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Come discover the many ways to enjoy summer in Berks County. Attend our unique festivals and fairs - great places to sample local foods, or relax at an outdoor concert on a moonlit night. Criss-cross the region by following our many bike trails, refreshing brew trails, and fascinating culture and history trails. From the quiet beauty of our countryside to the roar of fans at sport tournaments and races, you'll find there is plenty to do and see all summer long in Pennsylvania's Americana Region.
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Turn off the tech Something old, something brewed Hit all the right notes Feed your right brain

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June 29

The Truck Stops Here
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

June 29

70th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival
Daily through July 7
Times vary
Kutztown Fairgrounds

July 12

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
part of Bandshell Concert Series
7:00 p.m.
Reading City Park

July 12

PitBull
7:30 p.m.
Santander Arena

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Turn off the tech

This summer, turn off the tech and take it outside in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Find outdoor adventure on our trails, in our parks, and on our waterways.

Did you know Berks County offers over 125 miles of hiking and biking trails? Trek to the top of the Pinnacle for exhilarating views, or try your skills at mountain biking on our internationally recognized biking trails. Want to get your toes wet? Our surrounding rivers and lakes in Berks County offer ample opportunities to boat, kayak, paddle board, swim and fish. There’s so much to do outside, there’s no need to go inside when you can sleep under the stars at a local campground or Pennsylvania State Park!

 

something old, something brewed

Looking for that next statement piece or perfectly unique gift?  Let your search begin here – in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Who knows what treasures you will uncover exploring Berks County’s many antique shops. Perhaps that perfect piece will be found in one of the trendy shops or eclectic galleries that line our Main Streets. Don’t forget to take in the sights and smells of our PA farmers markets and craft fairs. After all, farm fresh foods and regional treats make delicious gifts. As the day winds down, relax with a cold beverage from one of our nearly two-dozen wineries and breweries in Reading, PA. Come to think of it, items procured on the Berks County Wine and Brew Ha Ha Trails make refreshingly fun gifts too!

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hit all the right notes

Experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of summer in PA’s Americana Region at our one-of-a-kind festivals, fairs, musical events and concerts.

Berks Country Fest’s keeps our toes tapping in June with musical events happenings in across the region throughout the month. Also occuring in June is World War II Weekend; the largest reenactment of its kind – anywhere! In July, the Kutztown Folk Festival, now in its 70th year, celebrates our PA Dutch heritage and culture through traditional foods, demonstrations, and entertainment. Not to be overlooked are the many free summer concerts offered throughout the community like Downtown Alive concerts in Reading and the Berks Arts Council’s Bandshell Concert series in City Park. Visit our calendar of events to discover who is performing this summer and make time to see your favorite entertainers.

 

feed your right brain

Celebrate summer by getting your hands dirty! Berks County is steeped in old-world traditions, where arts and industry—expression and necessity—intersect within one passion for creation.

Ride the iron horses in style aboard one of our historical railroad lines. See the humble origins of America’s industrial heritage at the Gruber Wagon Works, Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, or the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Get a feel for the world as it used to be at Conrad Weiser’s Homestead or one of our other historically preserved landmarks. Get inspired as you explore our historic towns, packed with local artists, galleries, and workshops where mass-produced isn’t in the vocabulary! Only around for a short time? Consolidate your art exploration right in downtown Reading, and visit the Goggleworks Center for the Arts—a 145,000 square-foot hub of all things creative.

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