Taste of Berks 2019
Weather Date is now in effect due to predicted storm:
Taste of Berks has been moved to the snow date of Thursday, February 21st. Still being held at the Crowne and from 5-8:00 p.m.
If you are unable to make it on Thursday, you may transfer your ticket/registration to someone else. If you have a QR code confirmation, you can simply forward via email or physically give the confirmation to the new user; it is not necessary to tell us who will be using it.
If you did not receive a QR confirmation, simply make sure the new person taking your spot checks in under YOUR name. You may also contact us with the new name replacing (not necessary for QR code recipients) at firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your understanding but both your safety and a great experience for you and the vendors donating so much of their time is our biggest concern.
Check In/Ticket: Some attendees will receive an email confirmation that contains a QR code(s) on the last page of the confirmation for each person in your group. If you receive a QR confirmation, please bring it the event for faster check in and forward to other members of your party if arriving separately. Not all registrations will receive a QR code, there will be two ways to check in upon arrival. Thank you.
Advanced registration required. Don't hesitate - last year sold out!
Shake off the winter blues at Taste of Berks sponsored by the GRCA. With the addition of area agriculture businesses and food manufacturers last year, Taste of Berks exploded with more than 40 vendors offering samples. And this year's event promises not to disappoint. Open to both the public and GRCA members, the event represents the variety Greater Reading Chamber Alliance members in the food and hospitality industry have to offer.
Enjoy samples from Greater Reading's best caterers, farms, manufacturers, banquet venues, food/beverage vendors and restaurants. From soup to ice cream to appetizers to apples to decadent dessert - it's all included with your admission. In addition, enjoy entertainment, music, networking, and more to be announced soon.
Just announced: this year we will be entertained by Erich Cawalla & Friends - a trio known for smooth sounds and wide-range of music. With Erich are well-known local artists Jen Kinder (joining Erich from The Uptown Band with her amazing harmonies) and Cliff Starkey - one of the area's most versatile vocalists and keyboard players.
And of course, everyone attending receives entries for our famous prize packages donated by local businesses. Get out of the house and join us at centrally-located Crowne Plaza Reading.
Currently scheduled to particpate*...
3rd & Spruce Cafe
Alebrife Mexican Restaurant (Wyomissing)
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
Berks Agricultural Resource Network (B.A.R.N.)
Bern Farms - A Taste of Berks
Boscov's Ala Carte Catering
Canteen - Berks County
Catering by John Lowe
Catering by SMG/Savor...
Cloud 9 Cafe
Crowne Plaza Reading
Devour Catering & Event Design
Ed Hipp Foods, Inc.
Five Star Home Foods
Joe Jurgielewicz & Son
Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.
Pagoda Catering Services
Penn Street Market
PJ Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant
Queen City Restaurant
Reading Coffee Roasters
Reading Soda Works
Redner's Warehouse Markets
Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese
Shillington Farmers Market
Stokesay Castle & The Knight's Pub
Sweet Ride Ice Cream
The Heritage of Green Hills
The Inn at Reading
The Perk Up Truck
The Restaurant at Galen Hall
Tom Sturgis Pretzels, Inc.
Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc.
....with more vendors added weekly
This year's music stage is sponsored by:
Click here for information on how to be a sponsor and reach our community.
Interested in being a food vendor? Contact Bethany Kirkner at the GRCA.
Reading Eagle Media from previous year's event.
*Vendors subject to change
Photos below from last year's event.