Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites to hold Cooking Contest at the Blueberry Festival

Jun 26th, 2015

Blueberry PieBETHLEHEM, PA – Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites at its 23rd annual Blueberry Festival on July 18-19, for an exciting all new blueberry cooking contest!


The festival will be held at Burnside Plantation, located at 1461 Shoenersville Road from 10:00am – 7:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am – 6:00pm on Sunday.


The contests are open to amateur chefs 18 years and older. First, second and third place winners will be awarded prizes. Judges will be considering each entry’s flavor, aroma, ease of preparation, originality and general appeal.

Participants may choose to compete in the following categories:

  • Healthy blueberry snack
  • Gluten-free blueberry bars or cookies
  • Double-crust blueberry pie
  • Blueberry pie with crumb topping
  • Blueberry salad dressing or sauce
  • No-bake blueberry dessert
  • Cold summer soup

Entries must be prepared at home and brought to the festival at the time indicated on the category’s registration form. Late entries will not be accepted. Registration forms must be submitted by July 4 to participate. Participants may access entry forms from HistoricBethlehem.org/the-blueberry-cooking-contests.

Entry fee is $12 and includes free admission to the festival. Checks should be made payable to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Mail completed registration forms to Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites, 74 W. Broad St., Suite 260, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

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 combo tasting tent and admission, $8 general admission per adult, $4 general admission for children ages 4-12, and children 3 and younger are free. Tickets are also available online at http://historicbethlehem.org/event/blueberry-festival/. Guests can pre-order their Tombler’s crumb topping blueberry pie by visiting http://historicbethlehem.org/purchase-a-pie/.  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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