Soaring temps aren’t stopping the fun at Bethlehem’s Blueberry Festival (PHOTOS)

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This weekend’s oppressive heat isn’t stopping the fun at the 32nd annual Blueberry Festival at Bethlehem’s historic Burnside Plantation.

Check out this photo gallery from Saturday’s festivities. The fun continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Be sure to drink lots of water because the Lehigh Valley remains under an excessive heat warning until 10 p.m. Temperatures are expected to climb to nearly 96 degrees in the afternoon with heat index values of up to 109 degrees possible.

The festival features live music, family friendly entertainment and, of course, food and drinks with a heavy emphasis on blueberries.

If you want to go, admission is $5 for children and $10 for adults. The Adult Brewery Combo, which allows one adult a tasting glass and five tastings will cost $25.

This year expect major parking changes due to the May demolition of Martin Tower. The nearby former Bethlehem Steel Corp. headquarter’s parking lots used to serve as the parking venue for festival goers, but it is now an active demolition site.

Free parking and shuttle buses will now be available at the old Bon Ton parking lot at the Westgate Mall on Schonersville Road and Westgate Drive. Shuttle buses will run throughout the day from the lot, but are not available for attendees who are taking their pets.

Festival attendees who are bringing their pets are encouraged to take advantage of the Monocacy Way Walking Path on Union Boulevard, about a 10-minute walk to the festival. Another option is the Lyft and Uber drop-off located at the St. Luke’s Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center on Schoenersville Road, next door to Burnside Plantation.

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For more information about the festival and admission deals visit 32nd annual Blueberry Festival or call 1-800-360-TOUR.

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