Halloween-Themed Events You Won’t Want to Miss in Doylestown

The Halloween season is an excellent one for parades, cocktail events, and healthy Halloween treat seminars…and Doylestown offers all of these! With a little over a week to go until Halloween, you want to start making a list of Halloween-themed events to attend this year in Doylestown. Here are some options to get you started:

Halloween Party at Hops/Scotch (Oct. 25)

Head to Hops/Scotch on Friday, October 25, from 7 p.m.–midnight for this craft cocktail bar’s Halloween Party. Come in costume to compete for some spectacular prizes from Betty Borden’s House of Whacks and Hunt a Killer as well as a Barr Hill gin gift set. Enjoy live music from Matt Setzer and Sam Ryan and Dave Nonini as well as DJ music in between sets. The event will offer two levels of fun throughout the venue and plenty of pay-as-you-go craft cocktails. The cover charge is $5 per person.

Doylestown Spooktacular Parade and Costume Contest (Oct. 26)

Halloween Dog Costume Pixabay

On Saturday, October 26, bring the entire family, including your furry family members, to the Bucks County Administration Building lawn for the annual Spooktacular Parade and Costume Contest. Registration for the contest begins at 10 a.m. and the costume judging will be held at 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories, including family/group, kids, and pets. The parade will immediately follow the announcement of the best costume awards.

Healthy Halloween “Treat Your Treaters” Seminar with Doylestown Health (Oct. 30)

Doylestown Health is helping you to create healthy Halloween treats for your trick-or-treaters and family members this year. Register for the free seminar that takes place at Doylestown Hospital from 11:30 a.m.–noon on Wednesday, October 30. If you can’t make it to the event in Conference Room J on October 30, don’t worry, as you can view the information online via webinar access.

Studio 54 Halloween Bash and Costume Contest at M.O.M.’s (Oct. 31)

Maxwell’s on Main (M.O.M.’s) will be hosting its Studio 54 Halloween Bash and Costume Contest on Thursday, October 31. The Halloween fun will run from 9 p.m.–1 a.m. and feature DJ Crambone playing disco hits from the ’70s and ’80s. Be sure to wear your most creative costume and take part in the costume contest during the night, too!



CB Cares Pumpkinfest Features Creative Pumpkins for a Great Cause

CB Cares Pumpkinfest, an annual family-friendly fundraiser, returns this year on Saturday, October 19, beginning at 4 p.m.

The event will take place at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works and feature creative pumpkin carvings by 18 talented carvers to benefit the CB Cares Educational Foundation. Attendees will view the extraordinary pumpkin creations crafted by master carvers and marvel at the Youth Pumpkin Gallery filled with pumpkin carvings by National Art Honor Society students from the three Central Bucks School District high schools.

The pumpkins you’ll find in the Main Pumpkin Gallery have some well-known names attached to them, including Jeff Brown of Food Network’s Halloween Wars and Bri Kozior from MasterChef Season 4. You’ll also find Tim, Kieran, and Ronan Petrosky carving to defend their three-year winning streak for the prestigious Malloy Award. Pumpkins for the 2019 CB Cares Pumpkinfest are provided by Trauger’s Family Farm of Kintnersville.

CB Cares Pumpkinfest Credit Mike Maney

In between perusing the pumpkin displays, festival-goers can enjoy the following:

Proceeds from the event will benefit CB Cares Educational Foundation’s programs for students and parents that include innovative learning grants for educators with a focus on STEM, the arts, leadership, career readiness, and student wellness. CB Cares Educational Foundation operates on the mission of promoting resilient and responsible youth.

The cost to attend this fabulous fundraising event is $20 per carload. A rain date of Sunday, October 20, is on the calendar should inclement weather occur.

Show your support for the CB Cares Educational Foundation while enjoying a fun evening out with the entire family!

Photo credit: Mike Maney

Intrigue Fine Apparel is Turning 32 and You’re Invited to the Celebration (Oct. 18 and 19)

Intrigue Fine Apparel is celebrating its 32nd birthday and you’re invited to the party!

Located just a few minutes away from Doylestown in picturesque Buckingham, you’ll find the exceptional selection and beautiful fashion items that Intrigue Fine Apparel has to offer. In celebration of 32 years in business, the Intrigue Fine Apparel team will be throwing a two-day birthday bash on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19.

Intrigue Fine Apparel Chanel

Pop in anytime on either day and enjoy champagne, cake pops, and fabulous giveaways. While you’re there, be sure to explore the designer clothing that lines the racks, ranging from Chanel to Hermes and everything in between. Enjoy one-stop shopping and create entire outfits with ease from the extensive collection of apparel and accessories offered by Intrigue Fine Apparel.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event and congratulations to the Intrigue team on 32 wonderful years in business!

