Kutztown Folk Festival Announces New Director and Fall Events
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kutztown Folk Festival Announces New Director,
Fall Schedule of Events
KUTZTOWN, Pa. – (July 6, 2021) – Berks County native Heather Zimmerman has been named Director of the Kutztown Folk Festival.
“We are thrilled that Heather accepted our offer to lead the Kutztown Folk Festival,” said Alex Ogeka, Executive Director of the Kutztown University Foundation. “I am confident that her strategic vision and strong local connections will help us take this event to the next level.”
Zimmerman was previously employed as the director of sales and operations for the Hampton Inn and Suites Kutztown, where she spearheaded all sales and marketing initiatives, developed partnerships with local businesses, and planned events highlighting local artists and vendors.
Zimmerman graduated from Kutztown University in 1992 with a B.A. in English.
“I am delighted to be part of the Kutztown Folk Festival, and I’m excited for its future,” Zimmerman said. “I look forward to working with the team, community, vendors, volunteers, and sponsors who have made this festival a beloved event for years.”
The 72nd Annual Kutztown Folk Festival is being held virtually through July 4. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/kutztownfolkfestival/for videos, recipes, artisan spotlights, and more.
The Festival will host a series of smaller, in-person events this fall. A full schedule is available on the following page.
About the Kutztown Folk Festival
The Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America, drawing visitors from all over the world. The Kutztown Folk Festival features authentic folklife demonstrations; a wide variety of Pennsylvania Dutch food; over 200 nationally recognized, juried folk artists and traditional American artisans; over 2,500 locally handmade quilts on display and for sale; antiques and collectibles; six stages of entertainment; music and dancing; and a wide range of children's activities. For more information, visit www.kutztownfestival.com