What’s summer without blueberries? Residents and visitors look forward to Bethlehem’s Blueberry Festival each year. This summer organizers adapted the event in light of the current health situation, so people don’t have to go without. Dubbed The Blueberry Festival to Go Market, the event is now a nine-day family-friendly festival. From July 18-26 visitors to the historic Burnside Plantation have the option of drive through pick up of goodies or stop-in to enjoy the modified offerings.
Blueberry everything is still on the menu, but shoppers will browse on-line rather in person and then pre-order. Choose from favorites such as blueberry ice cream, pie, coffee cake and strudel. Blueberry Boxes offer themed packages full of all the essentials. The Breakfast Box features pancake, coffee, tea and of course blueberries. The Happiest Hour Box includes commemorative wine glasses, party snacks and Blueberry Shrub to mix up the perfect cocktail at home. Additional boxes boast children’s activities, fresh produce and sweet treats. Shoppers can even pre-order a blueberry bush to take and plant in their own garden.
More in Store
There will be a limited number of offerings for those who want to park and tour the grounds of the historic farm. Some local crafters will sell their wares and plein air artists will be on site creating new works. Live musicians will add to the festive atmosphere. Visitors may tour the Colonial and Pollinator Gardens and take advantage of picnic areas on site. The market will be open daily during the week-long event from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with a special shopping hour for seniors from 9-10 a.m.
The extended festival means more opportunities to enjoy this rite of summer in Bethlehem. Stay at The Sayre Mansion and visit The Blueberry To Go Market at your leisure. You’re conveniently located to plan to attend during quieter times. In between you can relax on the mansion’s veranda or in the elegant accommodations of your room. Savor a home cooked breakfast each morning in the formal dining room. Make plans to attend and squeeze the most you can out of summer. Check availability and book your stay today.