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Blueberry Festival


Turning tongues blue for 31 years and counting,
join us for the sweetest festival of the summer
at the historic Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem!

Saturday, July 21
10am - 7pm

Sunday, July 22
10am - 6pm

Festival Parking at Martin Tower Lot
1170 8th Avenue, Bethlehem

Did You Know... Members & Sponsors get their own reception area at the Blueberry Festival?

To show our appreciation we're inviting Members & Sponsors to join us at the Johnson Barn during the Blueberry Festival for:

  • Blueberry Lemonade, Water, Chips, & Other Refreshments
  • Live Music Performances
  • A Relaxing Area in the Shade
  • Goodie Bags

Get a chance to win "Blue-bear-y" by becoming a Member at the Blueberry Festival!

How do you get in to the Members & Sponsors Reception Area?

  • Bring your HBMS Membership Card along with you to the festival (Festival Admission not included)
  • Wear your "Blueberry Festival Sponsor" or "I'm a proud HBMS Member" tag
  • Become a Member at the Membership tent at Festival Admissions

Weekend Activities

Saturday, July 21, 2018 Schedule of Activities

Community Stage

  • 10:30 AM: 99 Stringz
  • 12PM: NEW El Sistema
  • 1 PM: Magnolia Sadies
  • 2:15 PM: Pie Eating Contest (sign up at Info Booth)
  • 3 PM: BarrelHouse Brothers
  • 5 PM: Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

Orchard Path

  • 10:30 AM: Little Brass Band
  • 11 AM: Cracked Walnuts

Brewery Stage

  • 11 AM: NEW Temple Avenue Jazz Quintet
  • 1 PM: NEW Porter and Sayles                             
  • 3 PM: NEW January Noon
  • 4:45 PM: NEW Cubbage
  • 6 PM: NEW Blueberry Jam Open Mic co-hosted by Lehigh Valley Underground

Scheduled Demonstrations/Activities

  • 10:30AM, 1PM & 3PM: Dream Weavers Dog Agility Club Presentations in the Lower Meadow
  • 12PM: Adult Blueberry Dessert Culinary Contest in the Culinary Tent
  • 11AM – 1PM: NEW “Stronger than Steel” book reading and signing by author Jeffrey A. Parks by the Corn Crib Shop

Culinary Tent

  • 10:30AM: Julie Intrepido
  • 12:00PM: Adult Culinary Contest
  • 1:00PM: Lehigh Valley Kombucha
  • 2:15PM: Seasons Oil & Vinegar
  • 3:30PM: History of Distilling in America
  • 4:45PM: Monocacy Farm Project

Ongoing Activities

  • NEW Read to Dogs Program in the Lower Haas Barn
  • Kids Pollinator Garden near the Haas Barn
  • Petting Zoo in the Paddock
  • Face Painting ($7) in the Crafter Village
  • Lawn Games near the Brewery Tent
  • Pie & Ice Cream in the Dessert Tent
  • High Horse-Powered Wheel in the Lower Johnson Barn
  • Pony Rides ($6) in the Orchard
  • Colonial Dress-Up and Games
  • Festival Scavenger Hunt - pick up at Information Booth

Ongoing Demonstrations & Tours

  • Colonial Blacksmithing
  • Colonial Brewing by the Brewery Tents
  • Colonial Cooking in the Summer Kitchen
  • NEW Pottery Throwing in the Crafter Village
  • Chair Caning in the Crafter Village
  • Historic House & Barn Tours starting every half hour
  • Dimmick Colonial Garden Tour
  • Pollinator Garden Walk-Thru
  • Burnside Crafters in the Upper Johnson Barn
  • NEW Chainsaw Carving in the Upper Orchard
  • Member & Sponsor Reception area in the Upper Johnson Barn

Sunday, July 22, 2018 Schedule of Activities

Community Stage

  • 10:30 AM: Wildlands Conservancy Animal Presentation
  • 11:30 AM: Project 3 Squared – youth pop band
  • 1 PM:  PYT - Youth Theatre
  • 2:15 pm - Pie Eating Contest (sign up at info booth)
  • 3 PM: Pet Parade Presentation
  • 4 PM: Miles to Killarney
  • 5 PM: Lehigh Valley Martial Arts Demonstration

Orchard Path

  • 10:30 AM: Little Brass Band

Brewery Stage

  • 10:30 AM: NEW Me & Paul - Bluegrass
  • 12 PM: NEW Copper Sky Band             
  •  2 PM: Jack Murray and the Blue Tarp Wranglers
  • 4 PM:  Dina Hall Trio

