There's no better time to experience Lehigh Valley than when the air turns crisp. Mark your calendars for these fall favorites that are sure to leave your group begging for a return visit.

In September of each year, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites presents Apple Days. Hosted at Burnside Plantation, this festival celebrates fall's favorite fruit. Enjoy apple-centric baked goods and foods, performances by local musicians, tours of the historic Burnside Plantation and more. Pair this event with a trip to Strawberry Acres to pick your own apples in their fields or Grim's Fall Festival for some pumpkin picking and you've got the recipe for the perfect fall experience!

Does your group have Irish roots? You won't want to miss Celtic Classic, hosted in downtown Bethlehem each September. This event is packed with fun ranging from a beer tasting tent, Irish musical performances, plenty of food and the ever-popular Highland Games. During these events, athletes compete in feats of strength, agility and speed to be named the U.S. National Highland Game Champion. Grab a seat early as this is popular event!

Oktoberfest05_DiscoverLehighValley_CraigRobertsOr perhaps you're more interested experiencing a German Oktoberfest. For a unique twist on this classic event, head to Oktoberfest at SteelStacks. Here, groups can enjoy beer and German-themed foods complete with plenty of live music, glassblowing experiences and more. Don't miss the dachshund races, one of the cutest events around!

For groups looking to tap into some local libations, you won't want to miss the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail's Chambourcin Weekend. Hosted in late October, this event marks the release of the Chambourcin wines. Each of the nine Wine Trail members produces a wine of this variety, grown with grapes from their on-site vineyards. Tour the various locations to sip and compare vintages.

For details on any of these great fall events, contact the Discover Lehigh Valley team.