lehigh valley fall guide

Spectacular foliage, delicious fresh food, family outdoor fun and so much more bring Lehigh Valley to life this fall. With so much to do, bookmark this guide to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

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The 2015 Lehigh Valley Happening Fall Guide is brought to you by the brand new ShopRite of Bethlehem, which is now OPEN at 4701 Freemansburg Ave. At 68,000 square feet, the new, state-of-the-art ShopRite of Bethlehem offers a broad array of groceries and fresh produce, as well as several services that ShopRite customers have come to expect including: a pharmacy; a from scratch fresh bake shop featuring store made bread, donuts and pastries; an onsite cake decorator; fresh meat cut to order; a floral department; fresh seafood delivered daily; a wide selection of craft beer and a catering coordinator to help customers with all of their entertaining needs. The store will also feature a broad selection of natural and organic products in every department.

Fall Festivals

Fall Festival

Bethlehem Harvest Festival
Main St Bethlehem,  PA
Cost: Free
Parking: Yes – On Street, metered and ramp available a few blocks away
Features: Food for Purchase, Stroller Friendly
10th-Annual Harvest Fest, featuring craft vendors, live music, and soup, wine, and beer tastings. A fun event for the whole family!
October 10, 2015 | 11 AM-8 PM

  • Festival on Main Street: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Festival and Biergarten in Sun Inn Courtyard: 11 am to 8 pm
  • Wine and Soup Tastings: 12 pm-4 pm
  • Beer Tastings on Main Street: 1 pm-4 pm
  • Beer available at the Biergarten: 11 am to 8 pm!

8th Ave & W Union Blvd, Bethlehem,  PA 18018
Cost: Free – Food available for purchase from vendors
Parking: Yes – On Street
Features: Bethlehem’s Rose Garden is transformed to a spooky, fun family friendly event.
This fall festival which is sponsored by many local businesses is sure to be a blast!
October 25th 2015 | 12 PM-4 PM

  • Bring children in their costumes and trick or treat through the garden!
  • Paint a pumpkin!
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Sample delicious fall foods!
  • Facepainting
  • Storytelling
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Live Entertainment

Country Junction:
The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival
6565 Interchange Rd. (Rt. 209) Lehighton,  PA 18235
Cost: Free – Admission is free, rides, hayrides and more are available for purchase.
Parking: Yes
Features: Lots of fall fun is available at the Great Pumpkin Festival at Country Junction.
Operating every day beginning in late September families can find a number of kid friendly activities.
September 26th – October 25th, 2015 

  • Hayrides
  • Corn Maze
  • Pumpkins
  • Magic Garden and Treasure Island
  • Rides
  • Food
  • More!

Dutch Springs Annual Harvest Festival
4733 Hanoverville Road Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 759-2270
Cost: See http://dutchsprings.com/pdf/2014_harvest.pdf for rates
Parking: Yes – Parking lot outside of Dutch Springs gates
Features: Food for Purchase, No Pets Please, Stroller Friendly, Free Parking, Restrooms, Handicap Accessible
October 3rd, 2015 | 11 AM-5 PM
The fun-filled day will feature a number of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy! From picking a pumpkin out in our pumpkin patch to paint, to slinging some apples at targets with our apple sling shot!

Fountain Hill Fall Festival
1300 Block of Stanley Avenue Fountain Hill,  PA 18052
(484) 619-6541
Cost: FREE
Parking: Yes – FREE
Features: The Fountain Hill Fall Festival will promote local businesses and networking and bring a day of children’s activities and fall festivities to the area.
October 24th, 2015 | 12 PM-5 PM
Bring your family out to this event that is FREE to the public and enjoy the kids activities, refreshments and shop with our local vendors and businesses.

Grim’s Greenhouse Fall Festival
9941 Schantz Rd. Breinigsville,  PA 18031
Cost: Hay Ride Tours, $5.00 per person Play Corral including Gigantic Hay Slide, Enormous Tube Slide, and Basketball, Football & Baseball Throw, $5.00 per person
Parking: Yes
Features Fall Festival has many activities and exhibits for children and adults of all ages!

