This fall, pack your bags and your spirit of adventure! Pennsylvania’s Americana Region offers the perfect blend of outrageous outdoor adventure, arts and cultural activities, and delicious seasonal treats—all nestled between stunning landscapes and rolling hills of Reading and Berks County!
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72nd Annual Oley Valley Community Fair
9:00 am – 10:00 pm
26 Jefferson Street,
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
PA German Cultural Heritage Center
Country Jam Music and Fall Festival
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Come experience the vivid colors of fall! That’s right, experience the colors. Why watch the changing landscape from the inside of your car when the views from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and the Appalachian Trail are so spectacular! And then there are the sounds of the season. Crunch through fallen leaves—and our past —in beautiful and historic French Creek and Hopewell.
Adrenaline junkies, our world-class mountain biking trails were made for you. Prefer the open road? Feel crisp autumn air on your face as you peddle through the picturesque countryside of Berks County. Love the water? There’s still time to canoe and kayak on the Schuylkill River and Blue Marsh Lake, or cast into the finest freshwater creeks around. Fall for outdoor fun in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region.
Fall buzzes with an incredible selection of arts, heritage, and cultural happenings. Join in the celebrations of our PA Dutch roots at Heemet Fescht, Reading Liederkranz Oktoberfest, and Berks County Heritage Festival.
Love searching for treasures? You’ll find our antique stores, crafts shows, and art galleries make for great hunting grounds. The annual Arts Festival Reading features works by the finest craft artists. For a more traditional take on art, head to the Reading Public Museum. And the Reading Blues Festival, now in its second year, is a weekend of outstanding music. Great stuff really does happen here!
Shop our farmers’ markets and roadside stands for farm-fresh foods, and Pennsylvania Dutch goodies. Attend food-themed festivals showcasing fresh takes on the classic burger, and new ways to appreciate hot-hot peppers. At mealtime, local restaurants offer everything from stick-to-your-ribs PA Dutch specialties to nouveau cuisines.
Nothing goes better with all this good food than local beers and wines. Sampling events include happy hours, food and wine pairings, and musical events. Beer lovers, ‘tis the season for Oktoberfests as local breweries and pubs offer crafted beers and ales. Make no mistake, great food and drink happen here!