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May 2018

Learn to Dance! FREE Swing and Jitterbug Classes

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evergreen German Club, 415 Hartz Rd.
Fleetwood, PA 19522 United States
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FREE EVENT!  Do you want to learn to dance? How about moving and shaking to the Swing and Jitterbug form of dance? Berks Country Fest is teaming up with the Swing Kats and the Evergreen Club in Fleetwood to provide this 2-hour dance session! This session is open to the public and runs from 7PM to 9PM. Come early to taste some delicious German cuisine as the kitchen and bar at the Evergreen will open at 6PM. Bring your significant…

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June 2018

Folk Art & Culinary Festival

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walk In Arts Center, 220 Parkway Ave
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 United States
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FREE EVENT! The Folk Art Alliance of Berks, Carbon and Schuylkill County at the Walk In Art Center will be hosting an annual Folk Art & Culinary Festival. This growing event welcomes local folk artists and organizations to showcase their work, which helps to preserve the cultural traditions and art of our region. There will be a variety of folk artists on hand and food samples will also be available. The event takes place on Saturday, June 2 from 1pm-5pm…

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A Folk & Americana Mass at Christ Episcopal Church

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 435 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Admissions Cost: Donation. Join us as we kick off Berks Country Fest on June 2nd at 5:30pm at Christ Episcopal Church located at 5th and Court Streets in Reading. Grammy Award winning Guitarist David Cullen and Berks County’s Folk Music Icon, Dave Kline, along with Father John Francis present “A Folk and Americana Music Mass”. Elements of Folk, Roots and Blues music will be fused with an inspirational worship service. All are invited to attend, donations to be accepted at…

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Jeremiah James – Country Singer/Songwriter

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Belleman’s Church Fellowship Hall, 3540 Belleman's Church Rd
Mohrsville,, PA 19541 United States
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$15 in Advance/$18 at the Door. Berks County Native Jeremiah James is a singer/songwriter that will perform at Belleman's Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday June 2nd. The show will start at 7PM with doors opening at 6PM. Chinese Auction and Food/Beverage available. For tickets please call 610-926-0461 or 610-926-4506

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Donate a Used Instrument Event

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wyomissing Family Restaurant & Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave
Reading, PA 19610 United States
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Join Wyomissing Family Restaurant & Bakery in their quest to collect as many used instruments as possible! All instruments will be donated to Operation Replay, a very successful program through Reading Musical Foundation. Through Operation Replay, instruments that are donated are restored by Zeswitz Music and are given to financially disadvantaged students who would like to participate in a community or school music program. Stop by with an instrument, or if you don’t have one, come visit Mike Faust from…

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Meadowood Music Presents Open Mic at Half Moon Cafe

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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$5 Cover - Come out to the Half Moon Cafe on Clay on Main for a great night of open mic!

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Bountiful Berks Farm Stand at Penn Street Market

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penn Street Market, 400 Penn Street
Reading, PA United States
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This summer, to kick off and showcase the Bountiful Berks TM brand, we’re excited to host the Bountiful Berks Farm Stand at the Downtown Reading Penn Street Market. Partnering with Berks Country Fest, we’ll be part of the community-wide celebrations in June and we’ll kick off the season by displaying and selling a cornucopia of delicious, nutritious, Bountiful Berks TM produce and products. Bountiful Berks member farms & producers from all corners of Berks County will be featured each Thursday…

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Meadowood Music Presents Too Hot for Cheese

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Clay on Main, 313 Main St
Oley, PA 19547 United States
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Rich Dodson has played guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin with Mike and Paula every autumn at the Half Moon. This time, Rich is the headliner, bringing one of his bands, Too Hot for Cheese to play his first love, Irish music. Joined by virtuoso Ken Gehret and fiddler extraordinaire Matt Burke, they'll deliver a wonderful evening.

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Berks County Early Bird Fiddle Fest

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road
Reading, PA 19605 United States
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FREE EVENT! Join us to enjoy the sounds of traditional fiddle, old time, and bluegrass music all day! Concerts, fiddle contest, open stage, children’s activities, crafts, food and refreshments. Bring chairs and blankets for seating. Please no pets or alcohol. Admission Cost: FREE See schedule below!

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Rail Fest: Hauling Black Diamonds on the Reading

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, South Third Street
Hamburg, PA 19526 United States
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Celebrating the Reading Railroad’s coal transportation history with country and railroad music, displays of real Reading Railroad locos and cars, model railroads, a unique truck show of coal delivery trucks, Munchkin Railway rides for children, food, vendors and more. RAIL FEST will be TWO BIG DAYS of fun, excitement, entertainment, and history! Tickets at the door: adult $15; children ages 5-12 $5; under 5 free More information: www.readingrailroad.org Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:30 AM John “Hambone” Bailey 11:45 AM Mountain…

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Blue Marsh Lake’s Get Outdoors Day

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake View Pavilion in the Dry Brooks Day Use Area, 1364 Palisades Drive
Leesport, PA 19533 United States
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FREE EVENT! Get Outdoors Day features Scavenger Hunt with prizes, Red Creek Wildlife Raptor Shows, PennStar Helicopter Visit, BAMBA Trail Bike Ride, Control Tower & Garden Tours, Paddle Demos and Water Safety, K-9 Rescue Demos, Fly Fishing & Catfish Pond, Geocaching & Orienteering!

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Philadelphia Ave Street Fair

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Philadelphia Ave Street Fair, Philadelphia Ave
Boyertown, PA 19512 United States
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FREE EVENT! The Philadelphia Ave Street Fair will be held on June 9, 2018 from 10AM to 4PM. The entertainment lineup will feature great musicians (TBA) and will be packed with fun activities including the zipline, rockwall, extreme trampoline bounce, scavenger hunt, petting zoo and an exotic animal show. There will be magician, street performer, food vendors, beverages, food trucks, crafter and pop-up entertainment for the whole family.

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Taste of Kutztown Wine & Beer Festival

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kutztown Community Park, 439 E. Main St
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
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9th annual Taste of Kutztown Wine & Beer Festival Fundraiser presented by Kutztown Rotary Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 12-5pm. VIP access 11:30am Kutztown Community Park will play host to the Taste of Kutztown Festival, presented by The Kutztown Rotary Club. Attendees can stroll through grass pathways and enjoy the shade while sampling and purchasing tasty foods. They can also shop for products from a wonderful cast of vineyards and artisans, sipping on wine, beer, mead and cider. Vibrant energy…

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Rail Fest Day Two: Hauling Black Diamonds on the Reading

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, South Third Street
Hamburg, PA 19526 United States
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Celebrating the Reading Railroad’s coal transportation history with country and railroad music, displays of real Reading Railroad locos and cars, model railroads, a unique truck show of coal delivery trucks, Munchkin Railway rides for children, food, vendors and more. RAIL FEST will be TWO BIG DAYS of fun, excitement, entertainment, and history! DELIVERY TRUCK SHOW! What better way to honor the Reading Railroad and the coal industry that it served than to gather a lot full of coal company trucks!!…

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Summer Arts in Berks Parks – Vinyl Groov

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grings Mill Amphitheater, 2083 Tulpehocken Rd
Reading, PA United States
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$5 for Parking - Bring chairs/blankets to enjoy concerts in the park. Vinyl Groov will take you on a fantastic ride back to the music that had you dancin' all night, and kicks off our summer concert series.  Enjoy the golden sounds of MOTOWN, the silky smooth sounds of PHILADELPHIA, the funky tunes from MEMPHIS DOWN-HOME and the uptempo CLASSIC ROCK.  * it's the GROOV that counts *  No Rain Date.  Refreshments available.  $5/car parking.  www.vinylgroov.net The fun continues throughout…

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Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Gallery Reception

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave.
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Berks History Center, 940 Centre Avenue Reading, PA 19601 United States  Celebrate the newest members of the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with friends, family, and refreshments. Regular Admission.

