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Awesome Eats And Live Music At Reading Terminal Market’s Pennsylvania Dutch Festival

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The band at the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal market Saturday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

The band at the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal market Saturday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

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By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — City folk got a taste of the country at the 25th annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal Market Saturday.

Rows of hay bails doubled as seating as many of the festival goers tapped their toes to the live music of bluegrass bands set up on Filbert Street.

And barn yard animals were brought in too, with dancing baby chickens. That’s what little Charlie of Northern Liberties says he saw to his mother Carolyn.

“They’re all dancing mommy,” Charlie exclaimed excitedly.

Mom: “What do you like about the chickens?”

Charlie: “They’re so cute! “

An excited little one gets a closer look at the goats at the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival. (Credit: John McDevitt)

An excited little one gets a closer look at the goats at the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Charlie’s mom said the family is no stranger to the festival. “We come every year,” she said. “It’s so special that the Reading Terminal Market does this, and we always go for the pony rides. and he woke up this morning and asked if he can go and hold the chickens.”

Pony rides at the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Pony rides at the Pennsylvania Dutch Festival. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Many were enjoying traditional Pennsylvania Dutch foods, including Amish-style pork sausage sandwiches, apple dumplings, and birch beer.

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