Fall in the Lehigh Valley brings events and festivals as colorful as the natural surroundings. Don’t let the season pass without planning a getaway to take advantage of all the offerings. Make The Sayre Mansion your home-away-from-home while experiencing Autumn in the Lehigh Valley. Download our Free Vacation Guide, which is chock full of tips and information to get your around the region.
Take a look at what’s coming up. There’s everything from apple tasting and antiquing to brew tours and bacon fests!
The Great Allentown Fair
Aug. 27-Sept. 2
A tradition in the Lehigh Valley since 1852. For seven days, the 42-acre fairground overflows with agricultural exhibits, big name entertainment, midway rides, plus plenty of food.
Autumn Hawk Watch
Sept. 1-Dec 15, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
There’s no better vantage point to see the changing leaves and soaring raptors. An average of 18,000 birds of prey will fly over North Lookout. Visitors can hike to this 1,500-foot rock outcropping on the Kittatinny Ridge.
Brew at the Zoo,
Sept. 7, Lehigh Valley Zoo
Walk the zoo to find 40 craft vendors plus live entertainment. The day also includes a Sloth meet-and-greet.
6th Annual Apple Days
Sept. 7-8, Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites
Celebrate fall’s favorite fruit with apple bobbing, cooking and colonial demonstrations, apple desserts and kid’s games. It all happens on the historic grounds of Burnside Plantation.
Dinner on the Canal: Black History on the Canal
Sept. 7, Delaware & Lehigh National Corridor
This canal ride explores the experience of African Americans on the region’s canals. Riders can also enjoy a soul-food inspired menu by Culinary Experts and live jazz music performed by Patrick and Carol Poladian.
Easton Walking Tour
Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22
This 45-minute fun, guided stroll through downtown Easton offers insight into the city’s history and development. The Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society makes it entertaining with stories and little-known facts. Tour begins at 6 p.m. at the Sigal Museum.
From Water to Iron: A Walking Tour of Hugh Moore Park
Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor offers a 1.5 hour guided tour of an area steeped in industrial history. See relics of the area’s industrial age and learn how it shaped the nation.
The Piano Guys
Sept. 13, State Theatre, Easton
The duo’s unique blend of classical and pop music made them an internet sensation. A video of their take on One Direction’s, “What Makes You Beautiful,” has 1.2 million views on YouTube.
85th Anniversary Celebration
Sept. 14, Hawk Mtn. Sanctuary
This birthday party includes cake, the debut of a new historical marker and the grand opening of the new and improved outdoor amphitheater.
Civil War Afternoon at Historic Easton Cemetery
Sept. 14, Sigal Museum
Visit with member of the 153rd PA Volunteer Infantry, tour graves of local Union soldiers and delve in to Victorian mourning customs.
Sept. 14-15, Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
Travel to eight Lehigh Valley Wineries and enjoy tastings, vineyard and winery tours, food pairings and live entertainment.
Historic Nazareth Walking Tour
Moravian Historical Society offers 45-minute to one hour guided tours that focus on the town’s founding and visit the oldest Moravian buildings in North America. Tours begin at the Whitefield House at 4 p.m.
Sept. 14, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
A festival to celebrate a regional favorite- pierogi! Try a dozen varieties of potato stuffed pierogi featuring an assortment of unique toppings.
5th Annual Lehigh Valley Polo for Equi-Librium
Watch a demonstration match at Braden Park in Easton. Proceeds benefit Equi-Librium, which offers healing through horses.
Fall Wine Festival
Sept. 21, Lehigh Valley Zoo
Take in the sights at the zoo while enjoy wine samplings. John Rodden will provide live acoustic music.
Farewell to Summer Festival
Sept. 21, Triangle Park, Emmaus
This spirited send-off includes live music and dance performances, food trucks, craft vendors, face painting, children’s activities and more.
Olga Kern Plays Rachmaninoff Plus Blue Danube
Sept. 21, Miller Symphony Hall
The renowned pianist opens the classical season with a performance of beloved compositions. She is distinguished as the first woman in 30-year to win a gold medal at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Steeple & Steel Tours
Sept. 21 & Nov. 2, St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church
Board a mini-bus for a two-hour guided tour through Bethlehem. Visit the neighborhoods and churches built by the city’s working-class immigrant community. The second part of the tour explores the Bethlehem Steel Plant and offers an introduction to the historic Hoover Mason Trestle walkway.
