Enjoy Pretzel Day in PA’s Americana Region

April 26th is National Pretzel Day and Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is celebrating. After all, pretzel baking began not too far from our region and the industry grew significantly in Berks County. Today, we are home to several pretzel bakers, including famous Tom...

What’s Brewing in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

There are many fine craft breweries scattered throughout Pennsylvania’s Americana Region in the 21st century.  But, beer has been brewing in Reading and Berks County for a long time.  Since, in fact, more than a dozen years before the United States declared...

Things to Do in November in Berks County, PA

November may be most notable for Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but it also acts as the bridge between October’s festivals and December’s celebrations. This November in Berks County eases into the the holiday season with a flurry of fun events. So, while...

All Aboard in Berks County, Pennsylvania

All aboard! With that familiar command, we eagerly boarded the Allentown and Auburn Railroad, an impressive diesel-powered connection back to a time when the rails commanded the nation’s transportation network. With two vintage cabooses, two coaches, one dating from...

Visit Saucony Creek Brewery this weekend

As more local breweries bubble up in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region and beyond, I continue to admire how many of them re-purpose historic or outdated buildings for their fermentation tanks, pubs and serving areas like Saucony Creek Brewery. Saucony Creek, a brewery...

Great Stuff Summer Challenge Week Four in Berks County

Summer solstice has arrived with longer days and warmer nights. It’s a great time to experience all Berks County has to see and do. To kick start your summer fun, we put together PA’s Americana Region Great Stuff Challenge. It’s a checklist filled with weekly...