Event Area Expanded, Elements Created During 2020 Restrictions will Continue
October 2, 2021 | 11am-8pm
Main Street & Broad Street | Historic Downtown Bethlehem
Bethlehem, PA – September 9, 2021 – Bethlehem’s popular Harvest Fest will be back and bigger than ever for 2021. “We’ve added more music, more tasting trails, and more fun than ever,” said Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA) Manager Tammy Wendling. The event with its street vendors, sidewalk sales, and specialty foods takes place along Main Street and Broad Street in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. This year, the event footprint will feature more of Broad Street, which includes a new entertainment stage. Wendling said, “This will allow plenty of room for people to distance.”
Last year, the pandemic forced event organizers to cancel Harvest Fest for the first time since its inception in 2006. Downtown business owners are counting on a good turnout for the event this year to make up for last year’s losses.
More Music Than Ever & A Brand New Stage
With three entertainment stages, music will fill every pocket of the downtown area all day. Guests will enjoy the new Broad Street stage with outdoor seating, the Biergarten Stage near the historic Smithy, and the ever-popular Main Street Stage.
Harvest Fest Music Lineup
11:00AM – Pentley Holmes
1:20PM – Zaire
3:40PM – Cunningham & Associates
6:00PM – Scott Marshall Band
Main Street Stage
11:00AM – Kyle Yankowy
1:30PM – Melody Cruz
3:00PM – Paul Knack
Broad Street Stage
11:00AM – Ginger and the Schnappes
1:30PM – Tim Harakal
3:00PM – Seth Witcher
Harvest Fest features three different tasting trails: a Wine Trail, a Soup Trail, and a Beer Trail. To ensure appropriate social distancing, trail passes will be strictly limited and sign in times will be staggered. There are 350 passports available for the Soup Trail, 350 for the Wine Trail and 600 for the Beer Trail. Individual sampling cups and hand sanitizer will be available at each location. You can order your passports at GetDowntownBethlehem.com.
A parade of creative handmade scarecrows will decorate the downtown as part of the second annual Scarecrow Showdown. This is an event that the DBA created in 2020 as more people looked for outdoor family activities. Participants decorate scarecrows and Harvest Fest visitors vote for their favorites. If you’re interested in creating a scarecrow for the display, you can purchase your kit online. “From silly to spooky, it’s so much fun to see the creative ideas participants come up with,” said Wendling.
About the Downtown Bethlehem Association: The Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA) is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and serves to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote and advance downtown business areas within the city of Bethlehem. It is an organization comprised of business owners who believe that unity is better than isolation and involvement is better than neutrality. The DBA organizes over 100 events a year, to drive foot traffic into Bethlehem’s Historic District.
Information provided to TVL by:
Downtown Bethlehem Association Manager
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce