2nd Annual Blueberry Cooking Contest with a New Kids Baking Contest Category

Blueberry Festival - Upton - 011Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites on Saturday, July 16 from 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday, July 17 from 10 am – 6 pm at Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem, PA for the “Sweetest Festival of the Summer.” The Blueberry Festival is packed with live music, local and regional crafters, children’s games and activities, colonial demonstrations, culinary contests, and EVERYTHING BLUEBERRY.

During the two-day festival indulge in blueberry pie, strudel, ice cream, beer and more. Dig in with our famous blueberry pie-eating contest for kids and adults, enjoy colonial cooking demonstrations in the Summer Kitchen and visit vendors where you are able to purchase all the delectable blueberry goods such as Little Miss Organics’ gluten-free blueberry treats, Eva Seibert’s blueberry kiffles and Black Forest Deli’s blueberry pierogies, and blueberry dog treats. Stop by the Blueberry Brewery expanded tasting tent to sample blueberry beer, wine, mead and vodka! Tasting passes or single glass pours are available for purchase.

Put your blueberry recipe to the test by entering the 2nd Annual Blueberry Festival Cooking Contest. Contest categories include: Gluten Free Blueberry Bars or Cookies, Blueberry Pie with Crumb Topping, Double Crust Blueberry Pie, No Bake Dessert and Blueberry Muffin. Now kids can join in on the baking contest fun with our newest category: Kids under 15. Registrations forms must be completed by July 13, 2016 in order to participate. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category at the festival.

Delight in the wide variety of musical performances by over 15 bands on two stages from the infectious rhythm of Latin jazz’s Hector Rosado to the soulful blues of the James Supra & Sarah Ayers Quartet to rock to country and more.

Kids will enjoy such activities as pony rides, personalized pet bandana craft, dressing in colonial garb, creating corn husk dolls and totem poles with the Museum of Indian Culture. In addition, to celebrate the 275th Anniversary of Bethlehem, kids also have the option to color and cut out their very own Gemeinhaus.

New this year, Pet Adoption Day Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm, Logan’s Heroes Animal Rescue and Tails of Valor will be on site with dogs in need of a loving home.

Also new this year, costumed Pet Parade and contest on Sunday, July 17 at 4 pm. In the spirit of Blueberry Festival, dress your furry friends in anything blue. The best costume will win a prize. Register online.

Tickets must be purchased for Blueberry Festival which are available online and at the Visitor Center. Special offers are only available with online purchase. Ticket prices range from $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and $25 for families, as well as two-day and combo passes available. Visit HistoricBethlehem.org for more information on the event, cooking contest, performance schedule and ticketing information or contact the Visitor Center at 1-800-360-TOUR. Parking for the festival is available at 1499 Schoenersville Road Bethlehem, PA.

All proceeds from this event help Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites to maintain 20 historic landmarks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.