Fall-Themed Fun Awaits You at The Market at DelVal

The Market at DelVal, Doylestown’s popular farm market, is laden with fun activities ideal for the entire family, in addition to being the perfect place to buy plentiful farm market products. The market is managed by Fleming Family Farms and offers a wide array of farm market goodies, including farm-fresh fruits and vegetables produced by DelVal University agriculture students, when in season.

Located at 2100 Lower State Road, this market is the ideal spot to pick up all of your favorite farm market items and so much more! When searching for a place to go apple picking, pumpkin perusing and corn maze exploring, The Market at DelVal is your go-to locale. Also, at the market, visitors will find a full-service deli and prepared meal counter, local produce, bakery items, specialty artisan products, an onsite ice cream shop, Rose Bank Winery wine and other must-purchase items.

For those seeking out fun fall-themed activities, families will love the outdoor options at The Market at DelVal, ranging from ladder ball to an exciting corn maze to the new cow train ride. In between taking part in the vast array of entertaining activities, the adults can take a beverage break and enjoy a refreshing craft beer or wine offering at the outdoor vendor area. And, the kids are sure to love a sweet treat from the DelVal Creamery, serving Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream, located conveniently inside of the market!

Families still have time to take part in these fall-inspired activities at The Market at DelVal. Plus, don’t miss the Halloween-themed Trunk-or-Treat event, scheduled for Sunday, October 28, from 2–4 p.m.

Keep up-to-date on upcoming events at The Market at DelVal by visiting their Facebook page and website. And, remember, any day is a good day to stop by The Market at DelVal for all of your farm-fresh products!

Get Ready for the Annual Doylestown Spooktacular Parade on October 27

This weekend, start celebrating Halloween a few days early by attending the annual Doylestown Spooktacular Parade, hosted by Discover Doylestown, on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Kids, ages 2–10, and friendly, socialized dogs are invited to take part in the day’s festivities. Head over to the lawn of the old courthouse on Court Street for day-of registration, beginning at 10 a.m. Then, at 11 a.m., the costume contest judging will unfold, so be sure to come dressed in your best, and most creative, Halloween attire. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in three categories: kids, pets and family.

After the costume contest, the Spooktacular Parade will unfold. Costumed participants will be led by the famous Doylestown Bike Witches and head down Pine Street, continuing along East State Street and down Main Street.

Once the parade has concluded, children and pets are welcome to trick-or-treat at the participating local businesses around Doylestown.

Online registration is currently open for the Spooktacular Parade, ensuring that you’ll be able to kick off the Halloween festivities right by attending this exciting event on Saturday, October 27!

This Weekend in Doylestown: Doylestown Farmers Market, Pumpkin Festival and Michener Member Appreciation Day (Oct. 20-21)

Button up those jackets and head out in Doylestown this weekend for farmers market shopping, an evening filled with fabulously-fashioned jack-o’-lanterns for a great cause and Michener Member Appreciation Day!

Doylestown Farmers Market (Oct. 20)

Every Saturday this fall, through November 17, head to Hamilton Street in Doylestown Borough for the Doylestown Farmers Market, from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. In addition to shopping at the wide array of vendor tables filled with farm-fresh produce, delicious baked goods, specialty artisan products and much more, attendees will enjoy special activities and live entertainment. This week’s special attractions include a photo scavenger hunt for the kids and live music from Toby Mochel.

CB Cares Pumpkinfest (Oct. 20)

CB Cares Educational Foundation will be hosting its annual Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 20, from 2–10 p.m., at the Moravian Tile Works. This festive fall fundraising event is one of CB Cares Educational Foundation’s main annual fundraisers, helping to raise money to support the extraordinary work which they do for the community’s youth. This popular event will feature pumpkin carving by master pumpkin carvers and National Art Honor Society students from Central Bucks School District, live music, vendors, kid’s activities, pay-as-you-go food truck fare and so much more. The cost to attend this exciting fall festival is $20 per carload. It promises to be a wonderful evening for a great cause!

