Every year since we relocated to Pennsylvania we have gone to the Kutztown Folk Festival. It is held at the end of June and beginning of July for a week and it is always hot! We enjoy going to see the puppet show.
During the show animals "sneeze" on you and water gets sprayed out and bubbles come out of the ceiling of the tent. Here they are trying to catch some of the bubbles.
There are things to try like this machine that you crank to remove corn from a cob.
Each child got a chance to turn the crank and try their hand at it.
The people who work at the festival are all friendly and helpful.
Instead of rides and games there are things like hay mazes, make your own beeswax candles (which we did the past two years but skipped this year. The children dip their candle in a pot and then walk around a rectangle repeatedly until it is thick enough to be done), bands and dancing, sheep shearing and quilt displays and demonstrations.
This was the first time we got to see the reenactment of the last hanging of a woman for killing her child in PA.
There is also an old time laundry station where the children can turn cranks,
swirl with a plunger,
and squeeze out an item in a press before hanging them on a clothes line.
All in all we had a good, though very hot, day and tried some new foods. This is hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books.