Looking for an excuse to get away?  How about five?  We listed five reasons to visit Pennsylvania’s Americana Region this weekend. Take advantage of the great weather and come enjoy our beautiful region. Once here, you’ll find plenty more ways to spend your time, like shopping our Main Streets, dining at our restaurants, and relaxing in our incredible recreation areas. Check out our five reasons to visit, then start planning. After all, the weekend will be here before you know it.

October 6 – 8
Berks Blues Fest

Five Reasons to Visit PA's Americana Region this weekend
The inaugural Reading Blues Fest starts this weekend, with three days of national, regional and local blues musicians at various venues in the region. Our newest music fest has partnered with GoggleWorks‘ Arts Festival Reading, also this weekend. A ticket to the arts festival will get you free admission to the Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton concert on Oct. 8.

October 7
Four Centuries in Berks Historic Property Tour

Five Reasons to Visit PA's Americana Region this weekend

Take a self-guided tour of some of Berks County’s most beautiful homes located in Muhlenberg Township, considered the crossroads of Berks County.  Enjoy the architectural details and learn a bit of history about the home and the area. The annual property tour benefits Berks History Center’s education programs.

October 7
Guts & Glory Digestive Wellness Expo

Five Reasons to Visit PA's Americana Region this Weekend

Guts and Glory is a family-friendly, free event at FirstEnergy Stadium. The expo strives to raise awareness of digestive health and resources to the public. Find advice on nutrition, fitness, & healthy living, activities for kids, health screening, yoga classes, food tastings, live music, and healthy food for purchase – of course. It’s a great way to teach your child about healthy eating.

October 7
Maz Jobrani

Five Reasons to visit PA's Americana Region this weekend

Catch Maz Jobrani, is a founding member of Comedy Central’s The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, at Miller Center for the Arts. He has made appearances on several Showtime specials and he was a featured guest for two TED talks. Maz Jobriani is a personality – both timely and hilarious and not to be missed!

October 7 & 8
Arts Festival Reading

Five Reasons to Visit PA's Americana Region this weekend

Arts Festival Reading showcases the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, a whole city block where art happens. Explore the GoggleWorks dynamic campus while viewing and purchasing items created by some of the finest craft artists and vendors. Visit teaching studios and artists, enjoy live demonstrations, music, local food, and more!

There’s so much going on this weekend in PA’s Americana Region. Come and enjoy all there is to do.