Celebrate fall with beer, food, music and more at the 13th annual Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in historic Bethlehem.
Musikfest starts Thursday night in Bethlehem. You could just show up any time through Aug. 12 and enjoy whatever music, experience, food and drinks you happen to come upon. Or check the schedule and plan to make sure you get the most out of this massive event, which has 500 shows, most of them free; dozens of food and drink vendors, and arts and other experiences. You could also let us help guide you.
When Musikfest for the second time in its history expands to an 11th day this year, it won’t be just the headline stage that offers entertainment. Fifteen South Side food vendors — including ‘Aw Shucks’ Roasted Corn, Baby Blues BBQ, Bethlehem Dairy Store, Festival Island Noodles, Yuengling Bar & Grill, Heaven on a Bun and Humpty’s Dumplings — also will be open.
For some Musikfest-goers, the bounty of festival food is as important as the music. At Musikfest 2017, 37 food vendors, including nine first-timers, will set up across Bethlehem, all jockeying to lure you with mouthwatering aromas. This year's lineup includes familiar favorites serving gyros and tacos, along with newcomers with creative offerings like cheesesteak dumplings and donut sundaes.
Following a visit to Coca-Cola Park, Peter King of Sports Illustrated and ESPN fame was once quoted as saying “Aw Shuck’s Roasted Corn out in right field. Now, I’ve been to many ballparks in my 52 years, and I’ve never seen a roasted corn concession at a ballpark. But this corn was … well, I’ll just say if I had my choice between a Kansas City Porterhouse or an Aw Shucks ear, I’d take the corn.” And yes, folks, it’s that delicious. Bathed in tasty butter and dressed with a secretive southwestern blend of spices and Parmesan cheese makes a trip to one of its two locations (behind Section 116 and in right field) mandatory.