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Kutztown Folk Festival 2017 Schedule
      July 1 - 9, 2017
Location: Kutztown Fairgrounds
Address: 225 N. Whiteoak St, Kutztown, PA.


Main Stage, Daily
  11:00 - 11:45 - Sauerkraut Brass Band 7/1, 7/3, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8
  12:00 - 12:45 - Bill Meck & Leroy Brown, Dialect Humor
  12:45 - 1:00 - Cake Walk w/ Virginville Grange & Bill Meck
  1:00 - 1:45 - See Guest Performers/Special Events
  2:00 - 2:45 - Celtic Martins
  2:45 - 3:00 - Cake Walk w/ Virginville Grange & Bill Meck
  3:00 - 3:45 - Old Time Country Auction
  4:00 - 4:45 - See Guest Performers/Special Events
  5:00 - 5:45 - The Celtic Martins

Evenings 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  July 1, 2017 - Mountain Folk Opry - Festival Variety Show
  July 2, 2017 - Grexin
  July 7, 2017 - Wallace Brothers
  July 8, 2017 - Blaskapelle Shippensburg German Band



July 4, 2017
  10:45 - Keith Brintzenhoff - PA Dutch Duo
  11:45 - July 4th Ceremony
  12:00 - Resume Daily Schedule

July 8, 2017
  11:00 - Toad Creek Duo
  12:00 - Best of Show Quilt auction
  3:00 - Celtic Martins
  4:00 - County Auction
  4:45 - Cake Walk
  5:00 - Celtic Martins



Main Stage Guest Performers / Special Events
  July 1 - Ed Goldberg & Odessa Klezmer Band, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
  July 2 - PA German Community Church Service, Dr. Harry Serio, 10:30 am
  July 2 - Zepp Family Band, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
  July 3 - Acoustic Roadshow, Local Musical Showcase, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
  July 4 - 4th of July Festival Ceremony - 11:45 pm - 12:15 pm
  July 4 - East Side Dave Kline’s 4th of July Special, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
  July 5 - Cat Elwell & Saucony Grass, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
  July 5 - Red Hat Lady’s - Best Hat Competition, 1:45 pm
  July 6 - Ed Goldberg & Odessa Klezmer Band, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
  July 7 - Seasons, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
  July 8 - Best of Show Quilt Auction, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  July 9 - PA German Community Church Service, Dr. Harry Serio, 10:30 am
  July 9 - Little Brass Band, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm



Seminar Stage, Daily
  11:30 -12:00 - Hex Signs & Barn Stars, Myth & Meaning - Patrick Donmoyer
  12:00 - 12:30 - PA Germans at Gettysburg - Dr. David Valuska 7/1, 7/2, 7/5, 7/8
  12:00 - 12:30 - The Mennonites - Mike Rhoads 7/6 & 7/7
  12:30 - 1:00 - Schooling, Dr. William Donner
  1:00 - 1:30 - Spirituality, Dr. Harry Serio
  1:30 - 3:30 - Cultural Theme Speakers/Special Presentations
  3:30 - 4:00 - Leroy Brown-Life of a Dutchman
  4:00 - 4:30 - Bill Meck & Leroy Brown, Dialect Humor
  4:30 - 5:00 - Quilts - Utilitarian, Decorative, Collectible

Evenings July 1, 2, 7, 8, 2017
  5:00 - 6:00 Crafts of the Festival and Cultural Events, Dr. Bill Donner
  6:00 - 7:00 “Growing Up Dutch” - Bring your stories and questions, open to all festival visitors and participants.

