July 4 weekend brings fairs and festivals throughout the county, and that means plenty of good food to go around. Here are a few food-centric events that will help you celebrate Independence Day on a full stomach:
Kutztown Folk Festival
If you are Pennsylvania Dutch, or just love pot pie, the Kutztown Folk Festival is a great place to check out this weekend. Though I’m disappointed that the ox roast is gone (replaced by a pig roast), there are still plenty of Dutch delights like chicken pot pie, funnel cake and more. The Festival is open daily through Sunday. Tip: Check out the Dietrich’s Meats & Country Store stand and sample the smoked meats or pick up one of their fresh-baked pies.
Why go to a railroad for a weekend dinner? In celebration of July 4, the Colebrookdale Railroad is running Star Spangled Express trains complete with pork barbecue and sides from Moyer’s Catering. The Star Spangled Express runs Saturday and Sunday. Tip: The 8 p.m. train on Saturday night will deliver you in Pottstown in time for the 10 p.m. fireworks show and return after the festivities end at 11.
Governor Mifflin Community Days
The Governor Mifflin Community Days continues its week-long run, ending with a bang on Saturday night with a 10 p.m. fireworks show. The street fair features live entertainment and plenty of food. Tip: Community Days turns 40 this year, and they are celebrating on Saturday with an 8-foot birthday cake.