Fall Festivals in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania: A Season of Vibrant Celebrations

As the air begins to cool and leaves start to change color, it’s that time of year when the Lehigh Valley comes alive with vibrant fall festivals and events. Whether you’re a fan of live music, delicious food, cultural celebrations, or simply enjoying the autumn atmosphere, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Allow me to highlight some of the upcoming festivals and events you won’t want to miss:

🍁Forks Community Days
Dates: Sept. 15-17
Location: Forks Community Park
Description: This annual township festival kicks off on Friday and features live music, a beer and wine tent, tethered hot air balloon rides, a quoits tournament, and plenty of fun-filled activities for the whole family.
🍁Emmaus Harvest Festival
Date: Sept. 16
Location: Knauss Homestead
Description: After a successful first year, Emmaus is bringing back its Harvest Festival. Over 50 food, drink, craft, and art vendors will be at Knauss Homestead, offering an afternoon of winning, dining, and shopping just before the official start of autumn.
🍁Apple Days & Market To Go
Dates: Sept. 15, 16, and 17
Location: Burnside Plantation
Description: Join the annual Bethlehem celebration of all things apple at Burnside Plantation. Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is hosting this event, where you can enjoy apple-themed treats and products. Don’t miss the to-go market on Friday, featuring a cornhole tournament and delicious apple offerings.
🍁Festival In The Borough
Date: Sept. 16
Location: Washington Borough
Description: Washington Borough’s annual Festival In The Borough promises a full 12 hours of fun, including a beer garden, free family activities, and live music performed by 18 bands across three stages.
🍁Historic Easton Cemetery Community Day
Date: Sept. 16
Location: Historic Easton Cemetery
Description: This community-focused event is anything but spooky. Join the Easton Cemetery for its annual fundraiser, featuring historic tours, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and the presence of local organizations. Don’t forget to grab a slice of pizza or food from vendors and enjoy a cold one from Porter’s Pub’s beer truck.
🍁West End World of Food Festival
Date: Sept. 16
Location: 19th and Liberty Streets, Allentown
Description: Experience a culinary journey across the globe in Allentown’s West End Theater District. This festival features diverse cultural cuisines, drinks, and live music, making it a perfect way to spend your Saturday.
🍁Celtic Classic
Dates: Sept. 22-24
Location: Downtown Bethlehem
Description: Put on your kilt and head to Downtown Bethlehem for the annual Celtic Classic. Explore Celtic culture through various activities and events.
🍁Lower Milford Fall Festival
Date: Sept. 23
Location: 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Road, Coopersburg
Description: Celebrate the beginning of fall at the 21st edition of the Lower Milford Fall Festival. Enjoy food vendors, craft merchants, nonprofits, tractor rides, and pick out the perfect pumpkin for your jack-o’-lantern.
🍁Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival Fall Marketplace
Dates: Sept. 23 and 24
Location: Renninger’s Farmers Market, Kutztown
Description: While it’s not 4/20, the Pennsylvania
Cannabis Festival is hosting a fall marketplace with 250-plus vendors and over 20 food vendors. It’s bound to be a unique weekend.
🍁Bacon & Brews
Date: Sept. 30
Location: Coca Cola Park
Description: This event offers more than just beer. Bacon & Brews features cider, wine, rum, vodka, and whiskey samples, along with delicious bacon-centric food items from IronPigs Concessions.
🍁SteelStacks Oktoberfest
Dates: Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 13-15
Location: SteelStacks
Description: Join the Lehigh Valley’s largest Oktoberfest celebration for two weekends of fun. Enjoy traditional events like the Oktoberfest 5k, Pierogipalooza, Dragtoberfest, and more.
🍁Garlic Fest
Dates: Oct. 7 and 8
Location: Centre Square
Description: Get ready for the garlicky goodness at Garlic Fest in Centre Square. While the full vendor list isn’t out yet, you can start planning for a free two-day festival filled with garlic-themed events.
🍁Bethlehem Harvest Festival
Date: Oct. 14
Location: Main Street, Bethlehem
Description: The Harvest Festival returns for its 18th year, taking over the streets of Bethlehem. Enjoy wine, beer, live music, and a “Power Hour” of sales at downtown businesses.
🍁Easton Book Festival
Dates: Oct. 19 to Oct. 22
Location: Easton
Description: Cozy up with a good book at the fifth annual Easton Book Festival, featuring a wide range of programming for all age groups. Events will take place in Easton and virtually.
🍁PA Bacon Fest
Dates: Nov. 4 and 5
Location: Downtown Easton
Description: Concluding the fall festival season, PA Bacon Fest returns with a mouthwatering array of bacon-infused foods, drinks, and more. Don’t miss out on the bacon festivities!

I hope you’re as excited as I am about these upcoming fall festivals and events in the Lehigh Valley. Save the dates, gather your friends and family, and make the most of this beautiful season with these fantastic celebrations. See you there! πŸπŸ‚

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