Break out your sweaters, boots, candles, and pumpkins because Fall is officially in full swing in Lehigh Valley. Be sure to check out all of these must-see events throughout the month of October. From getting spooked at the region's top Halloween events, picking your own apples and pumpkins, or hitting the trails to take in Lehigh Valley's stunning fall foliage, there are tons of activities for everyone to cross off items on their autumn bucket list!
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September 30 - October 2 & 8-9, 2022
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Head to SteelStacks for the 12th Annual Oktoberfest, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). Oktoberfest features authentic German food and beer, live music, and even Weiner dog races! You won't want to miss popular attractions such as the Pennsylvania State Stein Holding Championship, Dragtoberfest, the Oktoberfest Kong Pong Tourney, Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k, local artisans, and more.
Fall Wine Festival
October 1, 2022
5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville, PA 18078
Join the Lehigh Valley Zoo for their 5th Annual Fall Wine Festival and sample some of the Valley's best wines, and ciders! Enjoy a great day at the zoo sipping on some wine, sampling gourmet treats from artisanal vendors, and listening to live acoustic music from Cass Noelle and Jeni Hackett.
Easton Garlic Festival
October 1-2, 2022
Easton's Centre Square
Enjoy countless garlic-centric foods and drinks as you stroll through downtown at Easton Garlic Fest. The event will feature cooking demos and competitions, live entertainment, and more. Festival admission is free, but guests can enjoy two bonus tasting events at an extra charge. Get ready to eat, drink, and stink up downtown!
Northampton County Festival
October 8, 2022
151 Country Club Rd., Easton, PA 18045
Head to Louise Moore Park in Easton for the Northampton County Festival. The festival will feature food, crafts, live entertainment, and the new Fruits of the Vine & Field Beverage Garden! Bring your family and friends for a day of free, community fun, and enjoy a special awards ceremony recognizing Veterans, EMS workers, Municipal workers, volunteers, etc.
Lehigh Valley Cider & Wine Festival
October 8, 2022
1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown, PA 18109
Raise a glass to the Lehigh Valley Cider, Wine, and Spirits Festival at Coca-Cola Park! Enjoy hard cider and wine tastings from local and regional cideries and wineries such as Clever Girl Winery, Sleepy Cat Urban Winery, Downeast Cider, Five Maiden Cider Company and more. This year’s event features unlimited cider and wine tastings, live music by Colour Sound and Steel Creek Band, the Great Apple Launch, food trucks, and more.
Chambourcin Weekend on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
October 8-9, 2022
2472 Black River Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Celebrate the harvest of the chambourcin grape, the only wine grape that is grown locally by all eight member wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. During Chambourcin Weekend, participating wineries will each feature their own activities throughout the weekend such as wine tastings, live entertainment, vineyard tours, food and wine pairings, and more!
TrexXxFest Halloween XC Enduro and X-Treme Kids Race
October 9, 2022
Trexler Nature Preserve - North Range utility road via Mill Creek Rd., Schnecksville, PA 18078
Visit Trexler Nature Preserve for Valley Mountain Bikers 10th annual TrexXxFest Halloween XC Enduro and X-Treme Kids Race. Head out to this family-friendly mountain bike race and wear your best Halloween costume, as you watch bikers race to the finish line!
Dark Arts Express
October 15-29, 2022
64 S. Washington St., Boyertown, PA 19512
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Take a magical journey on Colebrookdale Railroad's Dark Arts Express this Halloween season. Be sure to dress in your best wizarding and witching costumes, as you ride into the Forbidden Forest where soul eaters, monstrous spiders, or devious witches may linger in the darkness.
October 22, 2022
SouthSide Arts District (3rd & 4th Sts.), Bethlehem, 18015
What is better than a nice bowl of chili on a cool day? 20 bowls of chili on a cool day! Head to the SouthSide Arts District for Bethlehem's favorite ChiliFest and sample up to 20 different chilis, while you enjoy the various shops and restaurants of SouthSide Bethlehem. Be sure to cast your vote to choose which restaurant or shop will claim the title of People's Choice Best Chili.
18th Century Market Faire & Rendezvous
October 29-30, 2022
402 / 403 Henry Rd., P.O. Box 345, Nazareth, PA 18064
Head to the grounds of the Boulton Historic Site for this year's Jacobsburg Historical Society’s annual Market Faire & Rendezvous! The weekend will feature a living history encampment representing many periods of American history from Pre-Colonial, Colonial, and Fur Trade Eras. Guests can also enjoy archery, blacksmithing, black powder demos, children's games, and a Market Faire of 18th and 19th century traders, and blanket traders.