Talk about a mixed bag of weekend fun! Attend festivals, Main Street happenings, musical events, even cycling competitions this weekend in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Head to tried and true seasonal favorites like the Chile Pepper Food Fest, or join the festivities at the inaugural Reading Radsport Festival. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable time. Where will we see you this weekend?
22nd Annual Chile Pepper Food Festival
William Delong Park
Going on now! If you like things hot, the Chile Pepper Food Fest is a must. Today and tomorrow at William DeLong Park in Bowers, the fest is everything you would expect and more. Find peppers, of course, pepper eating contests, a salsa contest, foods made with peppers, even field excursions to a neighboring farm to pick your own peppers and tomatoes. Shop over 100 chili pepper, and arts & crafts vendors plus lots of entertainment. It’s just one way to have weekend fun in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region.
Reading Radsport Festival
Friday, September 8th | Mount Penn Hill Climb
Saturday, September 9th | West Reading Twilight Criterium
Your weekend fun begins tonight with the opening of the Skyline Drive. Following the ceremony watch the first ever Reading Radsport Festival Mount Penn Hill Climb. It’s a quick cycling race to the William Penn Fire Tower. Afterwards, enjoy live music and fare from local food trucks and vendors in City Park. If you can’t make Friday’s celebrations, no worries. Reading Radsport Festival continues across the river on Saturday night with the West Reading Twilight Criterium. Spend your weekend cheering on the efforts of top notch pro cyclists as well as citizen bikers.
Steve Brosky & the Big Lil’ Band
Pinnacle Ridge Winery
Pinnacle Ridge Winery’s Twilight Concert No. 6 presents Steve Brosky. Food trucks, beer, mixed drinks and the cool music and commentary of Steve Brosky. Is there any better way to have weekend fun?
18th Century Interpretive Sunday
Sunday, September 10
Conrad Weiser Homestead
This Conrad Weiser Living History Day is dedicated to women of the 18th century – Women’s Domestic Day. Stop by and see open-hearth cooking, basket weaving, sewing, tape weaving, and spinning. Dialogue with ladies of the 18th Century as they perform tasks and talents needed to survive on the frontier and plantations like the Weiser’s.
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