Events & Festivals

Berks Fiddle Fest

Mark your calendars! Berks Fiddle Fest is back on September 17, 2023

Berks Fiddle Fest is a family-friendly event celebrating American folklore and local history. Every year, its music, entertainment, and home-cooked food draw thousands from around the region. As traditional-style tunes waft through the air, generations gather amid the vibrant mountain scenery to discover and become part of the area’s enduring culture, art, and community. 

Tickets to Berks Fiddle Fest are $7. Children can enter for free.

When you’re ready to take a break from sipping and sampling, relax to the Tuck Ryan Band’s soulful blend of jazz and R&B. 

Tickets to the Summer Wine Festival are $30 online or $40 at the door.

Time: 9 am to 5:30 pm

Location: Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Tickets will be available at the door on the event day. No online/pre-purchase available.


Interested in participating in Berks Fiddle Fest? Fiddle contestants can register on the day of the event or fill out this form. Crafters can register with this form. All forms should be sent to [email protected]


Take home a one-of-a-kind item from Berks Fiddle Fest. For a chance to win, purchase raffle tickets the day of the event, or in advance at the following businesses: 

 Raffle Prizes:

Martin D-18 Ambertone Guitar ($25/ticket)

Warm mahogany and authentic Sitka spruce provide the foundation for an old-soul sound in a modern body. The timeless and understated D-18 delivers the classic Martin guitar experience and an honest, warm tonality. 

Value: $2,599.

Handmade Berks County Quilt ($5/ticket or $25/6 tickets)

The bargello patterned quilt pairs striking blues and peaches for a piece that can serve as a wall centerpiece or an addition to a contemporary bedroom. It was hand-crafted locally by a Kutztown Folk Festival quilter. 96” x 108”.

Value: $800

*Raffle tickets only available for the Martin D-18 Ambertone Guitar at these locations

 Open Mic:

You’re invited to our Open Mic, hosted by Dave Kline, in Bear Creek’s amphitheater. Perform your own acoustic act and discover local musicians carrying on folklore traditions. 

Solo artists can sign up for 15 minute slots. Musical groups can sign up for 30 minute performances.

The Open Mic Night is hosted by Berks Fiddle Fest, The Kline Family Mountain Folk Scholarship Fund, The Reading Musical Foundation and Bear Creek Mountain Resort.

To sign up, email [email protected]. Final details will be provided closer to the festival date. Only acoustic acts can perform. 

 Berks Fiddle Fest Partnerships:

We’re proud to partner with local businesses nurturing music in Berks County. We encourage you to visit them and contribute to our artistic community.

Kutztown Folk Festival | Meadowood Music

 Berks Fiddle Fest Sponsorships:

Community support is vital for events like Berks Fiddle Fest and preserving historic music and folklife. While community engagement continues to increase, sponsorships help ensure our local culture and arts continue to flourish.

We would be grateful if you would help support music in Berks County. 

Become a Friends & Family Sponsor | Become a Corporate Sponsor

 Berks Fiddle Fest Policies:

We love your pets, too. However, we only allow service animals at this event. 

While you are enjoying the festivities on site, you will not hold Berks Fiddle Fest, Bear Creek Mountain Resort, the staff, or volunteers liable for any injuries to yourself or any lost, stolen, or broken property. Individuals, groups, and contestants give permission to the Berks Fiddle Fest Committee and Bear Creek Mountain Resort to use photos, videos, and names for the promotional marketing material.

We would be grateful if you would help support music in Berks County.