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2018 Events

March 24, 2018
Easter on the Farm (10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Come join the celebration of Pennsylvania German Easter traditions. On site there will be spring treats like dandelion salad and bacon dressing, folk artists, farm life demonstrations and animals to visit. This is the PGCHC's most popular event! Egg hunts for children ages 0-10 are at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

April 28-29, 2018
Old Time Ploy Boys Spring Show
Tractor demonstrations, music, food, and vendors. More info at

June 30-July 8, 2018
Kutztown Folk Festival
The Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America. This nine-day event continues to draw visitors from all over the world, entertaining families while providing valuable insight into the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life. Visit us at the One Room Schoolhouse and at the Hex Sign display!

July 23-27, 2018
Children's Cultural Camp (9:30am - 1:50pm, Daily)
Children ages 6-14 (grades 1-7) will be provided with an opportunity to learn historic and cultural crafts taught by local craftspeople, as well as a chance to delve into the lives of the Pennsylvania Dutch farm family.
*Registration opening soon!*

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday:
10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4pm

Tours By Appointment Only
Please call ahead to schedule your tour. 

If you would like to schedule a group tour, please email us at:

Upcoming Events

December 2, 2017
Christmas on the Farm (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dare to visit the Belsnickel... Seasonal demonstrations, craftspeople and artisans, food, Christmas carols, and more at this free event!

March 10, 2017
PA German Zammelaaf - Lebanon High School (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Free Admission. PA German speakers, singers, food, traditional arts and crafts, and childrens activities.
The Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf (a word that means "gathering") was started on January 3, 2012. The mission of the Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf is to promote and preserve Pennsylvania German culture, language, and heritage.

March 24, 2018
Easter on the Farm (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Boasting children's crafts, hearth cooking, demonstrations, vendors, wagon rides, and free Easter Egg Hunts, Easter on the Farm is a time to celebrate PA Dutch Easter Traditions.
Egg Hunts are at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. for children ages 6 months to 10 years.

Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Braucherei & the Ritual of Everyday Life
This lavishly illustrated work introduces Pennsylvania's tradition of ritual healing, known as powwow (or Braucherei in Pennsylvania Dutch), combining a diverse array of prayers, gestures, and the use of everyday objects, these rituals are used for healing the body, protection from physical and spiritual harm, and ensuring good outcomes in everyday affairs.

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