Kutztown Folk Festival makes USA Today 10Best list

Musikfest wasn’t the only local festival to get the nod from USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards.

The 70-year-old Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown managed to land the No. 2 position on the newspaper’s Top Cultural Festivals in the Country based on reader rankings.

It came behind the Water Lantern Festival, which is held in multiple cities throughout the U.S.

Musikfest was named the No. 1 Music Festival in North America by 10Best.

The 10 finalists in the Cultural Festival category were:

1. Water Lantern Festival – Multiple Locations

2. Kutztown Folk Festival – Kutztown

3. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – Albuquerque

4. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans

5. Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Ashland, Ore.

6. Frozen Dead Guy Days – Nederland, Colo.

7. Aloha Festivals – Hawaii

8. Texas SandFest – Port Aransas, Texas

9. National Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Elko, Nev.

10. How Weird Street Faire – San Francisco

The Kutztown Folk Festival, which celebrates the Pennsylvania Dutch lifestyle with music, entertainment and crafters, is the oldest continuously run folk festival in the country.

This year’s Kutztown Folk Festival will be held in the Kutztown Fairgrounds from June 29 to July 7.

Stacy Wescoe
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