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Bountiful Berks Farm Stand at Penn Street Market

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penn Street Market, 400 Penn Street
Reading, PA United States
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This summer, to kick off and showcase the Bountiful Berks TM brand, we’re excited to host the Bountiful Berks Farm Stand at the Downtown Reading Penn Street Market. Partnering with Berks Country Fest, we’ll be part of the community-wide celebrations in June and we’ll kick off the season by displaying and selling a cornucopia of delicious, nutritious, Bountiful Berks TM produce and products. Bountiful Berks member farms & producers from all corners of Berks County will be featured each Thursday…

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Classical String Jam

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meadowood Music, 8521 Allentown Pike
Blandon, PA 19510 United States
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FREE EVENT! Violin, viola, cello, bass and fretted string players who would like to play classical and pop music, this reading session is for you. The music selections are arranged for advanced beginner and intermediate players. More advanced players are welcome. Participation is free. Please bring your own music stand.

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Learn To Dance! FREE Swing and Jitterbug Classes

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evergreen German Club, 415 Hartz Rd.
Fleetwood, PA 19522 United States
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FREE EVENT!  Do you want to learn to dance? How about moving and shaking to the Swing and Jitterbug form of dance? Berks Country Fest is teaming up with the Swing Kats and the Evergreen Club in Fleetwood to provide this 2-hour dance session! This session is open to the public and runs from 7PM to 9PM. Come early to taste some delicious German cuisine as the kitchen and bar at the Evergreen will open at 6PM. Bring your significant…

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31st Annual Stahl’s Pottery Festival

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historical Site in Zionsville, 6826 Corning Rd.
Zionsville, PA 18092 United States
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Tickets: $4.00 See Pennsylvania German style pottery demonstrations while shopping for traditional and contemporary redware, stoneware and porcelain at the 31st annual festival. In addition to 30+ potters displaying and selling their works, the rain-or-shine event also features: Tours of the 1933-34 kiln, potting shed and museum in the Thomas and Alice Stahl home Pottery memorabilia for sale Refreshments will be available for purchase Admission is $4 per adult, 18 and under are free, and proceeds benefit Stahl's Pottery Preservation…

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Mozart, A Composer of Sacred Music – Reading Choral Society Summer Sing

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Road
Mohnton, PA 19540 United States
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Mozart- A composer of Sacred Music, directed by Steven Gearhart. 2018 Summer Sing Programs– 10am-3pm Click here to register for this program June 16 –Mozart, a Composer of Sacred Music Director, Steven Gearhart Robeson Lutheran Church, Plowville Join Steven Gearhart, Adjunct Professor of Music at Arcadia University, for this session. Steven will focus on Mozart as a sacred music composer. Mozart’s  Mass in C, K.66 – the Domenicus  Messe will be the central piece of music sung throughout the workshop.…

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Art on the Avenue

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Penn Ave in West Reading, 400-700 Block Penn Ave
West Reading, PA United States
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FREE EVENT! The West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation proudly presents an annual Art on the Avenue. The community's premier family festival features fine arts and crafts made by local juried artists. Each year thousands of people are drawn to Penn Avenue, West Reading as the event continues to grow. Located in the Greater Reading hub for arts, culture, shopping, and dining, this event appeals to both novice buyers and experienced art patrons. Additionally the venue features live music, street performers,…

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Evening on the Green at Daniel Boone Homestead

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508 United States
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Featuring Adello Vineyard and Winery providing samples and bottles for purchase as well as music by Hogan’s Heroes! No, not the military fellows from the TV show, but a great local band that plays some great foot tappin’, knee slappin’ make ya wanna get out of your seat and dance to some classic rock and blues! Crafters will be on site, as well as food vendors, so come hungry!  Just bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes (or at…

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Flea Market, Farm to Table Market, and Toy Show at Leesport Farmers Market

June 17 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Leesport Farmer’s Market, 312 Gernants Church Road
Leesport, PA 19533 United States
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FREE EVENT! Nestled off of Route 61 in scenic Berks County, Leesport Farmers Market offers an unimaginable variety of foods, plants antiques, clothing, and much more served up with a friendly smile! Join us on Father's Day, Sunday June 17th from 7AM to 1PM for our Flea Market, Farm to Table Market and Toy Show as part of Berks Country Fest! Bring the whole family and find Dad a special treasure! Leesport Farmers Market is located at 312 Gernants Church…

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A Salute to America – Father’s Day Concert

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cacoosing Meadows Park, 1049 Reedy Rd.
Spring Township, PA 19608 United States
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FREE EVENT! The Reading Pops is excited to once again partner with the Berks Country Fest to have our annual Father’s Day concert listed as part of the community events. Join us for “A Salute to America” on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm, Cacoosing Meadows Park Reedy Road, Spring Township. Bring Lawn Chairs!

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The Maria Damore Band – Groovin’ in the 60’s & 70’s, Summer Arts in Berks Parks

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grings Mill Amphitheater, 2083 Tulpehocken Rd
Reading, PA United States
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$5 for Parking: “Groovin’ the 60s & 70s”  Maria Damore and her band cover female artists from the 60s and 70s, including Carole King, Carly Simon, Linda Rondstadt, Barbra Streisand, Patsy Cline, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, and more!   No Rain Date.  Refreshments available.  $5/car parking.  www.mariadamore.com      The fun continues throughout the summer! June 24- Mike Hertzog Trio; July 1- A Touch of Blues; July 8- Know Return July 12- The Launies July 15- Exeter Community Band; July 22- Sterling…

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Apple Dumpling Festival & Berks Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - June 23 @ 10:00 pm
Apple Dumpling Fest – Willow Glen Park, 94 Park Ave.
Sinking Spring, PA 19608 United States
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Tuesday, June 19 to Saturday, June 23rd Tues-Thurs: 5:30PM to 10PM Friday: 5:30PM to 11PM Saturday: 2:30PM to 10PM For more than 60 years, the Apple Dumpling Festival has become a tradition in the Berks County area and is considered to be a true piece of Americana. The festival features the Apple Dumpling Pageant, a midway filled with rides, delicious food, music, entertainment, craft vendors and thousands of apple dumplings! Taking place on Saturday June 23rd is the Berks Blues, Brews…

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Bountiful Berks Farm Stand at Penn Street Market

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penn Street Market, 400 Penn Street
Reading, PA United States
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This summer, to kick off and showcase the Bountiful Berks TM brand, we’re excited to host the Bountiful Berks Farm Stand at the Downtown Reading Penn Street Market. Partnering with Berks Country Fest, we’ll be part of the community-wide celebrations in June and we’ll kick off the season by displaying and selling a cornucopia of delicious, nutritious, Bountiful Berks TM produce and products. Bountiful Berks member farms & producers from all corners of Berks County will be featured each Thursday…

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YMCA 160th Anniversary Celebration Luau

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, 701 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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Recognizing the 160th Anniversary of the YMCA of Reading & Berks County, join us for a luau at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton on June 22nd from 7PM to 9PM. The celebration will include a traditional pig roast, appetizers, and cocktails. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at any YMCA in Berks County or by calling us at 610-378-4717.  

