Pick­fest gears up for its 11th year

From a small gath­er­ing in the Fre­con’s Or­chard to a town-wide festival

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Sub­mit­ted to Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

It’s Ap­ple Sea­son in Boy­er­town and that means 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 Oct. 13-15 — fea­tur­ing over 12 mu­si­cal acts across more than seven 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 town­wide 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 boy­er­town­pick­fest.com

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 boy­er­town­pick­fest. com.

Ad­mis­sion to Pick­fest is com­pli­men­tary to the event; 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.

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