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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...

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...

Reading Radsport Cycling Events Return to Berks County, PA

In its second year, the Reading Radsport Festival returns to the streets of West Reading and the steep slopes of Mount Penn. The two-day cycling festival features the West Reading Criterium on Saturday, August 4th, and the Mt Penn Hill climb on Sunday, August 5th. The...

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...

The Philadelphia Avenue Street Fair in Boyertown, Berks County

In recent years, Boyertown has become increasingly popular as a go-to place, and for good reason: many locals are working both independently but also together in bringing out the best in our area across the historic railroad, shops, restaurants, art-appreciating...