Pennsylvania Dutch Festival Kicks Off Today

The 19th Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival kicks off at the Reading Terminal Market today and runs through Saturday.

Celebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Traditional foods including chicken pot-pie, donuts, ice cream, pies and canned fruits and vegetables will be available. There will also be handmade crafts including quilts, woodcrafts, paintings, hand-braided rugs, wooden toys, and cedar chests.

On Saturday, August 9th the festival will include an “Amish barn raising” as Lancaster County workers build a garden and tool shed from scratch on the Arch Street sidewalk beginning at 10 am. Then, at 3 pm there will be a traditional country auction with a live auctioneer, Moses B Smucker. And with a name like Smucker, you know he has to be good. He will auction off the tool shed, plus a handmade quilt, woodcrafts, and other traditional Amish items.

19th Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival [Reading Terminal Market]