The Nazareth Area Chamber is thrilled to be hosting its 3rd Annual Nazareth Fall Festival, in partnership with Vigilance Hose Co. #1, on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 2 PM – 6 PM. Get ready for a day filled with fall-themed fun for everyone!
The festivities will kick off with the return of the Nazareth Halloween Parade presented by Vigilance Hose Co. #1 at 1 PM on Saturday, October 16th. Mark Morella, Assistant Fire Chief 5053 of Vigilance Hose Co. #1, said, “After having to cancel last year due to COVID-19, I am excited that the parade will make its return as this tradition is one that is beloved by the community. We hope to see you there!” The parade will begin at Belvidere and Liberty Streets in the Borough of Nazareth and will end at the Nazareth High School on Center Street.
From 2 PM – 6 PM, Nazareth Fall Festival will be in full swing on S. Main Street between Belvidere and Walnut Streets. With 40 alcohol, craft, and food vendors, musical performances, steinholding and ice cream holding competitions, Mario Andretti’s racecar, pumpkin decorating, and more – there’s something for the entire family! In addition, the Nazareth Area Chamber will be hosting a Nazareth Pride Competition, where guests can show their Nazareth spirit for the chance to win a prize, and a Spooktacular Sweepstakes which encourages attendees to support local brick and mortar businesses during the event.
Other organizations from throughout the community are also getting involved in the fall fun! Saturday, October 16th will be the last day of St. John’s UCC’s first-ever Scarecrow Stroll. During Nazareth Fall Festival, a pop-up food drive to benefit the Nazareth Area Food Bank will be held. The pop-up food drive has recently been created as part of BSA Troop 76’s Eagle Scout project. The scout leading this project, Antonio Alessi, is a 16-year-old Lower Nazareth resident who attends Nazareth Area High School. Wrenchtec has sponsored the booth on behalf of BSA Troop 76 to support this initiative. Following the festival, the Nazareth Competition Cheerleaders’ Movie Night will take place at 6 PM at the Nazareth High School Auditorium. The featured film will be Hotel Transylvania! Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per child. “The Nazareth Area Chamber’s 3rd Annual Fall Festival will provide a full day of many enjoyable activities for kids of all ages,” commented Mike Woodland, Chair of the Nazareth Area Chamber’s Board. “I am thrilled to see so many organizations and businesses working together to provide our community with such a wonderful event. Bring the family and enjoy a full and relaxing fall day in beautiful Nazareth.”
“If you weren’t in the fall spirit already, you definitely will be after Nazareth Fall Festival,” said Jessica O’Donnell, Executive Vice President of Affiliated Chambers and the Northern Tier for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber. “This event is a blast for all of those in attendance and we could not be more thrilled that the fun stretches even further this year with the return of the Nazareth Halloween Parade and the addition of the Nazareth Competition Cheerleaders’ Movie Night. We also love that the festival provides an opportunity for individuals from throughout the Lehigh Valley to visit the Nazareth Area to see all the wonderful activities and businesses that it has to offer. Lauren and I encourage you to mark your calendars for Saturday, October 16th, because you are not going to want to miss this fall-themed celebration!”
Where: South Main Street in Nazareth, PA between Belvidere & Walnut Streets
- 1 PM: Nazareth Halloween Parade
- 2 PM – 3:45 PM: Music by Silk & Steel Duo
- 3:45 PM – 3:55 PM: Men’s Steinholding Competition
- 3:55 PM – 4:05 PM: Kid’s Ice Cream Holding Competition
- 4:05 PM – 4:15 PM: Women’s Steinholding Competition
- 4:15 PM – 6 PM: Music by Lake of Orchard
- 6 PM: Nazareth Competition Cheerleaders’ Movie Night
Pricing Information: The Nazareth Halloween Parade & Nazareth Fall Festival are free to attend. The Nazareth Cheerleaders’ Movie Night costs $10 per adult and $5 per child.
Ice Cream Holding Competitions: Parents that would like to sign up their children (ages 6-12) can do so at The Chamber’s Booth, located on S. Main St. near Emily’s Ice Cream and the bandshell, the day of the event. The competition is free to enter. Participants will receive a prize courtesy of Emily’s Ice Cream!
Nazareth Pride Competition: Whether it’s wearing blue, painting your face, or dressing like an eagle, show your Nazareth Pride for a chance to win a prize! Judges will be walking around during the event and awarding six prizes to those showing the most Nazareth Pride. Prizes are sponsored by Keystone Consulting Engineers Inc., Mario Andretti, & Nazareth Army & Navy.
Spooktacular Sweepstakes: The Nazareth Area Chamber is encouraging festival attendees to support local by visiting brick and mortar businesses within Nazareth on October 16th. Those who spend $5 or more in a brick and mortar can bring their receipt to The Chamber’s Booth starting at 2 PM for a chance to win $150 in gift cards to local establishments courtesy of Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home. The Chamber’s Booth will be located on S. Main St. near Emily’s Ice Cream and the bandshell. Receipts will be accepted until 5:45 PM. Attendees will receive one (1) entry per receipt they submit.
Steinholding Competitions: The Men’s and Women’s Steinholding Competitions are back! Attendees will be able to sign up on the day of the event at The Chamber’s Booth located on S. Main St. near Emily’s Ice Cream and the bandshell. The winner of each competition will receive a stein filled with beer as their prize courtesy of Birthright Brewing Co.! There is no cost to take part in the competition, but participants will have the opportunity to purchase their stein and beer afterwards.
St. John’s UCC’s Scarecrow Stroll: From now – October 16th, take your family on this scavenger hunt to find scarecrows in businesses throughout the Borough for the chance to win prizes! Visit The Art Den or participating businesses for your passport. Participants can deposit their completed passports in the special box at The Art Den. To coincide with the 2021 Nazareth Fall Festival, the drawing for prizes will take place on Saturday, October 16th at 5:15 PM at the St. John’s UCC Church Parking Lot.
- Presenting Sponsor: Vigilance Hose Co. #1
- Entertainment Sponsor: Truist
- Safety Sponsor: Lehigh Valley Health Network
- Festival Fun Sponsor: Emily’s Ice Cream
- Festive Fall Sponsor: Unangst Tree Farms, LLC
- Steinholding Competition Sponsor: Birthright Brewing Co.
- Children’s Activity Sponsor: Wrenchtec & Mazezilla
- Nazareth Pride Competition Prize Sponsors: Keystone Consulting Engineers Inc., Mario Andretti, & Nazareth Army & Navy
- Spooktacular Sweepstakes Sponsor: Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home
- Security Sponsor: Signal 88 Security
- Marketing Sponsors: Edward Jones – Buck Jones, J.P. Mascaro & Sons, Terraform Engineering LLC, & The Morning Call
- Main Street Sponsors: Evening Sun Entertainment, JMT Industrial & Environmental Contracting Services, & Schmidt Funeral Home
- Decoration Sponsor: ESSA Bank & Trust
Interested in getting involved with or supporting the Nazareth Area Chamber? Contact either Jessica O’Donnell (JessicaO@lehighvalleychamber.org) or Lauren Bertucci (LaurenB@lehighvalleychamber.org) for more information.
About the Chamber: The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area. We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises. With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.
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Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce