Fireworks are a summer tradition in the Pennsylvanian Americana Region. Most often illuminating the skies in honor of America's Independence Day, these illustrious and exhilarating displays have been etched into local memory for generations. This year, you and your...
Pennsylvania’s Americana Region’s summer of fun is here! Join us as we celebrate the diverse heritage and traditions of Berks County all season long. Learn about some of our favorite festivals right here!
After over a year of being stuck indoors, who can blame you for feeling the itch to get away this summer? Even if you’re not up for a European excursion or an expensive Caribbean getaway, there is still one tried and true method of having a little fun in the sun: the...
All aboard the Colebrookdale Railroad for a unique adventure into Pennsylvania Americana Region’s Secret Valley! Located in Boyertown, the train connects visitors to the one-of-a-kind history, geology, heritage, nature, and splendor of one of the most unique and unspoiled valleys in the United States. The incredible land of the Secret Valley is a natural recreation and heritage area currently in development by the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust. Interested?
For over 150 years, the great sport of baseball has brought families, friends, and strangers together in harmony. The spring season is synonymous with baseball, and in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, we’re proud to say that our history with America’s favorite pastime is as rich and vibrant.
Have you seen NBC’s new sci-fi show, Debris? In this new hit show, two federal agents with very different mindsets team up to investigate wreckage that falls from an alien spacecraft into towns across America. The Debris seems to have physical and mental effects on each town’s residents.
Although the ongoing global pandemic has put a bit of a strain on our usual community operations over the last year, we’re still determined to keep our local festivals alive and well, whether that means moving the event to a virtual setting, or incorporating social distancing protocols.
When one thinks of the local Berks County, PA area, key concepts, like “small town,” “Americana,” and “middle-class” often spring to mind. Today, the Berks County area is known for heritage, quaintness, and simplicity.
Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to love. It’s a day to celebrate love with your significant other and to show love to the local Berks County businesses by supporting them. This February, plan a romantic dinner or book a date night at one of the local spots listed below.
If this is a question you’ve been asking yourself recently, you’re not alone! Residents of Pennsylvania’s Americana Region can tell you, these little puffs of pillowy goodness are a pivotal part of an important tradition that takes place each and every year. To learn more about the fasnacht, and the traditional celebration of Fasnacht Day, courtesy of Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, read on!
If you’re experiencing a little cabin fever and just want to experience nature this winter, bundle up and head outdoors in the beautiful Pennsylvania’s Americana Region! There is so much to do and see here!
Every February, our country proudly celebrates and observes the contributions that African Americans have made to the history of our nation during Black History Month. For many years, Black history was lost, ignored, or repressed. It has only been in recent times that we as a nation have begun to educate ourselves on the importance of recognizing and praising the achievements of African American leaders, citizens, and communities.
The winter season is a time of peace and natural beauty throughout Berks County, Pennsylvania. In this part of the country, wilderness and cold weather adventure abounds. When the temperatures begin to drop, the pristine tranquility of our local lands only gets better, transforming this corner of the map into a secluded winter wonderland. Check out these suggestions to get outside – a little differently, and experience Berks County this winter season.
The New Year can't arrive soon enough for this COVID-19 weary world. As people near and far welcome 2021, many will include local traditions in their celebrations, all in the hopes of securing a healthier, happier, and wealthier year ahead. Many of these “lucky”...
With the busy holiday season behind us, many families may be looking for a break from cooking meals and cleaning dishes. Order delicious takeout, curbside pickup or delivery from our local restaurants to give yourself a well-deserved break while supporting local businesses at the same time.
As Berks County faces a resurgence of COVID-19 and a need for extra precautionary measures, it is important to find ways to continue to support the small business foundation of our community.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time to give thanks, celebrate the joys of the season, and honor family traditions with your loved ones. For many, the day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, traditionally kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season, but this year may look a little different for many reasons.
This year, we are celebrating the holiday season a little differently. Happily, two of our favorite Christmas lights displays are open for you to enjoy. Koziar's Christmas Village and Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill look forward to welcoming you with safety...