What does spring mean in PA’s Americana Region? It means dewy mornings, endless rolling green landscapes, rising temperatures and a host of new adventures! It’s the perfect time to soak up the sun—and all of the experiences and traditions that Berks County has to offer.
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Antiques & Collectors Extravaganza
April 25: 10:00am – 4:00pm
April 26 & 27: 8:00am – 4:00pm
West Reading Craft Pretzel & Beer Fest
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Penn Avenue, West Reading
Show times vary
Steel River Playhouse
Spring really has a way of drawing you outside. Whether you’re itching for some outdoor adventures, or just want to relax and bask in the sunshine, we offer so many ways to enjoy the season.
Let go of your inhibitions and try something new! From biking and hiking in Berks County, to kayaking, geocaching and rock climbing; are you up for some new activities? In it for the long haul? Over 125 miles of trails lay before you, ready to be tackled on two wheels or two feet. Feel free to cruise at your own speed and take in the scenery. Or enjoy PA’s Americana Region from your window and go for a drive. There’s nothing quite as pretty as our countryside in spring, bursting with new life and new places to explore (you’ll probably want to take a few photos while you’re at it).
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 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!
In PA’s Americana Region, springtime is a total feast for the senses. With one-of-a-kind shows, events and festivals, you can let your musical spirit sing all season long!
In mid-April, the biggest names and brightest up-and-comers in jazz, blues, gospel and pop come together for the Berks Jazz Fest. One of the largest jazz events on the east coast, it’s a ten-day celebration of the music that’s deep in our American roots, featuring both ticketed and free concerts throughout the region. Music lovers, this is a can’t-miss. Berks Jazz Fest ushers in other great festivals and heritage events like Easter on the Farm, World War II Weekend, Kutztown Folk Festival, followed by a host of free summer concerts throughout the community. Visit our calendar of events to see it all and plan a season of excitement.
Celebrate spring 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, Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, 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.