His­toric demon­stra­tions of PA Dutch farm life head­line fun at Heemet Fescht.

Penn­syl­va­nia Ger­man Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter’s cel­e­bra­tion of the har­vest shows his­toric Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch farm life

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Com­mu­nity mem­bers are in­vited to in­dulge their in­ter­est in re­gional folk culture at the Penn­syl­va­nia Ger­man Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter’s an­nual Heemet Fescht, which is a cel­e­bra­tion of the har­vest and Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch farm life.

This free, fun and ed­u­ca­tional event for the whole fam­ily will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur­day, Sept. 22. The event will fea­ture PA Ger­man folk life demon­stra­tions, live an­i­mals, kid’s ac­tiv­i­ties, folk mu­sic, barn star paint­ing, mu­sic and more.

Premier lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment from Mike Hert­zog of the Blue Moun­tain Trio, Keith Brintzen­hoff, Butch Imhoff, and Ed Gold­berg & the Odessa Klezmer Band can be found in the barnyard.

PA Ger­man cui­sine will be avail­able from the Old Time Plow Boys and in the Farm­house Kitchen.

Travel the site to find art created by Berks County ar­ti­sans, as well as a chil­dren’s craft tent.

Ex­pe­ri­ence his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural live demon­stra­tions, fea­tur­ing hearth cook­ing, smoke­house, wood work­ing, hex sign paint­ing, tin smithing and more. The Sharadin farm­house will come to life with the sound of harp mu­sic pro­vided by Sara­jane Wil­liams of Planet Harp. The Read­ing-Berks Guild of Crafts­men will be on site to show guests tra­di­tional crafts of the PA Ger­mans.

More in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing a full list of ven­dors, demon­stra­tors, and ac­tiv­i­ties for Heemet Fescht can be found at www.kutz­town.edu/ pgchc, or call 610-6831589. Find PGCHC on Face­book, In­sta­gram, Twit­ter, Pin­ter­est, and TripAd­vi­sor.

BY LISA MITCHELL LMITCHELL@21ST-CEN­TU­RY­MEDIA.COM

The Penn­syl­va­nia Ger­man Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter’s an­nual Heemet Fescht, which is a cel­e­bra­tion of the har­vest and Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch farm life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22, will fea­ture PA Ger­man folk life demon­stra­tions in­clud­ing hearth cook­ing.

BY LISA MITCHELL LMITCHELL@21ST-CEN­TU­RY­MEDIA.COM

The Penn­syl­va­nia Ger­man Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter’s an­nual Heemet Fescht on Sept. 22 will in­clude live an­i­mals, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties and a chil­dren’s craft tent.

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