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7th Annual Bethlehem Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Historic Shopping District, Downtown Bethlehem, 556 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Harvest Festival Unlimited Beer Sampling Wristband More Info

WILL SELL OUT! Limited availability. Enjoy unlimited beer samplings from over 10 local breweries from 1-4pm along Main St in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. Purchasers will receive a wristband and a Harvest Festival sampling glass.
*must be 21 yrs old to participate*

$20.00 $3.00
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Harvest Festival Wine Passport Ticket More Info

WILL SELL OUT! Limited availability. Enjoy unlimited wine samplings from16 wine "stops" within the shops from 1-4pm along Main St in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. Purchasers will receive a sampling passport. The wine will be themed "Wines from Around the World".
*must be 21 yrs old to participate*

$15.00 $2.75
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Harvest Festival Soup Tasting Ticket More Info

WILL SELL OUT! Limited availability. Taste the competing restaurant entries! Enjoy soup samples from over 10 local restaurants from 12-4pm along Main St in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. Purchasers will receive a Harvest Festival Soup Tasting passport and vote for their favorite soup when they are finished. Enter for a chance to win prizes with your passport doubling as a voting ballot!
*must be 21 yrs old to participate*

$10.00 $1.50
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Harvest Festival Ticket PACKAGE More Info

The best deal! The Harvest Festival Ticket PACKAGE includes an "Unlimited Beer Sampling Passport", a "Wine Sampling Passport" & a "Soup Tasting Passport". Purchaser will recieve all three items and SAVE $5! Be sure to get all three before they sell out!

$40.00 $4.00
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The 7th annual Harvest Festival in Downtown Bethlehem’s Historic District is coming on Saturday October 13, 2012! Main Street, Broad Street and the Sun Inn Courtyard will be the home to fall festivities, food, shopping and fun for the whole family!


Beer Samplings:
Back in 2012, unlimited beer sampling wristbands! Beer lovers will have the opportunity to purchase wristbands in advance of the festival or on the day of. Delicious and creative brews from Lehigh Valley Homebrewers, Bethlehem Brew Works, and 10 other local home breweries! Wristbands include unlimited samplings. Samplings will be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wristbands are $20 in advance + online fee ($25 on day of event) and are available for purchase in person at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce in the Main St Commons. WILL SELL OUT!
*must show proof of age (21+) to wear a wristband!*

Wine Trail:
Back for 2012! Enjoy wine samples with a passport along the wine trail from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wine lovers will be able to take advantage of the unlimited samples from the 16 stop wine trail! Passports available for $20. Limited number available! WILL SELL OUT! Available for purchase in person at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.


Soup Tastings:
For the fifth year, Downtown Bethlehem restaurateurs will be putting their best soup forward for the Harvest Soup contest. Festival-goers may purchase passports for $10; taste soups, vote for their favorite from 10 locations, and enter to win free soup from the winning location for your whole Thanksgiving Dinner! The Harvest Soup Contest is sure to bring the taste of fall to all who sample the various broths, bisques, stews and other concoctions at Harvest Festival. Tastings will be available from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Pie Contest:
Stop by the Sun Inn Courtyard at noon to witness the 2nd Annual Harvest Festival Pie Easting Contest! 10 contestants will participate in an all-out competition to eat one whole pie with no hands the fastest! Yummy strawberry pies will be sponsored by Jumbars! A contestant will win the honor of the Championship trophy for the winner of the contest and other prizes will be awarded for Best Costume and Crowd Favorite! Register today by emailing


Visit the Main Street stage from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and hear local musicians! At 1:00 p.m., the concert moves to the Sun Inn Courtyard where the Trouble City Allstars, Don Cunningham & his Cabinet, and a headliner sure to please the crowds will be playing until 8 p.m. in the Biergarten at the Sun Inn Courtyard!

Goundie House:
Visit the 1810 Goundie House to see the recently opened exhibit “Roll out the Barrel: Bethlehem Brews History!” and learn all about beer and brewing in Bethlehem from its earliest days to the present. Take a moment to absorb the sights and sounds of a late 1800s saloon. See old and new brewing equipment and discover how it was used. And don’t miss the stories of beer-fueled excess and righteous attempts to control it.
Outside the Goundie House, award-winning amateur brewer Chris Bowen of Bethlehem will be demonstrating 18th Century brewing techniques from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch Chris as he creates a brew from scratch and talk with him about the history of brewing in Bethlehem.


Bring the Whole Family!
Kids of all ages will love the sights and sounds of Bethlehem’s Harvest Festival. At the 1750 Smithy, located on the South end of Main Street next to the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, take part in the petting zoo, pumpkin painting, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, and hay jumping; all day for only $10!


Scholl’s Orchard Produce Market
Visit Scholl’s Orchard Produce Market to purchase fresh and delicious produce; starting at 11 a.m.


Fine Art and Crafts
Artists and crafters from around the region will set up their wares on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy gourmet foods, photography, painting, woodwork, sculpture and more.

Desserts and Food
Stop in at the Sun Inn for a historic tour and a delicious food and desserts!


Grape Stomping
Free grape stomping will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Harvest Festival Biergarten:
Beginning at 1 p.m. the Bethlehem Harvest Festival will transition into the Sun Inn Courtyard where there will be live music, great food, beer and wine!

Visit or call 610-751-4979 for updates on musicians, artists and more!

Bethlehem’s Harvest Festival is presented by the Downtown Bethlehem Association!

The Downtown Bethlehem Association wishes to thank D’Huy Engineering, Bennett Automotive, Bethlehem Parking Authority, Hotel Bethlehem, Northampton Community College, Hyatt Place, Bethlehem Business Forms, The Chamber, and Allentown Beverage for their support.

The Downtown Bethlehem Association is a council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Questions may be directed to Samantha Schwartz, Downtown Bethlehem Manager at 610-751-4979 or

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