​October 3 & 4, 2015
 
Heritage Festival
34th 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 3 & 4, 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 3rd
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Special Demonstrations
Pennsylvania Professional Lumberjack Organization — NEW This Year!!!
Antique Auto Display (up to 1970) — Registration Form
Antique Farm Equipment — Registration Form
Victorian Highwheelers
Wahoo Medicine Show & Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus with George Esparza — Shows at 12:45 & 3:00 and strolling throughout the day.
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
Running of the Gruber Wagon Works — Otto Engine at 12:30 & 3:00
Arts & Crafts
On Stage
Lectures & Walks
"Mildred" the House Boat — throughout the day
Red Bridge with Fred Moll — 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30
Melcher's Grist Mill — throughout the day
Darius Puff — Lenape History and Culture — Throughout the day
 
 
Other Activities
Children's Games & Activities
StoryTeller Karen Terri Ludwig
Smokey the Bear
Wagon Rides
Homecrafts
Berks County Ag Products & Exhibits
Tours of the Gruber Wagon Works and C. Howard Hiester Canal Center
 
Sunday, October 4th
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Special Demonstrations
 Carriage & Wagon Show — Registration Form & Info Sheet 
Antique Farm Equipment — Registration Form
 Draft Horse Demos 
               Plowing — 11:30
               Driving Demos — 12:45
               Horses & Wagon Obstacle Course — 2:00
               Horse Pulling Exhibition — 3:30
Wahoo Medicine Show & Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus with George Esparza — Shows at 1:30 & 3:00 and strolling throughout the day.
Homecrafts Demonstrations
Running of the Gruber Wagon Works — Otto Engine at 12:30 & 3:00
Arts & Crafts
Lectures & Walks
 Barry Frank — Chainsaw Woodcarver  — 12:00 & 2:30
 Matt Dodd — 
                 Songs & Stories of Old Canal Days — 11:30
                 Songs & Stories of the Railroad — 1:30
                 Songs & Stories of the American Hobo — 3:30
Darius Puff — Lenape History and Culture — Throughout the day
 Butch Imhoff — Quick Guitar Workshop — Throughout the day
Salad and Herb Garden
Melcher's Grist Mill — throughout the day 
 
 
 
Other Activities
Children's Games & Activities
Storyteller Karen Terri Ludwig
Smokey the Bear
Wagon Rides
Homecrafts
Berks County Ag Products & Exhibits
Tours of the Gruber Wagon Works and C. Howard Hiester Canal Center
 
 
 
 
On Stage
Mountain Folk Acoustic Roots Fusion — 11:00 am - 4:30 pm