Don’t miss one of the sweetest festivals in Bethlehem, PA! The Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation is a fantastic annual event that combines community fun and yummy food. Discover new ways to enjoy blueberries during this weekend festival. From blueberry beer to delicious sweets and treats, there’s plenty to enjoy. Get the inside scoop on everything you need to know about one of the most-loved historic Bethlehem events!
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Attend the Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation
The history of Burnside Plantation begins in 1748, when James Burnside purchased a 500-acre tract of land in what is now known as historic Bethlehem, PA. In 1986, the land was purchased by Lehigh County in order to restore it and turn it into a living history resource. Today, guests at Burnside Plantation can tour historic buildings and watch demonstrations meant to showcase farm life from 1748 to 1848.
The Blueberry Festival
The 2018 Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation will run from Saturday, July 21 to Sunday, July 22, 2018. Festival attendees can sample sweet treats at the food tent, like blueberry pies, coffee cake, streusel, or pierogies. You can also try beer, wine, mead, and vodka from local producers in the Blueberry Brewery Tasting Tent. There will be live musical performances in the tent from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until 6 p.m on Sunday.
For the younger crowd, there are plenty of great family-friendly activities to keep everyone entertained! From fun crafts in the Kid’s Club Tent to pony rides, your little ones will be so happy you attended! You won’t want to miss the petting zoo or the scavenger hunt. Don’t forget about the pie-eating contest, either!
Then there is the Blueberry Festival Pet Parade is always a fan favorite. It features pets of all shapes and sizes dressed up in their finest! This year’s parade begins at 3 p.m. on July 22. Festival admission does not include the pet parade!
Stay at Sayre Mansion
After spending the day at the Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation, return to the elegant Sayre Mansion for a wonderful night of relaxation. Our historic inn has an impressive selection of beautiful accommodations. For a quiet night in a cozy hideaway, book Room 35. This third-floor corner room is secluded, with a peaked Gothic window giving you a gorgeous view. This room includes a queen-size bed, a writing desk, and a private bathroom.
In the morning, join us in the dining room for a delicious breakfast. We feature a breakfast buffet of fresh fruit and homemade muffins, bread, and pastries. We also offer a selection of hot entrees, which can range from French toast to specialty omelets, all made to order. Top it all off with fresh-squeezed orange juice or hot coffee, and you’re ready to start your day!
Check our availability and book your room today! We look forward to having you.