Michener Member Appreciation Day (Oct. 21)

On Sunday, October 21, the Michener Art Museum will be applauding its members during Michener Member Appreciation Day. This special day will feature member-only events and discounts, such as exclusive programming and a 20% Museum Store discount all day long. And, don’t miss the members-only free event, Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, the Michener’s new executive director, from 2–3 p.m. The event will be hosted by Mayor Ron Strouse. Registration is required and space is limited, so be sure to get added to the list as soon as possible!

Make the most of your weekend and attend one (or all!) of these wonderful Doylestown events!

Interviews Being Held Today at Soon-to-Open Playa Bowls

The highly-anticipated opening of Playa Bowls is right around the corner. Although the exact opening date has yet to be announced, we can anticipate that the big day is getting close as the Playa Bowls ownership team will be holding open interviews today, Wednesday, October 17, from 2–5 p.m., at their future shop location of 22 North Main Street in Doylestown.

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Those who are selected to join the Playa Bowls team will get a firsthand look at the delicious and healthy treats which has made the eatery a culinary sensation with each of its prior location openings. Fruit-laden bowls, smoothies, fresh juices and other tempting, good-for-you menu items will be what you create on a daily basis as a member of the Playa Bowls team.

If you’re currently searching for an exciting and fun job in Doylestown, head down to the open interviews at Playa Bowls today and dazzle them with your personality and desire to join the team!

Doylestown Dining Spotlight: Penn Taproom

Penn Taproom, situated at the picturesque locale of 80 West State Street, is known for its flavorful burgers, sensational craft beer offerings and live entertainment options. Those who have dined at this culinary gem know the many wonderful and enticing attributes which it possesses. For those who have yet to dine at Penn Taproom, here are some of the features which you’ll encounter at this intriguing Doylestown eatery:

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Yes, Penn Taproom does have an inclusive pub fare menu, where spicy hot wings, bountiful burgers and fabulous finger foods are a given, but Penn Taproom goes above and beyond your normal watering hole snack establishment. Some of the not-to-be-missed items on the Penn Taproom menu currently include honey chicken, fish and chips platter, jambalaya, pub strip steak and more. Plus, the menu offerings change with the seasons, so the dining items available at Penn Taproom are always new and fresh. View the menu to get a feel for all of the culinary options which await you on your next visit to Penn Taproom.

The Latest and Greatest in Craft Beer Offerings

The beers flowing from the Penn Taproom taps are some of the latest brew offerings to hit the craft beer market alongside your favorite domestic options. The beer list is continually updated online in order to provide brew aficionados with the proper beer-themed info they need before heading over for a cold brew. For a glimpse into what your future beer sipping endeavors may hold, Penn Taproom has offered draft options such as Weyerbacher Meaner Squeeze DIPA, Victory Summer Ale and Southern Tier Pumpking Imperial Ale, to name a few of the enticing brew options.

Not a beer lover? No problem, as the Penn Taproom staff will create a cocktail concoction you’re sure to love or offer you a wine varietal which you crave.

Happy Hour Specials

Happy hour specials galore are on tap at Penn Taproom. Monday through Friday, visit Penn Taproom from 4:30–6:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 3–5 p.m., for 1/2 price drafts, $2 off of wine and mixed drinks and $5 appetizers (some exclusions may apply). Best of all, these wonderful happy hour deals are available on the patio, at the bar and in the dining room.

Live Entertainment

Penn Taproom is also your go-to spot in Doylestown for some stellar live music acts. Every Thursday, live music offerings will keep the crowds entertained at Penn Taproom in the evenings while Sunday nights are reserved for jazz offerings with Larry Tamanini and Friends, taking the stage from 7–10 p.m.

Whether craving fabulous food offerings, cold refreshing brews and cocktails or live entertainment, Penn Taproom has you covered.

