10th-Annual Bethlehem Harvestfest Passports Now on Sale

Sep 11th, 2015Press Release from Downtown Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, PA, September 11, 2015- Beer, wine, and soup passports went on sale today for the 10th-annual Bethlehem Harvest Festival which takes place on Saturday, October 10 on Main and Broad streets. The 10th-annual event is organized by the Downtown Bethlehem Association.

For $20, beer passport holders sample beer from 14 breweries including Victory, Troeggs, Goose Island, Craft Brew Alliance (Widmer/Kona/Redhook), Starr Hill, Beach Haus, Susquehanna , Lancaster, Ithaca, Wyndridge, Yards, Crowded Castle, Rusty Rail, and New Belgium. New Belgium Brewing Company is brand new to the area— they just released their product in Pennsylvania earlier this month.

Visitors may also purchase a Wine Passport for $15. The Moravian Book Shop will provide tastings of its own “Colony” mead, while other participating downtown businesses will feature the wines of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. Wine samples include tastings of: Amore, Big Creek, Blue Mountain, Clover Hill, Franklin Hill, Galen Glen, Pinnacle Ridge, Tolino, and Vynecrest wines.

Soup is everyone’s favorite as the weather turns cooler! Visit your favorite shops and restaurants during the Soup Trail, where $10 gets you samples of 10 homemade soups. Don’t forget to rate your favorite to determine the winner of the “Best Soup” contest.

In addition to nearly 30 vendors on Main Street, there will be live entertainment all day on Main Street and in the Sun Inn Courtyard. Some of the headliners include: Trouble City All-Stars, Cunningham and Associates, James Supra & Sarah Ayers Quartet, and the Little Brass Band. A full list of entertainment will be released soon.

A Kid’s Zone, featuring pumpkin painting and a petting zoo, will be at the Smithy.

The festival runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main and Broad streets and until 8 p.m. at the Biergarten in the Sun Inn Courtyard. Beer is $5 at the Biergarten or $3 for those with beer or wine passports.

Event registration and passport pick up begins at 11:30. Tastings run from 1-4 PM.

To purchase your passports, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bethlehem-harvest-festival-2015-tickets-18521903512

Wine Trail Participating Businesses:

  • Among Friends Hail and Nail Salon
  • Artfully Elegant
  • Franklin Hill Vineyards
  • Hotel Bethlehem
  • Intrigued Salon
  • Jewelwerks
  • Krisann Albanese
  • Merchant’s Bank
  • Moravian Book Shop’s The Colony Meadery
  • Musselman Jewelers
  • Ruby’s Floral Factory
  • Season Olive Oil & Vinegar Tap Room
  • Tapas

Soup Trail Participating Businesses:

  • The Apollo Grill
  • The Brick
  • Brew Works
  • Edge
  • Hotel Bethlehem
  • McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub
  • Musselman’s Jewelers, Sun Inn & Imagevolution
  • Tapas
  • and last year’s Soup Trail Winner – The Twisted Olive!

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