In 1949 the first annual Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival was held in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
Since then, the Festival has taken place every year around the 4th of July weekend.
Located between Allentown and Reading, not far from New Jersey, this event features bands and entertainment (including a cake walk), crafts, special food, folk culture and Quilts!
More than 2500 quilts for sale! Now, that’s a quilt sale.
All of the quilts are locally made — this is, after all Pennsylvania Dutch country — and hand made at that. They are on display and for sale.
Quilters come from all over the world to bid on the “best of the best” 24 prize-winning quilts made by the local Mennonites.
During the festival, the Quilt Barn is buzzing with Quilting Bee activities and quilting demonstrations. A visitors’ quilt is made by people attending the show during the week.