 

Ways to Support Pine2Pink in Doylestown During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pine2Pink, Doylestown’s local breast cancer organization, is rolling out the fundraising events this October, which happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. By joining forces with local restaurants, shops and venues, Pine2Pink is providing many opportunities for individuals to take part in fun events and enjoy dining and product specials, while raising money for breast cancer patients and Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.

“Doylestown is a special place and really the perfect town to launch Pine2Pink. The local retailers and merchants are so giving and ‘community first’ minded,” states Keith Fenimore, executive director/co-founder of Pine2Pink. “They embraced Pine2Pink and found creative ways to work with us to support local breast cancer patients.”

“As for the deals and special offers, my dad, Ron Fenimore, suggested I contact Jules Thin Crust early on to see if they would be willing to make a Pine2Pink Pizza and split the proceeds with Pine2Pink,” continues Fenimore. “They agreed, and from that one idea, we have now engaged with close to 30 local business owners and created proceed sharing throughout our monthlong Pine2Pink program, which we coined Eat, Drink and Buy Pink!

Here are some of the events and dining/product specials taking place throughout October in support of Pine2Pink:

Crafting Event at Board & Brush (Oct. 10)

On Wednesday, October 10, put your creativity and fundraising efforts to work at the Board & Brush from 6:30–9:30 p.m. For $65 per person (must be at least 16 years old), each participant will be able to create their own gorgeous wood sign, with step-by-step instruction from the Board & Brush staff. 20% of the proceeds from each participant fee will go directly to benefit Pine2Pink. Sign up online today and reserve your spot, as the spaces for this crafting fundraiser are sure to go quickly!

Happy Hour at Hops/Scotch22 (Oct. 11)

On the next night, Thursday, October 11, stop by Hops/Scotch22 from 6–8 p.m. for a happy hour fundraiser with cocktails from Hops/Scotch22 and food offerings from Altomonte’s. Proceeds will benefit the many wonderful goals of Pine2Pink.

And, if you’re unable to make the happy hour event on October 11, visit Hops/Scotch22 anytime during the month of October and order a strawberry daiquiri. All proceeds from the strawberry daiquiri sales will go directly to Pine2Pink.

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Pine2Pink Yoga and Brew with Sun Dog Yoga at The Doylestown Inn (Oct. 18)

Enjoy a yoga class and a refreshing brew at The Doylestown Inn on Thursday, October 18, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. A yoga instructor from Sun Dog Yoga will lead the yoga class and then the evening ends with a refreshing brew from The Hattery Stove and Still, located inside of The Doylestown Inn. The cost is $30 per person and you can reserve your spot online.

Pine2Pink Dancing Under the Stars (Oct. 27)

On Saturday, October 27, from 6–9 p.m., throw on your dancing shoes and head to the center of Doylestown for the Pine2Pink Dancing Under the Stars event. The alley by Empanada Mama and Nourish will be the location for this spectacular outdoor event, where guests will have access to salsa dance lessons from Justine of Justine Time to Dance, specialty menu items from Nourish and signature Pine2Pink strawberry daiquiris from Hops/Scotch22.

Jules Thin Crust Specialty Pine2Pink Dessert Pizza

Jules Thin Crust was one of the first local businesses to get involved with helping out Pine2Pink and offering a fundraising special at their Doylestown location. The popular pizza spot is currently offering a specialty Pine2Pink dessert pizza, with 50% of the sale proceeds from each slice going to the organization.

Class-Harlan Real Estate Donations

Local real estate company, Class-Harlan, is showing support for Pine2Pink by donating $100 from every settlement which they complete in October.

Pine2Pink Burger at Penn Taproom

If you’ve had a burger from Penn Taproom, you know just how delicious this menu item is. During the month of October, Penn Taproom is offering a Pine2Pink burger, an eight-ounce burger topped with coleslaw, bread and butter pickle chips and house-made smoked aioli. $2 from every Pine2Pink burger sold will go directly to the organization and benefit local breast cancer patients via Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.

