Blueberries are New Jersey’s official state fruit. Every year Terhune Orchards kicks off summer with the Blueberry Bash. On Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9 from 10 a.m. –5 p.m , the farm will hold a weekend long party to celebrate these plump and juicy berries. Enjoy a day of family fun including live music, farm fresh food, and a visit to the pick-your-own blueberry patch. Live country music bands will play on both days from 12- 4 p.m. On Saturday, Stonybrook Bluegrass and on Sunday, Barncats.
Children will delight in a puppet show presented by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre on Sat. and Sun. at 12 and 1:30p.m. There also games in the barnyard, tractor drawn wagon rides through the orchards and fields, pony rides, face painting, pedal tractors and lots more to explore. Stop by the barnyard to see the bunnies that are the farm’s newest residents and all of the other animals who live on the farm.
Enter the annual Blueberry Bash Bake-off competition on Sun. July 9 at 1 p.m. The not-so-secret ingredient in all the entries is blueberries, of course! Our local celebrity judge will be Joanne Canady-Brown, owner and lead baker at The Gingered Peach Bakery in Lawrenceville. Winners receive a gift certificate for the Terhune Orchards farm store. Find the contest rules and registration form in the farm store or on the Blueberry Bash event page online terhuneorchards.com/event/blueberry-bash
Having so much fun can make you hungry. Stop by Pam’s Blueberry Bash Buffet for lunch. Farm fresh food such as barbecued chicken, grilled corn on the cob and blueberry muffins are on the menu.
The winery barn will be open and pouring our award winning red, white and fruit based wines by the glass or sampling flights. Celebrate the day with a glass of Harvest Blues, a fruity blend of blueberries and Apple wine which is made from Terhune Orchard’s own apple cider. Harvest Blues is the winner of the Governor’s Cup in the 2017 New Jersey Wine Competition, which is organized for the Garden State Wine Growers Association.
Before you head home, stop into the farm store for a cool drink. Bring home pints of fresh berries, blueberry salsa, jam and freshly baked delights from Terhune Orchards bakery such as blueberry cobbler and blueberry apple crisp.
Admission to Blueberry Bash is $8, age 3 and up. Free parking and access to farm store and winery. Admission fee includes wagon rides, pedal tractors, barnyard of animals, music, play tractors, puppet shows and children games. (Additional activities available for a fee). Blueberry picking available as supplies last.