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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 21, 2021
Weekend: July 17-18
Drive-thru Pickups Weekdays: July 19-21, 2021
It’s the 34th Annual Blueberry Festival where tongues turn blue! Again this year, in a safe visitor format, The Blueberry Festival & Market To Go is a celebration of all things blueberry. Visit onsite the weekends of July 17-18, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday. Drive-thru pickups weekdays Monday-Wednesday, July 19-21, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Burnside Plantation.
On the weekend, bring the family out to visit Bethlehem’s “farm-in-the-city” at Burnside Plantation. Visitors can browse and shop items from the blueberry festival PA’s variety of hand-picked crafters and gourmet food vendors, and enjoy a myriad of blueberry desserts. Individuals 21 and older can visit the Blueberry Brewery Tasting Tent for beverages from Cave Brewing Co., Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery, Logyard Brewery, 14th Fret Brewing Company, and Xplorer Spirits. Want to bring even more blueberries home? Shop the Blueberry Shoppe, and pick up your favorite blueberry treats including salsas, jams, shrubs, jerky, syrup, coffee, pancake mix, whipped honey, vinaigrette, and more.
Weekend visitors will enjoy the tunes of local musicians throughout the grounds, demonstrations by Neverland K-9 Institute, outdoor games: cornhole, can jam, chess, take the Barn Tour, see colonial farm equipment, and visit the award-winning Colonial Garden and Pollinator Garden at the Burnside Plantation.
Weekend parking will be located for free at Westgate Mall, in front of the old Weis Market, 2285 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017 with shuttles to and from Burnside Plantation. Parking is also available at 1150 Mauch Chunk Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018, just a short walk to Burnside Plantation, with additional metered parking available on West Union Boulevard, adjacent to the entrance of the Monocacy Greenway. Entrance to Burnside Plantation is also bike friendly. All proceeds from this event help Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites to maintain 20 historic landmarks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Drive-Thru To Go: Weekdays!
Patrons are able to pre-order online and pick up all their favorite blueberry desserts this year including pie from Tombler’s Bakery, coffee cake and strudel from The Bakery Nook, and blueberry ice cream from The Bethlehem Dairy Store. Get a little of everything with the ever popular Blueberry Bonanza Box that includes one of each: pie, strudel, and coffee cake. Also available for pre-order are blueberry bushes to take home and plant in your own yard.
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites operates this festival.
*select photography by Scott Piccotti
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