Open Friday and Saturday, Renninger's is a big old building housing lots of local marketeers selling fresh poultry (Jim Neidermyer's is best for turkey and chicken stuff), fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and other dairy products, and snacks, nuts, and sandwiches, and more. These are all local folks, most with a Pennsylvania Dutch...more
2160 Golden Key Road, Kutztown, PA, 19530-8526
Good for: Business
Not a bad place to eat; nothing fancy. Nice clean little store which serves sandwiches made fresh. Choose from the standards: turkey, roast beef and tunafish or go with something more unique like cornbeef or proscuitto or capicola.The buns are very good and the prices were reasonable (under $10 per person for a sandwich and drink).The restaurant...more
This catering-hall-cum-restaurant seats a very large crowd yet the see-in kitchen is smaller than in some homes; Hence, you can wait a full hour for your order when they are busy (eg--Sat. mornings). Unbelievable delays. They aspire to be a diner but end up way short. The food is on par w/any other local Pa. Dutch breakfast/lunch joint, where...more
This is a diner-like place where you go for a quick bowl of chili or 'eggs over'; Nothing fancy here but fast food w/great service. Sit @ the counter & watch the short-order cooks do their thing. Very easy on the wallet. Buy a broom to benefit local Lions Cluvb. Good hand-dipped local ice cream, too.more
I was surprised that a town the size of Kutztown did not have more public or commercial transportation options.If you want a taxi you have to call over to Allentown (Quick Service 610-434-8132 or Premium 610-433-7550).The Bieber corporation seems to have a monopoly on all commercial local bus and limo services. So you are forced to call them at...more
The Bieber bus connects direcly to NYC and Philadelphia. You can visit Kutztown from either of these Metropolises non-stop. Such a deal.Kutztown is a nice little town in PA Dutch country, with Kutztown University also located there.Kutztown Tavern brew its own beers (tasty) and serves good food, but not real cheap.more
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This a HUGE venue, the last TH/FRI/SAT every April/June/September--over 1200 dealers from 30 states...They have it all for collectors & antique buffs. I bought an old solid teak ship's door w/porthole for $100., use it as my kitchen pantry door. Famous up/down the East Coastmore
What DON'T they have? 2 fruit/veg. stands; multiple butchers (you gotta visit Dietrich's--all hand-made meat specialties, incl. liverwurst & headcheese (encased in stomachs), great kielbasa (go figure, in a Pa. German place!), doggie bones, fresh local steaks, wursts (your choice of lamb or hog casings); Nancy's Mediterranean goodies (all made by...more
This shop, run by Old Order Mennonites, is a treasure trove for quilters and anyone who knits, sews, crochets. The women working here are friendly & knowledgeable. People drive from a distance to explore here and usually leave happy & loaded down with fabrics. They carry Bernina sewing machines. My neighbor even buys muslin here to sew into bags...more
It is June; It is Kutztown... it must be the Kutztown Folk Festival.
This year (2009), the festival time begins on 27JUN amd lasts through the 4th of July.
It is a week of crafts and eating and music. There are special events for the adults including folk art demonstrations and live country music. There are special events for the kids including wall paintings and animal petting. There is a living history demonstration with real Pennsylvania Dutch people from the historical society to show you what Mennonite living and farming was all about.
And there are all kinds of food to taste and beverages to drink.
Whether you come for a single day or stay the whole week, you are not going to be the least bored. There is always plenty to see and do.
$12 adult admission daily or get an all-week pass for $20.
to get there:
we took route I-476 to the Krocksville exit and then headed west on Cetronia Road to route US222 and kept going west on US222 to Kutztown. See signs in Kutztown for free parking
Kutztown is such a quiet place that I can't think of a single warning. You'll like it here. Low crime, lots of college students, pleasant people, lousy weather.
Just use common sense and you'll have a fine time during your Kutztown stay.
Just an old but well preserved small town train depot. Sometimes a railroad group runs a special train on the local tracks.
Berkleigh Golf Club is easily accessible from Kutztown Road. This venerable course (over 80 years old) has been kept to the highest quality for many years and is a premium level venue.
The fairways are fairly wide and most are heavily tree-lined (so keep the ball in-bounds). The course is relatively long, ranging from 6400 yards to 7000 yards but is also relatively flat so the exertion needed to play is not too bad. A full round will take most of the morning though, especially on the weekends when foursomes abound.
There is a beautiful country club which hosts special events, reunions and weddings.
The pro-shop is fully stocked for anything a golfer needs (and some souvenier trinkets also).
The snack shop serves finger foods and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Course times are 7am to 8pm, seven days a week from June through October and weekends in May and November.
The full-course rate including cart (recommended) is under $50 and cost varies according to your age and day of week and time of day. (see website for details).
Equipment: Make sure you have a cap because there is little shade on the course (unless you shank shots into the trees)
This area is rich in Pa. German & Old Order Mennonite culture, Sunday, The Sabbath, continues to be observed as a day of rest (ie-non-commerce). Whether or not you're religous, I think its a nice idea to have a day off! Anyway, all our local farmstands, woodworkers, and other Mennonite businesses will not be open. Most Main St. stores are closed...more
The plainfolk you see riding in buggies or on bikes in Berks County are NOT Amish; They are Old Order Mennonites, a less-strict Anabaptist group. They do have phones & electricity, no radios;A/C;TV, or rubber tires, Steel wheels only on tractors, yes, rubber wheels on bikes. In season, visit farm stands for fresh eggs, baked goods & produce. The...more