West Reading will host its Sixth Annual Fall Festival on the Avenue on Saturday, September 15th from 12PM to 9PM. Enjoy plenty of live music along Penn Avenue and browse local shops' sidewalk sales. Many local restaurants will be offering their own specialty foods. There will be a beer garden set up in the 500 Block of Penn Avenue of Penn Avenue. Children's activities and much more. The 400, 500, 600 & 700 blocks of Penn Avenue to traffic to make the event more pedestrian friendly.

Help promote this event! Click here to download a poster to hang in your business.

GOOD FOOD
 
Each year West Reading's talented chefs prepare festive seasonal foods for the event.
 

Delish
426 Penn Avenue

Free cupcake samples.

Rita's Italian Ice
Sinking Spring, PA

Serving our famous Italian ice in the 400 Block of Penn Avenue.

Marliscious
Reading, PA

Warm Strudels! Look for our booth located in the 500 Block of Penn Avenue!

Benchwarmers Coffee Company
West Lawn, PA

Look for our booth located in the 500 Block of Penn Avenue! THIS WEEKEND ONLY: While at our stand receive $1.00 off any Hot Coffee or Cold Brew Beverages. Regular price is $2.00 per cup of Hot Coffee or Cold Brew. "Like" Benchwarmers Coffee Company on Facebook or sign up for our email newsletter. Featuring a variety of coffee blends, single origin coffee, decaf coffee, and our French Roast Cold Brew.

Chef Alan’s American Bistro
525 Penn Avenue

BBQ & lemonade stand.

Snyder's Concessions
Located at Sixth & Penn Avenues
Funnel cake, pulled pork, burgers, French fries, ham & cheese on a pretzel roll, caramel apples, cotton candy, soda, and water.

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese
600 Penn Avenue

Cheese bites, unique grill cheese sandwiches, and tomato soup.

West Reading Tavern
606 Penn Avenue

The original oyster and chowder bar! Featuring the Dave Mell Blues duo from 9:30PM to midnight.

Papillon Brasserie
615 Penn Avenue

"COQ-tober-fest"

Winedown Café and Wine Bar
622 Penn Avenue

Open at noon, come in and enjoy all your favorites! Hot dog bar with great gourmet fixings!

Winedown Café at Hauté Chocolate Café
711 Penn Avenue

Stop by our street wine bar and grab some great wines paired with an awesome dessert!

Yoga Inlet
734 Penn Avenue

Tea tasting!

LOCAL BEER
 
The beer tent will be located in the 500 Block of Penn Avenue. This year's brews include Yuengling Oktoberfest, Lancaster Brewing Company's Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, Stoudts Heifer-in-Wheat, Evil Genius Beer Company's Chocolate Pumpkin Porter. Also serving, your choice, of red or white wine!
LIVE MUSIC
 
Live entertainment stage located adjacent to the beer garden in the 500 Block of Penn Avenue.
 

12:30PM | The Mornings

1:30PM | Hillbilly Shakespeare

2:30PM | The Great Unknown

3:30PM | Chris Kasper

4:45PM | Chelsea Sue Allen

6:00PM | Philadelphia Jug Band

7:15PM | The Barren Wells

Booking | Moonlight Forest Productions

 

ARTISTS

Thank you to vendors who submitted applications by the August 3rd deadline.
Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept additional applicants.
Please watch our website for 2013 event deadlines.

Exhibitors click here for setup locations and instructions.
 

A Little Sparkle by Kerry Rohrbach
Reading, PA

Handmade vintage inspired jewelry designs with a touch of whimsy. Stop by to see jewelry making demonstrations.

Marlene Book
Sinking Spring, PA

Materials include oil and acrylic on canvas and some watercolor paper. Techniques range from representational to abstract. Painting primarily done with brushes. Palette knives used to create depth, impact and dimension. Portraits, still life and landscapes.

