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 9-10, 2022
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!
September 10 through October 30, 2022
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!
Kubota Machine Adventures
Through September 12, 2022
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042
For a limited time, explore real Kubota Machine Adventures at Crayola Experience in downtown Easton. Experience real Kubota tractors and excavators while completing colorful challenges, transforming crayon shavings into “grass clipping” art, name and wrap your own crayon, engineer your own Kubota machine of the future, and more!
West End World of Food Festival
September 17, 2022
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 10, 2022
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 this after hours event with live musical performances by Hayley Jackson and Marrisa Porter and mingle around the grounds with your favorite animals.
September 15, 2022
317 Hamilton St., Easton, PA 18042
Listen to the arresting sounds and see the eye-popping stage presences of DakhaBrakha at Lafayette College's William Center for the Arts. Tracing their roots to the hub of Kyiv's underground theatre movement, DakhaBrakha took a deep dive into traditional Eastern European music and reshaped it with punk-pop, indie, hip-hop, and rock influences. Their sub-mersive musical synthesis is fresh, spirited, urgent, and something you won't want to miss!
September 17-20, 2022
1461 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Say hello to fall with an apple-packed weekend at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ 7th Annual Apple Days (September 17-18) & Market to Go (September 19-20). 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 18, 2022
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 16 through October 29, 2022
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.
Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
September 23-25, 2022
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.