The Arts and Crafts of the Kutztown Folk Festival

Handiwork from a different age.

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    Each year, hundreds of old-time craftsmen and women come together at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Pennsylvania Dutch Country to help keep ancient traditions alive for new generations.
    David France-Beverly
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    One of Santa's elves comes south to show off his skills making wooden toys.
    David France-Beverly
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    This area of the festival grounds displays antique farm equipment. Some of the pieces in the foreground are hand tools for the grinding of grains. The large tractors in the background cover many generations of farming.
    David France-Beverly
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    Pretzel dough before baking. One of the favorite foods at the festival is hand twisted, fresh baked and comes heavenly warm just out of the oven.
    David France-Beverly
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    Quilting has always been a community project. This quilt stand is open for any guest to sit down and learn to quilt or just start helping. The display is across from the Quilt Display, an indoor attraction featuring hundreds of hand made quilts.
    David France-Beverly
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    Chair canning goes back thousands of years and this is a rare display of the hand-made in the USA furniture being created.
    David France-Beverly
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    A modern birch beer tap takes on the guise of an old moonshine still. The beverage is a popular one at the festival...birch beer, not moonshine. As far as we know.
    David France-Beverly
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