Conestoga Creek Natural Products by Mike Keller
Lititz, PA

Redware and stoneware glazed clay. All works are handmade by the artist using a variety of tools to make/manipulate wheel thrown and hand built pieces.

Cottage Gate Collectibles by Kim Soroko
Denver, PA

Affordable handcrafted jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, ankle bracelets, ornaments, and more...

D's Sparkling Gemz
Mohnton, PA

Handmade jewelry, baskets, flower arrangements, and wood work.

Ebru RichSilk Designs
Morton, PA

Create your own one-of-kind hand marbled scarf. Participants can create  their own 15" x 72" scarf using a 15th century ebur/Turkish marbling technique. Check out our product line of silk scarves.

Folk Carvings by Patricia Cobb
Emmaus, PA

Each piece has been uniquely hand carved and inspired by the wood. Demonstrating artist, using only hand tools to create a variety of santas, angels, mermaids, etc. The carvings are finished with a whimsical, painted personal touch.

Forever Flaunt
Mohnton, PA

Unique handmade jewelry with semiprecious stones, gemstones, sterling silver, etc.

Greenwood Creations & Occasions by Michelle Greenwood
Glen Burnie, MD

Hand-burned pyrography on wood, primarily household goods such as utensils, trivets and frames.

Heather Foust
West Lawn, PA

Mixed Media paintings made with Acrylic Paint, Paper, Ink, Pencil and lots of Embellishments. Original work at on display at Hello Bluebird.

Handmade Jewelry by Vicki
Reading, PA

Handmade beaded jewelry using precious and semi-precious gemstones, pearls, and precious metals.

Industrial Funk
Kutztown, PA

Found tool and hardware pieces combined with stone, glass, bone, and vintage beads to create jewelry that is fun, funky, and elegant. Find something for all tastes and all sorts of occasions.

Karen Trimble Fine Art
Baltimore, MD

Traditional still life/ archival materials. Still life is like a stage set: the objects are as characters. There is stillness and movement, the play of light and shade, lyric story telling, color and music.

Keown Studio
Lancaster, PA

Handcrafted polymer clay jewelry, salvaged jewelry, handmade cards, tote bags, and purses made from recycled clothing.

Logos Photography
Litiz, PA

Framed and matted photographs.  

MB Jewelry Designs by Mary Beth Nardy
Aston, PA

Designs inspired by nature, using metal smithing techniques combined with natural gemstones and pearls to create unique pendants and bracelets. Wire wrapping and chainmaille techniques incorporated to create delicate necklaces and bracelets which can be used to compliment the pendants or stand alone.

 

M.D. Becker
Kutztown, PA

Featuring photography from the Reading/Kutztown area.

Personal Turnings by Mark Hoffman
Fleetwood, PA

Unique and useful items turned on a lathe mixing, wood, antler, and stone.

 

Willow Street Pictures
West Lawn, PA

Contemporary fine art portraits which capture the inner beauty and connection between the people and animals photographed.  Images are printed on fine art water color paper and framed in house.  

 

 

SHOPPING
 

Vertigo Music
449 Penn Avenue

Hosting the Reading Derby Girls. Stop by to buy records, meet the roller derby ladies, and donate to a cause!

Flowers by Audrey Ann
510 Penn Avenue

Fall sale event.

Holistic Skateshop
516 Penn Avenue

Game of skate tournament along Penn Avenue. Winner gets a prize package from Holistic Skateshop.

Sweet Surprises
544 Penn Avenue

Featuring jewelry handmade by the Villagers of Uganda ... 100% of the proceeds benefit The Street Child Project.

Double Click Computers
546 Penn Avenue

Fall line of Apple Mac products.

On the Fringe
548 Penn Avenue

Featuring Aurum Holistic Skincare. Hair yarning, braiding, retail, and demonstrations.

Salon Avanti
23 South Sixth Avenue

Jewelry sales, $5 nail painting, haircuts with Lisa (Adults $5 - Children $10 - includes wash & cut.)

Art Plus Gallery
604 Penn Avenue

Children’s activities and pumpkin decorating.

