As the summer comes to a close, September brings crisp air and a fresh beginning in Lehigh Valley. Be sure to mark your calendars for all of these events taking place this month! From weekly farmers markets, to blooming sunflower fields, movies at the drive-in, IronPigs baseball games, and much more. Get in the fall mood by visiting local pick-your-own farms to stock up on all the fresh fruits and vegetables!

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Annual Chile Pepper Festival

September 8-9, 2023
233 Bowers Rd., Bowers, PA 19511
What’s better than all things Chile pepper? Head to Bill Delong Memorial Park for the Annual Chile Pepper Festival to experience a weekend filled with Chile pepper food, crafts, Jalapeno eating contest, Chile pepper field excursion, and much more. Bring the whole family and expect to have some fiery fun!

Cider Fest

September 9, 2023
564 Main St., Sun Inn Courtyard, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Head out to the Sun Inn for a fun fall festival at Cider Fest! Enjoy live music, a food truck, craft beer, wine, Face Painting, Games, other retail vendors and many other fun things for the whole family!

Fall Festival

September 9 through October 29, 2023
9875 Schantz Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031
From hayrides to apple cider slushies, Fall Festival has something for everyone! Spend a whole day at Grim’s Orchard & Family Farms finding your way through their four-acre corn maze, picking your pumpkins and/or apples, trying delicious eats, more. And a trip to Grim's wouldn't be complete without a hayride on the beautiful countryside!

Lehigh Parkway Ultra 50K

September 16, 2023
1756 Park Dr., Allentown, PA 18103
Join Lehigh Valley Road Runner's for the first-ever ultramarathon in the Lehigh Valley! Enjoy the relatively flat course through the beautiful Lehigh Parkway, with a soft and very runnable crushed gravel surface for the majority of every 10K loop.

West End World of Food Festival

September 16, 2023
19th St., Allentown's Theatre District, 18105
Allentown’s Theatre District comes together to celebrate the city’s diverse cultural community at the West End World of Food Festival. This block party is filled with finger-lickin’ food, electric musical acts, varieties of beer & wine, and crafts for children. Come explore the food and stay for a great time!

Brew at the Zoo

September 9, 2023
5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville, PA 18078
Head to the Lehigh Valley Zoo for their annual Brew at the Zoo event! Sip and sample over 40 craft beers, ciders, and seltzers from various stations as you make your way through the zoo. Enjoy live music performances as well as the exclusive, after-hours opportunity to mingle around the grounds with your favorite animals.

Apple Days

September 15-17, 2023
1461 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Say hello to fall with an apple-packed weekend at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ 8th Annual Apple Days (September 16-17) & Market to Go (September 15). Hosted on the grounds of Burnside Plantation, Apple Days features apple bobbing, kids crafts and activities, cooking and colonial demonstrations, barn and house tours, live music, culinary contests, doughnut-eating contests, and everything apple. Bring the whole family to celebrate the season's favorite fruit!

Annual Lehigh Valley Polo

September 17, 2023
3800 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA 18040
Experience a polo match right here in Lehigh Valley! Equi-librium hosts their Fourth Annual Lehigh Valley Polo match to support horse-related therapies for individuals with special needs. Watch an exhibition polo match, stomp the divots at halftime, tailgate, and enjoy delicious food all while supporting a great cause. 

Dorney Park Halloween Haunt & Great Pumpkin Fest

September 15 through October 28, 2023
4000 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
A season of spooks kicks off at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom! On select nights in September and October, the park is transformed into a land of HAUNTs, ghouls, and goblins hiding around every corner. Make your way through a number of haunted mazes in between rides on the park’s most treasured attractions. If haunts aren’t for you, check out the Great Pumpkin Fest during daytime hours featuring the PEANUTS gang. Perfect for little ones, daytime events include trick-or-treating, interactive shows, and more.

Stairs filled with jack-o-lanterns at Dorney Park in Allentown

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival

September 22-24, 2023
Colonial Industrial Quarter, Conestoga St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
‘Tis the season to break out your kilts for the Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival. This annual festival celebrates the region’s Celtic culture and heritage with five stages of continuous entertainment featuring international, national, and regional Celtic artists, pipe bands, Irish dancers, a diverse marketplace of authentic Celtic merchandise and collectibles, good eats, and more! Be sure to get a good viewing spot for the Highlands Games where athletes showcase spectacular feats of strength and agility as they compete to be for the title of U.S. Champion.

Festival UnBound

September 27 - October 1, 2023
321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Join Touchstone Theatre as they open their 2023-24 season with the fifth iteration of Festival UnBound, a celebration of Lehigh Valley arts and community discourse! This year’s festival will feature five days of arts, culture, community events, and interactive events - from walking tours and workshops, to sing and dance along. 

Fall Fest

September 29 - October 1, 2023
410 Cedarville Rd Easton, PA 18042
Grab your family & friends for Hangdog Outdoor Adventure's 1st Annual Fall Fest! The 3 Day Event will include live music, pumpkin decorating, yard games, ropes course pumpkin climbs, fall inspired food & beverages, and more!