Wild Women on the Mountain- Skyline Hike
Sept. 21, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
This guided hike along the sanctuary’s Skyline Trail encourages women to engage in outdoor adventures.
Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Sept. 25, State Theatre, Easton
The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning musical based on the life and music of Carole King comes to Easton.
Renninger’s Antique & Collector’s Extravaganza
Sept. 26-Sept. 28, Kutztown
Shop a multitude of vendors both indoors and out at this antique, farmer’s and flea market.
School House Rock Live
Sept. 26-29, Cedar Crest College
The 1970s cartoon became a pop culture phenomenon. The musical adaptation features the fast-paced songs with clever, catchy lyrics that teach a lesson.
Allentown ArtsFest 2019
Sept. 27-29, Alternative Gallery
Cedar Beach Park overflows with continuous music on three stages, children’s activities, skate park, giant graffiti murals, comedy and improv sets, breakdancing competition, art work show and sale, food, craft beer and wine.
Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
Sept. 27-29, Bethlehem
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, tastes and culture of Ireland and Scotland. Highlights include a pipe band competition, Highland athletic championships, showing of the tartan parade, fiddle competition and Celtic marketplace.
16th Annual Migration Festival
Sept. 28, Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Celebrate the autumn bird and butterfly migration with nature programs, local history displays, music, food a crafts.
Dinner on the Canal: Olde Tyme Country
Sept. 28, D& H National Heritage Corridor
Take a 2.5-hour ride on the canal accompanied by live bluegrass music and a catered meal influenced by the coal regions.
Oktoberfest at SteelStacks
Oct. 4-6 & 11-13
This free festival features brew samples, authentic German food and beer, live music and unique events such as the Beer-Lympics Competition, Dachshund races, Yuengling Oktoberfest 5K and local artisans.
Oct. 5-6, Lehigh Valley Zoo
Take a tour inside the zoo’s barn yard exhibit, hand feed farm animals, browse local vendors, play lawn games and enjoy live entertainment.
Oct. 5, Downtown Bethlehem
Enjoy the pleasures of fall- soup, wine and beer tasting trails, food and craft vendors, the Biergarten and live music.
The Four Italian Tenors
Oct. 11, State Theatre, Easton
Salute to four great Italian tenors- Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli with a performance of the most beloved Italian arias and songs.
East Penn Chamber ROCKtoberfest
Oct. 12, Macungie Memorial Park
Listen to live bands at this outdoor festival, which also features family entertainment, face painting, food trucks and vendors.
Lehigh Valley VegStock
Oct. 12, Kellyn Foundation, Tatamy
This inaugural festival focuses on healthy living, plant-based foods, lifestyle medicine and community involvement.
Runner’s World Half & Festival
Oct. 18-20, ArtsQuest at SteelStacks
A whole weekend for running enthusiasts features a 5K and 10 K on Saturday, followed by a half marathon on Sunday. There are also presentations and meet and greets with well-known athletes.
Oct. 19, Easton Farmer’s Market
Celebrate fall flavors with apple eating contests, apple samples, apple cider, doughnuts and live entertainment.
Theatre of Early Music: The Coronation of King George II, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Oct. 26, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Allentown
A gala concert featuring music from the Renaissance to Baroque and present day with works from Handel, Purcell and Palestrina.
Marc Anthony Opus Tour
Oct. 31, PPL Center, Allentown
The Grammy Award winner is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The performance features his unique brand of state-of-the-art salsa.
PA Bacon Fest
Nov. 2-3, Easton Farmers’ Market
Downtown Easton brings home the bacon with a festival that has garnered national attention. The two-day event includes over 150 vendors, more than 12 musical acts on multiple stages, hog-calling and bacon eating competitions, bacon and brew pairings, plus plenty of bacon-topped treats.
D&L Heritage Half Marathon Run/Walk
Nov. 3, Delaware and Lehigh National Corridor
Trace the steps of history on this slightly downhill, fast course that follows the Delaware and Lackawanna Heritage Trail.
A stay at The Sayre Mansion puts you in the heart of everything the Lehigh Valley has to offer. Make yourself at home in one of 19 luxurious guest rooms in the mansion or the three spacious suites in the Carriage House. Each morning begins with a gourmet breakfast served in the dining room. Check availability and book your fall getaway today.