Come celebrate the harvest season! Every year, the Bethlehem Harvest Festival brings fun for the whole family to the historic district of our town. There’s no better way to experience the best of beautiful Bethlehem. Browse through the craft vendors, visit the Biergarten, sample the local wines, and enjoy the live music of this one-of-a-kind event. There’s even something for the little ones! Find out more about this fantastic festival.
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The Bethlehem Harvest Festival
Typically the festival occurs during the beginning of the harvest, around mid-October. In past years, it’s been located on Main Street and the courtyard of the Sun Inn. This is just a short drive from Sayre Mansion! The festival typically lasts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., though the various tastings only last three hours.
Purchase your passport for the beer tasting! In past years, the tasting was held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Main Street. There have been up to 15 different breweries included in previous years, including local businesses. Try something from Lehigh Valley Homebrew or Fegley’s Brew Works. There is a limited supply of beer available, so make sure to get there early!
Explore the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail without ever having to leave Main Street! You’ll be able to sample the best of the best from wineries near Bethlehem, PA, and further out. Try something from Amoré Vineyards and Winery or Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars. Again, samples are limited so try to get there early. In past years, the tasting has occurred from 1 to 4 p.m.
After all that beer and wine, try something a little more hearty! Buy your passport for the soup tasting downtown. Again, in past years the tasting has occurred from 1 to 4 p.m. and has included samples from 11 different downtown vendors. Visit the different merchants, chat with the staff, and try incredible soups!
Family Fun Zone
The Bethlehem Harvest Festival isn’t just for adults! Kids (and parents) will love the Family Fun Zone! In past years, the zone has included pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, and puppet making! Yes, that’s right: Mock Turtle Marionette Theater has led puppet-making workshops at the festival. Let’s hope they’ll return for future years!
Stay at Sayre Mansion
Once you’ve seen all there is to see at the Bethlehem Harvest Festival, plant yourself in one of our cozy rooms for the night. Our historic mansion is perfect for a business, personal, or romantic escape. Stay in Room 21, once a part of Robert Sayre’s library. Dressed in rich gold and red tones reminiscent of Gothic architecture, this room is spacious and welcoming. When you wake in the morning, feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day, join us for a delicious breakfast. Browse our accommodations and book your room today. We look forward to having you.