The Wise Owl Bookstore
624 Penn Avenue

Sidewalk sale all day! PLUS ... Buy One, Get One FREE Mystery Sale!

Jan Rae Ladies Fine Fashions
and Accessories
612 Penn Avenue

Rummage sale.

LiliBea's
613 Penn Avenue

Fall festivities.

Earth Rhythms
641 Penn Avenue

Drum circle performers and 10% off any one non-sale item (excludes consignment.)

Balancing Soul Eco-Boutique
703 Penn Avenue

Henna, sales, and fire performance after dark.

A Running Start
705 Penn Avenue

Tent sale and book signing with Janet Oberholtzer author of "Because I Can."

The Well Dressed Cake LLC
713 Penn Avenue

Baked goods and beverages.

She . . . A Fashion Accessory Experience
715 Penn Avenue

Accessory tent sale! Fall apparel and handbags on sale too!

The Woman’s Exchange of Reading
720 Penn Avenue

Special sale!

Yoga Inlet
734 Penn Avenue

Special presentation, tea tasting, and more!

VF Outlet
801 Hill Avenue

Browse through products at our booth located on the avenue and learn more about the VF Outlets. Accepting donations for K.I.D.S. Charity.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES
 
Kids Pumpkin Patch
Stop by and decorate a pumpkin or gourd.

Ozzy's Family Fun Center
Leesport, PA
Moon Bounce and Pucker Powder Art.

YogiDance
Reading, PA
A yoga-based exercise for kids. We teach kids ways to develop a healthy mind and body so they can be fit for life! Classes are non competitive, fun for everyone (ages 3 and up), and are held in Berks County's schools, preschools, and fitness centers. We even offer yoga hula hooping classes for adults! Stop by our booth to enter our contest for prizes from YogiDance and other businesses.
 
 

COMMUNITY GROUPS & VENDORS

Thank you to vendors who submitted applications by the August 3rd deadline.
Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept additional applicants.
Please watch our website for 2013 event deadlines.

Exhibitors click here for setup locations and instructions.
 

Bath Fitter
Exton, PA
Promotional exhibit featuring acrylic tub, showers, and wall liners.

BCTV
Reading, PA
Pie the Host or decorate a plate.

Beautiful You By Christine
Reading, PA
Exhibiting health, wellness, and beauty.

Berks Pet Care
Wyomissing, PA
Pet sitting/dog walking services in Berks. Visit our booth for raffles, giveaways, and dog demonstrations for the pet lovers of West Reading!

City Thrift Shop
Reading, PA

Gourd decor.

Concern, Inc.
Fleetwood, PA
Poster board display and cupcake decorating for children.

CURSTAR (Cancer Research Charity)
Pottsville, PA
Information about the latest developments in cancer cures. Sign up to volunteer!

Customers Bank
Phoenixville
Event Sponsor!
Visit our booth located in the 600 Block of Penn Avenue.

Family Care for Children & Youth
Leesport, PA

Informational booth.

Ferrari Club
Don't miss our car display in the 400 Block of Penn Avenue!

Penn State Berks Chemical Society
Reading, PA
Hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids  of all ages to enjoy while learning a little chemistry.

Reading Area Fire Fighters Museum
Reading, PA

Fire truck display. Try your luck at our dime pitcher game! Handouts and merchandise.

The Reading Eagle Company
Reading, PA

Take a spin on our prize wheel. Learn about our Reader Rewards Club.

Reading Symphony Orchestra
Reading, PA

Stop by for information about our upcoming 100th Anniversary and details about October's opening night concert.

Scentsy Wickless Candles
Stevens, PA
Candle warmer demonstration.

VF Outlet
801 Hill Avenue

Browse through products at our booth located on the avenue and learn more about the VF Outlets. Accepting donations for K.I.D.S. Charity.


SPONSORED BY

Look for our booth located at Sixth & Penn Avenues!

 

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Night Out

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