Have you ever liked the taste of something so much, you just couldn’t get enough of it? That’s been me with sweet summer peaches. One week I think I had one every day for breakfast! This weekend is packed with peaches including two Bucks County peach festivals.
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Lower Makefield Farmers Market
Thursday, August 11, 3:30 – 6:30 pm, Lower Makefield Township Farmers’ Market, 1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA
Last week’s zucchini race at the Lower Makefield Farmers Market was a success. This week, the market is offering another free event for all. Fire engines and firefighters from the Yardley-Makefield Fire Company will be at the market at 4:15 pm with a fire truck. Grab some snacks from the food trucks, including Nina’s Waffle and Sum Pig, and check out the fire truck with kids or friends. Don’t forget to browse the many vendors in attendance.
Most vendors will have summer produce items like peaches, blackberries, cantaloupe, corn, tomatoes, Swiss chard, radishes, as well as olive oils, dog treats, soaps, and more!
2. Burger and Beer Week
Thursday, August 11, Garden Terrace Restaurant, 80 Jacksonville Road, Warminster, PA
Some might argue that burgers and beers are an American favorite. The pairing does make a nice summer meal, and if you have a craving, head to the Garden Terrace Restaurant for its Beer and Burger week. You can eat a burger from the restaurant’s special menu and pair it with a draft beer flight for $15 a flight. This is for a limited time only, and the burger and beer week ends on Sunday, August 14.
3. Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, August 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Delaware Valley Fire Company, Headquarters Road, Erwinna, PA
Every second Friday of the month, the Delaware Valley Fire Company serves 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.
4. Peach Festival at Peddler’s Village
Friday and Saturday, August 13 – 14, 10 am – 6 pm, Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA
You’re still craving those juicy, local peaches, right? Continue to enjoy this summer fruit at Peddler’s Village this weekend for National Peach Month. There will be a summer sidewalk sale that begins on Friday, August 12. Shops are open until 8 pm on Friday and Saturday. Admission and parking are free, and the event is rain or shine. Nothing can stop you from getting your hands on the perfect peach!
Here’s a weekend roundup, including plenty of peachy treats:
- Bechdolt’s Orchards will have locally grown peaches and peach baked goods can be found at Lucky Cupcake Company’s Village Bakery.
- The Village General Store on the Main Green will have a variety of peach pies, peach butters, artisanal jams and peach festival merchandise.
- Food carts and restaurants will have all things peach, including savory and sweet dishes.
- The peach pie eating contest is held at 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Sign up for the pie eating contest from 10 am – 2:45 pm at the hospitality booth on the Main Green.
5. Peach Festival at Manoff Market Gardens
Saturday, August 13, 10 am – 4:30 pm, Manoff Market Gardens, 3157 Comfort Road, Solebury, PA
This Saturday, August 13 is Customer Appreciation Day at Manoff Market Gardens, and it’s all about the peaches. Head over to the farm for a visit, enjoy homemade ice cream (with your help) and eat anything with peaches in it.
Tips on peaches, from Manoff Market Gardens: A lot of farms strongly discourage touching the fruit before purchase, especially peaches. Instead of squeezing the fruit and checking to see if it’s “ripe,” ask the staff first and they will help you pick the best quality peaches. This way, you get the fruit you want without bruising the rest!
If you are in Jersey…There is a Peach Social on Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 4 pm at Villa Milagro Vineyards in Phillipsburg, NJ. Enjoy peach sangria and a small cup of fresh peaches with cream, all for $10 per guest.
6. Celebrity Chef Farm-to-Table Night
Saturday, August 13, 6 – 9 pm, Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA
You’ve seen it on the radar, and the event is almost full. You have one last chance to buy tickets to the Second Annual Celebrity Chef Farm-to-Table dinner that features a celebration of food produced by local farms. This event features twin chefs Keith Blalock of PA Soup and Seafood and Penn Taproom, and Kevin Blalock of Lookaway Golf Club (guess you could say this event is going to be twice the fun!).
The farm-to-table event is BYOB, with beer, wine, and kombucha sampling. There will be local wine for purchase. Plus, enjoy live music by Cherry Lane featuring Christa Tinari. Dinner is rain or shine because dinner is under tents. The event benefits the mission of the Doylestown Food Market, which aims to make local food accessible to everyone. For members of the Doylestown Food Market, tickets cost $75, and non-members cost $95. Purchase tickets here.
Sunday, August 14, 8 am – 1 pm, Silverdale Fire Co., 111 Main Street, Silverdale, PA
Enjoy some classic breakfast foods this Sunday at the Silverdale Fire Co., including pancakes, sausage, french toast, eggs, ham, potatoes, and dried beef. Cost for adults is $6.50, children six to 12 years old are $3.50, under six years old eat free. Take out is available. Call to confirm at 215.257.9620.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.