2018 Pennsylvania Dutch Brewers Festival

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Saturday, October 20th 

The Pennsylvania Dutch Brewers Festival will feature more than 60 different homebrewed beers poured by 25+ local and regional brewers from Bruclear Homebrew Club, Berks Homebrew Club and Lancaster Brewers. Commercial breweries will also be onsite pouring complimentary samples. Taste craft beer at its roots and meet brewers BEFORE they go commercial. Enjoy Liederkranz’s homemade German food, and be a part of a Beer Busters Podcast.

• Live Music by The Daisy Jug Band • Cornhole & Giant Jenga •
Homemade German Food • Fire Pit! •

~ ADMISSION ~
$32 General Admission 21+ | $15 Designated Driver | Free Under 21
Food voucher included with General Admission and DD tickets.

GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ TICKET ALSO INCLUDES:
4 hours of unlimited homebrew and commercially brewed beers!
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HAUNT

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Dorney Park transforms into Halloween Haunt featuring haunted mazes, scare zones, rides and monsters prowling the park. What you can see will scare you. What you can’t see will Haunt you.

(Halloween Haunt is not recommended for children ages 13 or younger.

Dorney Park transitions into HAUNT at 6 PM every Friday and Saturday through October 27th, 2018, with a bonus Sunday on October 7th, 2018. HAUNT kicks-off every night with the Overloads Show in Hydra Plaza at 7:00 PM and HAUNT Attractions do not open until 7:30 PM each night.

Oktoberfest Brewers’ Village

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Brewers’ Village presented by Weis Markets
Part of Oktoberfest presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

Dates: Oct. 12-13
Friday | 7 pm
Saturday | 1, 4 and 7 pm

Price: $25 in advance | $30 day of
| $20 in advance | $25 day of ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling at SteelStacks

From German-style marzens to autumn-inspired pumpkin ales, the hand-crafted beers of the Keystone State’s award-winning craft breweries take center stage as the Oktoberfest Brewers’ Village presented by Weis Markets returns for its fifth year. Guests enjoy a diverse array of Oktoberfest’s, limited-edition and seasonal offerings. All attendees receive a commemorative sampling mug and have the opportunity to meet the breweries’ staff and brewers, as well as enjoy the delicious food, fun and games of Oktoberfest, now in its eighth year.
TICKETS

Tickets for the two-hour tasting sessions, where attendees can sample more than 35 different beers, are $20 for ArtsQuest Members and $25 for the public in advance and are $25 for ArtsQuest Members and $30 for the public day of. Each passport will be good for one (1) 2-hour tasting and will include tastings for all of that days craft beers as well as a commemorative sampling mug. Designated driver tickets are also available for $10.

Age 21+ Event
Passports Now On Sale

Friday, October 12 | 7:00PM- 9:00PM
Saturday, October 13 | 1:00PM- 3:00PM (session 1)
Saturday, October 13 | 4:00PM- 6:00PM (session 2)
Saturday, October 13 | 7:00PM- 9:00PM (session 3)

Confirmed breweries include:

Angry Orchard, Breinigsville
D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., Pottsville
Hardball Cider, Bethlehem – New for 2018
Hop Hill Brewing, Bethlehem
HiJinx Brewing Company, Allentown
North Country Brewing Company, Slippery Rock
Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Mifflinburg – New for 2018
Salmon Pants Brewery, Allentown – New for 2018
Samuel Adams, Breinigsville
Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Bethlehem – New for 2018
Susquehanna Brewing Co., Pittston
The Colony Meadery, Allentown
The Lion Brewery, Wilkes-Barre
Tröegs Independent Brewing, Hershey
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, Hawley – New for 2018
Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton
Yards Brewing Co., Philadelphia

PRESENTED BY:
Weis Markets

 

When a Change of Season Calls for a Beautiful Room Refresh

jz20mwemtl2ksbwrk7ak_full_3c2a2369-819x1024Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. Every August, just like clockwork, I find myself anxiously anticipating the change in season. It prompts me to refresh my wardrobe with yummy sweaters and find new and innovative ways to redecorate my home in preparation for the chilly yet cozier months of the year.

