Historic Bethlehem Partnership

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Blueberry Festival

The Sweetest Festival of the Summer

Saturday, July 18, 2015 10am – 7pm

Sunday, July 19, 2015  10am – 6pm

Burnside Plantation
1461 Schoenersville Road
Parking in Martin Tower lot, Click HERE for directions

TICKETS: Admission with Tasting Tent: $15, Adult $8, Children (4-12) $4, (3 and younger): Free

The popular Historic Bethlehem Dessert Tent will once again feature homemade blueberry pies, delicious strudel, coffee cake and creamy all natural vanilla ice cream swirled with blueberry variegate-made exclusively for the Blueberry Festival! Live music and local group performances will be sure to offer something for everyone in the family. 

Experience a tour of James Burnside’s colonial home and barns, summer kitchen and stroll through the colonial gardens.  Young and old can catch the hoop in a rousing game of graces, tackle Jacob’s ladder, and learn to play a variety of other colonial games.  Kids can enjoy crafts and colonial costume dress-up as well as a blueberry pie-eating contest for all ages.

Become a Craft Vendor Become a Business Exhibitor Become a Food Vendor
NOTE: The food vendor form must be printed out and mailed in via the instructions attached.

Pre-order your delicious crumb topping blueberry pie today for pickup at the
Blueberry Festival. They sell out quickly every year, so be sure to reserve yours soon! Purchase A Pie

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Kids will love the petting zoo, face painting, games and crafts in the Kid’s Tent sponsored by Just Born. Other activities include sack races, hoop rolling races, string your own wampum beads,  colonial dress up and much much more!

The festival includes more than 30 crafters, including wood carvings, pottery, jewelry, homemade blueberry specialties, and festival tee-shirts available in the Burnside Plantation shop.  Patrons will enjoy colonial brewing demonstrations by award-winning local amateur brewer, Chris Bowen, of Hammersmith Ales. Guides in period dress will be available for tours of the James Burnside colonial house, high horse-power wheel, barns and garden. The tours share the stories behind colonial farming and James Burnside, a Moravian missionary and county representative.

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Want to help make this year’s festival success? Volunteer to be a part of the Historic Bethlehem family!
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Get an idea of what the 2014 festival was like via The Morning Call, The Express Times, and WFMZ!

Thank you to last year’s Sponsors!

Outdoor Media Sponsor

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Children’s Colonial Craft Sponsor

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Elite Sponsors

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 Festival Supporters


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