Bethlehem's Blueberry Thrill

How Sweet It Is

Join the city of Bethlehem at the pictoresque, historic Burnside Plantation for a weekend of good, old-fashioned fun at their annual Blueberry Festival. The popular festival features scrumptious blueberries and blueberry-filled treats, live music by local artists, Colonial-era games and crafts, summer kitchen demonstrations and more. If you think you’ve got the chops, you can even compete in a traditional pie eating contest!

While you're there, embark on a tour of James Burnside's colonial home and barns, catch the hoop in a rousing game of graces, enjoy colonial brewing demonstrations, kids' crafts and dress-up, horse-powered rides and more.

Don’t miss the dessert tent, where you’ll find homemade blueberry pies, delicious strudel, coffee cake and creamy vanilla ice cream swirled with homemade blueberry variegate. Yum!

To wash everything down, visit the “Pints from the Past” tent, (extra cost) where you’ll get to sample mead, wine and locally crafted beers.


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The festival runs throughout the weekend beginning on Friday evening: July 18, 5:30 to 8 p.m., July 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

General Admission is $8 for adults, and $4 for children ages 4 to 12). Free admission is offered for children ages 3 and younger. Admission to the "Pints from the Past" Tasting Tent is $7. Parking will be available at the Martin Tower Lot.

For more information, call 610-882-0450 or visit Historic Bethlehem and Sites.

Insider Tips

All musical performances are included with your admission to the Festival. Review the festival line-up, after the jump!

If you plan to bring home a blueberry pie,you might want to pre-order it. With more than 6,000 visitors anticipated, they’re expected to sell out quickly!

Burnside Plantation
1461 Schoenersville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(484) 934-1156

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