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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Longer Hours for Oldest Folklife Festival in America

Now in its 65th year, the Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest folklife festival in America and a recognized name in the celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch culture. 

This year's Kutztown Folk Festival will operate with newly expanded hours from 10am – 8pm from June 28 to July 6, 2014 at the Kutztown Fairgrounds (225 North Whiteoak Street, Kutztown, Pennsylvania). In celebration of the extended hours, a new admission category is being offered for evenings only. The festival will close on Sunday, July 6 at 5pm. 

With activities and entertainment for the entire family, this nine-day festival, hailed by the Washington Post as a “Must See” festival and named one of America’s Top Celebrations by USA Today, has something for everyone. 

Every year, over 130,000 visitors flock to the Kutztown Folk Festival for Pennsylvania Dutch food of every variety, the largest traditional quilt sale in the nation, craft demonstrations, historical reenactments, traditional music, and dancing. 

Children will enjoy Noah’s World animal park, hay mazes, do-it-yourself mural paintings, rides, and their own children’s stage.

Admission for adults is $14; for seniors (55 & older) $13; Juniors (13-17) $5; Children (12 & under) FREE. An All-Week Pass is $24. Evening only (5pm-8pm through July 5) is $7. 

Save $3 off admission by visiting www.kutztownfestival.com/festival-tickets for a printable coupon.

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 2,500 locally hand-made quilts on display and for sale; antiques and collectables; 5 stages of entertainment; music and dancing; and a wide range of children's activities.

Check the Kutztown Folk Festival listing as one of the Top 20 festival events at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Pennsylvania.