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Heemet Fescht Lite - September 25th, 2021 - 11am-4pm

Indulge your interest in regional folk culture at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center’s Heemet Fescht Lite: a celebration of the harvest and Pennsylvania Dutch farm life. Heemet Fescht is a free, fun, and educational event for the whole family.

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A red poster features a white, yellow, and black barn star logo against a red background. There are wheat illustrations on either side of the logo. The words, "Heemet Fescht Lite, 2021" are above, and "September 25th, 2021, 11am-4pm, 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown PA 19530" are below. On the right-hand side of the image is a serious of 4 band photos and two food trucks. They are labeled with the band names and times of performance.

Indulge your interest in regional folk culture at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center’s Heemet Fescht Lite: a celebration of the harvest and Pennsylvania Dutch farm life. Heemet Fescht is a free, fun, and educational event for the whole family. Heemet (pronounced HAY-met), means “home” in Pennsylvania Dutch.

This year’s event will be a bit different than in years past as it is a strictly outdoor event while the Heritage Center prepares for the construction of a new headquarters over the next few months. Live music in the barnyard will highlight local artists: A lively mix of Western Swing, 40's Swing and Jazz, with the Martin Sisters Band; traditional Pennsylvania Dutch and bluegrass with Mike & Linda Hertzog; Contemporary dialect music with Benjamin Rader, and jug-grass jams with Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang.”

Sweet Ride Ice Cream and Smokehouse Food Truck will also be on site providing delicious food options for our guests, so stop by, grab some food, and enjoy a music-filled afternoon. Rare and unique Pennsylvania German books will also be for sale at the Heritage Center’s Bookstand.

Pumpkin painting and Puddin Heartland’s Potbellied pigs will be on site for kids of all ages, and demonstrators and vendors, such as barn star and hex sign artist Eric Claypoole, will be on site sharing traditions and items for sale.

More information, including a full list of vendors, demonstrators, and activities for Heemet Fescht can be found on Facebook and Instagram.