Autumn in the Lehigh Valley is a fantastic time to come and explore the region that we here at the Sayre Mansion call home. The leaves begin to change color, the air becomes cool and brisk and the area comes to life with an array of great festivals and events. It’s the ideal time to come pay us a visit, because you can enjoy the charm of the area and get the added benefit of visiting one of the great local events that the region has become known for. If you’re planning a trip to the Lehigh Valley soon, then you are in for a treat. There are all sorts of amazing events in the Lehigh Valley to look forward to. From football games to celebrations of heritage, the calendar of upcoming autumn events in the Lehigh Valley is full of fall fun.
Celtic Classic | September
The Celtic Classic is one of the big events in the Lehigh Valley that has become a favorite tradition among locals and visitors alike. This year will be the 27th incarnation of the Celtic Classic. This celebration of Celtic heritage and culture includes a pip band competitions, Highland Games, a Showing of the Tartan Parade, haggis competition, fiddle competition, whiskey tasting, dancing, and Celtic crafts!
Bethlehem Harvest Festival | October
This year marks the 10th Annual Bethlehem Harvest Festival, also known as Harvest Fest. The fall celebration takes place in downtown Bethlehem and includes craft vendors, live music, and an array of wonderful food and beverages. There will be soup, wine, and beer tastings, for conrnessouirs of all types. It’s a must-attend event in what has become known as the “Festival City.”
Runner’s World Half Marathon & Festival| October
The Runner’s World Half Marathon & Festival is another one of the fall events in the Lehigh Valley that has become a favorite tradition. The race runs through the historic neighborhoods of Bethlehem. Runners will see historic homes, some of the original 1741 settlement, Moravian College, and the Bethlehem SteelStacks. The festival includes the race, a pre-race dinner, live music, a trail run, seminars, and more.
Lehigh-Lafayette Football Game | November
The Lehigh-Lafayette football game is known as “The Rivalry.” This year will mark the 151st meeting of the Rivalry and you don’t want to miss out if you’re a football fan. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks will face off against the Lafayette Leopards in four quarters of competition rich in tradition. It’s the longest running and most-played football rivalry in the nation.
As you prepare for these great events in the Lehigh Valley, be sure to make your accommodation arrangements at the Sayre Mansion. Our Bethlehem bed and breakfast is the ideal place to rest and relax in between all of the activities you want to participate in during your next visit. The mansion’s rooms and suites are the perfect combination of old world elegance and modern comfort. Plus, our location in the heart of Bethlehem means that you’ll be close to all of the restaurants, shops, entertainment, and other attractions that you’ll want to visit. For an unforgettable experience in the Lehigh Valley, look no further than the Sayre Mansion! We’ll see you soon!