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Oct 5 & 6, 2013

Heritage Festival -

heritage Festival
-  What is the Heritage Festival?
-  Events on Saturday, October 5
-  Events on Sunday, October 6 
At the 32nd Annual Heritage Festival

In today's hectic, fast-paced world, we often overlook our past and the rich transportation history of Berks County. On Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6 the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department presents the annual Heritage Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Berks County Heritage Center. Come and recapture your past at this festival dedicated to celebrating our area's history and transportation heritage through demonstrations, exhibitions, music, lectures, walks,
and arts & crafts.
Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the many performances throughout each day. A variety of refreshments will be available both days. Admission is FREE to the public, with a $5.00 parking donation. The Heritage Center is located on 1102 Red Bridge Road off Route 183, 1/2 mile south of the Rte. 222 exit.  Click here for directions.  Call 610-374-8839 for registration of your vehicle or wagon or more information.
This year's festival is sponsored by: 


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Saturday, October 5th

11:00 A.M. - 4:30P.M.

-  Indian River Lumberjacks
       11:30, 1:30 & 3:30
-  Antique Farm Equipment
                 Registration Form 
-  Antique Auto Display (up to 1970) 
          Registration Form
-  Arts & Crafts

-  Musical Entertainment

 Gruber Wagon

Running of the GWW Otto Engine at
                      12:15/2:15/3:45 p.m.
Agility Dog Demos by K-Lin Ken'l       1:00 & 2:45
Old Time Plow Boys
            Children's Tractor Pedal Pull - 2:15

Homecrafts Demonstrations


Deppen Cemetary

Indian River Old Time Lumberjacks 

11:30, 1:30 & 3:30
Red Bridge with Fred Moll
1:30, 2:30 & 3:30

Salad & Herb Garden


Throughout the Day
Melcher's Grist Mill 
Throughout the Day
Wertz's Red Covered Bridge
The Wallace Brothers 

      11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mitch & The Mood Swings

2-4:30 p.m.

Antique Auto Awards         

     3:00 p.m.

Children's Games & Activites
History of the Lenni Lenape Indians         "Smokey" the Bear 
Wagon Rides        Homecrafts
Tours Of The Gruber Wagon Works & C. Howard Hiester Canal Center

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Sunday, October 6th

11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

-  Carriage & Wagon Show
Info Sheet   and  Registration Form 
-  Arts & Crafts Displays      - Draft Horse Demos
-  Antique Farm Equipment  
-  Indian River Old Time Lumberjacks
11:30, 1:30 & 2:45 
Draft Horse Demos
Driving Demos
Horses & Wagon Obstacle Course 2:00
Horse Pulling Exhibition 3:30
Draft Horses 

Awards Presentation


Homecrafts Demos - all day
Running of the GWW Otto Engine 12:15/2:15/3:45 p.m.
"Mildred" The Houseboat - all day   

East Side Dave & The Mountain Folk Band
and Celtic Martin Family
 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Carriage & Wagon Show Awards
 2:45 p.m.
 Matt Dodd - Songs  & Stories of Old Railroad Days
  11:30, 1:30 & 3:15 p.m.
                  and Songs & Stories of the Hobo
                 (on the Canal Center Stage)

Children's Games & Activites
"Smokey" The Bear           History of the Lenni Lenape Indians
Wagon Rides        Family Games
Tours Of The Gruber Wagon Works & C. Howard Hiester Canal Center

Location: Berks County Heritage Center
This event is 4 miles from you (19601).

11 AM - 5 PM

Contact: Cathy Wegener
Phone: 610-374-8839
This event also occurs on: 10/6/2013

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