Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kutztown 2011

The Kutztown Folk Festival is over and I survived!  The show was great, and the weather cooperated for the most part.  I kept forgetting to take my camera to the show, but I finally remembered the last day.  This is Jenna, who has demonstrated for me many years.  (I didn't get a photo of my other demonstrator Carrie.)  As soon as she lights the torch, a crowd forms to watch.  The "steam engine" comes by once a day or so, and is fun to watch.  I didn't get a photo of the calliope.

The food is legendary!    Lunch on Sunday was a corn pie, one of my favorites!

There is Michael Mootz fudge, which I had to finish because I didn't want to bring it home.  At least that is what I told myself.  I also had an ice ream sandwich, which was made with fresh waffles.  There were also funnel cakes, bratwurst, pork bbq.... I ate good!  The PA Dutch are not known for being slim!

Wind is always a problem for me, so everything is clamped or tied down.  I am careful what I store under the tables- any paper has to be placed where it won't get wet.  I have been in the same spot for years, so I know what direction the wind and rain blows.

Many people bring their dogs to the show, but this is the first time I have seen a horse!

All in all, it was a very successful show!  My dutchy clothes will be packed away for another year.

1 comment:

  1. I really need to make a point to get up there next year. Maybe do a weekend (mid-week) trip to the area… My PA Dutch butt needs no more widening, but I could diet until then just to enjoy everything! Yum!!!

    Glad you survived! I'll be seeing you at Bead Fest :)