Things to Do This Week In the Lehigh Valley!

34 Things to Do This Week in the Valley | October 7 - October 14, 2021

What is there to do in the Lehigh Valley this weekend? Check out these events happening in Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and beyond.

Oktoberfest At SteelStacks

10/8/2021, 10/9/2021, 10/10/2021. The oom-pahs and bratwurst are back! Now in its 11th year, Oktoberfest presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport will be held October 1–3 & 8–10, 2021 at SteelStacks. Experience a free, authentic German Oktoberfest with a special Pennsylvania flair. Featuring brew samples, live music, authentic German food and beer, as well as attractions such as the axe-wielding lumberjacks of the Great Lakes Timber Show, captivating fringe festival acts, an elimination-style ice sculpting competition, the popular dachshund races, local artisans, and more.

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Harvest Dinner at Eight Oaks Farm Distillery 

On Thursday, October 7, Eight Oaks Farm Distillery will host a Harvest Dinner to welcome the fall season. Enjoy a three-course meal inspired by the season, courtesy of Tre on the Farm. Tickets are $60 and include the meal and a welcome cocktail. The event promises beautiful views, an autumn-inspired tablescape and seasonal cocktails. The event begins at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.


October 7, 2021 - October 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM. Head to Weyerbacher Brewing Company, on October 7-10, for a celebration of all things pumpkin!

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Screamin' Green Hauntoween

October 4, 2021 - October 31, 2021. Kids will be spellbound by the BEWITCHING crafts, colorful scavenger hunt (complete with a prize at the end), FRIGHTFULLY fun face-in-the-hole photo ops, ooey-gooey Crayola slime making*, pumpkin painting*, and trick-or-treating (weekends only). They’ll also have a skele-TON of fun starring in their own MONSTER-ific coloring page and finding their SPOOKY color name! Guests are encouraged to dress-up, however no costume masks are allowed.

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Historic Haunts Ghost Tours

Stroll the streets of Bethlehem for a guided historic ghost tour. Masks are required inside the Book Shop as well as on the tour for the safety of guests and guides. Tours are Friday and Saturday nights in October.

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Mid-Life 2! #WhatdidIcomeherefor?

10/7/2021, 10/8/2021, 10/9/2021, 10/10/2021, 10/13/2021. Three men and three women make up the cast of this wacky musical that takes a comic look at the "age old" conditions and situations faced in mid-life!  From reading glasses and mammograms to weekend warriors and proctology exams - all are lampooned in this crazy show about glowing older.  Everyone will relate to this hilarious, and at times, touching musical about the curiosities and inevitabilities of middle-age.  If you bought some Ginko-Biloba, but can't remember where you put it - then you are ready for another round of Mid-life!

  • Fridays: 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show
  • Saturdays: 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show
  • Sundays: 12:30 p.m. dinner, 1:30 p.m. show

Little River Band with 7-Piece Orchestra

October 8, 2021 |  8:00 PM. Bringing their vocal and musical energy along with great arrangements to their timeless classic hits, each show creates new memories for the audience.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opens at The Pennsylvania Playhouse on Friday, October 8 and runs until October 24. Tickets are $22–$25 and available here.

Outdoor Movie Night In Pocket Park

10/8/2021. Grab your friends and family and come out for a FREE Movie Night under the stars in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park! Grab some refreshments at the Downtown Allentown Market before the show starts! Limited seating availability. Please bring your own chair. 

  • Friday, October 8 – Nightmare Before Christmas (PG). Starts 7 p.m.

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Eerie Easton Walking Tours

10/8/2021, 10/9/2021. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Since 1906, Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society (NCHGS) has collected, preserved, and showcased American history made in Northampton County. Join NCHGS for a tour relating tales of murder, mischief, and misadventure in the Downtown Easton Historic District. 

