October 3 & 4, 2015

Heritage Festival

 

 

At the 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

 
  • Pennsylvania Professional Lumberjack Organization
  • Antique Auto Display (up to 1970)           Registration Form
  • Antique Farm Equipment (up to 1970) 
               Registration Form 
  • Victorian Highwheelers 
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Arts & Crafts

      SPECIAL DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Wahoo Medicine Show & Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus 
    with George Esparza-Shows at 12:45 & 3:00  and strolling.
  • 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 GWW Otto Engine at 12:30 & 3:00 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    
 
 
Other Activities
​Children's Games & Activities
​Storyteller- Karen Terri Ludwig
​Smokey the Bear
​Wagon Rides           Homecrafts
​Berks Co. Ag Products & Exhibits
​Tours of the Gruber Wagon Works & 
C. Howard Heister Canal Center
 
 
Sunday, October 4th
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Carriage & Wagon Show
              Registration Form
              & Info Sheet
  • Antique Farm Equipment 
              Registration Form
  • Draft Horse Demos
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Arts & Crafts
                  SPECIAL DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Wahoo Medicine Show & Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus 
    with George Esparza-Shows at 1:15 & 3:00  and strolling.
  • Plowing 11:30 
  • Driving Demos 12:45 
  • Horses & Wagon Obstacle Course 2:00
  • Horse Pulling Exhibition   3:30
  • Homecrafts Demonstrations
  • Running of the GWW Otto Engine at 12:30 & 3:00 pm
 
Lectures / Demonstrations On Stage
Barry Frank-Chainsaw Woodcarver      11:30, 1:30 & 3:30 
Matt Dodd - Canal Songs                    11:30, 1:30 & 3:30
               Mountain Folk  Acoustic
​​Salad & Herb Garden                       Throughout the Day  ​               Roots Fusion 11am-4:30pm 
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 Co. Ag Products & Exhibits
​Tours of the Gruber Wagon Works & 
C. Howard Heister Canal Center