Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kutztown Folk Festival

Grammy Kaye and I took the little guys to the Kutztown Folk Festival in Pennsylvania yesterday.   Last time I went to the festival was probably over 10 years ago. 

The kids had a great time riding a mule drawn carousel.   The kids ended up going back for a second ride.  The kids couldn’t sit together and on one ride, were actually on completely opposite sides of the ride.
They also had a lot of fun running through the hay maze.  I’m not sure what the big attraction was here since there was only one dead-end and one correct path through.  It wasn’t a real big maze but the kids kept running back in to go through it again.
There was a petting area/zoo that we also had to visit more than once.  Georgie really liked feeding the little bunnies.  He showed an amazing amount of patience standing there holding a piece of cabbage for them.
The petting area also had some adorable baby ducklings….
and goats to feed.  The kids had a lot of fun feeding the goats and thought it tickled.  George was a little better about not trying to feed them one kernel or grain at a time.
The animal feed was sold in ice cream cones and this guy stole it right out of Grammy Kaye’s hand.
Vicki finally got to take that pony ride she’s been asking for ever since she chickened out at the fun fair back in May (or was it April?).   Georgie really, really enjoyed riding the big horse.  He had the biggest grin on his face and was nice and relaxed.  Vicki was able to ride a much smaller pony, which she liked.
We were able to see some antique tractors……
and turn the crank on an old corn husker.
We didn’t get too much of a chance to look at the many craft booths but Grammy did get to see the fabulous quilts.

We had a lot of fun at the Festival but didn’t linger once the kids had enough.  We had record high temperatures yesterday – hitting the 90’s with lots of humidity – and Georgie was definitely getting cranky by the time we left.


  1. Wow it looks like you all had a lot of fun! I loved going to festivals like this one as a kid. I havent found one quite like it around here, you have inspired me to keep looking!

  2. That looks like a really fun festival!!