Photo credit: Intrigue Fine Apparel 


Factory Donuts is Headed to Doylestown

Ready for some more exciting Doylestown dining news? Factory Donuts will be opening a location in Doylestown!

Factory Donuts, known for its delectable featured flavors and create-your-own options, is headed to the Cross Keys Place Shopping Center at 4367 West Swamp Road. With a tentative opening timeframe of mid-November, you will soon be able to savor sweet donut creations, including the Maple Bacon Explosion, French Toast, Chocolate-Covered Strawberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, and more.

Factory Donuts

After you select your donuts of choice, be sure to order a cup of hot coffee, iced coffee, sweet tea, hot tea, or other beverage to accompany your breakfast treat or anytime dessert!

For those looking for employment, Factory Donuts is still hiring. The team is looking for part-time staff members for the weekday mornings as well as a few high school and college students to work after school and on the weekends. And, if you want to earn some extra cash around the holidays, Factory Donuts is searching for holiday help as well. Interested individuals can reach out to the owners via email at store04@factorydonuts.net or by phone at (215) 850-0913.

Congratulations to the Factory Donuts team on your upcoming opening in Doylestown!

Photo credit: Factory Donuts


The Finer Details on the Future Bryn and Dane’s Location in Doylestown

Yesterday the exciting news was released that Bryn and Dane’s would be opening its sixth U.S. location in Doylestown. Exploring Doylestown recently spoke with owner Bryn Davis to grab all of the finer details regarding this wonderful announcement.

The new restaurant will be located in the Mercer Square Shopping Center at 73 Old Dublin Pike, taking over the spot formerly occupied by Moe’s. The 2,985 square-foot space will seat 86 patrons within the interior and also have a catering and delivery service operating inside the premises.


As for the healthy and delicious culinary bites, the menu you’ll find at the newest Bryn and Dane’s will be the same as other locations, including items such as smoothies, cold bowls, chicken strips, salads, wraps, and more.

Bryn and his team have always eyed up Doylestown as a location for the eatery, even early on in the restaurant’s history, but they were waiting for a spot to open up that would suit their needs. Fortunately, 73 Old Dublin Pike became available and the rest is history.

Once the Doylestown location is open, the restaurant will continue its philanthropic giving as with the other Bryn and Dane’s locations. They will continue their Change for Change program, where dining guests are able to round up their change and have the money given to the “little brother store” currently being built in Uganda. Also, with each meal purchased at the restaurant, a meal will be provided to a child in need overseas. Bryn and Dane’s has always operated with a mission in mind to provide healthy food both here and abroad.

To understand the true excitement of Bryn in opening up the newest Bryn and Dane’s in Doylestown, here’s the letter he posted yesterday on social media:


The Doylestown location is projected to open in March 2020.

Congratulations to the Bryn and Dane’s team! We can’t wait for the new location to open its doors in Doylestown!

Soft Opening Dates Have Been Announced for Cup O’ Rakkii and Rakkii Ramen in Doylestown

If you’ve heard the buzz lately about a Japanese eatery and bubble tea shop headed to Doylestown, you’re going to be even more excited when you hear this news: Cup O’ Rakkii and Rakkii Ramen have announced their upcoming soft opening dates!

The location at 52 East State Street will host two dining establishments in one: Cup O’ Rakkii and Rakkii Ramen. Cup O’ Rakki will be the first to have its soft opening and will open the doors to customers on Monday, October 14, at noon. This portion of the restaurant will serve up authentic Japanese beverages, including classic bubble milk tea, fresh orange tea, cheese foam fresh strawberry, and brown sugar bubble milk, to name a few options that will grace the beverage menu.

As for the food side of the establishment, Rakkii Ramen will be hosting its soft opening November 1–3. With regard to menu items you’ll soon be savoring at Rakkii Ramen, get ready for delectable dishes such as Tonkotsu Ramen, Spicy Miso Ramen, Vegetable Ramen, and more. Rakkii Ramen also offers pre-noodle appetizers and sweet treats to complete the meal.

Get ready to explore the newest eatery to hit the streets of Doylestown, starting on Monday, October 14!

Photo credit: Rakkii Ramen

Just Announced: Bryn and Dane’s to Open New Location in Doylestown

Get ready, Doylestown! Bryn and Dane’s just announced minutes ago that their sixth location will be opening in Doylestown.

The exact address has not yet been released but Exploring Doylestown will announce it here as soon as it’s known. What we do know is that hungry Doylestown diners can expect to grab all of their B+D favorites when the restaurant opens in early 2020.

For those who have yet to experience all that Bryn and Dane’s has to offer, this restaurant is known for its healthy and delicious menu. Some of the items the Doylestown dining crowd can look forward to will include fruit-laden smoothies, healthy and filling wraps, sensational salads, flavorful chicken strips, and so much more.

Keep checking back for further details, including the exact address, and congratulations to the Bryn and Dane’s team on this new venture!