October is here at last, and the autumn season has officially begun! This time of year is brief and fleeting, but it’s packed with fun things to eat, see, and do, and it’s the perfect excuse to spend time with some people you love! From taking in the seasonal weather with your partner to catching up with old friends to enjoying special moments with your grandchildren or other family members, the fall brings people together. In the Berks County, PA area, you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by fun seasonal activities that are perfect for taking in with people you love. Here are a few that you won’t want to miss out on this autumn!
Nothing says fall like celebrating the harvest at a local farm! Every year the Rodale Institute in Kutztown hosts a Fall on the Farm Festival, and it packs in all of the best parts of the season, including tasty treats like fresh apple cider, pumpkin painting, fall plant sales, live music, crafting sessions, and more! This event, taking place from 10 am to 4 pm on October 8th, is perfect for the whole family!
On rainy autumn afternoons, there are few things better than becoming a tourist in your own town and exploring a local museum, and the Reading Public Museum certainly has plenty to explore, either on your own or with family and friends! With a planetarium, an arboretum, and constantly rotating exhibitions, there’s something for everyone here. If you have family members or loved ones with special needs who might benefit from a quieter and calmer trip to the museum, the RPM even hosts sensory-inclusive hours for pre-registration!
Something about a cold, refreshing beer or a crisp glass of hard cider just tastes a little better in the cool fall air, which is part of why beer and wine festivals are so popular at this time of year! For 2023, the Carsonia Craft Beer and Wine Amusement is celebrating its eighth anniversary, and is taking place on October 14th, rain or shine. With dozens of vendors and hundreds of drinks and treats to try, it’ll be an afternoon of deliciousness and fun.
Get outside, take in the gorgeous weather, and listen to the tunes of fantastic local musicians at The Barn at Walnut Grove! This popular venue is hosting its festival with food trucks, fireworks, and fun on October 15th starting at 12 pm. Five different bands will feature with other musicians filling in the gaps throughout the day. Make sure to RSVP as soon as possible to save your place!
Autumn is about changing leaves and tasty foods, but it’s also about spookiness and indulging in a little scare just for fun! When you’re ready to take in those eerie vibes, you can join the Kutztown Ghost Tour on October 21st at 6:30 pm, leaving from the Kutztown Tavern. You’ll enjoy listening to chilling haunted stories from tour guides and participants and learning new historical tidbits about Kutztown that you might not have known! Wear your walking shoes and come ready to be scared!
With events like these to spend your time on, you’re sure to have a fabulous fall in Berks County. Get out there and enjoy the season with those you love!