  • Corn Maze, try your luck at finding your way thru groomed paths cut into our 6 acre field of 6’ to 8’ tall irrigated Corn Maze. Test your knowledge for hints to the exit.
  • FlashLight Maze Nights, bring your own flashlight to help you navigate thru the maze under the stars at night (flashlights are available for purchase)
  • Pick your own Pumpkins from our irrigated Pumpkin Patch grown on a bed of straw, 1000’s to choose from
  • Pick-Your-Own Apple orchard, 25 different varieties
  • Hay Ride Tours
  • Many photo opportunities, bring your cameras
  • Look for our new Corn Maze design this year, sponsored by Haldeman Ford of Kutztown, PA
  • Delicious Refreshments available for purchase in our full kitchen, bakery, and sweet treats spot
  • Call to reserve a table for Birthday parties or gathering; no outside food brought on premises except birthday cakes.  We do not have an organized Birthday party, you would pay only for items or activities you choose to do.
  • No Alcoholic Beverages Permitted!
  • No Pets Allowed, except service animals.
  • No Smoking!

OPENING: Saturday, September 12, 2015, thru Saturday, October 31, 2015. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm* 

  • Apple Picking opens Tuesday, September 8, 2015, will be open every day, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm*
  • Pumpkin Picking will be open every day, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm*
  • Corn Maze will be open every day, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm*
  • Play Corral WEEKENDS only IN SEPTEMBER, Saturday & Sunday, AND FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY’S IN OCTOBER, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm*
  • Barnyard Animals will be open every day, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm*
  • Hayride Tours WEEKENDS only IN SEPTEMBER, Saturday & Sunday, AND FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY’S IN OCTOBER, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm*
  • Kitchen & Bakery, WEEKENDS only IN SEPTEMBER, Saturday & Sunday, AND FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY’S IN OCTOBER, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm*
    Every Friday & Saturday Night, starting Friday, October 2, 2015, thru October 31, 2015. 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm*.
    Hayride Tours and Play Corral will be open, along with the Kitchen, Bakery, and Sweet Treats.
  • OPEN COLUMBUS DAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm*

*NOTE: Last admission to all activities is 1 hour prior to closing time.  Kitchen closes 1 hour prior to closing, however drinks will still be available until closing time.
Hanover Township Community Center Fall Festival
3660 Jacksonville Rd. Bethlehem,  PA 18017
Features: The Hanover Township Community Center hosts a Fall Festival each year 2015 details coming soon! It will feature food, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin chunkin’, train rides through the park, music, haunted house, rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, more.

Hausman Fruit Farm Fall Festival
2824 Limeport Pike Coopersburg,  PA 18036
(267) 980-3409
Cost: low cost family entertainment
Parking: Yes – off street parking lot 100 cars
Features: Corn Maze (fee) Hay Maze for kids (free) Pedal Trains (fee) hayrides to to PYO Pumpkin patch Food-new menu every week Kids activities Items for sale: All fall decor(large and small straw bales, corn stalks, indian corn gourds and much more) baked goods, old fashioned treats. Jams, breads and more.
September 27, 28
October 4, 5
October 11, 12
October 18, 19

*Sunday October 19 is Lehigh County Open gate farm tour. Special old-fashioned activities going on that whole weekend.
October 25, 26
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seiple Farms Fall Festival
5761 Nor Bath Blvd. Bath,  PA 18014
(610) 837-0847
Cost: General admission to our farm is Free.

