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...

The History of Everyone’s Favorite Cough Drop — Luden’s!

Cold and flu season is upon us and for relief from sore throats and painful coughs, many turn to Luden’s cough drops. For as long as we can remember, Luden’s has been a staple in many medicine cabinets and the trusted remedy parents turn to when comforting their...

Things to Do in October in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

Top things to do this October in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region From tried and true annual events to exhibits and entertainment that happen to be in town, October in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region offers non-stop fun.  The month begins with one of the best...

Enjoy Pretzel Day in PA’s Americana Region

April 26th is National Pretzel Day and Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is celebrating. After all, pretzel baking began not too far from our region and the industry grew significantly in Berks County. Today, we are home to several pretzel bakers, including famous Tom...

What’s Brewing in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

There are many fine craft breweries scattered throughout Pennsylvania’s Americana Region in the 21st century.  But, beer has been brewing in Reading and Berks County for a long time.  Since, in fact, more than a dozen years before the United States declared...