‘Fairs are all about our families,' including acrobatic act at Kutztown Fair

Photo by Lisa Mitchell Relaxing with Jersey cows at Kutztown Fair, Mitchell Brett, 11; Ian Fernerty, 10; Molly Brown, 13; Kaleb Krane, 12; and Jocelyn Miller, 12, all of Kutztown.
Photo by Lisa Mitchell Isabelle Huey, 4, Boyertown, and Mackenzie Blatt, 12, Kutztown, and Amelia Huey, 10, Boyertown, with Lady Lulebelle, a 3-month-old Guernsey cow.

“Fairs are all about our families and our animals and agriculture and sharing, that’s what the fair is all about,” said Lolly Lesher, Publicity Volunteer for Kutztown Fair.

Lesher said the fair featured animals, racing, Hansen’s Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations, and of course the cooking contests, quilts and “all the normal things you see at the fair.”

“We’ve heard a lot of compliments from the kids on the fairgrounds who have been out to see them fly and do high wire acts,” said Lesher about the Hansen’s Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations.

“It’s a family event. Not only do they show skill, they make it fun. It’s interactive,” said Lesher.


The Hansen’s act includes children, ages 4 and 8.

“It’s a family act. They do it together. They’re concerned about safety. It’s something that kids, when they see Mom and Dad do it, they want to do it, too,” said Lesher. “Just like on our family farms. It’s a family activity, we all work together.”

While taking care of her family’s cattle and goats, as well as her own dairy cow, Mackenzie Blatt, 12, Kutztown, said she likes having animals because she can see so much through the organizations associated with the breeds.

“I learn responsibility, leadership and organization. It makes it fun seeing a new born calf, it blows your breath away,” said Blatt, who wants to grow up to participate in agriculture and “make the best better.”

She also talked about coming to the Kutztown Fair every year.

“I like that you can meet a whole bunch of people and it’s a lot, a lot of fun. You can participate in so many events and see a lot of new things,” said Blatt.

While at the fair, she enjoys the rides and the events.

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Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell is the editor of The Kutztown Patriot and Managing Editor of Berks-Mont Newspapers. Reach the author at lmitchell@berksmontnews.com or follow Lisa on Twitter: @kutztownpatriot.