Pink Bagels at the Bagel Barrel

The Bagel Barrel offers an eclectic array of bagels for the Doylestown community to enjoy. Now, there is one more bagel offering to add to the list: the Pine2Pink pink bagel! Visit the Bagel Barrel during the month of October and pick up one (or a dozen!) pink bagels to support Pine2Pink.

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Godzilla Rolls at 86 West

It’s Godzilla vs. Cancer at 86 West throughout the month of October. Purchase a Godzilla roll and $2 from every purchase goes to the Pine2Pink organization. While you’re there, be sure to take note of the lovely pink lights displayed outside of the restaurant!

Pink Chocolates at Raymer’s Homemade Candies

Raymer’s Homemade Candies is known for its decadent and delicious chocolates. On your next visit to Raymer’s, be sure to pick up some pink chocolates, with proceeds going to Pine2Pink to benefit local breast cancer warriors.

Ice Cream Cone with Pink Sprinkles at Annie’s Water Ice

Annie’s Water Ice has been showing its support for Pine2Pink by offering special Pine2Pink ice cream cones with pink sprinkles. Each purchase of these icy sweet treats means that Pine2Pink will be getting donations for its excellent cause. Annie’s will be closing for the season on Saturday, October 13, but you still have a few more days to visit and support Pine2Pink (and get yourself a sweet treat at the same time!).

Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Altomonte’s

Altomonte’s is your go-to spot for the best Italian grocery items and prepared foods in the area. Their extremely popular extra virgin olive oil is a highly-coveted product and is now a fundraising opportunity for those who wish to support Pine2Pink. For every bottle of Altomonte’s unfiltered extra virgin olive oil sold, $1 will be donated to the Pine2Pink organization.

Pink Beer at Chambers 19 and The Other Side

Chambers 19 and The Other Side on Main Street, offer an extensive beer list. The latest to make the roster is pink beer to benefit Pine2Pink! $2 from every pink beer sold will go to the organization.

These are just a few of the many wonderful businesses and organizations throughout Doylestown which are lending a hand to Pine2Pink. All of the latest events and dining/product offerings can be viewed on the Pine2Pink website. Be sure to check back often as additional deals may be added!

Pine2Pink is also encouraging individuals to download the free Pine2Pink app in the App Store and Google Play. Once you download the app, you can take part in the virtual scavenger hunt and try your luck at winning up to 100 different prizes, donated by the extraordinary local businesses throughout Doylestown.

In addition to helping to raise money for Pine2Pink by attending the events and purchasing the products listed above, direct donations can be made to the organization via the website or by mailing a check to the Pine2Pink Foundation, PO Box 307, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Help raise money for Pine2Pink and Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute by visiting one of the spots listed above and taking part in these fantastic fundraising opportunities around Doylestown this October!

Pumpkin Carvings and Fundraising Combine at the CB Cares Pumpkinfest (Oct. 20)

The annual CB Cares Pumpkinfest, presented by the CB Cares Educational Foundation, is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, from 2–10 p.m., at the Moravian Tile Works.

Gather the family together and view the exquisite pumpkin carvings, placed perfectly throughout the Moravian Tile Works grounds. In addition to the opportunity to view the carved pumpkin creations, CB Cares Pumpkinfest will feature food truck fare, live music, vendors, a rock gym, a zombie obstacle course and more. The admission fee is $20 per carload and food offerings will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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The pumpkin carvings are completed during the day within a six-hour time frame and then put on lighted display starting at dusk. The pumpkin carving artists will consist of 18 Master Carvers, plus National Art Honor Society students from Central Bucks School District who participate in the carving and showcase their talents via the Youth Gallery as they compete for the coveted Newfield Award ribbon.

As one of CB Cares Educational Foundation’s main annual fundraising events, Pumpkinfest provides a way for CB Cares to raise money to pursue its multifaceted goals, in keeping with its primary focus, stated as follows on the CB Cares website:

“CB Cares Educational Foundation, in partnership with Doylestown Health,
the Central Bucks School District, local businesses, and the community,
is dedicated to enriching the experience and education of students through
innovative learning grants and  Developmental Assets-based programs
that promote responsible and resilient youth.”

