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Lush and colorful! – the signs of spring in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region have sprung and with them a whole host of new experiences! Springtime is the perfect time to visit. Come wake up to the burgeoning light of our dewy, brisk mornings. Roam our lush rolling landscapes. And soak up all the fun, amazing things Berks County has to offer this season.

Adventure With Us Something Old, Something Brewed Hit All The Right Notes Every Place Tells A Story

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May 26 - 28

Salute Our Troops 
Service Members Ride Free
Departure Times Vary
Colebrookdale Railroad

 

 

May 27

Dogs & Brews
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reading Public Museum

May 30 - 31

Chicago The Musical 
7:30 pm
Santander Performing Arts Center

June 1 - 3

World War II Weekend 
June 1 – 8:30 am – June 3 – 5:30 pm
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum

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sunny, with a chance of adventure

Liberate yourself from winter’s layers and move about our region freely. It’s springtime in PA’s Americana Region, and we’re ready for action, adventure, shorter sleeves, longer days, and YOU! If you’re ready, too, then you’ve come to the right place.

For seekers of thrills and exhilarating chills, there’s plenty of biking, hiking, kayaking, geocaching, and spelunking to get the ticker thumping and pulse pumping. Our more than 125 miles of trails beckon, ready to be tackled on two wheels or two feet. Prefer the open road over the open trail? We hear you. Our picturesque countryside is bursting with new color and new life and welcomes your arrival.

something old - something brewed

Picture this: warm, sunny days spent hunting for treasures, shopping for farm-fresh produce, sampling artisan goodies, and washing it all down with the latest local craft beers and wines. Sound like the perfect out-and-about couples’ weekend? Agreed! It’s all here in PA’s Americana Region.

Take in the sights and smells (and maybe a bite or two) at our farmer’s markets, where fresh food is a way of life. Admire handcrafted collectibles at spring craft fairs and flea markets. Reward yourself after a day spent on your feet, and unwind with a beverage from one of our nearby wineries and breweries, including the famous Stoudt’s Brewing Company. Create an unforgettable getaway with someone special in PA’s Americana Region.

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hit all the right notes

As you venture across our region, take note. You may discover our spring air replete with not only the chorus of birds singing and bees buzzing but also the melodic reverberations of C-majors, E-flats and G-sharps––as well as a crescendo of applause to accompany them.

The Berks Jazz Fest is, once again, headlining the biggest names and brightest up-and-comers in jazz, blues, gospel and pop for a ten-day, toe-tapping, totally jamming celebration. Or, maybe the feisty sputtering of a plane’s propeller is music to your ears? If that’s the case, the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s Annual World War II Weekend is the largest historic reenactment in the nation, and a must for history buffs. In PA’s Americana Region, it’s easy to get your groove on all year long at our other great festivals like the Early Bird Fiddle Fest, Kutztown Folk Festival, and more.

every place tells a story

What’s a good remedy for spring fever? For some, it’s outdoor & adventure. For others, it’s art & culture…with a healthy dose of retail therapy! Sound like you? Then we have what you’re looking for in spades. More specifically, if you thrill at the thought of hunting for the unique and antique, love digging up dirt on destination’s roots, and delight in experiencing the culture of someplace new, you’re in luck.

A good place to start is the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center’s annual Easter on the Farm celebration. Learn about PA Dutch traditions; plus peruse an array of beautiful wares from local craftspeople. Interested in stories about our region’s past? Our historic sites and heritage museums across Berks County are eager to share their own. Or, perhaps you’re more interested in home décor with history. The Spring Antique Extravaganzas in Kutztown and Adamstown gather dealers from across the country, ready to dicker over their collectibles with you. And as always, shops and art galleries along our Main Streets welcome you to browse their unique and delicious goods.

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