Signature Events

Hidden Gems: Fashioning A Legacy Exhibit May 15, 2024 - May 2024

This exhibit will showcase the best representations of Pearl Buck’s personal style through her intact collection of American and Asian fashion, jewelry, shoes, handbags, hand fans, gloves, and associated archival material. A woman well ahead of her time, Ms. Buck had a distinctive style. She had the opportunity to live in two very different cultures and carefully chose clothing and accessories to represent the two halves of herself and her life. The fashions exhibited will also be used as the vehicle to tell the story of Pearl S. Buck International’s work and impact since 1964.

The 60th Anniversary Gala May 16, 2024

Join us for this very special evening- a true celebration and reflection of our past 60 years including videos, presentations and guests from our overseas offices.

Living the Legacy Breakfast: 60 Years June 26, 2024

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.  If you missed  Living the Legacy in the past, you can watch the video of it here.

Pearl S. Buck International Symposium September 26-28, 2024

Join us in the fall of 2024 as we host the Pearl S. Buck Symposium at various locations around upper Bucks County. In partnership with the local universities and international institutions, keep an eye out soon for a call for research papers, as we invite local high school, university, and professional scholars to join us in collaboration, discussion, and fellowship at this stimulating and thought-provoking research and educational symposium.

Annual Festival of Trees November 14, 2024-January 5, 2025

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 24–December 3, 2023

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 Party December 10, 2023

3-5 pm

Be our guest at the Holiday Community Open House which features complimentary tours of the Festival of Trees. 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.

Past Events

Taste of the World Gourmet Gala

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.

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Woman of Influence Award Dinner

Each year the Woman of Influence Award honors our founder, Pearl S. Buck, by recognizing women who continue in her footsteps.

For the full list of Woman of Influence honorees from 1979-2020, click here.