Experience a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas at Christmas on the Farm Dec. 7

Christmas on the Farm

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Christmas on the Farm will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. Christmas on the Farm is a free event which features Pennsylvania Dutch folklife demonstrations, live animals, kid’s activities, local folk artists and more.

Learn about Kutztown’s regional folk culture at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center’s annual Christmas on the Farm: a celebration of the holiday season and PA German Christmas traditions. Christmas on the Farm is a free, fun, educational event for the whole family.

Young and old alike will be entertained by stunning displays of work created by local artisans and craftspeople, as well as a children’s craft tent. Experience historical and cultural live demonstrations featuring hearth cooking, miniature painting and calligraphy. Terry Berger will be baking Pennsylvania German sweets like ox tongue cookies. See the decorated Christmas tree and putz light up the house. The Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen will be on site to show guests traditional crafts of the Pennsylvania Germans.

The Old Time Plow Boys club will keep guests warm with food and drinks. Rachel Yoder Art and Ruth Williams will have stunning stocking stuffers for sale. Ellen’s Garden will stock your winter pantry and Yesteryear Collectables will feature both Belsnickel and Santa to get you into the Christmas spirit. Get all your Holiday shopping needs met at Christmas on the Farm!

Sarajane Williams’ harp music will grace the ears of visitors in the Sharadin farmhouse as you walk through and find intricate silhouettes. In the schoolhouse, you can hear music from Keith Brintzenhoff and Mike Hertzog, see a presentation of “The New Year’s Wish,” attend presentations about the late Rev. Clarence R. Rahn and catch two visits from the Belsnickel.

More information, including a list of vendors, demonstrators and activities can be found on Facebook or send questions to heritage@kutztown.edu.