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Tickets on sale for Mercer Museum’s Cocktails at the Castle benefit


The Mercer Museum’s annual fall fundraiser Cocktails at the Castle returns to Doylestown from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, for a night of culinary delights and tasty cocktails, all in support of the Mercer Museum’s education programs, exhibitions, and community initiatives.

The evening on the grounds of the Mercer Museum will include specialties from Bucks County culinary purveyors, along with craft cocktail creations and entertainment.

The evening will begin with a “Pine Street Stroll” cocktail hour, offering a selection of appetizers from Jeffrey A. Miller Catering and the distinct musical sounds of Birdhouse Center, featuring Bronwyn Bird and Justin Nawn on guitar and nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish instrument.

After cocktail hour, local restaurant and catering partners will serve their specialties. This year’s partners include Bluestem Botanicals, Chambers 19 Bistro & Bar, Cross Culture Restaurant, Doylestown Café & Catering, Empanada Mama, Genevieve’s Kitchen, Le Macaron French Pastries, Lubertos, McCoole’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes – Warrington, Pennsylvania Soup & Seafood House, Pierre’s Chocolates, Plumsteadville Inn, Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s, Stone & Key Cellars, Sweet Victory Gluten & Dairy Free Treats, and Wycombe Valley Vineyards – with more to come.

Guests can sample a curated list of craft cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the evening.

Attendees can dance the night away with musical acts that set the festive mood, including Philadelphia-based party band Where’s Pete to keep the party hopping until the last note is played.

Bucks County Historical Society Chief Executive Officer, Kyle McKoy notes, “We are thrilled to welcome our community supporters and friends to another wonderful Cocktails at the Castle event this year. With so many regional favorites returning to share their culinary creations, as well as exciting new additions to the roster, all in an exceptional historic setting, we know it will be a year to remember!”

In addition to the event, an important fundraising component of Cocktails at the Castle is the online silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and unique packages, all to benefit the Bucks County Historical Society.

This year’s selection of unique auction experiences and deluxe offerings includes: a one-week vacation on Vieques Island in Puerto Rico, a romantic getaway at the Joseph Ambler Inn, a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Mercer Museum’s collections, buzzworthy spirit gift baskets, artwork, family outings, local dining and shopping adventures, and so much more.

Bidders do not need to purchase tickets or attend the event, and all can bid on auction items virtually. The silent auction will close at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. All auction items will be available for pick up at the Mercer Museum.

Tickets to Cocktails at the Castle are $200 for General Admission and $175 for Bucks County Historical Society Members. The event is rain or shine. Tickets are limited, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. For event and auction information and to purchase tickets, visit