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Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal Market this weekend

bluehensfan Aug 10, 2010 06:24 AM

It runs from Thursday, August 12-Saturday, August 14, 8am-5pm.
On Saturday, the festival there will be Amish buggy rides, horse drawn wagon rides, a farm animal petting zoo, and live bluegrass music.

Hot donut lovers, the wait is almost over...

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    spicemistress Aug 19, 2010 05:04 PM

    Does anyone know the date for the fall festival?

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    1. re: spicemistress
      bluehensfan Aug 20, 2010 04:54 AM

      October 9th.

    2. phillybakingqueen Aug 12, 2010 07:54 PM

      I got there today a little before 4:00 and they had stopped donut production. LUCKILY, there were about 10 glazed donuts (and a bunch of other ones I don't care about) still for sale... I'll be sure to get there earlier tomorrow and Saturday ;)

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      1. re: phillybakingqueen
        Laura D. Aug 13, 2010 03:16 AM

        I was made aware of this after the fall festival when we went back to get a peanut butter chocolate donut at 3:00pm and they had already stopped making them. Thanks for the reminder though--I'll be sure to get there on the earlier side tomorrow!

        1. re: Laura D.
          bluehensfan Aug 13, 2010 03:32 AM

          Peanut butter chocolate? Wow that's a new one!

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            bluehensfan Aug 13, 2010 03:44 AM

            I forgot to add more photos...

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              Laura D. Aug 13, 2010 07:46 AM

              They had it at the fall festival several years ago, then didn't have it another year, and then brought it back. For whatever reason, though, I believe I remember that they don't advertise having it. It's excellent, though!

              1. re: Laura D.
                bluehensfan Aug 16, 2010 03:46 AM

                I had my fill of donuts (like 6...all of which were excellent) on Saturday. I did ask about the peanut butter ones but was told that they have not made them for a few years now. Maybe in the fall they will do them (or pumpkin!).

                1. re: bluehensfan
                  Laura D. Aug 16, 2010 07:07 PM

                  We also noticed that they didn't have them at this festival, but they definitely had them last fall so I would try back this fall to see if you can snag a few. I think I definitely prefer the fall festival to this one, if for no other reason than having some of the "special" vendors outside makes for a much less claustrophic environment as compared with having everything (except the animals and band) inside.

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        Laura D. Aug 10, 2010 08:00 AM

        Thanks for the reminder! Are the donuts comparable to what they have during the fall festival?

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        1. re: Laura D.
          bluehensfan Aug 10, 2010 02:33 PM

          The donuts are the same as the fall festival but the do them indoors. Not sure who is doing the bluegrass though.

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          urbanfabric Aug 10, 2010 07:04 AM

          DONUTS. I'm so excited. Thanks for the reminder!

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          1. re: urbanfabric
            sommrluv Aug 10, 2010 08:01 AM

            Do you know who's playing the bluegrass?

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