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Pet Blessing Service with Critter Music Concert

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5 Brook Manor
Birdsboro, PA 19508 United States
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FREE EVENT! Donations Accepted. Our pets are like family... so bring them out to St. Mark's Churches Pet Blessing Service. We love all pets but especially well-behaved ones who enjoy the company of other animals. Pets are welcome to bring their owner as their guest. A critter music concert will follow the service featuring East Side Dave Kline, an animal lover himself! Yummy treats for humans and animals will be available. Pet food and monetary donations will be collected and given…

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Travis Tritt at Santander Performing Arts Center

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 North 6th Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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TICKET PRICES: $47.50, $37.50 AND $27.50 PLUS FEES. Doors open at 6:30PM, Show at 7:30PM. More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. Continuously performing shows and withholding a heavy appearance schedule, Tritt is proving to be unstoppable. Purchase Tickets More than 25-years after he launched his music career, the Southern-rock influenced artist…

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Faller’s Pretzel Bakery Tour

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Faller’s Pretzel Bakery, 528 Moss St.
Reading, PA 19604 United States
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FREE EVENT! In 1911, Edward J. Faller opened his pretzel bakery at 528 Moss Street in Reading, PA. Using only fresh, all natural ingredients, his pretzels soon became a local favorite. With his help, Reading became known as the “Pretzel Capital of the World!” To this day, the Pretzel Sticks are still baked at the same location, in a brick oven and dried in a slow drying kiln. We are proud to say, Faller Pretzels Sticks are still the best tasting…

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Mike Hertzog Trio – Summer Arts in Berks Parks

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hamburg Borough Community Park, Franklin Street
Hamburg , PA United States
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$5 Parking - Our concert series heads north, to a bandshell along the shores of the Schuylkill River.  Mike Hertzog and his trio will entertain the audience with country and bluegrass music.  Mike is an experienced musician and instructor, who plays regularly with “East Side Dave and the Mountain Folk Gang” and with Keith Brintzenhoff and the “Toad Creek Ramblers”.  This is a free concert.  Refreshments are available.  No Rain date.  www.mikehertzogmusic.com   The fun continues throughout the summer! July…

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Bluegrass Jam Session

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadowood Music, 8521 Allentown Pike
Blandon, PA 19510 United States
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FREE EVENT! This open Bluegrass jam gathers weekly at Meadowood Music. Players who are familiar with Bluegrass and are advanced enough to play from memory or by ear will enjoy the evening. Instruments typically used in Bluegrass are welcome. Participation is free.

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins with Special Guest Kenny White

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 North 6th Street
Reading, PA 19601 United States
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TICKET PRICES: $75.50, $55.50 AND $35.50 PLUS FEES, Doors at 6:30PM, Show at 7:30PM Purchase Tickets 50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Still met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go gone to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short fiery union remains…

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Bountiful Berks Farm Stand at Penn Street Market

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penn Street Market, 400 Penn Street
Reading, PA United States
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This summer, to kick off and showcase the Bountiful Berks TM brand, we’re excited to host the Bountiful Berks Farm Stand at the Downtown Reading Penn Street Market. Partnering with Berks Country Fest, we’ll be part of the community-wide celebrations in June and we’ll kick off the season by displaying and selling a cornucopia of delicious, nutritious, Bountiful Berks TM produce and products. Bountiful Berks member farms & producers from all corners of Berks County will be featured each Thursday…

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Faller’s Pretzel Bakery Tour

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

FREE EVENT! In 1911, Edward J. Faller opened his pretzel bakery at 528 Moss Street in Reading, PA. Using only fresh, all natural ingredients, his pretzels soon became a local favorite. With his help, Reading became known as the “Pretzel Capital of the World!” To this day, the Pretzel Sticks are still baked at the same location, in a brick oven and dried in a slow drying kiln. We are proud to say, Faller Pretzels Sticks are still the best tasting…

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The Truck Stops Here – Mobile Madness

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, 85 South Walnut St.
Boyertown, PA 19512 United States
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$5 Admission for Festival and Museum! The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is pleased to announce its fourth annual food truck fair; The Truck Stops Here- Mobile Madness! Join us on June 30th from 12-4pm for this unique experience where you can enjoy a variety of food selections from today’s food trucks while learning about food trucks manufactured here at the Boyertown Auto Body Works. This year’s exhibit theme is Pretzel Trucks of the Boyertown Auto Body Works. Food trucks from…

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