Kutztown Folk Festival
The 72nd Annual PA Folk Festival will be Virtual in 2021
Stay tuned for 2022 dates
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The Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America, drawing visitors from all over the world. The Kutztown Festival features authentic folklife demonstrations; a wide variety of Pennsylvania Dutch food; over 200 nationally recognized, juried folk artists and traditional American artisans; over 2,500 locally handmade Dutch quilts on display and for sale; antiques and collectibles; six stages of entertainment; music and dancing; and a wide range of children's activities.
Updates from many of the event's colorful craftsmen, entertainers, and long-time participants will be posted on social media throughout the week celebrating the folk fest, as well as archived videos, photos, and stories from prior years.
Things to Do
Crafts & Quilts
Typically at the Kutztown Folk Festival, there is plenty of “Guten essen” (good eatin’)! While this year's Festival is virtual, here's what you can look forward to at future festivals:
Top PA Dutch Foods To Try At The Festival
- Full-course, all-you-can-eat Pennsylvania Dutch family-style dinners.
- Festival favorites including sausage, pot pie, corn fritters, funnel cake, shoo-fly pie, and apple dumplings
- Dietrich's Meats & Treats at the old-fashioned farmers market, family-owned and operated for generations. They know everything about good food!
- Bread Oven, another long-held tradition is the festival's 19th-century bread oven, one of the oldest in Pennsylvania, where bread is baked daily. The aroma of bread draws visitors to the bake oven where they can observe this tantalizing baking process, then buy bread to bring home to their families.
- Bottled birch-beer.