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Blueberry Festival Activities


Don't miss out on the exciting activities at our festival!

Pony Rides

Apple Orchard

Travel through the historic apple orchard at Burnside Plantation on horseback with pony rides from Sunset Boarding Stables. Rides are $5 each and can be purchased onsite or pre-purchased online.

Petting Zoo

Lower Meadow Paddock

Meet and greet with favorite farm animals from Sunset Boarding Stables! Visit with goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Feed will be available for $2.

Kid's Crafts & Outdoor Games

Throughout the grounds

Kid's crafts and activities available:

  • Colonial Dress Up & Games in the Paddock
  • Demos and crafts from the Museum of Indian Culture near the Kid's Club tent
  • Community Mural at the Paddock
  • Scavenger Hunt - pick up at the Information Tent
  • Lehigh Valley Reads near the Apple Orchard
  • Kid's Pollinator Garden by the Haas Barn
  • Read to Dogs program in the Lower Haas Barn - Your child can bring their favorite book or pick one from our collection to read to a friendly Therapy Dog in the quiet Lower Haas Barn. Therapy Dogs are from a local Alliance of Therapy Dogs group.

Live Musicians

At the Blueberry Brewery Stage and Community Stage

The Blueberry Festival features some of the most exciting and unique performers in the area!
All performances are included with your admission to the Festival.

Ongoing Demonstrations and Tours

Throughout the grounds

Explore Burnside Plantation and Moravian history with these great demonstrations and tours!

  • House Tours - start every 1/2 hour at the Farmhouse
  • Pollinator Garden - Lower Meadow by the Haas Barn
  • Colonial Brewing - Upper Meadow by the Brewery Tent
  • Colonial Blacksmithing - Upper Meadow by the Brewery Tent
  • Colonial Cooking - in the Summer Kitchen
  • Chair Caning
  • Dimmick Colonial Garden
  • Barn Tours - start every 1/2 hour at the High Horse Power Wheel

Dog Skills & Drills Demonstrations

Saturday & Sunday of both weekends
Lower Meadow
Presented by Dog Trainer Miranda Genetti of Neverland K9 Institute

Be amazed by tricks and skills demonstrated by these highly talented and trained dogs from Neverland K9!

11:00 AM Agility and Trick Dog
12:00 PM Canine Good Citizen Test and Trick Dog Testing for Visitors

1:00 PM Obedience and Rally
3:00 PM Agility and Trick Dog
4:00 PM Canine Good Citizen Test and Trick Dog Testing for Visitors
5:00 PM Obedience and Rally

Owners may use the agility equipment for a few minutes after signing a waiver.

Is your dog an upstanding citizen? Or maybe he's got a great set of learned tricks! Bring your pooch to take the Canine Good Citizen Test or the Trick Dog Novice Test at the festival! Certifications offered between 12:00-1:00 PM and 4:00-5:00 PM, $20 per test.

Crafter Village

Lower Meadow

Shop items from favorite local crafters each weekend at the Blueberry Festival!

Blueberry Culinary Tent & Contest

The Young Chef's Academy Allentown will be hosting demonstrations all day long in the Culinary Tent!

Tantalize our judges with your own Best Blueberry Dessert recipe for the Blueberry Festival's Culinary Contest! Each category is limited to 12 entries. Registration closes Wednesday, July 14.

Adult Contest: July 17 at 2:00 pm
Youth Contest: July 18 at 2:00 pm

Dog Parade

Lower Meadow Community Stage

Dress your dog up in their best blueberry-themed costume, the best dressed pet will win a prize!

Sunday, July 18 at 4:00 pm

Pie Eating Contest

Lower Meadow Community Stage

Proudly presented and hosted by Service Electric Cable TV, our pie eating contest will take place Saturday and Sunday at 2:15 pm at the Community Stage. Limited to 12 people in each category.

Saturday and Sunday at 2:15 pm

Photos from previous years courtesy of Scott Piccotti

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