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Allentown Halloween Parade

October 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM. The parade will step-off from the Allentown Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 9 at 2 p.m. It will travel onto 17th Street from Liberty Street south to Hamilton Street and will proceed east, concluding at 9th Street. The 2021 parade theme is “Fall in the City,” so spectators should prepare for beautiful hues representing the change of season and fall harvest decorations through the city!

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Apple Jam

October 9, 2021 |  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Celebrate fresh, crisp apples during Easton Farmers’ Market’s Apple Jam on Oct. 9. Find 50+ varieties of apples from the Northeast, including heirloom and organic varieties.

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Ottertoberfest at the Zoo 

This Saturday, October 9, head to the Lehigh Valley Zoo to enjoy live and authentic German-style music, an assortment of specialty craft and gift vendors on site, fall beverages at the beer tent and more. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jack-O-Lantern Lane

September 25, 2021 - November 7, 2021 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. An interactive Halloween experience for the whole family at Da Vinci Science Center! This fan-favorite exhibit experience returns in a re-imagined way. Step right into the heart of Halloween with hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, not-so-spooky houses, hands-on activities, and more!

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Lehigh Valley VegStock 

This Saturday, October 9, the Kellyn Foundation will host the second annual Lehigh Valley VegStock at Llantrisant Retreat & Wellness Center. The daylong event celebrated plant-based, vegan and vegetarian foods. Enjoy live entertainment, crafts and family-friendly fun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Outdoor Farmers’ Market at Stony Run Winery

Stony Run is celebrating its last farmers’ market of the season with a 5K run and pie contest! The event promises live music, food trucks, drinks, lawn games and more. Stop by between 1–4 p.m. on Saturday, October 9.

Barktoberfest Pet Fair

October 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Everything for your pets will be offered by over 30 vendors, from food and treats to collars and leashes and everything in between. The pet fair is held rain or shine in the grassy area across from the main park building. 

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Khanisa’s Grand Re-Opening

Stop by Khanisa’s on Saturday, October 9 to celebrate their grand re-opening from noon to 7 p.m. The full pudding bar menu will be available for order as well as new merch, dry mixes and giveaways.

Sachets and Suffrage Tea

October 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with Sigal Museum's spring Sachets and Suffrage Tea at Mixsell-Illick House. This won’t be your ordinary tea with scones. Famous suffragettes will be on hand in period dress. Chat with them about their lives and deeds, guess who’s who for a chance at a prize, and learn about the long road to secure women’s right to vote.

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Scavenger Hunt + Try It! Artifacts Series

October 9, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Are you coming to town for the Farmers’ Market? When you’re done browsing all the local farm goodness, pick up a History Scavenger Hunt Activity List and play your way through historic downtown Easton! You’ll be guided to local landmarks and will complete easy, fun tasks (draw a picture, make a crayon rubbing, etc.) before ending up at Sigal Museum with your completed list.

  • October’s Try It! Artifacts = Food
    It’s Apple Jam Weekend at Easton Farmers’ Market. Stop by Sigal Museum and see how people made apple pie and coffee the old-fashioned way (apple peelers, butter churn and mold, hand coffee grinder and roaster).

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The Weeklings Beatlesbash

October 9, 2021 |  7:30pm. America’s most unique celebration of the music and muse of THE BEATLES, features former members of Styx, the original Beatlemania on Broadway, Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, and BeatleFest house band, Liverpool. Experience a note-for-note celebration of the timeless music of The Beatles. Featuring a 10-piece horns and strings orchestra.

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Annual Harvest Festival

October 9, 2021 - October 10, 2021 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Come enjoy harvest time on the farm. Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills such as spinning, weaving, broom making, scrapple making, apple butter making, basket making, and candle making. There will be plenty of folk entertainment, good country food made by hand, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, a quilt raffle, pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, one-room schoolhouse presentations, outdoor brick bake oven, and much more.

