day weekend specials are happening at the Washington House Restaurant. Head to Sellersville for festive surf and turf dinner specials and the return of red, white and blue margarita flights.
10. Wings Over the River
Sunday, September 4, Frenchtown, NJ
Celebrate the diverse range of avian wildlife in the Delaware Valley at this year’s Riverfest Celebration in Frenchtown on Sunday, September 4 from 12 – 6 pm. The theme this year is Wings Over the River. Festivities include bird hatching, a bird parade, and screening of “Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill,” at the Art Yard. Participate in traditions like the Paper Boat Riverfest Regatta, a wildlife show, live music, and of course food.
Stop by the Frenchtown Inn, a restaurant right on the river that is also celebrating Riverfest. The Frenchtown Inn serves up a different menu every weekend. Previously the restaurant had refreshing glasses of Prosecco, smoked salmon, oysters on the half shell, blackened North Atlantic salmon, and other fresh favorites for lunch.
*Frenchtown, NJ is considered Hunterdon County, but the river is beautiful this time of year. Why not check it out?
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.