Thursday, 05 October 2017 22:14

Pickfest: Celebrating Americana October 13th, 14th, and 15th

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It’s Apple Season in Boyertown- and it’s time for Pickfest! This year will be hosted by the Merchants of Boyertown. Come out and experience agriculture, music, food, arts and history that are alive and well here in Boyertown today.  Special events will be spread about town all weekend – featuring over 12 musical acts across more than 7 venues including eateries, artisan galleries, and specialty shoppes. The whole event will be surrounded with local breweries, cideries, wineries, and spirits.

Celebrating its 11th year,  Pickfest has grown from a small gathering in the Frecon’s Orchard to a town-wide festival. “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 and one of the creators of Pickfest.

There will be some of the previous attributes, like Frecon’s U-Pick and Orchard Stage. And who can forget the old GMC flatbed truck – the icon of Pickfest – anchoring in the Rail Yard Stage on Saturday featuring some top regional acts like Tin Bird Choir and the Pickfest Host Band, the infamous Manatawny Creek Ramblers.  For a view of the many more top notch acts this year go to

In addition to the legacy stage, look forward to new stages and venues and a host of other activities happening in and around town including:

  • Bee-A-Palooza at Peppermint Stick Candy Store (Oct.13-15)
  • Wine Tasting at Twin Turrets (Oct. 13)
  • Loading Dock Stage at Taylor Backes (Oct. 13)
  • Late night music at Durango’s (Oct 13)
  • Ghost Walk at Boyertown Secrets & Collectibles (Oct. 13)
  • Secret Valley Train Rides at the Colebrookdale Railroad (Oct. 13-15)
  • The Other Farms evening acts on their brand new stage (Oct 14)
  • Pop-up Art Sale for Cancer Support at Studio B (Oct.14-15)
  • Crystal Stage at Spirit Holistic Center (Oct. 14)
  • Orchard Stage at Frecon Farms (Oct. 14-15)
  • Studio Stage at Dancing Tree Creations (Oct. 15)

For more events, information and times, please visit

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 for more information.

Attendees are encouraged to spend the night and lodge with the Twin Turrets, Bear Creek Resort, and other B&Bs local to the area.  

For Information and more contact Rolling Barrel Events:

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  

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