Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Announces Blueberry Festival Crafters & Demonstrators
BETHLEHEM, PA—Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites celebrates the 23rd annual Blueberry Festival on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at historic Burnside Plantation. The festival crafters will feature a wide array of blueberry baked goods, beverages, and fun, as well as a unique range of local artisans and crafters on-site showcasing their talents. This year, visitors to the Blueberry Festival will be able to get inspired, support fantastic local artists, businesses, and vendors, and learn how many of them honed their craft.
Crafters and artists who will be attending the 2015 festival include:
Harrington Hill Creations – Bethlehemites known for crafting incredible wooden bowls out of salvaged and donated wood. Fallen trees become beautiful memories when turned into keepsake bowls for everyone in the family. They also work in partnership with the Morris Arboretum to ensure that the beautiful wood from their more exotic trees does not have to cease being beautiful or enjoyed.
Twin Oaks Hammocks – In addition to making hammocks, they are a co-op community where adults and children work, farm and are mostly self sustaining. Come to the festival and order your own custom hammock, as well as learn how each hammock is made.
Carol’s Scents ‘N Soaps – Start on your path to softer, smoother skin while enjoying the beautiful aromas of their enticing products. Each item is made in their studio using only the finest ingredients.
Ed Youtz Wood Turner – As a retired science teacher, Ed spends his days doing the job he fell in love with forty years ago. Watch as Ed transforms clean-lined, smoothly finished pieces from burls and local hard woods into both functional and decorative turnings including plates, bowls, vases, and goblets.
Mason J.A.R. Apparel – This A home based business and dream was inspired by Jessica’s son Mason and her love for art and fashion. Hand printed in Bethlehem, Mason J.A.R. Apparel creates unique artwork on comfortable organic kids’ clothes. Its’ imagery and color palette is influenced by nature’s own playful images and culture across the four corners of the Earth.
Odd Girl Enterprise – With a recycled piece of glass and a little creativity, Odd Girl collects and repurposes items into beautiful treasures. Each item is carefully custom made and delicately crafted. Some treasures created include repurposed flower vases, lanterns, and pendants.
Additional crafters will be provided by:
- About Face Face Painting
- B Young Pottery
- Newkirk Honey
- North Garden
- Quilted Table Centerpieces
- R & R Chair Caning
- Sand Art
- Surly Hedgehog
- West Wind Jewelry
- Word of Mouth
- Yan Yan
- Kim Hogan Mosaics
- Kathryn J. Handbags
- Steve’s Amish Delights
- Isa Kollgaard
Additional demonstrators will be provided by:
- Metal Worx Jewelry
- Shades of Nature
- Colonial Brewing
- Historic Bethlehem Blacksmiths
Tickets for admission to the Blueberry Festival are available at the gate each day on Saturday (10am-7pm) and Sunday (10am-6pm) for $20 adult tasting and admission combo, $8 per adult, $4 for children ages 4-12, and children 3 and younger are free. Tickets are also available online at http://historicbethlehem.org/event/blueberry-festival/. Guest can pre-order their Tombler’s crumb topping blueberry pie by visiting http://historicbethlehem.org/purchase-a-pie/. Pre-ordered pies will be available for pickup at the Blueberry Festival. Credit cards are accepted throughout the festival. For more information, visit HistoricBethlehem.org or call 1-800-360-TOUR.
Historic Bethlehem is a not-for-profit institution that brings to life three centuries of American history. Historic Bethlehem tells the story of a small town of great influence, home to some of our nation’s earliest settlers, to America’s first municipal water pumping system, and to one of the world’s greatest industrial companies. Historic Bethlehem is located in Eastern Pennsylvania, only a 1.5 hour drive from Philadelphia to the north and 2 hours west of New York City. Historic Bethlehem is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is distinguished as a National Historic Landmark District for Historic Moravian Bethlehem.
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Contact: LoriAnn Wukitsch, Vice President and Managing Director