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Back on the roost--Chicken Lady returns to Musikfest

Published On: Aug 02 2013 11:42:48 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2013 12:44:23 PM EDT

Pat Helotz as the Chicken Lady at Musikfest


Don't ruffle your feathers--she's back! A beloved figure is returning for the 30th anniversary of Musikfest!

The Musikfest Chicken Lady -- Pat Holetz-- will fly into Bethlehem this weekend for the first time in five years.

She'll meet visitors and lead the Chicken Dance as part of the anniversary celebration.


For more than two decades, Holetz donned the feathers of the Chicken Lady, serving as the festival's official ambassador.

In 2004 she flew the coop and retired to Florida.


She's one of 24 volunteers who have served at all 30 Musikfests, but she hasn't appeared as Chicken Lady since 2008.