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Frequently Asked Questions

We have five stages of entertainment with seating, as well as ample seating in food areas and around the grounds. We have either a bench or a hay bale for seating about every 30 feet.

Our bathrooms are permanent facilities in buildings and are clean and freshly painted each year. They are kept clean by porters throughout the day. There are handicapped-accessible bathrooms on the side of the Quilt Barn, as well as two handicapped port-a-johns in front of our other two main bathroom facilities.

The festival is senior-friendly, but there is a lot of walking, albeit most of it flat. We have complimentary wheelchairs or electric scooters that you can rent by the day or half-day.

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Where is the festival located?
The festival is located at 450 Wentz Street in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Click here for directions.
What are the admission prices?
$14.00 for Adults
$13.00 for Senior Citizens (55+)
$5.00 Students (13-17)
Children 12 and under FREE
Weekly Pass: $24.00

Effective today there are no discounts other than the downloadable coupon / coupon code of $2.
Credit cards are accepted at the walk-in gate located at 225 North Whiteoak Street. All other gates are cash only.

What are the festival hours?
10 AM – 6 PM   July 3 - 6 & 9
10 AM – 8 PM   July 1, 2, 7 & 8
Open Late on Weekends!
Do you offer any coupons?
The Kutztown Folk Festival is happy to offer $2 off coupons good for regular adult and senior ticket purchases. Click here to download your coupons today!
Does the festival go on rain or shine?
Yes, almost everything is either in a building or under a tent.
What is there to do for kids?
The festival offers a large variety of kids activities including a children's stage with puppet shows and storytelling, pony rides and horse-drawn carousel (additional charge for these), petting zoo, hay maze, craft area, and play area (additional fee for this area).
If I purchase a one day ticket, can I leave and come back on the same day?
Yes, just make sure that you get your hand stamped by someone at the gate.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, we just ask that they are kept on a leash and cleaned up after.
What types of beer are available at the festival?
Bud, Bud Light, Miller, Yuengling, Black & Tan, and Chesterfield Ale.
What are the conditions of the fairgrounds?
We are ADA-approved and wheelchair-accessible and, although some of the exhibits are on grass under tents, they are also accessible except if exceptionally rainy. We have a lot of buildings as well, and our large quilt building is air-conditioned. In the event of rain, everything is either held inside or under large tents.
Are wheelchairs and electric scooters available?
Yes, please call Kutztown Area Transport for more details: 610.683.3012.
Can I reserve a scooter?
Yes, please call Kutztown Area Transport for more details: 610.683.3012.
Are there fireworks?
No, but you can contact the Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau for details on area fireworks displays: 610.375.4085, 800.443.6610, Email: info@gogreaterreading.com
You may also contact Discover Lehigh Valley at Discoverlehighvalley.com: 610.882.9200, 800.747.0561, Email: geninfo@DiscoverLehighValley.com.
Is there handicapped parking?
Yes, there is handicapped parking available. Just tell the person at the gate entrance that you need handicapped parking and they can direct you accordingly. Handicapped parking is available on a first-come basis.
When is the Quilt Auction?
The Quilt Auction is held the last Saturday of festival at 12:00 PM on the Main Stage. 24 finalists are selected by the judges and auctioned off at noon. Prices usually average about $2800 but in previous years they have gone from as low as $1000 to a high of $15,500. During the week, there are over 2000 quilts on sale and range in price from $600 to $1200.
Do I need to order tickets online?
No, you can pay your admission at the gate and use a $2.00 discount coupon (we can either mail you a brochure with a coupon on it or you can download one off our website).
Are craftsmen there every day and is it the same every day?
Yes, the craftsmen are there every day and the entertainment schedule is the same every day except on certain days when there are special events taking place (i.e. July Fourth parade, Quilt Auction).
Does the festival have a first aid stand?
The festival's first aid stands include a changing area for babies, rocking chairs for nursing mothers, and complimentary strollers. Small donations are accepted.