With so much going on this weekend in and around Berks County, we'll keep these previews short and sweet. Here goes:
The Northeast Taproom, 1101 N. 12th St., is celebrating its 35th anniversary as the region's original craft-beer bar through Saturday, when owner Dennis Haddock welcomes patrons old and new to stop by and reminisce the afternoon away. Haddock has food and drink specials and free jukebox planned from 3 to 6 p.m., and new commemorative T-shirts will be offered for sale.
The Corks for a Cause Wine Walk goes from 5:30 to 8:30 this evening in downtown Boyertown. The $10 ticket includes 10 wine samples at shops and restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Boyertown Lions EMS. See bmba.biz for more.
It's Free Music Friday at Ridgewood Winery, 2039 Philadelphia Ave., Cumru Township, with Marshall-Adams Acoustic performing from 6 to 8 p.m. under the backyard tent. On Saturday, the winery welcomes Roadside Attractions from 5 to 8 p.m., and on Sunday it's Brass Pocket performing from 1 to 3 p.m. There's a $5 cover for ages 13 and older on Saturday and Sunday.
Some of the top acts in country music, including Alabama, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Jake Owen and Brad Paisley, will converge on the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds, 1325 Pottstown Pike (Route 100), Glenmoore, Chester County, for the Citadel Country Spirit USA festival today and Saturday from 2 to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 9:15 p.m. Tickets start at $89 per day. For full details, including daily schedules and parking options, visit countryspiritusa.com.
The Muhlenberg River Fest goes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Jim Dietrich Park, 4900 Stoudts Ferry Bridge Road, Muhlenberg Township. Dozens of bands will perform on two stages, and food, drink and arts and craft vendors will line the river trail. Admission and parking are free.
Rocking for Redcay, a local music festival featuring T.J. Wink, Rod Miller, Cloud Party, Just Us Spacemen, Story of a Girl and Critical Mass, runs from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen German Club, 415 Hartz Road, Ruscombmanor Township. Tickets are $10 at the gate.
Truth and Soul Band will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the barn at Pinnacle Ridge Winery, 407 Old Route 22, Greenwich Township. Cone Appetit food truck will be on hand.
Tickets are still available for Session 1 of the Lancaster Craft Beerfest, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Binns Park and on North Queen Street in downtown Lancaster. Cost is $45 for general admission and $12 for designated drivers at eventbrite.com.
Fourteen bands will perform on two stages at the Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside the York Emporium, 343 W. Market St., York. It's free.
Bret Alexander of Badlees fame performs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday on the patio at Folino Estate Vineyard and Winery, 340 Old Route 22, Greenwich Township. It's free.
The 27th annual Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at Tryzub - Ukrainian American Sport Center, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham Township, Montgomery County. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for ages 14 and younger. See tryzub.org for more.
Bear Creek Mountain Resort, 101 Doe Mountain Lane, Longswamp Township, hosts a Food Truck Festival on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Included are live music, a beer garden and lawn games. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door, free for ages 12 and younger. See bcmountainresort.com.
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