Peddler’s Village celebrates Blueberry Month with annual festival

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July is National Blueberry Month and Peddler’s Village kicks off the celebration with everything blue at the Annual Bluegrass & Blueberries Festival on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Come hungry and ready for a weekend brimming with locally grown blueberries and blueberries prepared every way possible from artisan baked goods to frozen margaritas plus toe-tapping bluegrass and country music acts. The event is held rain or shine. Admission and parking are free.

Peddler's Village Bluegrass & Blueberries 2014

Pick up some locally grown blueberries from Bechdolt’s Orchards of Bucks County. Sample a variety of blueberry preserves at the Peddler’s Village Blueberry Stand and choose your favorite to purchase and take home!

Discover more blueberry goodness throughout the Village from blueberry pies, muffins, cheesecakes, shortcakes, strudel, tarts, fritters and gourmet blueberry crepes to chocolate covered blueberries and homemade blueberry fudge.

The weekend’s entertainment schedule below serves up a little bit vintage and modern country, with plenty of old school bluegrass and newgrass:

Saturday, July 12:

10:30 a.m.- noon. Vintage Country (Main Green)
Vintage Country sings classic country music from the likes of Hank Williams, George Jones, Patsy Cline, the Louvin Brothers, the Kendalls, and the great Nashville duets from the 1940’s to 1980.

Noon – 2 p.m. Don Cogan (Courtyard)
Don’s style will take you back to country music from the 50’s through the 70’s. You will be able to understand the lyrics and the melodies had a distinct sound.

Noon – 3 p.m. Borderline (Gazebo)
A Bucks County based band for over 30 years, Borderline plays a type of bluegrass that is not quite categorized as “newgrass,” yet not restrained by traditional boundaries. Three-part harmonies and hot, hard-driving instrumentals enhance their style.

Noon – 4 p.m. Jim Haner (Roaming)
A charismatic strolling wizard of the strings sure to entertain!

Noon – 4 p.m. Stiltwalker (Roaming)
Your favorite tall pal stands out in a crowd!

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Larry Tritel (Chaddsford Breezeway)
Guitarist, Vocalist, and Songwriter has over 25 years experience in the music biz. Larry does the songs that you love from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s with a little bit of everything else thrown in the mix. Larry often says, “A great song makes you feel good every time you hear it, and there aren’t a lot of other things in this world that you can count on every single time!”

Sunday, July 13:

10:30 a.m. – noon. Jay Smar (Main Green Balcony)
Armed with 2 guitars, baritone vocals, claw-hammer banjo, and fiddling, singing, and flat-footin ‘ (a form of clog-dancing), Smar serves his audience an “acoustic buffet” of traditional American and original folk, ol’ time mountain music, bluegrass, gospel tunes and coal mining songs.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jim Haner (Roaming)
A charismatic strolling wizard of the strings sure to entertain!

Noon – 3:00 p.m., Mountain Laurel (Gazebo)
Mountain Laurel has been performing hard-driving bluegrass and classic country music since 1979. Their repertoire includes songs from Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Osborne Brothers, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and more. Great vocals with simple, traditional arrangements appeal to all audiences.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Mike Brill (Chaddsford Breezeway)
Mike Brill time travels through the eclectic music genres of the past 5 decades- spanning Classic Rock, Singer Songwriter or even Celtic Music. Be sure to walk up and make a request!

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stiltwalker (Roaming)
Your favorite tall pal stands out in a crowd!

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Jim Haner (Eldreth Green)
A charismatic strolling wizard of the strings sure to entertain!

Founded by the Jamison family in 1962, Peddler’s Village is a country shopping, dining, lodging, and family entertainment destination in the heart of historic Bucks County, PA, just 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Follow the winding brick walkways through 42 acres of graceful 18th-century-style buildings and lush gardens for a unique shopping and dining experience. Peddler’s Village has something for everyone, from 65 distinctive retail shops, five restaurants, the 71-room Golden Plough Inn and year-round festivals and seasonal events. For more information, visit www.peddlersvillage.com or call 215-794-4000.

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Mike Berman