Holiday Fun

The Starter Mom: A Mother’s Day throwback thank you

The Starter Mom: A Mother’s Day throwback thank you

by Nicole Loughan Our mom’s had it tough. The other day I came across an article called “If 70s moms had blogs.” It is filled with old visions of parenting that included mass smoking and Formica countertops, but my mother-in-law assures me it was not all Bon Bon’s and Harvey Wallbangers. Parenting in the 1970s and 1980s […]

5 Fabulous Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

5 Fabulous Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

It’s time to celebrate the fifth of May and there is no better way than by sipping on the perfect Margarita.  We’ve put together 5 recipes for you to choose from! The Classic Lime 1-1/2 oz. silver tequila 1 oz. Cointreau 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice splash simple syrup salt (for rim) Fill a cocktail shaker with ice […]

Woo your Valentine with Local Wine & Chocolates

Woo your Valentine with Local Wine & Chocolates

Sweethearts! Looking for a sweet, romantic way to spend the day together Valentine’s weekend?  Visit the 8 wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail during their annual “Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event Weekend.’   From Noon to 5 PM both Saturday February 15th and Sunday February 16th, 2014,  visitors will enjoy sweet and chewy pairings of chocolatey confections […]

New Years Eve Fun: Taste of Derby

New Years Eve Fun: Taste of Derby

Still not sure where to ring in the New Year? The annual Taste of Derby New Year’s Eve Gala is on, including hor d’oeuvres from 9:30pm to 1:00am, open bar until 1:30 a.m., and a $500 gaming voucher for a night full of fun. The festivities will also feature 2uesday Nite Band for live music in […]

Jazz Up you Holiday

Jazz Up you Holiday

The holiday season is coming fast. And that means it is time for the annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest holiday show. What: “A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair” When: Sunday, December 8th, two shows — 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Great seats available for 7 p.m. show; limited single seats available […]

Deck the Wine Trail: Wine Sharing and Pairing Holiday Weekend

Deck the Wine Trail: Wine Sharing and Pairing Holiday Weekend

Visitors along the Berks County Wine Trail will be treated to a completely NEW event for the holiday season! Taking place from Noon to 5 PM both Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th, “Wine Sharing and Pairing Holiday Weekend” will be a thoughtful way to share the spirit of the season with local wines and local […]

Corn Stalks, Pumpkins and More! Oh My!

Corn Stalks, Pumpkins and More! Oh My!

Everyone is always searching for the best pumpkin patch – and we’ve found it outside of Boyertown.  Wilcox Family Farm could be one of those places you drive by and barely notice.  It’s unassuming and modest and set alongside a fairly busy road.  The average driver, too engrossed in his or her own musings, may […]

Berks’ Guide to 4th of July Fireworks 2013

Berks’ Guide to 4th of July Fireworks 2013

Berks Happening is proud to present a comprehensive guide to what’s happening this July 4th.  Enjoy and have a safe holiday! Fireworks: Governor Mifflin At the Governor Mifflin Middle and Senior High Schools from July 1 – 6th you can enjoy rides by Majestic Midways, music, amateur photo contest, belly dancers, car cruise, a 5 […]

Photo by Jnn1776

Flag Day 2013

Flag Day all began with a 19 year old schoolteacher in Wisconsin who arranged for the pupils in his class to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. The teacher started it all by placing a 10 inch, 38-star flag in a bottle on […]

Photo by Corey Leopold

2013 Carnival Guide

It’s that time again!  Time for salty french fries, melting ice cream over crisp waffles, and the sight of the bright lights of the Ferris wheel.  Berks County has tons of fairs running this year starting next week and running through September.  This is your guide to many of the local carnivals – keep checking back for […]