The annual Blueberry Bash at Terhune Orchards is a tribute to New Jersey’s state fruit- plump, delicious blueberries. Come out for a weekend of big fun on the farm. The pick your own blueberry patch is loaded with blueberries that are easy for even the smallest children to pick. Climb aboard one of our tractor-drawn wagons for a ride through our lush orchards and fields planted with summer crops. This is part of what makes Terhune Orchards such a special place. Pony rides, face painting, games in the barnyard and entertainment are available for the children.
Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre will delight the children with a puppet performance on Saturday and Sunday at noon and 1:30p.m. On both days live country music will ring out across the fields. Saturday, Borderline will play from 12-4 pm. Backdoor Band will play from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday.
Be sure to visit Pam’s Blueberry Bonanza tent loaded with options for snacking and lunch. Everything blueberry will be on the menu with blueberry muffin, pies and breads. Hotdogs, barbecue chicken, blueberry salsa, healthy salads and more of our homemade goodies will tempt your taste buds. An ice cold apple cider slush is the perfect way to end the day.
Princeton area bakers have been competing for bragging rights in Terhune Orchards’ Blueberry Bash Bakeoff for the last decade. This year, the winner will receive another honor. The Terhune Orchards Blueberry Bash Bake-off is now an automatic qualifier event for the 2016 World Food Championship. Our bakeoff winner can compete in their dessert competition and then move on to compete in the World Food Championship.
Joanne Canady-Brown, owner of The Gingered Peach in Lawrenceville, NJ is our celebrity judge. Prizewinners will receive a Terhune Orchards gift certificate. First prize $100, 2nd prize $50, honorable mention $25. Entry in the Terhune Orchards Blueberry Bash Bake-off on Sunday July 10 is free. Of course the not-so-secret ingredient in every entry will be blueberries! Applicants can download the registration form on the event page at terhuneorchards.com.
Find recipes from our past Blueberry Bash bakeoff winners in the Award Winners category on the Recipes page of terhuneorchards.com. Bluest Berry Creampuffs, Blueberry Lavender Cheesecake, Blueberry Mascarpone Crumb Cake and other recipes there will all be delicious with freshly picked berries from Terhune Orchards..
Visit the Tehune Orchards Winery tasting room to Make a toast to summer and the little fruit that we all love with a glass of our Harvest Blues wine. It is semi-sweet with a touch of tartness. Bring home a bottle to serve with cheesecake or chocolates.
The farm store is fully stocked with blueberry goodness .Try our bakery treats that all include the blueberry- apple blueberry crisps, cobblers, pies, salsa and more. Freshly picked quarts of perfectly ripe berries are ready to whisk home with you, or you can pick your own.
Blueberry Bash admission is $5, ages three and up. No admission to the farm store and winery tasting room.