Back again for it’s 67th year, the Middletown Grange Fair is a family favorite! But if you don’t plan on hanging around the Grange all weekend, then check out our weekend guide for Thursday, August 13th, 2015 through Sunday, August 16th, 2015 below. We have included some of the best events happening in Bucks County this weekend. Also, make sure to check out more fun things to do on our sortable calendar of events & Summer Guide 2015.
Summer Wine Tasting
Cairnwood Estate 1005 Cathedral Road Huntingdon Valley
8:00pm – 10:30pm
Enjoy a romantic end-of-the summer evening including a wine tasting showcasing wines from around the world, chance to explore the Beaux Arts-style mansion and relax in the lush fountain garden. Visitors are invited to experience the grandeur of the “Gilded Age” from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Co-hosting the event is Frank’s Union Wine Mart of Wilmington, Delaware, which will provide international wines. Imported and domestic cheeses will be among the fare offered by Jamie Hollander Gourmet Catering. Admission to the Summer Wine Tasting: $40 or $70/couple
Middletown Grange Fair
576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown
10:00am – 10:00pm
The fair, which started in 1948 as a corn growing competition for farmers, is a very popular, family-friendly event that celebrates Bucks County’s rich history in agriculture. The entertainment schedule lists all activities planned for the weekend. Everyday the fun starts at 10am with something new happening almost every half hour. Some of the schedule includes hot dog pig races, tractor parades, horse hayrides, tractor pulls and even a chocolate cake baking contest! The things to see and do are endless at the Grange Fair.
History and Hops
10:30am – 4:00pm
Please join in on “History and Hops” for exclusive tours at two of Doylestown’s National Historic Landmark museums and its newest brewery. The day will start with a tour at the Mercer Museum which houses over 40,000 tools and artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries from literally floor to ceiling. It was the brainchild of Henry Chapman Mercer, archaeologist and anthropologist. Next stop is the new Doylestown Brewing Company! You will be treated to a delicious lunch, a private tour and brew samples! We will finish the day with a private guided tour of Fonthill, Henry Chapman Mercer’s home.
Bristol Riverside Theatre 120 Radcliffe Street Bristol
We’ll end the summer on a high note with a night featuring hits from the golden years of Broadway. You’ll hear songs from Hello, Dolly!, Pippin, Wicked, On The Town, Bye Bye Birdie, and others.
The Pint-Size Pirate
McCoole’s Arts & Events Place, 10 South Main Street, Quakertown
11:00am and 2:00pm showings
Peggy wants to be real pirate, but the other pirates won’t let her because she’s too small! But while Peggy may be small, she is brave and fearless and sets off to boldly go where no pirate has gone before – to the lair of the evil sea monster… $10 Tickets may be purchased at www.StaroftheDay.org.
Peachy Fun Days
Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Morrisville
11:00am – 4:00pm
There’s nothing like a juicy peach straight from tree. Come and pick your own…we have lots! Fun also includes wagon rides, inflatable attractions, jumping pillows, playground, and more! Admission is $5/person, peaches are sold by the pound.
Friends of the Free Library of New Hope & Solebury Annual Book Sale
Four Seasons Mall, 34 S. Main St, New Hope
12:00pm to 7:00pm
Help support the local library and check out the variety of books, Old and New Audio, CDs and DVDs!
Good People, A Dramedy
Town and Country Players, 4158 York Rd, Buckingham
Good People A Dramedy by David Lindsay-Abaire Fridays and Saturdays – August 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8:00 p.m. Sundays – August 16, 23 at 2:00 p.m. Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who has made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. The scrappy characters have tremendous appeal, and the moral dilemma they grapple with holds special significance in today’s harsh economic climate.