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Kutztown Folk Festival goes virtual this summer

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the related health concerns of its spread, this year’s annual Kutztown Folk Festival will take place online.
“While it pains us to cancel our in-person events, the need to follow governmental guidelines and ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors, participants, and the entire community is our greatest concern,” said Steve Sharadin, festival director.
Weeks leading up to and including June 27 to July 5, will see the festival focus on virtual engagement, as well as moving its nationally-recognized quilt auction to an online format. The festival’s ever-popular Quilt Raffle and limited-edition apparel also will be available.
Video updates from many of the festival’s colorful craftsmen, entertainers and longtime participants will be posted on social media throughout the week, as well as archived videos, photos and stories from prior years.
The 2021 Kutztown Folk Festival is scheduled for June 26 to July 4, 2021.
“Although we are already moving forward to make 2021 the best festival yet, we’re excited to offer online and virtual activities this year. It’s the next best thing to being there,” said Sharadin.
For information about this year’s online features, ticket refunds, and next year’s festival, visit

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