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Lehigh Valley Live: Blueberry Festival back at Burnside Plantation this weekend

July 14th, 2016 |

Written by Melissa Reph for Lehigh Valley Live

The annual Blueberry Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Burnside Plantation.

The festival will feature a wide variety of blueberry dishes to sample, ranging from kiffles to beer.

For the second year, events include a Blueberry Festival Cooking Contest that will even include a Gluten Free Blueberry Bars or Cookies category. New to this year’s cooking contest is a special kids competition, open to children 15 and under.

While the judges deliberate, kids can enjoy pony rides, crafts and even learn about local history. The festival is organized by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, a nonprofit organization, and is billed as the “sweetest festival of the summer.”
In addition to the sights, smells and tastes, the weekend will also include a variety of sounds. More than 15 bands have been scheduled to perform.
Also new this year are two events featuring furry friends. Pet Adoption Day will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday thanks to the help of Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue and Tails of Valor, which will have dogs in need of homes at the festival.
On Sunday, the festival will include a costumed pet parade at 4 p.m. A prize will be awarded for the best costume, which under the rules must be all blue.
Tickets can be bought online and at the Visitor Center. They’re $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for families. Two-day and combo passes are also available. For more information as well as a full schedule of events visit
Proceeds help Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites maintain its 20 historic landmarks in the city.

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