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Journey to the past

Journey to the past

There are outdoor summer festivals and then there's the Kutztown Folk Festival.

The annual event, held each year in the Pennsylvania town that bears its name, is larger than life in every which way. It attracts around 150,000 visitors each year. It's been going on for 62 years. It lasts nine days and spans two weekends. It boasts the largest quilt sale in the nation.

In all, it covers a total of 29 acres including the parking lot.

The event has also been named as a top summer entertainment pick by USA Today and called a "must see" festival by the Washington Post.

All of which is pretty ironic, since the event made a name for itself by...