BOYERTOWN, PA—Boyertown’s Pickfest: Celebrating Americana October 14th, 15th, and 16th
Boyertown’s Pickfest, presented by Green Mountain Energy and hosted by Durango’s Saloon, The Other Farm Brewing, and Frecon Farms, aims to celebrate the finest attributes of the Boyertown Area and Berks County! Come out and experience agriculture, music, food, arts and history that are alive and well here in Boyertown today.
Pickfest was started 10 years ago as a tiny little get together in Frecon’s Orchard with the Manatawny Creek Ramblers, as a way to launch the Pick Your Own operation – a now well-attended fall festivity for the area! “As the festival grew in size, so did the need to expand it, and what a better way to expand it than to bring it into the heart of our town and include all of our comrades who celebrate this time of the year with their own artisanal contributions!” notes Hank Frecon of Frecon Farms.
The historic – and iconic to Pickfest – Ford flatbed truck will anchor the main stage for another year featuring area musicians like Stephanie Grace, The Hoppin Boxcar’s, Lady Bird, and hosted by Pickfest alums, the Manatawny Creek Ramblers. The stage will be in full swing starting at 12pm on Saturday, October 15th and will be located on the block of 120-128 E Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, which is between The Other Farm Brewing and Durango’s Saloon. Bring your own chair and let the Pickfest folk fill your cup with a brew from the tap truck featuring over 14 beers from local breweries – plus a few rarities from the Other Farm and Frecon’s Cidery!
Don’t miss out on a host of other activities happening in and around Boyertown the entire weekend (October 14th-16th) including historic train rides on the Colebrookdale Railroad, story-time with Johnny Appleseed at the Boyertown Community Library, glass-blowing lessons at Taylor Backes, and more! Visit boyertownpickfest.com for the schedule and more information.
And, of course, don’t forget about the place where it all started – the Frecon’s Orchard! Pick-Your-Own season is in full swing and will be open during Pickfest weekend for you to stock your basket with perfectly-ripened apples and loads of pumpkins! The orchard stage will be rockin’ from 12-3pm with Killen Clark on Saturday and Cliff Hillis on Sunday.
Admission is complimentary to this year’s Pickfest* – and all food and beverages will be pay-as-you-go!
*Admission to the official Pickfest stage area is complimentary – some area activities require reservations and/or additional fees. Please check boyertownpickfest.com for more information.
Nighttime musical entertainment and activities will take place at The Other Farm Brewing Company and Durango’s Saloon immediately following the music line-up on Saturday. Attendees are encouraged to spend the night and lodge with the Twin Turrets, Bear Creek Resort, and other B&Bs local to the area.
More information is available at boyertownpickfest.com.
Rolling Barrel Events is a full service event planning and management firm that helps individuals and organizations create memorable experiences that focus on local beer, wine, and food. For more information, visit www.rollingbarrel.com.
Durango’s Saloon sits at 120 East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown between The Other Farm Brewing and the Colebrookdale Railroad, Durango’s Saloon resides in a historic Inn built in 1846. Family owned and operated, Durango’s Saloon and Restaurant is renowned for great food and incomparable beer selection. With a full bar and 17 rotating drafts Durango’s is a great place to enjoy your favorite libations while taking in a game on one of their HDTV’s. Durango’s is a nonsmoking building with a separate dining room that is family friendly with a full kid’s menu. To stay up to date, visit facebook.com/DURANGOSBOYERTOWN
Frecon Farms is a family owned and operated farm located in Boyertown, PA. For the past 65+ years, the Frecon family farm has been a labor of love, focused on providing Boyertown and the surrounding areas with fresh fruit, produce, and local food items to enjoy with the ones they love. For more information, visit freconfarms.com.
Other Farm Brewing Company is a nano-brewery located in Boyertown, PA. Housed in the once historic Boyertown Brewery, we’re brewing classic beers with hops grown locally. We’ve also sourced our favorite ciders, wines & meads from artisans right here in Southeastern Pennsylvania. What was once a sleepy little cafe has grown, little by little, into a community centerpiece, focused on what we think are the things that connect us all. Community. Drink. Music. Food. For more information, visit theotherfarm.com.