Corn Maze Admission
Adults: $7
Children ages 3-11: $6
Children under 2: Free

Parking: Yes
Features: During the weekends you can enjoy visiting farm animals, a straw maze, a haunted barn, pony rides, hayrides to pumpkin patch, our famous corn maze, rides and food for everyone!
September 26th – November 1st 2015
Saturdays 10:00am-6:00pm
Sundays 11:00am-6:00pm
Fridays Oct. 9, 16, & 23 only 12:00pm-6:00pm
Columbus Day 12:00pm-6:00pm

Whitehall Fall Festival
3800 Mechanicsville Road Whitehall,  PA 18052
(484) 619-6541
Cost: Free – FREE
Parking: Yes – FREE
Features: The WHITEHALL COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL will give area businesses, organizations, and the general community an opportunity to network and socialize. The event will be FREE to the public but there will be refreshments and other items that may be purchased. It will also include informational booths and presentations as well as performances by local groups and bands.
It is being produced by the collaboration of The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and The Epicenter Consulting, LLC
October 10th 2015 | 12 PM-5 PM

Hay Rides

Seiple Farms
5761 Nor Bath Blvd.
Bath,  PA 18014
(610) 837-0847
Check Website For Details

Unangst Farm
7317 Bethlehem-Bath Pike
Bath,  PA 18014
(610) 837-7531
Check Website For Details

Gogle Farms
5017 Mulberry Street
Coplay,  PA 18037
(610) 262-4275
Check Website For Details

Grim’s Greenhouse
9941 Schantz Rd.
Breinigsville,  PA 18031
(610) 395-5655
Check Website For Details

Country Junction:
The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival
6565 Interchange Rd. (rt. 209)
Lehighton,  PA 18235
Check Website For Details

Oley Turnpike Dairy – Fall Festival
6213 Oley Turnpike
Oley,  PA 19547
(610) 689-9366
Check Website For Details

Savidge Farms
1710 State Street
Mertztown,  PA 19539
(610) 682-6616
Check Website For Details

Seiple Farms Fall Festival
5761 Nor Bath Blvd.
Bath,  PA 18014
(610) 837-0847
Check Website For Details

Strawberry Acres
5120 Overlook Rd.
Coplay,  PA 18037
(610) 261-2323
Check Website For Details


You Pick Farms


Gogle Farms
5017 Mulberry Street
Coplay,  PA 18037
(610) 262-4275
Gogle Farms is a locally owner and operated you pick farm with a variety of produce to be picked or purchased. Check their ripening schedule to see what might be available.  Their picking season runs from July to October.

Grim’s Greenhouse
9941 Schantz Rd.
Breinigsville,  PA 18031
(610) 395-5655
Grim’s Greenhouse offers Pick you own Apples and Pumpkins and fun activities for the whole family each fall.

George Schmidt Berry Farm
5681 Berry Dr.
New Tripoli,  PA 18066
(610) 298-2591
The George Schmidt Berry Farm in New Tripoli grows a variety of produces beyond berries.  They offer pick your own services- pickers must bring their own container (or purchase one at the farm). Approximate picking schedule- always call ahead (not all items are Pick Your Own).

Rodale Institute Garden Store and Farm
611 Siegfriedale Rd.
Kutztown,  PA 19530
The Rodale Institute has been dedicated to teaching others about organic earth friendly farming for decades.  The institute is a leader nationally in its techniques and experience in organic farming.

Strawberry Acres
5120 Overlook Rd.
Coplay,  PA 18037
(610) 261-2323
Strawberry Acres is a Pick Your Own Fruit Farm.  They offer seasonal picking of  Apples, Pears, Cherries, Pumpkins and Peaches.  A Farm Market is available to purchase pre-picked items if you do not want to pick.


Halloween Parades

Allentown Halloween Parade This annual event is sure to entertain young and old with classic fall fun for everyone. This parade has been an Allentown tradition for years and will be held on Sunday October 18th 2015 at 2pm. The parade begins at 2pm at 17th and Chew and turns East at Hamilton and will proceed to the finish point at 9th Street.

Bangor Halloween Parade Celebrate Halloween in Bangor with this evening parade, Enjoy floats and themed fun each year with the Bangor Halloween Parade. The 2015 event will be held on Thursday October 15th at 7pm.

Bethlehem Halloween Parade The Bethlehem Halloween Parade will start at the Rose Garden (8th Ave.) follow Broad St., turn onto Main Street and finish near sand island/ice house. A 5k is held immediately before the parade. 2015 parade will be held on Sunday 10/25/15 at 2pm

Catasauqua Halloween Parade Celebrate Halloween with the Bourough of Catasauqua! The parade steps off at: 7:00 PM  Wednesday October 21st 2015!

