It’s autumn and you’re invited to the party.

Coppery maples, blazing oaks and abundant pumpkins mark the harvest season in Upper Bucks County.

It’s autumn and you’re invited to join the party.

The 9th annual Upper Bucks Foodie event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at Sands Chrysler Jeep Dodge located at 501 N. West End Blvd., Quakertown.

Bob Haag, Sands general manager, said he loves entertaining and meeting people in the community.

“It’s a regular (hosting) event for us, and it’s great to see so many of the (community), come and visit us in this place we call our second home,” Haag said.

Along with legacy heritage family farms, the Foodie has become synonymous with the area’s colorful harvest season and abundant food and drink offerings.

Restaurant owners and chefs begin their day before the crack of dawn. Vineyard owners check their DeChanauc and Chambourcin grape clusters regularly with attention and care, waiting for the precise moment of harvest.

Preparation for the Foodie is no different.

Harvests can’t be rushed, and the Foodie has been months in the making to offer visitors a premier experience, complete with entertainment.

An invitation to come to the table has been made.

Sample what area purveyors have to offer. Network and meet business owners, and decision makers at the Foodie, a rich place to spend an October evening.

Come out Thursday evening, and sample the growing wine, beer and spirits-making boutique industries right here in Bucks and the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Meet Upper Bucks food industry shakers doing what they love best.

Tickets for the Foodie are on sale through the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce (buy them now and save $5) and benefit Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week and educational programming through the UBCC Foundation.

For tickets, visit the chamber offices located at 21 N. Main Street, Quakertown, or call 215-536-3211, or buy tickets online at www.ubcc.org

Like Santa’s December visit, the Foodie only comes once a year.

Don’t miss it!

If you go:
What: 9th annual Upper Bucks Foodie where over 25 area restaurants, wineries and breweries will be on hand

Where: Sands Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 501 N. West End Blvd., Quakertown

When: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, with VIP tent access from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., (with VIP ticket).

Tickets cost $40 for general admission; $60 for VIP tent access, and distilled spirits sampling.

VIP Tickets just SOLD OUT!

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