It’s Time to Pig out at the 3rd Annual Bacon Fest 2014

October 31st, 2014 posted by

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BACON

How many ways can you eat a pig? You can find out at the 3rd annual Bacon Fest held November 8th & 9th in Downtown Easton, Centre Square. It’s the largest festival associated with Easton’s farmers market. In its 3rd year, the festival plans to have the biggest one yet, with an estimated attendance of over 50,000.

The festival originated from the highly successful VegFest held each year in Bethlehem. The idea was that if a Vegan festival can do so well, why can’t a “meat festival” or Bacon Festival do just as well for the non-vegan and meat lovers in this world. The idea became a huge success as PA Bacon fest is now also listed as one of the top 300 festivals in the world on fest300.com.

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Allentown, a Downtown Back from the Past

October 30th, 2014 posted by

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PPL Center at 7th and Hamilton

I was not born and raised in Lehigh Valley but I’ve made it my home since 1981. I know local natives love their hometowns but I think transplants to the region (and visitors) have a special appreciation of Lehigh Valley.

My first introduction to the area was opening what is now the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown. The full service hotel at 9th & Hamilton Streets was the “Allentown Hilton” back then. We shared the intersection with the famous Hess’s department store which was still going strong, the iconic PPL tower and a really cool bar and restaurant, The Good Spirit on the fourth corner. As a young 20 something I was excited to be working in a real city.

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Nine Reasons Why Lehigh Valley is a Great Place to Work, Live, and Visit

October 28th, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley's right there!

The Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania is steeped in history yet has quickly become an area known for its nightlife, entertainment, arts, and outdoor activities.

Highlighted by its three cities, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Lehigh Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the state and only 90 minutes from New York City and an hour from Philadelphia.

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Five Seasonal Lehigh Valley Traditions for Fall, or is it Autumn?

October 24th, 2014 posted by

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Whatever you call it, it is Beautiful.

Exactly, one month and one day ago, on September 23rd, the autumnal equinox occurred, ushering in the first day of fall. And, there are only 58 days remaining in fall before the winter solstice ushers in winter on December 21st. Without discussing the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Hanukkah or the last shopping weekend before Christmas, let’s look at a few Lehigh Valley seasonal musts!

Wait … is it autumn or fall? It doesn’t matter anymore, and the know-it-all would say, that it is harvest, because that’s what it was called before it was called autumn or fall. So for this post, let’s just agree to disagree, because I don’t consistently call it the same thing in my own speech!

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Haunted Halloween Events in Lehigh Valley That Will Scare You Silly!

October 23rd, 2014 posted by

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With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no shortage of spooky things going on in Lehigh Valley. Whether you’re looking for a historical take on the haunts of the past, or an action-packed adventure that will leave you screaming in fear.

Many of these attractions are available on a limited basis, so be sure to get your tickets early! Have a scary good time.

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Where has the time gone? Discover Lehigh Valley Turns 30 Years Old.

October 21st, 2014 posted by

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Michael Jackson

As our organization, Discover Lehigh Valley, sets to celebrate 30 year in existence on Thursday, I figure it was a good time to reflect back on some things that has happened to the organization and the world over the last 30 years. So without further ado let’s go.

1984

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Have a Spirited Time at Lehigh Valley’s Historic Inns and Taverns

October 20th, 2014 posted by

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Spring Valley Tavern

By Josh Popichak

We all know the Lehigh Valley’s historic inns, restaurants and pubs can be a great place to enjoy spirits (responsibly, of course), but did you know that more than a few of them are also reportedly home to spirits? Especially at this time of year, the talk at these historic “haunts” is known to turn not just to football, but also to the proverbial “things that go bump in the night.”

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Lehigh Valley Phantoms Host Home Opener at PPL Center in Downtown Allentown

October 17th, 2014 posted by

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The Phantoms open their inaugural season in Allentown tonight!

After years of waiting, months of construction, and weeks upon weeks of buildup, the puck finally drops tonight, Friday, October 17.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will take the ice for the first official home game against the Adirondack Flames at 7:05 p.m. and Allentown will truly never be the same.

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Koziar’s Christmas Village – A Must See Attraction This Holiday Season!

October 14th, 2014 posted by

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Blog Picture - Koziars

We may just be getting use to the idea that summer is over and fall has begun. However, there are so many adventures and attractions to look forward to this holiday season like the opening of Koziar’s Christmas Village on November 1st through January 1st.

Located in Bernville, Koziar’s Christmas Village was originally a dairy farm called Koziar’s Spring Lake Dairy Farm.

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Put Some Lehigh Valley Color on Your Walls with Discover Lehigh Valley’s “Print of the Week”

October 10th, 2014 posted by

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Soccerfest 2014

Looking for something to brighten up the walls of your home or office? Why not adorn them with some of the most captivating attractions, venues, and happenings Lehigh Valley has to offer?

Discover Lehigh Valley is featuring some exceptional shots that commissioned local photographers have captured of the region.

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