Coopersburg Halloween Parade The Coopersburg Halloween Parade is a nonprofit organization. The parade is held the second Sunday of October every year starting at 3:00 pm, the rain date is the following Sunday. 2015 event will take place 10/11/15 at 3pm.

Coplay Halloween Parade Coplay Borough’s 2015 Halloween Parade will take place on Tuesday 10/20/15 at 7pm. The parade begins at 9th and Chestnut and ends at the Coplay Saengerbund.

Easton / Phillipsburg Halloween Parade This joint town parade celebrates Halloween across two states annually. The event will take place on October 25th 2015.

Emmaus Halloween Parade This classic Lehigh Valley Parade fills the streets of Emmaus with spectators galore!  With a costume 5k going off before the parade there is always some fun to watch as many runners like to dress up when they run the course.  2015 Parade will be 10/17 at 7:30pm

Hellertown – Saucon Valley Spirit Parade Saucon Valley Spirit Parade and 4-County Fireman’s Parade is scheduled for  2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 18th 2015. The event will be held rain or shine. The route will run from  Walnut Street to Main Street to Water Street to Rentzheimer Street to Durham Street to Constitution Avenue.

Macungie Halloween Parade The 2015 Macungie Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Lower Lehigh Lions Club will take place on Saturday October 24th, 2015 on the main street of Macungie. This annual event has been entertaining families for years.

Nazareth Halloween Parade The annual Nazareth Halloween parade is sponsored by the Vigalant Hose Fire Company. The parade will start at Belvidere and Liberty streets, to Main Street, to the circle and down to E. Center Street. The parade will end at Nazareth high school. The 2015 event will be held on 10/17/15 at 1:00pm

Northampton Halloween Parade The usual parade date for the Northampton Halloween Parade is the second to last Thursday in October, with the last Thursday in October as the proposed rain date. The 2015 date will be 10/22/15. The parade starts promptly at 7 pm and the route remains the same.

Quakertown Halloween Parade The Quakertown Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Quakertown Lions Club.  The 2015 event will be help on October 18th at 2pm. Rain Date is October 25th.

Slatington Halloween Parade Enjoy the Slatington / Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade! The event will be held on October 31st 2015 at 6:30 pm.

Topton Halloween Parade Raved to be “one of the best!” Topton’s Halloween parade have everything you’re looking for Floats, costumes, candy! This year’s event is scheduled for October 10th 2015 at 7pm

Whitehall Halloween Parade Whitehall Township will host its annual Halloween Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11th 2015



Trick or Treat

Alburtis: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
Allentown:  Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
Bangor: Oct. 25. 3-5 p.m.
Bath:  Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
Bethlehem: Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.
Bethlehem Township: Oct. 31.. 6-8 p.m.
Catasauqua: Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.
Coopersburg: Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
Coplay: Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.
East Allen Township: Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
East Penn Township: Oct. 28. 6-8 p.m.
Easton: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
Emmaus: Oct. 29. 6-8 p.m.
Forks Township: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
Freemansburg: Oct. 30. 6-9 p.m.
Hanover Township: Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
Heidelberg Township: Oct. 29. 6-8 p.m.
Hellertown: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
Lehigh Township: Oct. 29. 6-8 p.m.
Lehighton: Oct. 28. 6-8 p.m.
Lower Macungie Township: Oct. 31. 6-9 p.m.
Lower Milford Township: Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
Lower Mount Bethel: Oct. 31. 4-6 p.m.
Lower Nazareth: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
Lower Saucon Township: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
Macungie: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
New Tripoli: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
North Catasauqua: Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
Northampton: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
North Whitehall Township:. Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m
Palmer Township: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
Palmerton: Oct. 28. 6-8 p.m.
Pen Argyl: Oct. 25. 3-5 p.m.
Salisbury Township: Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
South Whitehall: Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
Upper Macungie Township:  Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m.
Upper Mount Bethel Township: Oct. 31. 4-6 p.m.
Upper Saucon Township: Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.
Williams Township: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.
Weisenberg Township: Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.