16 Spooktacular Things to Do in the Lehigh Valley This Fall

From historic haunts to frolicking farmlands, the Lehigh Valley offers a variety of ways to find autumn entertainment. We’ve compiled our list of 16 spooktacular things to do in the Lehigh Valley this fall. See how many tricks and treats you can fit into one season. When planning your fall escape, stay at The Sayre Mansion so you’re centrally located to it all. Download our free Vacation Guide to find all the essential information you need to navigate the Lehigh Valley.

1. Spooky Nazareth Walking Tour

Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth
Guides in period costumes offer a lantern-lit tour to two of the oldest Moravian buildings in North America. Enjoy this slightly spooky look into early Colonial Moravian lifestyle.

2. Zombie Hunter Train

Colebrookdale Railroad, Boyertown
Travel by night into the woods in search of zombies. Laser Quest will supply riders with blaster packs to use on the night walkers.

Courtesy Bethlehem Museum & Historic Sites Facebook Page

3. Death & Dying Cemetery Walk Tour

Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites, Bethlehem
A guide in period costume leads the tour, which delves into the life of early Moravians including funerary traditions. Leave from the 1741 Gemeinhaus, the oldest building in Bethlehem and stroll through God’s Acre- the city’s first cemetery and final resting place of some of its founding citizens.

4. Unangst Tree Farm

Bath, PA
A family farm since 1852, each year the Unangst family welcomes visitors to its popular fall activities and Christmas Tree farm. The main attraction at Unangst Tree Farm is a six-acre corn maze. There’s even a one-acre corn maze for younger visitors. There’s also a pumpkin patch, hayride, corn building, petting zoo, snack stand and farm market.

Courtesy Dorney Park Facebook Page

5. Great Pumpkin Fest & Halloween Haunt

Dorney Park, Allentown
The Peanuts gang hosts scare-free Halloween activities. Families can enjoy fall festivities such as a petting zoo, hay bale maze, tractor stomp, mask making and costume contests. Then, thrill ride takes on a whole new meaning on select fall weekends when the amusement park transforms into a Halloween Haunt complete with haunted mazes, scare zones, rides and monsters roaming the park.

6. Pumpkin Patch

Colebrookdale Railroad, Boyertown
Board a Brill Motorcoach for a day at Frog Hollow Farm. Enjoy refreshments at the farm, choose a pumpkin and decorate it any way you like.

7. Historic Haunts Ghost Tour

Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem
A guided candlelight tour around historic Bethlehem is one of the most popular things to do in the Lehigh Valley this fall. Listen to local legends and lore as you visit some of the city’s oldest buildings on this one-mile walking tour that lasts one-hour.

8. The Allentown Band Performs with Silent Film, “Nosferatu”

Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown
The 1922 German silent film is considered by many as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. The faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel was digitally remastered in high definition. Watch the movie on the big screen while the symphony performs the soundtrack live. The performance on October 26 includes a new music score by composer Stephen Reisteter.

Courtesy Raub Farm Market Facebook Page

9. Raub’s Farm Market

Easton, PA
This working farm is open year-round offering fresh brown eggs, jams, salsa, handmade scented soaps and a variety of produce. During fall, Raub’s Farm Market is a staple for pumpkins, gourds and fall decorations, but the biggest draw is the 14-acre cornfield maze. Weekends also bring hayrides around the farm.

10. Seiple Farm

Bath, PA
Get lost in all the farm fun at Seiple’s. The giant corn maze covers 18-acres. Another 30 acres is devoted to pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and squash. Weekends during October bring pony rides, a straw maze, hayrides, a gift shop and food vendors.

11. Lehigh Valley Jack-o-Lantern Festival

Coca-Cola Park, Allentown
Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns light up the home of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs for this festival on October 19. The inaugural event is one of the newest things to do in the Lehigh Valley this fall. See pumpkins carved by community members, with prizes awarded for the best in various age groups. There will also be live pumpkin carving by professional carvers, children’s costume parade and contest, horse-drawn hayrides, clowns and face painting, palm and tarot card readings, plus live music. Enjoy a variety of fall festival food and a giant firework display set to Halloween music.

12. 7th Annual TrexxFest Halloween XC Enduro and Extreme Kids Race

Trexler Preserve, Schnecksville
Part mountain bike ride, part Halloween parade, this family-friendly event encourages riders of every age to come in costume. The challenging race takes place on the preserve’s 18 miles of trails, which criss-cross 1,108 acres. About 200 adults and children are expected to take part in the race and festivities.

13. Death & Dying Tour with Tarot Readings

Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites, Bethlehem
Take a nighttime walking tour of historic Bethlehem focusing on Moravian funerary practices. Then, return to the Kemerer Museum for fortune telling and refreshments.

Courtesy Grims Orchard Facebook Page

14. Grim’s Orchard & Family Farm

Breingsville, PA
Find all your fall favorite activities in one place. There’s a pick your own pumpkin patch with thousands of pumpkins. Choose from 25 varieties of apples at the pick your own apple orchard. A massive six-acre corn maze offers challenging fun. Grim’s Orchard and Family Farm takes on an air of mystery at night for the flashlight maze. For the younger set there are hay ride tours, a cattle train, bounce pillows, basketball toss, football toss, 20-foot caterpillar slide, pedal kart, sand pits, hay mountain, corn bin, apple cannon shot and duck races.

15. Nighttime Dollhouse Tour

Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites, Bethlehem
Many horror movies have tapped into the creepy nature of dolls. Find out for yourself during a special after-hours tour of the Elizabeth Johnston Prime dollhouse collection at the Kemerer Museum.

16. Bear Rock Junction

New Tripoli, PA
Join in the corn maze craze with over two acres to navigate. Seasonal fun also includes a hay ride, pumpkin patch and fall glow golf. Bear Rock Junction’s miniature golf course is illuminated and the ball themselves glow.

Room 14 at Sayre MansionFall is at Your Feet!

The beauty of the season surrounds you on the Mansion’s picturesque grounds. Stay in Room 14 and enjoy a small private patio that overlooks the back lawn. Located on the first floor, this charming room offers a queen bed, comfy sitting area and private bath. Plan a fall escape to enjoy all the things to do in the Lehigh Valley this fall. Check availability and book today.