Tyler Taste of Summer: Crab Fest is a casual, coastal-themed event in support of the Bucks County Community College Foundation. Guests will enjoy an evening of food and fun while helping raise funds for student scholarships, campus initiatives and the preservation of the historic Tyler Mansion and Gardens.
Tyler Taste of Summer: Crab Fest will be held on June 7 on the grounds of historic Tyler Hall on the Bucks Newtown Campus. This year’s event is a fresh take on the longstanding Bucks Tradition, Tyler Tasting Party. After celebrating 30 years of Tyler Tasting in 2018, the College is excited to offer the community a brand new way to come together and celebrate the season. Going forward, the plan is to change the theme every year, making each event a new experience.
All Things Summer!
Instead of the tasting format of previous Tyler events, this year’s party will give a nod to summer and the shore with a seaside-style crab boil and chicken barbecue. The evening begins with cocktail hour in the beautiful Tyler Gardens with artisanal hors d’oeuvres. From there, guests will enjoy a dinner of snow crabs and barbecued chicken in the main tent. Favorite picnic sides, warm-weather drinks, and strawberry shortcake will round out the menu. Your ticket also includes beer, wine and signature cocktails. To make the evening extra special, the Chef Apprentices in the Bucks Culinary Arts Program are partnering with the CulinArt Group to prepare and serve the food. To complete the party atmosphere, the tribute band Still Surfin’ will be there playing all of your Beach Boys favorites.
When: Friday, June 7 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Tyler Gardens of Bucks County Community College, Newtown Campus
275 Swamp Road, Newtown
Tickets: $125, purchase online here.
BCCC Culinary Arts Students/Apprentices
Tyler Mansion & Gardens
The Tyler Taste of Summer helps preserve the historic Tyler Hall – the heart of the campus. The Tyler mansion is arguably the grandest home ever built in Bucks County and believed to be the last of the “great estates” ever constructed in the United States. In 1987, Tyler Hall and Tyler Formal Gardens were placed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Tyler Hall and Tyler Formal Gardens are true gems of Bucks County, and their restoration and maintenance are important to the college as well as the community. Visiting this historic site is a step back in time to an era of elegance that included the Golden Age of American Gardens.
For more information about the Tyler Estate, click here.