Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Kutztown Folk Festival


What better way to spend the Fourth of July than at a festival.
This was my first time to the Kutztown Folk Festival and it was blistering hot.

Hex signs and quilts are a staple in PA Dutch tradition.
The quilt barn was amazing and all the pieces were for sale.
Glassblowing, weaving and beekeeping were only some
of the other traditional crafts being demonstrated.

For lunch I had a hotdog with sauerkraut and a huge cup 
of freshly squeezed lemonade, yum.

I love the little goat in the livestock tent and the girl
braiding the horse's forelock would have been me many years ago.
A Wood Thrush print, various herbal concoctions and simple stoneware mug
all came home with me.

Happy Fourth of July!


  1. Nice! Goats have the sweetest little faces don't they? And the look on that horses expression. You can see he/she is utterly contented with all the attention. So cute. The quilts are absolutely gorgeous. Traditional craft festivals are just the best. Glad you and such a nice fourth J :)

  2. As much as this festival has changed over the years, I still miss being there, surrounded by so many traditions from my heritage. Glad you had a good fourth!

  3. Oh so jealous! LOVE that fair--Astrid still wears her sunbonnet from years ago...