In addition, CB Cares Pumpkinfest is a drug and alcohol-free countywide event in keeping with October’s National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and supporting the message of ATOD (Alcohol, Drug and tobacco and other drugs) prevention. It is also at the beginning of Red Ribbon week, which is a national initiative that provides a message to students about the importance of being “drug-free.”

Don’t miss this fun and creative October event for an excellent cause! Learn more about CB Cares Pumpkinfest, including details about some of the Master Carvers and event updates, via the Pumpkinfest Facebook page and be sure to bring the whole family to Moravian Tile Works on October 20 to support CB Cares Educational Foundation while getting into the festive fall spirit!

Photo credit: Mike Maney

County Theater Expansion Project Currently in the Works

The County Theater, an iconic Doylestown landmark, will be undergoing an impressive expansion project and Exploring Doylestown has the latest details for you!

It was recently announced that the County Theater will have some welcome changes occurring in the future and, as a result, be able to increase its community offerings. The County Theater will be expanding into the space next door (previously occupied by Poor Richards), which the nonprofit acquired in 2016. The expansion will include a new auditorium, new lobby, including an expanded concession stand, indoor box office, upgrades to the interior décor and a set of bathrooms on the first floor. The projected timeframe for completion is late 2020.

For the past two years, since purchasing the property next door, the theater board and staff members have been putting plans into motion and considering what type of expansion should occur and when these new additions should take place. Not only did the board and staff members thoroughly discuss the desired expansion amongst themselves, but they reached out to the community in a variety of ways, such as via meetings and surveys, and listened to what the public had to say about a potential expansion. The results were favorable and the expansion goals will now become reality.

The nonprofit County Theater organization is asking for the community’s help to aid in its expansion goals and put the expansion steps into motion. Interested individuals can make a donation online or by mail and help the expansion project get under way.

Learn more about the County Theater expansion via their website and find out how you can lend a hand to make the theater even bigger and better for the Doylestown community!

 

Bucks County Book Fest and Fire Prevention Open House Scheduled for Weekend of Oct. 13–14

During the weekend of October 13–14, the Borough of Doylestown will be filled with authors and book lovers, as well as fire prevention tip seekers and kids eager to visit the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 firehouse.

Bucks County Book Fest

The Bucks County Book Fest will take place on Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14. Saturday’s events will unfold at the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 firehouse, located at 68 Shewell Avenue, where attendees will be met with a day filled with children’s authors and illustrators from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Some events will be free to the public, whereas others will require a ticket to attend. The event schedule can be viewed online.

The Bucks County Book Fest will continue to draw in readers and authors on Sunday, but at a new location. The Hamilton Street Parking Lot will be transformed into a book lovers paradise with a wide array of tents set up where a variety of editor and author-led events will take place. Take a peek at the schedule and see which spots you’ll want to visit at the Bucks County Book Fest on Sunday, October 14.

Fire Prevention Open House

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Not only will the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 firehouse be the primary destination for the book-loving crowd on Saturday, October 13, but it will also be the location for the annual Fire Prevention Open House event. From 10 a.m.–2 p.m., firehouse visitors will get to explore the firehouse, speak with the firefighters and learn about safety and fire prevention. Other agencies which will be on hand to greet guests and activities currently scheduled for the day include the following:

  • Central Bucks Regional Police Department
  • Doylestown Borough Fire Marshal
  • Central Bucks EMS
  • Red Paw
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Paul Hashagen, Retired FDNY Rescue 1 Firefighter, will be selling and signing his book “Rescue Crew”
  • Special signed copies of “Let’s Go to the Firehouse” will be available for purchase
  • Kids firefighter challenge course
  • Fire trucks

Don’t miss these weekend events consisting of fabulous book-themed activities and fire prevention-themed fun!