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Fall Fun, Festivals, Food, and Frivolity — Things To See, Hear, and Do in the Valley

Oct 10, 2023 03:34PM ● By Alan Allegra
Even in the fall, you don't have to "leave" the Lehigh Valley to have a good time. There is a cornucopia of events to experience for all ages.

The Pennsylvania Fall Home Show is worth leaving home for. Featuring some of the finest home builders and remodelers in the Lehigh Valley and offering a diverse array of home products and services by local Bethlehem, Easton, and Allentown vendors, Philadelphia area vendors, and national vendors, the show presents innovative and imaginative displays and local crafts that combine high tech with hometown flair. Talk to experts and find just the right designs at just the right price for your home improvement budget. October 28–29 | Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown, 18104 | 800-955-7469 | jenksproductions.com/event/pa-fall-home-show/?utm_source=brevo&utm_campaign=SECTV%20October%202023%20Subscriber%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Does "Two days of grease, love, and happiness" sound appealing to you? Located in Historic Easton, Bacon Fest is one of the country’s "5 Can’t-Miss Bacon Festivals" (Parade.com). this two-day festival serves up delicious food, live music, family-friendly activities, cooking demos, and every sort of bacon treat you can imagine. Funds raised through PA Bacon Fest support free events and programming in Easton throughout the year. Festival is held rain or shine November 4–5. 10 a,m–5 p.m. | pabaconfest.com/festival-info/

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem returns for its 31st year beginning Friday, November 17, with traditional artisans and vendors, delicious food, St. Nicholas, and popular German ornament manufacturer Käthe Wohlfahrt. Christkindlmarkt is known for its unique holiday shopping experience featuring thousands of unique handmade gifts. Christkindlmarkt will be held Friday–Sunday November 17–19, 24–26 and Thursday–Sunday December 1–3, 7–10, 14–17) until Christmas week. ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, 18015 | [email protected] 
| 610-332-1300 | christmascity.org/christkindlmarkt/

Can you "picture" yourself in a quiet, natural setting, taking pictures of the beauty of Creation—and maybe winning the Wildlands Conservancy Fall 2023 Photography Contest? Our 14 nature preserves are picturesque, especially in autumn! Get outdoors and take some fall photography. Nature photography is a powerful way to spread awareness of the importance of land protection and environmental stewardship. The contest runs through November 30th. 610.965.4397 | wildlandspa.org/event/fall-2023-photography-contest/

Going to a college football game is an experience you’ll never forget, especially if it's the Lehigh Mountain Hawks taking on the Lafayette Leopards in the 159th meeting of The Rivalry. The rest of the country and perhaps the world are aware of their contribution to the great rivalries of college athletics; like Ohio State vs. Michigan, Alabama vs. Auburn, Harvard vs. Yale, Duke vs. North Carolina, Lehigh vs. Lafayette belongs in the conversation because it's on par with the rest. Saturday, November 18th, 12:30 p.m., Lehigh's Goodman Stadium, 150 Goodman Dr., Bethlehem, 18015 | discoverlehighvalley.com/blog/post/lehigh-vs-lafayette-a-history-lesson-as-the-rivalry-returns-to-lehigh-valley/

If the fall weather is getting too chilly, warm up at the ChiliFest Saturday, October 21st, noon–4 p.m. Walk around Downtown South Bethlehem and sample over twenty homemade chilies from local restaurants and businesses who are competing your vote for Best Chili! southsideartsdistrict.com/event/chilifest-2/
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