December happens to be one of our favorite months here at Hargrave House. Doylestown is all gussied up for the holidays – from the stately Christmas tree set up in Starbucks’ parking lot at State and Main, to the snowflake ornaments adorning streetlamps, to the larger-than-life dreidel at Hamilton and State streets. It’s just so pretty to walk through town! We also love the long-standing tradition Mercer and Michener museums have of jointly hosting their holiday open houses on the same night. Make sure you set aside a few hours Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, to sample some of their seasonal spirit and maybe check out a few things you’ve never seen at the two cultural institutions. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m. And don’t forget to throw an evergreen branch into the bonfire near Mercer’s log cabin as part of the annual “burning of the greens.” The symbolic gesture allows you to “wish your troubles away” in hopes of a better new year to come – a perfectly pleasant idea!
Every year this event is a big draw to Bucks County and lodging options fill up quickly. So be sure to make your reservations at our beautiful and newly renovated B &B. We are close by to the Jazz festival and offer free parking, so you can come and go as you please.
We’ll be posting more information about the Jazz Fest and other Bucks County and Doylestoen events daily, so make sure to check back frequently to pur blog for updates.
Wow! The Folk Festival is a great time. Just found this article from Mcall.com:
Both days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine, families will be able to see craftsmen at work producing the necessities of earlier life, rather than just reading about the tasks people had to do.
There will be demonstrations of blacksmithing, glassblowing, open-hearth cooking, sheep shearing, Colonial brewing, furniture making, painting, spinning, weaving, pewter casting, broom making and paper cutting (scherenschnitte), as well as making leather goods and hand-sewn rugs.
Find the rest of the article here.
Have a fun spring weekend! Come to Doylestown for the Annual Folk Festival and sleep over at the Hargrave House Bed and Breakfast just about a block away. This is a great event sponsored by the Mercer Museum. The grounds of the museum are transformed into an historical festival on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 9 & 10. Crafters come from far and wide to demonstrate crafts like blacksmithing, leather working, spinning, weaving, open-hearth cooking and colonial brewing. Music, entertainment, picnic foods and tours of the towing Mercer Museum castle complete a festive weekend.
Stay at Hargrave House both Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy both days of the Festival as well as downtown Doylestown. It is one of the “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” named by the National Trust for Historical Preservation. We’re just steps away from dining, shopping, County Theater, bookshops and only 2 blocks from the train and bus station (Service via SEPTA R5 to Philadelphia and via Transbridge Lines bus to New York City – about two hours away). If you drive, we have private on-site guest parking. Ask for our special Folk Fest rates! We also have Folk Fest Ticket discounts.
Here are some helpful links:
Make your reservations at Hargrave B & B here.