Hold onto your hats! This weekend, October arrives in Pennsylvania’s American Region amid a flurry of activities. The next few days and nights are busy indeed. They’re packed with heritage, culture, tradition, and fun. The best part is no one has been left out of the fun and festivities. The weekend provides entertainment for kids of all ages. Our list of Top 5 Things to Do, is just the tip of the iceberg. Read our suggestions, share them, and tell us what you have planned for the days ahead.

 September 28 – 30

October arrives in Pennsylvania’s American RegionAntiques & Collectors Extravaganza
Renninger’s Antiques & Farmers Market

Renninger’s Antiques and Collectors Extravaganzas is an explosion of antiques and collectibles.  For years, dealers and collectors from around the world gather at Renninger’s extravaganzas to buy and sell among themselves and the general public. If you enjoy hunting for unique, unusual, and vintage items, you don’t want to miss it.

 

September 28 – October 1

October Arrives in PA's Americana RegionReading Liederkranz Oktoberfest
Reading Liederkranz
143 Spook Lane
Reading, PA 19606

The annual event is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Once again, the Liederkranz is in the running for USA Today’s 10Best Oktoberfests in the USA. (Be on hand on September 29th for the contest results.) Feast on German food and beverages, dance and sing. Experience Reading Liederkranz’s family-friendly Oktoberfest. You’ll be glad you did.

September 30

October arrives in Pennsylvania’s American RegionShopkins Live!
Santander Performing Arts Center
136 N. 6th Street
Reading, PA 19601

Your children will love Shopkins Live! The premiere live production is packed with show-stopping performances featuring all their favorite Shoppies. Watch the Shoppies perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming, and state of the art projections, this is one theatrical you don’t want to miss!

 

Heritage Day
October arrives in Pennsylvania’s American RegionDaniel Boone Homestead
400 Boone Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508

Heritage Day at the Homestead allows visitors to experience life in the 18th Century. Step back in time and watch history come to life with costumed re-enactors and living history activities and demonstrations.

October 1

October arrives in Pennsylvania’s American Region36th Annual Heritage Festival
Berks County Heritage Center
1102 Red Bridge Road
Reading, PA 19605

The annual festival is a great way to learn about the history of Berks County. An abundance of things to do and see keep visitors busy with musical acts, antique autos, wagons, draft horses, food, and more. Tours will be available of the Hiester Canal Center, Gruber Wagon Works, Melcher’s Grist Mill and Wertz’s Red Bridge.

There are happenings all over PA’s Americana Region. For more ideas on where to go and what to do, visit our website calendar.