Spring Events in Eastern PA

As Spring is becoming more and more apparent, events start to step outdoors and into the light of day. Here are some past and upcoming events happening in Eastern PA.

Every year, the Boyertown Tractor Club chooses a Saturday in April and deems it “Plow Day”. On this day, all of the people of Boyertown and surrounding areas who own a tractor and plow load it on a trailer and haul it to a field just north of Boyertown. Then, they proceed to plow this field all day long. The day also entails hayrides and food like hamburgers and hotdogs along with brownies and ginormous chocolate chip cookies.

On Saturday April 22, The Lehigh Valley Zoo combined the celebration of Earth Day with a birthday party for its penguin named Tuckster. The day held crafts, music, a Pocahantas appearance, and penguin painting. The zoo decided to combine these events for simplicity’s sake and are calling it a Bearthday Party.

During the last weekend of April, Schuylkill County Fairgrounds holds an event called “Some Kind of Jam”. Instead of being an eating contest of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, it is a music and camping festival. People from all across Pennsylvania bring their RV’s for the weekend and listen to live music. It also has trails and paths to wander and streams to fish for trout. The intent is to take upcoming bands and help them gain popularity.

West Reading is holding it’s annual Arts on the Avenue on June 17. Part of Penn Avenue is closed off from 11 am – 6 pm and filled with food stands, live music, and other art. All of the shops put out stands on sidewalks and local food stores sell food in their stands. Despite the heat, Arts on the Avenue holds interesting stuff and is definitely worthwhile checking out.

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