Enjoy a spooky Saturday afternoon in the Nazareth Library's Fraunfelder Room as author and paranormal expert Charles J. Adams III presents "Ghosts, Legends, and Folklore of the Lehigh Valley." The presentation starts at 2:13 p.m.
Also, take advantage of a once-a-year opportunity to learn about local agriculture in Northampton County during Penn State Extension's Open Gate Farm Tour. There is no charge to go to any of the farms. Bring your family to any of 19 participating farms on Saturday and Sunday, between 1 and 5 p.m. on both days. It’s rain or shine! Dress casually and enjoy the day talking with local farmers and learning how your food is produced.
Here’s what else is happening this weekend:
- On Saturday, sample wines from around the world, beer from 14 different breweries and 10 different soups from some of the area’s best restaurants at the 8th Annual Bethlehem Harvest Festival along Main Street. There will be music on two stages, beginning at 11 a.m. The festival ends at 6 p.m. The south end of Main Street will feature kids activities, including pumpkin painting and a petting zoo. Beer Passports ($20 in advance), Wine Passports ($15 in advance) and Soup Passports ($10 in advance) can all be purchased in advance atwww.downtownbethlehemassociation.com.
- The Easton Zombie Pub Crawl returns to the city for its second year Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., with "undead" drinkers taking a tour of the city's bars starting at Rivals and ending at Champ's Corner. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Easton Main Street Initiative office at 35 S. Third St., or $25 on site.
- Celebrate Columbus Day Saturday in Easton, with the traditional Italian flag raising at 1 p.m. in Centre Square, followed by a march to the Columbus statue in Riverside Park, for wreath-laying and music by the Lehigh Valley Italian American Band.
- At SteelStacks, Oktoberfest resumes for its second weekend beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Enjoy German-style food, beer, fun and games, including a second round of Dachshund races at 3 p.m. Sunday. Single day admission costs $10 for the public and $7 for ArtsQuest members. Event passes that give you unlimited admission are also available for $25 for the public and $20 for ArtsQuest members. Click here for more information.
- The Fall Festival to support the March of Dimes begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bushkill Valley Motorcycle Club.
- The Sands Bethlehem Event Center hosts an evening of alternative rock with Soul Asylum, Fountains of Wayne and Evan Dando, starting at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25 and $30.
- Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works will hold its annual Whisky Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets cost $45. Twenty different styles of whisky from the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Scotland will be represented in the selection.
- The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s annual Gala starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Zoellner Arts Center. Eliot Fisk, a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, already a favorite of Bach Festival audiences, is joined by his wife, celebrated guitarist Zaira Meneses, and their twelve-year old daughter Raquel, who has already received recognition as an extraordinary young pianist. The irresistible family trio will light up the stage with a program including works by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Chopin, as well as Spanish and Latin repertoire. Tickets are $40, $25 and $15 for students.