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Mendelssohn's "Italian"

October 9, 2021 - October 10, 2021 |  7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Join the Allentown Symphony for a night of Mendelssohn's "Italian" for one weekend, October 9 -10, 2021. Saturday's performance begins at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday's performance at 2 p.m.

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Pride and Prejudice

10/9/2021, 10/10/2021 | 8:00 PM. Join Act 1 DeSales University Theatre for their performance of Pride and Prejudice!

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Chambourcin Weekend

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s (LVWT) Chambourcin Weekend is this Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10. Stop by Black River Farms, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Vynecrest, Franklin Hill Vineyards and Tolino Vineyards from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Chambourcin is the only wine grape that is grown by all LVWT wineries and each will have their own custom celebrations.

Fall Foliage Train Rides

10/9/2021, 10/10/2021. The best foliage in Pennsylvania! Spectacular colors and the rich fragrances of fall in the Secret Valley delight the senses with locally-produced autumn snacks and ciders available on board warm the soul. Two-hour round trip departing and arriving in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

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October 10, 2021 | 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Join Out in the Lehigh Valley, at Weyerbacher Brewing Company, for trivia, King & Queen entertainment, and dancing with DJ Pravda.

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Mystery & History Tour

October 2, 2021 - October 31, 2021 | 5:00 PM. Unsolved murders, eerie premonitions, ghostly sightings... do spirits roam among the historic buildings of Bethlehem? There's a spooky side to the early Bethlehem Moravians that you'll year about as you explore the grounds at twilight on Bethlehem's Mystery and History Tour held Saturdays and Sundays in October at 5 p.m.

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Silly, Spooky Science Camp

October 11, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. When schools are closed, camp is in session at Da Vinci Science Center! Kickstart your Halloween festivities with a day of spook-tacular STEAM exploration. You’ll uncover the mysteries that lie within our special exhibition, Jack-O-Lantern Lane. Spend the day exploring, investigating, experimenting, and creating. You’ll have a silly and spooky time, full of encounters with optical illusions, circuitry and illumination, and creepy chemistry and physics. It’s scary how much you’ll learn!

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Bach At Noon

October 12, 2021 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Johann Sebastian Bach's compositions have been called music that "transcends time, place, and creed to express the inexpressible." The Bach at Noon concerts offer a "gift of spiritual and musical nourishment" to the community, always free and open to all.

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Passport to Downtown Kutztown

October 13, 2021 - October 17, 2021 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Visit select downtown merchants and have your passport stamped at each location. Submit your completed passport at our Quilt Barn Store.

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Jack-O-Lantern Lane

September 25, 2021 - November 7, 2021 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. An interactive Halloween experience for the whole family at Da Vinci Science Center! This fan-favorite exhibit experience returns in a re-imagined way. Step right into the heart of Halloween with hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, not-so-spooky houses, hands-on activities, and more!

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Trivia Night At Downtown Allentown Market

October 13, 2021 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Test your knowledge at Trivia Night at the Downtown Allentown Market! There will be monthly themes, and the winning team will get a $50 gift card. No signups required; just show up with your team! Find a table at the back of the Downtown Allentown Market near Shinsen.

  • Wednesday, October 13 | 6 p.m. Harry Potter Trivia

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Farm to Table Dinner At Rodale Institute

October 14, 2021 |  4:30 PM to 8:30 PM. join the Kutztown Folk Festival for their first ever Kick-off Farm to Table Dinner Event at Kutztown’s Rodale Institute. Enjoy a wagon ride, wine tasting by Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars and dinner by Dundore & Heister. Local artists and craftsmen will be available to demonstrate and sell their products. Enjoy a fire pit and spirits after dinner.

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Rock the Walk Live On The Artswalk

Enjoy free, live music every Thursday in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park. Check out your favorite Lehigh Valley bands, explore pop-up vendors, and watch opening performances from local community groups. Be sure to stop at the Downtown Allentown Market for some great food and drinks, too.

  • Thursday, October 7, 4 p.m. DMC Band

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