ICYMI: Christmas on the Farm to Celebrate PA German Culture at Kutztown University

Kutztown University’s Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center will host Christmas on the Farm, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the heritage center’s property on Luckenbill Road, Maxatawny Township. The event, which is free and open to the public, features Pa. Dutch folk life demonstrations, live animals, children’s activities, the Martin Sister’s Band and local folk artists.

Attendees will learn about the regional folk culture at the event, which is a celebration of the holiday season and PA German Christmas traditions.

Stunning displays of work created by local artisans and craftspeople, as well as a children’s craft tent, keep young and old entertained. Experience historical and cultural live demonstrations featuring hearth cooking, tinsmithing, and fraktur work.! Terry Berger will be baking Pa. German sweets like Ox Tongue Cookies and Moravian Sugarcake, a seven foot tall Christmas Pyramid will be on display in the house, and The Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen will be on site to show guests traditional crafts of the PA Germans throughout the site.

The Old Time Plow Boys club will keep guests warm with food and drinks, Brenda’s Candy will keep stockings stuffed with chocolate goodies, and Yesteryear Collectables has Belsnickels and Santas to get you into the Christmas spirit. Get all your Christmas shopping needs met at Christmas on the Farm!

Sarajane Williams’ harp music will grace the ears of visitors in the Sharadin farmhouse. In the schoolhouse you will hear stories of the Bunny Brother’s Christmas with Dori Hoch, music and The New Year’s Wish with Keith Brintzenhoff and Mike Hertzog, as well as visits from the Belsnickel.

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

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