You may think of Kutztown as home to Kutztown University, the Kutztown Folk Festival, and the Chile Pepper Food Festival, but the town offers so much to see and do. Spend a day getting to know this hopping town.
A great place to start a Friday or Saturday road trip to Kutztown is Renninger’s Antiques and Farmers Market. Head inside for coffee and a fresh bakery treat before exploring all the items available for sale. You’ll find plants, produce, meats, poultry, cheese, tombstones, vacuum cleaners, antiques, jewelry, soft pretzels, t-shirts, beautiful home decorations – all sharing the same space and reasonably priced too!
Strike gold at your next stop, the Sorrelli Jewelry store on West Main Street. The nationally known brand began in Kutztown. Their flagship store is filled with colorful crystals and bead sets in beautifully designed rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pins and more. Incredible savings at the retail location makes it difficult to leave the shop empty-handed.
Paisley and Company is all about feeling good. Pre-pandemic, guests created their own signature scents or chose from Paisley’s own line of lotions, soaps, balms and more. Currently, the shop invites customers to use their Pick-up/ Ordering Window, Wednesday through Saturday, to try their fabulous product line. Plan your own at-home spa day and rewind with some of their quality products.
Hungry? Kutztown has loads of delicious options when it comes to dining! Enjoy wine tasting (call ahead for availability) and Italian cuisine at Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery, a cold flight of craft beers and pub food at Saucony Creek Craft Brewery & Gastropub, or the retro vibe, complete with burgers, fries, and milk shakes offered at Pop’s Malt Shop.
After lunch, explore underground at the popular Crystal Cave. The cave remains a constant cool of 54 degrees from March through November. Or, relax with a post-lunch excursion on the Allentown & Auburn Railroad.
If you love collecting, make time to stop at the antique stores in and around Kutztown. You’ll find a hodgepodge of furniture, jewelry, toys, holiday decorations, household items and more, all yours for the right price. Have fun while supporting local!