Signature Events

Taste of the World

Local VIPs, dignitaries, and friends of Pearl S. Buck International gather for this gala gourmet event which showcases upper Bucks County's premier food and beverage offerings from the best local restaurants as well as food and drink purveyors. Held on the grounds and in the Estate Pavilion of the beautiful Pearl S. Buck estate, this is one perfectly delicious evening-out for foodies and friends!

Proceeds from this annual event benefit the work of Pearl S. Buck International in bridging cultures and changing lives.

Living the Legacy Breakfast October 7, 2022

Complimentary (Donations Encouraged) and Registration Required

This heartwarming annual event is a community favorite that raises essential funds to continue the legacy of Pearl S. Buck. Inspirational speakers and videos showcase the lives changed by the work of Pearl S. Buck International. This year, experience a new look with our new lunchtime hour and our hybrid presentation—an in-person socially distanced event and a professionally produced live stream. If you missed last year’s Living the Legacy event, you can watch the video of it here.

Annual Festival of Trees November-December 2022

Ticket Purchase & Reservation Required – Call 215-249-0100 x110

View the rooms of Pearl S. Buck’s iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse (a National Historic Landmark) as they come alive with the glow of holiday decorations. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County’s best artists/decorators and local community groups. The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region. Visitors vote for the best display. See the Events Calendar for specific dates and times.

Holiday Craft Show November 25–December 4, 2022

Janet L. Mintzer Center

Enjoy a unique shopping experience at this high end craft show which offers jury-selected gifts, decorations, food, jewelry, apparel, and more from professional crafters, artists, and chefs. The Holiday Craft Show has been a Bucks County tradition for nearly three decades.

Community Holiday Open House December 2022

Be our guest at the Holiday Open House which features entertainment, complimentary tours of the Festival of Trees, and the announcement of the Festival of Trees contest winners. This annual event carries on the historic tradition of Pearl S. Buck’s holiday party for the local upper Bucks County community. Please save the date for this special event.

Woman of Influence Award Dinner June 24, 2021

The Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe, U.S. District Court Judge
Pearl S. Buck International 2021 Woman of Influence

Each year the Woman of Influence Award honors our founder, Pearl S. Buck, by recognizing women who continue in her footsteps.  The 2021 Woman of Influence is the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe, a Judge of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. For the full list of Woman of Influence honorees from 1979-2020, click here.

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