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