laini’s list of 9 – October 1, 2 & 3

1. Easton Garlic Fest

Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, Centre Square, Easton

A festival of the senses… Artists, farmers and food vendors will temp you as you stroll Centre Square, traffic free. Come early and come HUNGRY!

2. First Friday

Friday from 6 to 10 pm, Southside Bethlehem

October 1st + Friday = First Friday! Highlights include the opening of “Alterations– Refashions by Susan Huxley” at Home & Planet and the arrival of boots for fall at Shuze.

3. Mercantile Home Grand Re-Opening

Saturday from 4 to 8 pm, 140 Northampton St., Easton

Celebrate the opening of the new location of this wonderfully eclectic shop and gallery.

4. Historic Bethlehem Secret Garden Tour

Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, Historic Downtown Bethlehem

Enjoy seven of the most enchanting gardens in historic downtown Bethlehem, all within walking distance of each other.

5. 34th Annual House Tour – Old Allentown

Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, Old Allentown and Old Fairgrounds neighborhoods, Allentown

Your chance to see firsthand the revitalization efforts of two center-city neighborhoods.

6. Oral Cancer Awareness 5K

Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Bethlehem Township Municipal Park, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem

The $20 registration fee includes an oral cancer screening (with a device that is new on the market, a$30-$125 value), a t-shirt, and a meal! 9:30 AM register, 11AM walk start.

7. NY Jazz Repertory Orchestra – Tribute to the Big Bands

Saturday at 8 pm, Zoellner Arts Center’s Baker Hall, Bethlehem

The orchestra salutes the enduring sounds of Artie Shaw, Count Basie and others.

8. Northampton County Open Gate Farm Tour

Saturday from 12 to 4 pm, Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem

Discover colonial Burnside Plantation at the Fall Harvest Festival. Kids of all ages will have the chance to show off their creative flair while painting a pumpkin and creating a candle, hand-dipped themselves! Experience a cooking demonstration in the summer kitchen and a presentation on spinning and weaving. Capture the memory of your day by taking a photo dressed up in colonial attire. Explore the beautiful grounds including tours of the garden, barns, and farmhouse. Lastly don’t forget to meet Bethlehem Police Department’s Mounted Unit and the horses.

9. 3rd Annual West End Oktoberfest

Saturday from 2 to 10 pm, 19th and Liberty Sts. area, Allentown

Enjoy live music and performances, great food and fun activities for families and children, including a pumpkin decorating contest.

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