Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Since 1988 Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) has been hosting the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in Bethlehem each September. The 32nd Annual Celtic Classic is presented by Celtic Cultural Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions. Competitions include piping, haggis eating, fiddle, dance and the National Highland Games Championship. September 27-29. celticfest.org.
Located in historic Easton, PA, the annual PA Bacon Fest has grown into one of the Lehigh Valley’s most popular events. It features 150+ vendors, 12+ musical acts across several stages, hog-calling and bacon-eating competitions, Bacon & Brew beer pairings, and every bacon-topped treat you can imagine. PA Bacon Fest was named in 2019 as one of Parade’s ‘5 Can’t-Miss Bacon Festivals’ in the country, and named one of the top 300 festivals IN THE WORLD by Fest300.com in 2014. November 2 & 3, 10 am – 6 pm, 2019 in Easton, PA.
Grims Fall Festival
Our Corn Maze & Fall Festival opens on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Full, unlimited, one day access to the 21 attractions including Corn Maze, Hay Ride, Cattle Train, 32’ x 68’ Bounce Pillows, Basketball Toss, Football Toss, Baseball Toss, 20’ Caterpillar Slide, Pedal Karts, Sand Pit, Spider Web, Hay Mountain, Corn Bin, Duck Races, Tetherball, Corn Hole, Ladder Golf Flat fee of $16.95 per person for full unlimited access to all activities! Children age 2 and under are free.
Dorney Park Halloween Haunt
Opening Day (Sept. 21) A season of spooks kicks off at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom! During September & October, the park is transformed into a land of ghouls and goblins hiding around every corner. Make your way through a number of haunted mazes in between rides on the park’s most treasured attractions. If haunts aren’t for you, check out the Great Pumpkin Fest during daytime hours featuring the PEANUTS gang. Perfect for little ones, daytime events include trick-or-treating, interactive shows, and more. dorneypark.com/play/haunt
West End World of Food Festival
In September Allentown’s Theatre District comes together for the West End World of Food Festival, a celebration of Allentown’s diverse cultural community, filled with finger lickin’ food, electric musical acts, and varieties of beer, wine, art, and crafts for the kids. And don’t forget our eating contests! This is a block party. Good live music, all day, all for free. Did we mention there are beer tents? You might come down to 19th Street on September 21 to eat and drink, but you’ll stick around to mingle.
The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival
Sept. 30 to Oct. 29 Country Junction, Towamensing Township. The daily festival at the “world’s largest general store” always includes hayrides, a corn maze, a ghost ship, a haunted house and costumed characters, but on weekends the program expands to feature a zombie paintball wagon, rides, bumper balls, “gourd grenades,” and Frozen Funland. tinyurl.com/y4yqa5tq.