Calendar of Events

2015

Easter on the Farm
March 28, 2015

Vendors, Demonstrators & Activities..
Schedule & locations are subject to change.

1. Millmaker Farms Pony Rides
Providing pony rides for children. More information at wannaservice1@gmail.com or by calling 484-264-9133.

2.  Vendor Tent

Jen’s Midnight Jewelry
Beaded and woven jewelry; necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. A price range for all budgets. More inforamtion at jensmidnightjewelry@hotmail.com

JS Homespun Creations
Handcrafted goat milk soap. Visit www.jshomespuncreations.com, or find JS Homespun Creations on Facebook!

DollBeddingShop and Greenlioness
Handmade, individually designed doll bedding sets including bedding for vindtage dolls to American Girl dolls, doll beds, doll cribs, and cradles. Also available are handmade plush stuffed animals, perfect to use as Easter basket fillers! For more information contact greenlioness@live.com or call 610-413-3658. Find DollBeddingShop and Greenlioness on Etsy.

3. Freyberger One Room Schoolhouse

10:30    Songs & Stories for Kids of All Ages with Keith Brintzenhoff
1:00    Songs & Stories for Kids of All Ages with Keith Brintzenhoff
2:00    Reading of “The Easter Bunny Brothers” with local author, Dori Hoch
2:45    Mike Hertzog & The Blue Mountain Trio performing bluegrass and folk music

Candles & Birdhouses for Sale by Jurgen Hermanns (Schoolhouse Porch)

Crewel World
PA German Star Embroidery demonstration by Shirley Sacks.

Dori Hoch, Local Author
Children’s author, selling “Pearl of Richmond School” and “The Easter Bunny Brothers.” Find Dori Hoch on Facebook, or visit www.dorihoch.com for more information.

4. Puddin’ Heartland 1st Pot Belled Pig Rescue
Visit with highly-intelligent pot-bellied pigs who will perform tricks! For more information about Puddin’ Heartland 1st, email pheartland1st@aol.com.

5. Noah’s Animal Adventures Petting Zoo
Interact with and feed farm animals. Contact the petting zoo at 610-297-2766.

6. Kid’s Activities Tent
Children can enjoy free craft making; including basket weaving and paper crafts. Visit with the 4-H Embriology Program’s baby chicks!

7. Crank Ogran Demonstration
Watch and listen to a demonstration of a handmade, and hand-cranked street organ by Will and Joanne Schultz!

8. Rug Braiding Demonstration
Demonstration of braided and hooked rugs by Ronnie Arena.

9. Summer Kitchen

    Potato Candy Making Demonstration
    Learn about the tradition of making potato candy - a surprisingly delicious treat!

10. Sharadin Farmhouse
First Floor Parlor

PlanetHarp
Providing beautiful harp music throughout the day, CD and journal sales, and     much more. Online at www.planetharp.com.

First Floor Bedroom

Crafts & Holiday Festoons by Paul Moll
Unique Cookie Cutters, holiday decorations, canvas Santas, snowmen, and more. For more information email petlover19522@msn.com or call 610-944-9980.

Kitchen

Hearth Cooking Demonstration
Learn about the art of cooking and see traditional foods made right in the hearth.

Dandelion Salad Tasting
Dandelion salad with bacon dressing is a traditional PA Dutch delicacy enjoyed during the Easter season. Try some today! The bacon dressing was provided by Wos-Wit Pennsylvania Dutch Foods. Dandelion greens and utensils donated by GIANT Foodstores.

Auxiliary Room

Ruth A. Williams American Country Folk Art
Miniature paintings, pins, fabric arts, and other beautiful folk art pieces. Email Ruth at rannwills@verizon.net for more information.   

Farmhouse Dining Room

Tales from Spirit Wind
Shoing the history and cultural changes of the Lenape people during the 18th century; using furs, artifacts, and traditional storytelling. For more infromation, contact Darius Puff at 610-367-2437 or email cdpuff@dejazzd.com.

Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Book Sale
Shop the PGCHC’s annual volume collection, and the PA German Calendar.