Scheduled Demonstrations/Activities

  • 10:30AM, 1PM & 4PM: Dream Weavers Dog Agility Club Presentations in the Lower Meadow
  • 11AM - 1PM: Story Time with Free Sundays book choice "Blueberries for Sale" by Robert McCloskey in the Lower Haas Barn
  • 12PM: Kids 15 and Under Blueberry Dessert Culinary Contest in the Culinary Tent
  • 12PM – 2PM: NEW “Stronger than Steel” book reading and signing by author Jeffrey A. Parks by the Corn Crib Shop
  • 3PM: Pet Parade Costume Contest on the Community Stage

Culinary Tent

  • 10:30AM: Julie Intrepido
  • 12:00PM: Kids Culinary Contest
  • 1:00PM: Lehigh Valley Kombucha
  • 2:15PM: Seasons Oil & Vinegar
  • 3:30PM: History of Distilling in America
  • 4:45PM: Monocacy Farm Project

Ongoing Activities

  • NEW Read to Dogs Program in the Lower Haas Barn
  • Kids Pollinator Garden near the Haas Barn
  • Petting Zoo in the Johnson Paddock
  • Face Painting ($7) in the Crafter Village
  • Lawn Games near the Brewery Tent
  • Pie & Ice Cream in the Dessert Tent
  • High Horse-Powered Wheel in the Lower Johnson Barn
  • Pony Rides ($6) in the Orchard
  • Colonial Dress-Up and Games in the Johnson Paddock
  • Festival Scavenger Hunt - pick up at Information Booth

Ongoing Demonstrations & Tours

  • Colonial Blacksmithing
  • Colonial Brewing by the Brewery Tents
  • Colonial Cooking in the Summer Kitchen
  • NEW Pottery Throwing in the Crafter Village
  • Chair Caning in the Crafter Village
  • Historic House & Barn Tours starting every 1/2 hour
  • Dimmick Colonial Garden Tour
  • Pollinator Garden Walk-Thru
  • Burnside Crafters in the Upper Johnson Barn
  • Mosaics Crafting in the Crafter Village
  • NEW Chainsaw Carving in the Upper Orchard
  • Member & Sponsor Reception Area in the Upper Johnson Barn

What's New At Blueberry?

NEW Music & Entertainment

El Sistema
Temple Avenue Jazz Quintet
Porter & Sayles
January Noon
Cubbage
Blueberry Jam Open Mic

Me & Paul Bluegrass
Copper Sky Band

Day/Time

Saturday, 12PM
Saturday, 11AM
Saturday, 1PM
Saturday, 1PM
Saturday, 4:45PM
Saturday, 6PM

Sunday, 10:30AM
Sunday, 12PM

Location

Community Stage
Brewery Stage
Brewery Stage
Brewery Stage
Brewery Stage
Brewery Stage

Brewery Stage
Brewery Stage

NEW Demonstrations & Activities

"Stronger Than Steel" Book Signing & Reading with Author Jeffrey A. Parks
Saturday, 11AM - 1PM and Sunday, 12PM - 2PM by the Corn Crib Shop

Read to Dogs Program: Children can bring their favorite book or pick from a selection to read to certified Therapy Dogs in a cool, quiet setting. Presented by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs group.
Saturday & Sunday All Day in the Lower Haas Barn

Pottery Throwing Demonstrations: Presented by artist Liz Wheeler of Camp Fancy Town
Saturday & Sunday throughout the day in the Vendor Tent area

Chainsaw Carving: Presented by John Snyder. Enter the raffle to win one of his finished pieces at the Information Booth!
Saturday & Sunday throughout the day in the Upper Orchard

NEW Vendors & Crafters

Brewery Vendors

  • 14th Fret Brewing Company

Food Vendors

  • Crepe Soleil
  • Brittany's Natural Foods
  • Lehigh Valley Kombucha

Gourmet Treat Vendors

  • ButterCup Bake Shoppe
  • Offbeat Gourmet
  • Chocolate Moonshine

Crafters & Vendors

  • Camp Fancy Town
  • Color Fused
  • Firefly Fields
  • Me & My Dog Pet Bakery
  • M&M Links Jewelry
  • Relax Pak
  • Sassy Dog Fashions
  • Treasures of the Jersey Shore
Trexler Trust Grant

This event is supported in part by
the Harry C. Trexler Trust grant.

Our 2018 Sponsors

PREMIER SPONSOR

Brewery Tasting Tent Sponsor

Brewery Tent Sponsor

Culinary Tent Sponsor

Colonial Barn & House Tours Sponsor

Dining Tent Sponsor

Community Stage Sponsor

Pet Watering Stations

Blueberry Festival Sponsor Fig Bethlehem

Courtesy Shuttle Sponsor

Kids Club Sponsor

Friend Sponsor

Friend Sponsor

Friend Sponsor

Friend Sponsor


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