The Boyertown Area Times
KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2023 DATES
The Kutztown Folk Festival will return in person this summer from July 1-9 at the Kutztown Fairgrounds.
“We are so happy to be back again this summer with some new offerings, as well as our traditional festival favorites,” said Heather Zimmerman, festival director. “Honoring our rich Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, while simultaneously appealing to new audiences, will keep our event around for generations to come.”
The festival will continue to offer the food, folklore and fun that guests have enjoyed for decades.
There will be daily entertainment on five different stages, traditional food and music and the country’s largest quilt sale. Some new craftspeople and food vendors are joining the festival this summer, as well as some new entertainment offerings.
Fresh Fest Market, offering healthy food options, local craft beers and specially crafted cocktails made with local ingredients, will be back this year.
There will be more hands-on activities for children, including fun educational sessions, presentations, games and baby goats and pot bellied pigs.
Be sure to save the dates for German-American music tribute on July 1 and the live quilt auction on July 8 at noon.
For those who want to learn more about the ways of the Pennsylvania Dutch, the festival offers seminars on dialect, traditions and other areas of interest.
To introduce visitors to Pennsylvania Dutch culture, the festival works closely with the Kutztown University Pennsylvania German Heritage Center, which moved to a new headquarters this past fall, the DeLight E. Breidegam Building.
Tickets for the Kutztown Folk Festival are available online at www. kutztownfestival.com.
About the Kutztown Folk Festival: The Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America, drawing visitors
from all over the world. The Kutztown Folk 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 quilts on display and for sale; antiques and collectibles; six stages of entertainment; music and dancing; and a wide range of children’s activities.