When Sherwin-Williams shared their 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay SW 7701, Kate and I both agreed we loved the look and feel of this color tone and we jumped at the thought of doing a beautiful redesign story around it. I was drawn to the warm terracotta color because of its ancient, elemental roots and mostly by the way it made me feel. Cavern Clay is a blend of midcentury modern style and the rich and earthy American Southwest, which together create a kind of desert modern aesthetic vibe. Because I love and live in all things boho, Kate asked me to take on this makeover story, and if you know me just a little bit, you know I absolutely LOVE anything interiors related, especially if it’s bohemian. So, I couldn’t wait to get started.

Because I’m currently living in a rental unfortunately my bedroom was off limits for painting. So I quickly reached out to good friends Jenny Jorgensen and Kate Worum, the local mavens of She She, a hand-painted print and pattern design studio, to see if they were interested in receiving a little room refresh and luckily Kate Worum was all in! Kate, a local Minneapolis illustrator who recently turned 30, was looking for a fresh start and a little change of scenery in her life. We were happy to provide that to her with a fresh wall of paint in her bedroom, and we thought, why not help a girl out with a full-on room refresh! After kicking off the project I went over to her place right away and we began brainstorming how we could transform her sunny little apartment bedroom into a relaxing bohemian bungalow.

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Business Spotlight: the steel beam refineries

Main Street Bethlehem is flanked by unique shops and fantastic restaurants; the steel beam refineries is a great a addition to the community,  giving a nod to Bethlehem’s glorious past with a modern fresh approach to boutique retail shopping.

2016-05-12_11-04-11The Steel Beam’s name is inspired by the old industrial Bethlehem Steel skyline and historic Bethlehem architecture.  Lehigh Valley FYI recently had a chance visit the store.

From the moment we entered, we were enchanted with the retail design of the store. It’s set up like an art gallery and has the feel of handmade artistry and creative inspiration.

Designer clothing and some home lighting and accessories lined the walls. The jewelry is merchandised in the center of the story around rustic counters and tables.  The clothing ranged from basic tees to special occasion wear.

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We scored this custom designed Steelton plant workers tag and my new favorite earrings.

There is a workshop in the back of the store and you can easily chat up the artist. We did as she was busy making jewelry and it was fun learning more about her work.

We were lucky enough to snag some custom soaps and some custom jewelry.

Very much looking forward visiting again … and again … and again!

Location:  521 Historic Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone: 610-837-6194

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Harvest Festival

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Visit Historic Downtown Bethlehem on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11 AM – 8 PM to celebrate Harvest season at the 13th Annual Harvest Festival! Enjoy food and craft vendors, live music, the Biergarten, and soup, wine, and beer tastings trails. Our Harvest Festival Family Fun area makes this a fun event for the whole family!!

The event takes place on Main Street between Broad and Church Streets and at the Sun Inn Courtyard. This is a family and pet friendly event! Continue reading

Behr Just Announced Its 2019 Color Of The Year, And You’re Going To Love It

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It’s official: 2019 is all about the color blue — Blueprint, to be exact — at least according to Behr. The paint company revealed Blueprint S740-5, a warm, soft hue, as the brand’s 2019 Color Of The Year, describing the shade as “a mid-tone blue that charts a course for people to reimagine the colors and design of their home.” The paint company says it’s meant to signify authenticity, confidence, and timelessness. As far as blues go, this one’s pretty stunning — it feels cozy and inviting, but not overpowering.

Erika Woelfel, Behr’s vice president of color and creative services, called the shade an “instant classic,” adding that, “Much like the sketches builders rely on to bring an architectural design to life, Blueprint S470-5 lays a foundation for consumers to make their unique vision a reality.” Continue Reading >>>