4 Festivals to Look forward to This Summer in Reading
If you’re looking for something to do this summer, let us lend a hand. Summer 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for local entertainment, so we’ve put together this short list of some of the best upcoming festivals and shows near Reading.
Schuylkill County Fair
Agricultural products are the star of the show at the 35th Schuylkill County Fair, but there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this annual event. The celebration will be held from July 30 through August 4 at the Schuylkill Fair Grounds. There will be truck and tractor pulls, amusement rides, and local bands playing rock and roll and country music.
We’re especially excited about the food that will be available at the fair, including funnel cakes, gyros, fries, wraps, and barbecue-style meats. Kids can enjoy competitions and special activities, and everyone can look forward to shopping for crafts and artwork from local vendors. Admission to the fair is only $5 per person.
Berks Celtic Festival
Visit the nearby town of Sinking Spring on July 21 to attend the 2018 Berks Celtic Festival. This annual event has been going on for more than 15 years, and it’s a great way to celebrate Celtic culture with food, drink, and live entertainment. Beer lovers will enjoy Irish varieties like Guinness and Harp, and attendees of all ages can enjoy oyster sandwiches, steamed clams, Scotch eggs, and shepherd’s pies.
There will even be a 5-kilometer race starting at 9 a.m. When you’ve had your fill, check out some of the local vendors. More than a dozen shops are expected to set up booths.
Just Another Day in the Park
Despite its name, there’s nothing mundane about this craft and vendor show on August 12. The event will be held at Macungie Memorial Park, and you’ll have the chance to look for handmade gifts and decorations from a huge variety of local vendors.
While the schedule is still being finalized, registered participants so far include Usborne Books, Jewelry and Crafts by Karen, Doughnut Love, Chatham Penworks, and Fancy Frantzie Crafts. In addition to shopping for crafts at the festival, you’ll also have the opportunity to attend a car show hosted by the First Pennsylvania Mustang Club.
Kutztown Motor Festival
Celebrate the heritage of classic cars during this two-day festival on September 22 and 23. You can expect to see muscle cars, sports cars, custom and modified cars, and everything in between. The festival isn’t limited to the classics, either — anything with a motor is welcome to register. For example, there will be prizes awarded in the motorcycle and tractor categories. The event will be held at the Kutztown Fairgrounds, which is about half an hour from Reading. If you have a vehicle to enter in the competition, registration fees start at just $10.
This is just a sampling of the summer events you can enjoy this year in and around Reading, Pennsylvania. Make sure to get out and experience everything that our city has to offer this summer.