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The Morning Call: Bethlehem’s annual Blueberry Festival features first-ever pet parade

July 18th, 2016 |

BETHLEHEM — After negotiating a difficult field that included German shepherds, English bulldogs and even a pair of chickens, it was a tiny little Yorkshire terrier that emerged victorious during the Blueberry Festival’s first-ever pet parade Sunday.

Judged on “cuteness and use of blue,” entrants were also given extra consideration for “embracing the blueberry theme,” said Lindsey Jancay, a judge for the competition.

Now in its 30th year, the popular annual event, hosted by Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites, drew large crowds Saturday and Sunday to Burnside Plantation, with first-time attractions pumping new life into the weekend.

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