Celebrate July 4th with Plain Old Family Fun
KUTZTOWN, PA (July 1, 2015)—Celebrate the July 4th holiday at the Kutztown Folk Festival, the oldest folklife festival in America! With activities and entertainment for the entire family, this nine-day festival, has something for everyone.
Shop Til You Drop
If shopping is what you enjoy, don’t miss over 200 early American folk artisans demonstrating their skills in fine furniture, miniatures, pottery, clothing, musical instruments, hand-painted art, iron ornaments, weavings, brooms, cut paper art, beeswax candles and more.
Fun For All Ages
The younger crowd can find all of the interactive fun they can handle. A children’s mural, live entertainment, puppet barnyard theater, sing-alongs, a hay maze, make and take crafts, and a petting zoo will all have kids asking to come back to the festival!
Handmade quilts have their own history which has evolved from the 19th century functional use of converting scrap material into simple coverings, to the creation of the elegant works of art seen today. Now the largest quilt sale in the nation, you can shop over 2500 beautiful handmade quilts by regional quilters.
Hands-on experiences are what make the Kutztown Folk Festival unique. Make your own quilt square at the annual visitors quilt, take part in a quilting bee, shuck corn, bale hay, and learn about traditional farming methods.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take your pick of the best Pennsylvania Dutch food and treats to be had! Stuff yourself silly with a country pig roast and the Festival’s Farmers market; a Pennsylvania Dutch all-you-can-eat dinner buffet; a 19th-century bread oven, one of the oldest in Pennsylvania, where bread is baked daily; and other festival favorites including sausage, pot pie, corn fritters, funnel cake, shoo-fly pie, apple dumplings, and more.
This year’s Kutztown Folk Festival will run from June 27-July 5 with the following hours:
- Evening hours on select nights (June 27 and 28, July 3 and 4) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- June 29 and 30; July 1, 2, and 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Senior (55 & older): $13.00
Junior (13-17): $5.00
Children (12 & Under): FREE
All-Week Pass: $24.00
About the Kutztown Folk Festival
The Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America. The weeklong festival draws visitors from all over the world, entertaining families while providing insight and understanding of the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life. The Kutztown Folk Festival features a wide variety of Pennsylvania Dutch food; over 200 nationally recognized, juried folk artists and traditional American craftsmen; over 2500 locally handmade quilts on display and for sale; antiques and collectibles; five stages of entertainment; music and dancing; and a wide range of children’s activities. For more information visit KutztownFestival.com.