October 5 & 6 2013

Heritage Festival


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:
Saturday, October 5th
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Musical Entertainment
  • Antique Farm Equipment 
               Registration Form
  • Antique Auto Display (up to 1970) 
               Registration Form
  • Mule Powered Carousel Rides (both days)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Indian River Old Time Lumberjacks


  • Running of the GWW Otto Engine
    at 12:15/2:15/3:45 p.m.
  • Agility Dog Demos by K-Lin Ken'l 1:30 & 3:30
  • Old Time Plow Boys
          Children's Tractor Pedal Pull - 2:00
  • Homecrafts Demonstrations
​Lecture / Walks ​On Stage
Indian River Old Time Lumberjacks    11:30, 1:30 & 3:30  
Red Bridge with Fred Moll                    1:30, 2:30 & 3:30
     The Wallace Brothers          11 m - 1:00 pm
​​Salad & Herb Garden                       Throughout the Day  ​     Mitch & The Mood Swings            2-4:30 pm 
Melcher's Grist Mill                           Throughout the Day
Other Activities
​Children's Games & Activities
​Storyteller- Karen Terri Ludwig
​Smokey the Bear
​Wagon Rides
​Tours of the Gruber Wagon Works & 
C. Howard Heister Canal Center