Second Floor Farmhouse

 Book Sales & Small Antiques by Darlene Moyer 
   
Pastorius Home Association
Information about visiting the Daniel Pastorius Homestead in Bad Windsheim, Germany.

Ferne’s Crafts
Demonstration of scherrenschnitte.

Phyllis Schantzenbach’s Crocheted Items
Demonstration of crocheting.

12. Rush Apiary
bee products, honey, pollen, royal jelly. For more information, call 610-562-5319. 

13. Dan Aruta; Hand Hewn Log Homes
On-going log hewing demonstration. Visit doitwithlogs.wordpress.com or email doitwithlogs@gmail.com.

14. Blacksmith Demonstration
On-going blacksmith demonstration by Keith Richardson. Email crowdthefactory@gmail.com.

15. Ethan’s Woodcrafting
Hand-carved birds, trees, and other unique items.

16. Wilz Pottery
Pennsylvania German Redware - Slipware and Sgraffito ornaments, plates, and bolws. Demonstration of Sgraffito technique throughout the day. Visit www.wilzpottery.com, email denise@wilzpottery.com, or call 215-260-1133.

17. Old Time Plow Boys Club Kitchen
The Plow Boys Kitchen will be open for business serving hamburgers, cheese burgers, hot dogs, beef vegetable soup, sausage stew, ham and bean soup, turkey bbq. Wagon rides will also be available all day. Visit www.oldtimeplowboys.com.

18. Egg Hunt
for children, ages 6 mos. to 10 yrs. Prizes, donated by Just Born, Inc., R.M. Palmer Company, and the PGCHC will be awarded to those who find a prize ticket inside of their egg. You may keep the plastic eggs, just be sure to look for any prize tickets. Please, no pushing or shoving - everyone is here to have fun - let’s keep it fun by being courteous! Parents should accompany children aged 4 and younger.

19. Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen Log Cabin
   
The Country Carpenter, Barry Bennecoff
Hand-made country & primitive custom furniture. Email woodman225@aol.com for all of your custom furniture needs or like Barry Bennecoff-The Country Carpenter on Facebook.

Block Printing & Star Craft, Pennsylvania German Folk Art Papers
by Matthew P. Vardjan & Elaine Vardjan
Paper Moravian Stars, block printing on cards, and other fine paper goods including ornaments, earrings, and pendants. Email pa.germanstarcraft@windstream.net for more information.

Louise M. Hutchings
Hand-crafted PA German Fraktur using dip pen & ink. Contact
pa.german.fraktur@gmail.com for more information.

Miniature Log Homes & Folk Art by Terry Boyer
Hand-made miniature log homes and folk art pieces. For more information, email TJBoyer@1860woodco.com.

Pressed Floral Art by Judy Boyer
Hand-made pressed flower designs. For more information email TJBoyer@1860woodco.com.

20. The Zimmerman Cabin Tinsmith Shop
Local artists, Pat & Ray Oxenford of The Oxenford’s Country Crafts & Things, will demonstrate a working tinsmith shop.  For more information, call 610-385-3431, email paoxenford@dejazzd.com or visit www.paoxenford.com.

21. CountryBrooms & BroomsforSale
handcrafted American brooms, made with 100% broom corn. Demonstrating the art of broom-making. For more information, call 610-376-4814 or email countrybrooms@aol.com. Online at www.etsy.com/shop/broomsforsale.

22. The Hex Factory
Hex Signs from a magical perspective. Visit www.thehexfactory.com, or find them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. For more information call 917-375-4982 or email thehexfactory@gmail.com. 


Old Time Plow Boys Spring Plowing Show
April 25-26, 2015


Glieder Fescht
May 04, 2015


Kutztown Folk Festival
June 27-July 05, 2015


Kid's Camp
July 27-31, 2015


Old Time Plow Boys Summer Show
August 08-09, 2015


Heemet Fescht
September 26, 2015

Free event, parking donation optional: held on the grounds of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University.

Pennsylvania Dutch folklife, music, history.  Pony rides, hay rides, kids’ activities including pumpkin painting and more! Blacksmithing, hearth-cooking, star embroidery and many other demonstrations.  Food & refreshments available for purchase; hamburgers, hot dogs, and much more! More information: 610-683-1589, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PGCHC.