It's gonna be May! (Sorry, we had to). Check out some of the best things to do in Reading & Berks County this month. There are so many unique opportunities to take advantage of that you cannot find anywhere else. 



Maifest- May 3

After a long winter, the Reading Liederkranz is thrilled to celebrate the opening of the historic biergarten for the spring and summer seasons! Enjoy music all evening long from The Alex Meixner Band, acclaimed for their rousing polka tunes and German music. With live music, delicious German fare, and plenty of beer to go around, the Biergarten celebration promises a night filled with gemütlichkeit! It's an event not to be missed! 

3-11 PM 
Members: Free
Non-members/guests: $20
*This event is open to the public and will be rain or shine.


Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead

Annual Benefit Auction - May 4th 

Nicholas Stoltzfus Homestead invites the public to attend the Annual Benefit Auction that supports the historic home. Featuring Amish foods, hand-made quilts, vintage books, garden supplies, crafts, and homestead items. Tour the 1700s historic house, enjoy the vendors, grounds, and more. Bring something, buy something, and meet family and friends. 

The auction begins at 9:00 AM
Quilts at 11:00 AM
Dishes at 11:30 PM
Books at 12:00 PM


Taco Fest

Taco Fest - May 4th 

Get your taste buds ready for an epic celebration of flavor at Downtown Reading's Taco Fest! Located on the 500 & 600 Blocks of Penn Street, enjoy a day packed with delicious food, live music, and engaging activities for all ages. Free parking will be available from 11 am to 7 pm at the South of Penn garage located at 635 Franklin Street and 5th and Cherry Surface Lot, thanks to the Reading Parking Authority.

12-6 PM 


Children's Day Daniel Boone

Children's Day - May 5th 

Come and experience colonial life with interactive learning and exploration at Daniel Boone Homestead! Experience a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on activities and demonstrations for children and their families. Children will have the opportunity to learn more about Daniel Boone’s exciting childhood in the Oley Valley and participate in various eighteenth-century, hands-on activities such as textile processing, candle dipping, quill pen writing, butter making, and more! 

12-4 PM 


Wildflower Walk Gring's Mill

Wildflower Walk - May 5th 

Walk the trails on the Union Canal Trail with staff member Kathy Grim to discover Spring ephemeral wildflowers throughout the park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Meet at Gring's Mill Recreational Area. 

9 - 11 AM 


Renninger's Radio Meet

Kutztown Radio Meet - May 10th 

Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club, browse more than 200 booths of antique radios, parts, audio, ham, and related items under two large pavilions at Renninger's Antique & Farmer's Market. Meet experts who fix and restore antique radios. Non-computer show. Friday night auction.

8 AM - 4 PM 


Sheep Shearing Day Hopewell Furnace

Sheep Shearing Day - May 11th 

Hopewell Furnace invites you to attend its annual sheep shearing day. Event is held rain or shine. Charcoal Making Demonstration from 11 AM - 12 PM.  

Visitors will have the opportunity to observe both 21st and 19th century techniques for shearing sheep. Along with these demonstrations, park staff and volunteers will be present to discuss and demonstrate fiber arts. Stop by the Kid's Table to play historic games, attend story time, and participate in craft activities.

11 AM - 4 PM 


Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunches 

Several of our partners are hosting Mother's Day Activities and Brunches. Check it out! 


Mother's Day (Brunch Optional) with Colebrookdale Railroad

Our Dining and Lounge car passengers will be presented with a wonderful brunch paired with a fresh fruit salad. After that, enjoy eggs, sausage, and more, as well as coffee and tea.First Class Parlor Car tickets include a complimentary Mimosa, breakfast pastries, and dessert.

Mother's Day Tea with Colebrookdale Railroad

Looking for a unique adventure for Mom this year? Take her to the Colebrookdale Railroad! Our butler-style dining class service includes tea sandwiches, pastries, scones, and premium teas. Guaranteed to make Mom smile! Dining class seating is available in our Lounge Car or our Dining car.


Brunch at Folino Estate

Join Folino Estate on Mother’s Day and celebrate the special mothers, grandmothers, mother-in-laws, and more in your life at our annual Mother’s Day Brunch! Menu to follow.

Your ticket includes:
– Gourmet Buffet
– Gelato Cart, Dessert & Cafe Bar
– Mimosa for Mom
– Photo Op
– Two Hour Reservation

Pop-up Flower Shop also available!


Boyertown Heritage Day

Boyertown Heritage Day 


Take part in a real-life detective story! Begin by picking up your guidebook and lantern at the explorer's tent. Collect clues found in actual artifacts from yesteryear at Boyertown's historical sites to shed light on the past and solve the mystery! Can you crack the case and secure the reward? Sleuthing fun for all ages!


Dogs & Brews Reading Public Museum

Dogs & Brews 


Join Reading Public Museum for a day of fun! The event will consist of vendors to visit, craft beverages to sample, food trucks to try, and dogs to pet! Spend the day on The Museum’s grounds supporting local breweries, wineries, pet rescues, and local businesses. There will also be a raffle, lawn games, music, and face painting. This event benefits the Reading Public Museum and the Animal Rescue League of Berks County!