Kutztown University Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center to Host Heemet Fescht Sept. 23

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KUTZTOWN, PA (09/07/2017) Heemet Fescht will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. The event features Pa. German folk life demonstrations, live animals, children's activities, folk music, barn star painting, music and more.

Indulge your interest in regional folk culture at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center's annual Heemet Fescht: a celebration of the harvest and Pennsylvania Dutch farm life. Heemet Fescht is a free, fun, and educational event for the whole family.

Premier local entertainment from Mike Hertzog of the Blue Mountain Trio, Keith Brintzenhoff, Dave Kline, and Cat Elwell & Saucony Grass can be found in the barnyard. Grab a bite of PA German cuisine provided by the Old Time Plow Boys and in the Farmhouse Kitchen. Travel the site to find art created by Berks County artisans, as well as a children's craft tent.

Experience historical and cultural live demonstrations, featuring hearth cooking, star embroidery, wood working, hex sign painting, tin smithing, and more! The Sharadin farmhouse will come to life with the sound of harp music provided by Sarajane Williams of PlanetHarp. The Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen will be on site to show guests traditional crafts of the PA Germans

This day is sure to be filled with many things to do, see, and hear for those both young and young at heart.

More information, including a full list of vendors, demonstrators, and activities for Heemet Fescht can be found at www.kutztown.edu/pgchc, or call 610-683-1589. Find PGCHC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and TripAdvisor.