Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Apple Days & Market To Go

Save the date for the 9th Annual Apple Days & Market To Go
at Historic Burnside Plantation!

People at Apple Days Photo by Scott Picotti

Photo by Scott Piccotti

Get ready for all things Fall!

Apple Days is

September 17- 18, 2022,

10 AM- 5 PM

and Market to Go is

September 19, 2022

10 AM- 2 PM

Burnside Plantation

1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA

Apple Pie
Apple Dumpling
Apple Tart
Cinnamon Apple Cheddar Cheese
Half-Gallon Apple Cider
Half-Gallon Apple Caramel Ice Cream
Apple Cider Donut Holes
Apple Strudel
Molasses Cookies
Apple Turnovers
Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
Apple Bonanza

Apple Days Parking:

Burnside Plantation is located at 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Parking is available at Nitschman Middle School, 1002 West Union Boulevard, Bethlehem PA 18018-3599, with shuttles on loop available to Burnside Plantation. Dogs are not permitted on the shuttles. Parking is also available at 1150 Mauch Chunk Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018, just a short walk from Burnside Plantation. Individuals with mobility issues can be dropped off on-site.

Apple Days & Market To Go

Apple Days & Market To Go is a fall celebration held at the historic Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem's very own "farm-in-the-city"

Experience all that Fall at Burnside has to offer with a range of on-site activities for all ages! Tour historic buildings, barns and gardens with our dedicated volunteers and docents. Kids can enjoy crafts in the Kid's tent, hands-on history with colonial games and the interactive high-horsepower wheel. Everyone loves trying their hand at making cider in the Apple Cider Press, which is over 200 years old! With gardening, historic demonstrations, pie eating contests, and more, there is no shortage of fun on our Farm in the City!

Onsite Activities

Pony Rides (with ticket) – September 17 & 18

Petting Zoo featuring the Tri County Pot Belly Pig Club – September 17 & 18

Read to Therapy Dogs – September 17 & 18  11:00-5:00

Canine Agility Demonstrations – September 17 & 18

Docent Tours – September 17 & 18: Visitors get to learn about the unique history of the farm and visit the 1748/1818 house, colonial garden, and summer kitchen, 1841 barn and very unusual high horsepower wheel that are not typically open to the general public.

Hands-on 1800s Apple Press Demonstration – September 17 & 18

Culinary Competition – Adults: September 17 at 1:00, Kids: September 18 at 1:00 Adults Entry Form | Kids Entry Form

Donut Eating Contests – Adults and Kids: September 17 & 18 at 2:15 Adults and Kids Entry Form

One Room Schoolhouse – September 17 & 18 at 1 & 3

Colonial Blacksmith Demonstrations – September 17 & 18

Colonial Brewing Demonstrations – September 17 & 18

Museum on the Move with Curator, Brett Peters – September 17 & 18

Interactive Virtual Trail Experience with Gold Award Girl Scout, Anna Lazewski

Apple Days wouldn't be possible without our talented and dedicated team of volunteers! Opportunities include set up/ break down, kid's crafts, runners, servers, information, and more! If you are interested in joining a fun community of helpers, fill out an application today!

Volunteers Make It Possible!

4 Reasons to Volunteer at Apple Days

  1. FREE Admission
  2. Complimentary dessert
  3. Meet new, like-minded people who love to Volunteer
  4. Support a community tradition and 275+ years of local Bethlehem history

Discover Something Unique! We welcome dozens of local vendors and crafters from around the Lehigh Valley to showcase their wares. From handmade crafts like jewelry and pottery, to gourmet treats and unique fashion. Take a walk through the Crafter Village to find creative gifts and items!

Friendly Dogs Welcome! Bring your pooch along to shop the many pet-related vendors. Find a scrumptious treat or jazz up his collar with a new bandana. All dogs must be leashed, owners are responsible for cleaning up messes.

By purchasing a ticket and entering Burnside Plantation during the Apple Days festival, I grant Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites permission to photograph me and publish or utilize images as they see fit. This grants permission to edit, copy, and make use of any photos taken during the festival on festival grounds. If a photo is used in a way that misrepresents Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, they hold the legal ability to ask for it to be discarded or taken down at any point, from any platform.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

The Morning Call

Premier Sponsor

Lehigh Valley Press

Community Sponsors

Community Stage Sponsor


Donut Eating Contest Sponsor

Service Electric Cable TV & Communications

Baking Contest Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors

Unity Bank
Harry C. Trexler Trust

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



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