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Holiday Guide to Shopping Small in Berks County

Holiday Guide to Shopping Small in Berks County

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.

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Let’s Go Local in West Reading, PA!

Let’s Go Local in West Reading, PA!

West Reading is a big place, but it’s much more than just an eclectic mix of business and homes; it’s a community with more than two centuries of illustrious history. As such, it can be a great way to enjoy new experiences, people, and places.

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Let’s Go Local in Oley, Pennsylvania

Let’s Go Local in Oley, Pennsylvania

The Oley Valley’s picturesque landscape makes it a popular destination for Sunday drives. Why wait for Sunday when there are shops, restaurants, and interesting places to explore every day of the week? It’s time to see what you’re missing!

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Let’s Go Local in Hamburg, PA!

Let’s Go Local in Hamburg, PA!

There’s no need to go far to enjoy new places and experiences. Take to the road and explore fun spots in Shartlesville, Lenhartsville, and Hamburg – all in Berks County. Begin your day by driving north on Rt 183 to Blue Mountain Family Restaurant in Shartlesville for one of their delicious breakfast specials or coffee and one of Blue Mountain’s freshly made bakery treats.

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Let’s Go Local – Boyertown Edition

Let’s Go Local – Boyertown Edition

Every main street in Berks County’s towns offer unique family-owned and small businesses to support. Whether you’re looking for a new restaurant to try, activity to keep you entertained, or business to shop for holiday gifts this year, Boyertown has many great options to choose from and you don’t have to go too far.

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Dating in Berks County During the Pandemic

Dating in Berks County During the Pandemic

Dating can be challenging, and the pandemic’s social distancing recommendations haven’t made things any easier. With so many event cancellations and restaurants and attractions at limited capacity, you may have to rethink your date ideas. Fortunately, you’re in the right place.

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Enjoy the Arts this October

Enjoy the Arts this October

Musicians at a previous Pickfest enjoy some jam time before their performance. Enjoy October's Artsy Activities Halloween festivities may rule October, but don’t overlook a variety of artsy happenings this month in Berks County. Thanks to the creative organizers, some...

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Let’s Go Local This Fall

Let’s Go Local This Fall

With the vibrant red and yellow leaves, pick-your-own produce orchards, and activity-filled farms — fall in Pennsylvania is a special time of year and you don’t need to go too far to enjoy all of its seasonal festivities! Let’s go local to rebuild Berks with the popular fall activities below and make wonderful family memories.

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The Origins of Oktoberfest

The Origins of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfests take place worldwide every year. One of the largest celebrations of its kind takes place on the east coast in our own backyard of Reading, PA. The Reading Liederkranz’s holds the oldest and most authentic Oktoberfest in all of Pennsylvania, and offers five continuous days of authentic German foods, beer, entertainment, and family fun!

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Berks County’s Ultimate Fall Checklist

Berks County’s Ultimate Fall Checklist

The tell-tale signs of fall can be seen and felt across Berks County. Chilly mornings give way to colorful landscapes, and days filled with seasonal fun. It’s time for corn mazes, bike rides, train rides, long hikes, camping, bonfires, and much more. Here are some of our favorite things to do in fall. Why not spend some time enjoying these activities in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

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Top Five Tips for Visiting Crystal Cave

Top Five Tips for Visiting Crystal Cave

Back-to-school season is almost here and many families are looking for last minute day trips in Berks County to celebrate the last few days of summer. Crystal Cave in Kutztown, PA is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy. The cave is easily accessed via Rt 22/78 and Rt 222, between Reading and Allentown. Once you arrive, get ready to be amazed by Pennsylvania’s first show cave.

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Tie the Knot at One of These Gorgeous Venues

Tie the Knot at One of These Gorgeous Venues

You said “yes” to the love of your life and now you have to say “yes” to the next most important aspect of any wedding — the venue. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, many happy couples are changing their wedding plans and opting for intimate outdoor locations. Schedule a tour at one of our area’s favorite wedding spots and fall in love all over again!

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Beat the Heat with Berks County Scoops

Beat the Heat with Berks County Scoops

Now that summer is well underway in Pennsylvania’s Americana region you may be looking for easy, and tasty ways to cool down! There’s no better solution than with an ice cream cone or milkshake and you can find many great options right here in our region!

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Outdoor Dining in Berks County

Outdoor Dining in Berks County

As restaurants were mandated to temporarily stop dine-in services and offer curbside pickup and delivery options only due to COVID-19, if you’re like most, you’re surely missing your favorite dining spots in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region by now! We’re happy to announce that as Berks County transitions into the yellow phase, outdoor dining at select restaurants will be available.

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