About the Event
The 8th annual Harvest Festival in Downtown Bethlehemâ€™s Historic District is coming on Saturday, October 12, 2013!
Main Street, Broad Street and the Sun Inn Courtyard will be the home to fall festivities, food, shopping and fun for the whole family!
Are you interested in vending at our 2013 Harvest Festival? Download an application below!
2012 Activities listed below:
Back in 2012, unlimited beer sampling wristbands! Beer lovers will have the opportunity to purchase wristbands in advance of the festival or on the day of. Delicious and creative brews from Lehigh Valley Homebrewers, Bethlehem Brew Works, and 10 other local home breweries! Wristbands include unlimited samplings. Samplings will be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wristbands are $20 in advance + online fee ($25 on day of event) and are available for purchase in person at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce in the Main St Commons. WILL SELL OUT!
Looking to skip the online purchase fees? Stop by the following stores to purchase your beer passport for $20: Donegal Square, Girlfriends Boutique, Visitors Center, Ostara, Moravian Book Shop & Keystone Homebrew Supply
*must show proof of age (21+) to wear a wristband!*
Back for 2012! Enjoy wine samples with a passport along the wine trail from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wine lovers will be able to take advantage of the unlimited samples from the 16 stop wine trail! Passports available for $20. Limited number available! WILL SELL OUT!
For the fifth year, Downtown Bethlehem restaurateurs will be putting their best soup forward for the Harvest Soup contest. Festival-goers may purchase passports for $10; taste soups, vote for their favorite from 10 locations, and enter to win free soup from the winning location for your whole Thanksgiving Dinner! The Harvest Soup Contest is sure to bring the taste of fall to all who sample the various broths, bisques, stews and other concoctions at Harvest Festival. Tastings will be available from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Harvest Festival Biergarten – sponsored by Cigars International
Beginning at 1 p.m. the Bethlehem Harvest Festival will transition into the Sun Inn Courtyard where there will be live music, great food, beer and wine!
Visit www.bethlehemharvestfestival.com or call 610-751-4979 for updates on musicians, artists and more! Bethlehemâ€™s Harvest Festival is presented by the Downtown Bethlehem Association!
Pie Contest – sponsored by Jumbars:
Stop by the Sun Inn Courtyard at noon to witness the 2nd Annual Harvest Festival Pie Easting Contest! 10 contestants will participate in an all-out competition to eat one whole pie with no hands the fastest! Yummy strawberry pies will be sponsored by Jumbars! A contestant will win the honor of the Championship trophy for the winner of the contest and other prizes will be awarded for Best Costume and Crowd Favorite! Register today by emailing email@example.com
Visit the Main Street stage from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and hear local musicians! At 1:00 p.m., the concert moves to the Sun Inn Courtyard where the Trouble City Allstars, Don Cunningham & his Cabinet, and a headliner sure to please the crowds will be playing until 8 p.m. in the Biergarten at the Sun Inn Courtyard!
Sun Inn Courtyard
Award-winning amateur brewer Chris Bowen of Bethlehem will be demonstrating 18th Century brewing techniques from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch Chris as he creates a brew from scratch and talk with him about the history of brewing in Bethlehem.
Bring the Whole Family!
Kids of all ages will love the sights and sounds of Bethlehemâ€™s Harvest Festival. At the 1750 Smithy, located on the South end of Main Street next to the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, take part in the petting zoo, pumpkin painting, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, and hay jumping; all day for only $10!
Schollâ€™s Orchard Produce Market
Visit Schollâ€™s Orchard Produce Market to purchase fresh and delicious produce; starting at 11 a.m.
Fine Art and Crafts
Artists and crafters from around the region will set up their wares on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy gourmet foods, photography, painting, woodwork, sculpture and more.
Desserts and Food
Stop in at the Sun Inn for a historic tour and a delicious food and desserts!
Free grape stomping will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rain Date: October 20, 2012
The Downtown Bethlehem Association wishes to thank Dâ€™Huy Engineering, Bennett Automotive, Bethlehem Parking Authority, Hotel Bethlehem, Northampton Community College, Hyatt Place, Bethlehem Business Forms, The Chamber, and Allentown Beverage for their support.
The Downtown Bethlehem Association is a council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Questions may be directed to Kasara McLaughlin at 610-577-6962 or KasaraM@lehighvalleychamber.org.
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