The Kutztown Folk Festival

Last week I endured what the Eagle workers dub "Intern Hell" - The Kutztown Folk Festival. Spanning ten days, the festival celebrates eastern Pennsylvania's dutch roots. The weather is hot and humid, the days are long, but the opportunities for photos were endless. I spent most of my time there searching for feature photos, as I feel that's where I lack in my editorial portfolio. Here's some stuff I came up with:

Asha Hostetter, 3, of Columbus, Georgia, enjoys banana ice cream at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 7, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Asha Hostetter, 3, of Columbus, Georgia, enjoys banana ice cream at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 7, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Reading Eagle reporter Jillian Clemente tries a scrapple sandwich for her column on food at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 7, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Reading Eagle reporter Jillian Clemente tries a scrapple sandwich for her column on food at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 7, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Sarah Schaeffer, 6, of Kutztown dances with her partner Blake Losito, 4, of Hamburg at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 6, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Sarah Schaeffer, 6, of Kutztown dances with her partner Blake Losito, 4, of Hamburg at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 6, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Lukas Cook, 2, of Branchburg, NJ, and Butch Imhoff of Hamburg play together at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 5, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Lukas Cook, 2, of Branchburg, NJ, and Butch Imhoff of Hamburg play together at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 5, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Sophia Klouser, 3, of Temple meets a goat in the petting zoo at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 5, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Sophia Klouser, 3, of Temple meets a goat in the petting zoo at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 5, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Journey Neulight, 10, of Venice, California, waits for a customer at her grandmother's booth at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Journey Neulight, 10, of Venice, California, waits for a customer at her grandmother's booth at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Andrea Neulight of Allentown takes a photo of her granddaughters Olivia Neulight, 13, and Journey Neulight, 10, of Venice, California, at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Andrea Neulight of Allentown takes a photo of her granddaughters Olivia Neulight, 13, and Journey Neulight, 10, of Venice, California, at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Julia Guenin, 3, of Coplay, PA, cools off under a water mist at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Julia Guenin, 3, of Coplay, PA, cools off under a water mist at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Daniel Gamble, 4, of McKeansburg, PA, slides down an inflatable slide at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 4, 2016. Katie Repscher, 5, and her brother Benjamin, 7, of Bethlehem, follow closely behind. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Daniel Gamble, 4, of McKeansburg, PA, slides down an inflatable slide at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 4, 2016. Katie Repscher, 5, and her brother Benjamin, 7, of Bethlehem, follow closely behind. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Ben Sonon (left) of Hamburg and David Masters of Hamburg shuck corn at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 3, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Ben Sonon (left) of Hamburg and David Masters of Hamburg shuck corn at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 3, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Ethan Gallagher, 2, of Coopersburg, PA, grips the wheel of a tractor at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Ethan Gallagher, 2, of Coopersburg, PA, grips the wheel of a tractor at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Patrick Donmoyer of Kutztown paints barn stars at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Patrick Donmoyer of Kutztown paints barn stars at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Laureen Hoffman of Kutztown demonstrates what it was like to go to school in a one-room schoolhouse at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Laureen Hoffman of Kutztown demonstrates what it was like to go to school in a one-room schoolhouse at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Jesse Rossignol (foreground), 2, of Elizabethtown, runs through the hay-bale maze with his brother Ryan, 6, at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Jesse Rossignol (foreground), 2, of Elizabethtown, runs through the hay-bale maze with his brother Ryan, 6, at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, PA, on July 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)