Pickfest gears up for its 11th year
From a small gathering in the Frecon’s Orchard to a town-wide festival
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.