Seminar Stage Special Events
  July 2 - Liar’s Contest, 1:30pm
  July 3 - Deitsch Writer’s Fescht, 1:30pm
  July 7 - Liar’s Contest, 1:30pm
  Children’s Essay - TBA


All Festivals and Fairs 2017

January, February, March

April, May, June

July, August, September

October, November, December



Children’s Stage, Daily
  11:15 - 11:45 - Marty’s Miraculous Flea Circus
  12:00 - 12:30 - Ed and Brenda Hanna, Puppets
  12:45 - 1:30 - Keith Brintzenhoff, Storytelling and Music
  1:45 - 2:15 - Marty’s Miraculous Flea Circus
  2:30 - 3:00 - Ed and Brenda Hanna, Puppets
  3:15 - 3:45 - Traditional Wedding
  4:00 - 4:30 - Ed & Brenda Hanna, Puppets
  4:30 - 5:00 - Marty’s Miraculous Flea Circus

Afternoon / Evenings on July 1, 2, 7, 8, 2017
  5:00 - 5:45 - 7/1 & 7/2 Todd Newman - Children’s Show
  5:00 - 5:45 - 7/7 & 7/8 Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase
  6:30 - 7:15 - 7/1 & 7/2 Todd Newman - Children’s Show
  6:30 - 7:15 - 7/7 & 7/8 Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase

Hoedown Stage, Daily
  11:00 - 11:45 Toad Creek Duo w/Keith Brintzenhoff
  12:00 - 12:30 Hoedowning, the Miller Family
  12:45 - 1:15 Sheep Sheering
  1:30 - 2:00 Hoedowning, the Miller Family
  2:15 - 2:45 Sheep Sheering
  3:00 - 3:30 Hoedowning, the Miller Family
  3:30 - 4:00 Sheep Sheering
  4:30 - 5:00 Hoedowning, the Miller Family

Hoedown Stage, Evenings
  July 1 - 5:30 - 7:45 - Boulevard Express
  July 2 - 5:30 - 7:45 - Cat Elwell & Saucony Grass
  July 3 - 5:00 - 5:45 - Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase
  July 4 - 5:00 - 5:45 - Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase
  July 5 - 5:00 - 5:45 - Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase
  July 6 - 5:00 - 5:45 - Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase
  July 7 - 5:00 - 5:45 - Mountain Folk Duo
  July 7 - 6:00 - 7:45 - Folk Dance Competition w/ Miller Family Square Dancers, Celtic Martins, and M.C. ,Eastside Dave Kline
  July 8 - 5:30 - 7:45 - Grexin
  July 9 - 5:00 -5:45 - Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase

Festival Commons (Central Loop)
  Daily - Noah’s World Animal Petting Zoo
  Daily - Antique Engines - Sonan Farm Museum
  Daily - Farm Demonstrations - Sonan Farm Museum
  Daily - Pony Rides
  July 4, 2017 - 11:30 am - Festival 4th of July Parade
  Daily - Kutztown University’s PA German Cultural Heritage Center - Hex Sign/Barn Stars, Pow Wowing Artifacts, One-Room School House.

School House - Daily
  11:30 - 12:00, One room school house experience presented by school marms, Darlene Moyer & Gwenn Davis.
  12:00 - 12:30, Fraktur class/presentation by Schwenfelder Museum & Library.
  1:00 - 1:30, One room school house experience presented by school marms, Darlene Moyer & Gwenn Davis.
  2:00 - 2:30, “PA Dutch” Dialect class with Keith Brintzenhoff.

Union Church - Daily
  12:00 - 5:00 - Hymn Singing/Organ by Theresia Grim
  2:00 - 2:30 - Union Church Traditions by Rev,Dr. Harry Serio

The Gallows
  11:30 - 12:00 - Hanging of Suzanna Cox. (July 4th at 12:30)
  1:00 - 1:45 - Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase
  2:30 - 3:00 - Hanging of Suzanne Cox
  3:30 - 4:15 - Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase
  4:30 - 5:00 - Hanging of Suzanna Cox
  2:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 7/6, and 7/7 - Bob & Mimi Koerner, Magical Flute Duo

Evenings 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  July 1 - Acoustic Roadshow - Local Musical Showcase
  July 2 - Butter Queen
  July 7 - TBD
  July 8 - The Kickbacks



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