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.
How cool! I love old-timey fairs like that. It gives children and us adults a taste of what our lives might have been like a hundred-plus years ago.ReplyDelete
Looks like a good old-fashioned fair, what fun for the kids!ReplyDelete
Looks like a fun day and you captured all the interesting shots!ReplyDelete
Looks like everyone had lots of fun! The hanging re-enactment seems a bit morbid with everything else going on, though...ReplyDelete
I love festivals - so much fun!ReplyDelete
That looks like so much fun!!ReplyDelete
That sounds like a really magical day - though I'm not sure about the hanging re-enactment! My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/ha45KReplyDelete
So did you say you're replacing your washing machine? Looks like fun.ReplyDelete
This looks like so much for for the kids.ReplyDelete
What a lot of great activities for kids!ReplyDelete
All of the old-fashioned stuff looks like fun. The hanging sounds a bit creepy though, even as a reenactment.ReplyDelete
Looks like you had a great time! I'm with Alyce--the hanging sounds creepy though.ReplyDelete
Here's my Snapshot.
Family fun for the kids, complete with execution re-enactment! o.O I know that kind of thing was viewed as entertainment at various points throughout history, but it strikes me as incongruous now, and more than a little morbid. :pReplyDelete
Here's my Saturday Snapshots for today. Have a great weekend!
Looks like a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
I have to say that the hanging sounds historically accurate, but creepy.
That looks such a fun day.ReplyDelete
How fun! We have our county fair this week and it has a lot of the same kind of stuff. It looks like you had a great time!ReplyDelete
Looks like a great time for kdis.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the beautiful pictorial story. Fun and games and relaxing time.ReplyDelete