Fall is here! The leaves are changing, you’re breaking out your boots and every coffee shop is putting pumpkin in your latte. So, what does this mean? The Harvest Festival is back!

On October 13, take your Harvest Festival passports to Historical Bethlehem and grab autumn by the horns (or the mugs, bowls and glasses). Unlimited beer, wine and soup tasting passports are on sale now and the wine and soup passports always sell out so get them now! You can get them HERE. It’s $20 for wine and $10 for soup. To get your mouth really watering, check out some of the soups that will be there!

  • Turkey chili with roasted turkey and white beans and butternut squash with cornbread croutons from Apollo Grille
  • Shanagarry wash soup, a curried coconut squash soup from McCarthy’s Tea Room
  • New England Clam Chowder from Edge
  • and many more!.

As if that doesn’t sound delicious enough, if you get your wine passport, you can try any of these fantastic wines from all over the world served by our local vendors:

Soul Surfer – California
Artfully Elegant – Argentina
Hotel Bethlehem – France
Mixed Bag on Main – Italy
Ostara – Romania
Shuze – Barcelona
and Franklin Hill Vineyards from right here in the Lehigh Valley

Once you’ve had your fill of tastings and samples, the day isn’t over. There’s also a pie eating contest, live music on the Main Stage, orchard produce, arts and crafts, desserts and grape stomping. And if even that isn’t enough for you, 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.

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