A feast for your senses: Bluegrass & Blueberries Festival

Peddler's Village celebrates all things blueberry this weekend. (Courtesy of iStock)

Nothing says summertime like blueberries and festival fun. This weekend Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pa., is hosting its annual Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring the whole family for some shopping, live entertainment, including bluegrass and country music, kids’ activities, and don’t forget to indulge in your favorite blueberry dishes. This free festival is a feast for your senses.

On Saturday, July 12, the live entertainment will kick off with Vintage Country on the Main Green from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy their renditions of songs by classic country music artists Hank Williams, George Jones and Patsy Cline.

In the afternoon, make sure your kids check out the antics of the stiltwalker who will be roaming the village from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be plenty of additional kid fun throughout the festival.

Go just a little bit more country with The Ryan Alan Band. Alan brings his own mix of acoustic country music and rock vocals to his performance on the Balcony of the Main Green from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, July 13, get there early for Jay Smar’s performance from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Balcony of the Main Green. Move to the music along with Smar as he sings, plays 2 guitars, a claw-hammer banjo, and a fiddle while flat-footin' (a form of clog-dancing).

From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mountain Laurel will play on the Gazebo. Take a break from your shopping and relax to their bluegrass and classic country music.

More music can be heard at the Chaddsford Winery Breezeway from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mike Brill will entertain you with music from the past 5 decades, and he even takes requests.

If you love the VIP experience, the festival is offering its first VIP Package this year for $40. Get star-like treatment with a special VIP Arrival Area with a private, air-conditioned seating and dining area, priority seating at all restaurants during festival weekend and two Giggleberry Mountain passes for the kids at the Giggleberry Fair Family Entertainment Center. Make sure you pick up your VIP Festival Bag upon arrival.

Whether you are VIP or not, many of the stores in Peddler’s Village are offering special discounts this weekend so splurge on some guilt-free shopping at shops like Apricot Lane Boutique, Color Me Mine and Skip’s Candy Corner.  Click here for full list of participating shops.

And of course, what would be a blueberry festival without fresh blueberries? Learn new ways to enjoy blueberries with special treats like blueberry syrup, pancake mix, salsa and jams. Find out more about festival food offerings here.