Enjoy a Pennsylvania German Easter, Featuring Easter Egg Hunts and Live Musical Performances at Easter on the Farm April 1

Field of Easter eggs with children in background.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Celebrate Pennsylvania German Easter traditions and the vibrant folk culture of the region at Easter on the Farm, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, located at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, Pa. Easter on the Farm is a free, fun and educational event for the whole family featuring folklife demonstrations, live musical performances by some of the region’s finest folk musicians, kid’s activities, animals, local folk artists and our annual Easter egg hunts (12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.).

Enjoy exquisite displays of traditional crafts created by local artisans from The Reading-Berks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and a children’s craft tent will engage young and old with the region’s holiday traditions. Experience historical and cultural demonstrations like traditional hearth cooking with Becky Manley and Pennsylvania German baked goods in the woodstove by Terry Berger in the Summer Kitchen.

Take in some live traditional Pennsylvania Dutch and bluegrass music with the Mike Hertzog Trio (12 p.m.), Pennsylvania German music with Keith Brintzenhoff (1:30 p.m.) and Old Time Dutch favorites with the Toad Creek Duo (3 p.m.). Sarajane Williams of Musiatry will enchant visitors with live harp music throughout the day in the Sharadin Farmhouse.

The Pretzel Place food truck will be serving up soft pretzels, pretzel wraps, fresh squeezed lemonade and more. The Dutch Oven food truck will offer guests Pennsylvania German foods and drinks. Our vendors and craftsmen will have you covered when looking for unique finds and gifts for friends and family. Pop by the bookstand to find new selections from the Heritage Center’s Annual Publication Series. Enjoy a family-friendly day of fun and entertainment at Easter on the Farm.

While you are out, do not forget to visit our Easter egg exhibition in the new DeLight E. Breidegam Building, Headquarters of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, located at 15155 Kutztown Rd. You can check out our new exhibition of Pennsylvania Dutch Easter eggs, featuring traditional decorated eggs by celebrated artists such as Peter Fritsch and Lester Breininger, as well as seasonal customs from the broader folk-cultural region. The exhibition will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, including a list of vendors, demonstrators and activities for Easter on the Farm, follow ‘PGCHC’ Facebook, email heritage@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-1589.