Best Kept Secrets Tour
A Shopping / Food and Fun Adventure
Support local businesses and the Berks Counseling Center by joining in the fun . . .
Nov 7 thru Nov 22, 2014
An unusual shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten path businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, you’ll travel place to place, in your own vehicle, enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demos, workshop tours, make & take projects, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Your ticket is valid the entire time—do what you can in a day or take 16 days—it’s up to you. Collect tickets to play the shop & win game and enter to win over $1000 in prizes. Enter to win a $200 shopping spree. Plus, each place has given you a valuable coupon. Although we won’t tell you the names of the businesses ahead of time (that’s part of the fun secret!), we will tell you the types of places you’ll visit— unusual home, garden & gift stores housed in restored stone mills, a creamery, barns and historic homes, a surprising Christmas Shoppe, a local favorite restaurant in an 1820’s hotel and a 50’s diner café, an alpaca farm where you can find handmade products and interact with the animals, huge garden centers, artists’ studios, specialty food, wine & sweets shops and farmer’s markets that offer plentiful samples, an orchard, vintage, retro & upcycled shops, antique stores, unusual jewelry stores, florals, books, a clothing and an accessories boutique, stores brimming with locally and globally made handcrafts, a few specialty shops & more! There really is something for everyone! The stores are located throughout Berks County but if you follow our path you will never travel more than 15 miles between places and most are closer together. What a fun way to find the best kept secrets of Berks County! Tickets are $8 ea--$1 per ticket is donated to the Berks Counseling Center. The first 2000 people to purchase tickets will also receive a free goody bag containing promotional items or small treats from the businesses—so reserve NOW. Every ticket contains a tour guide that lists the name, address and description of each business, a map to get you around, the calendar of extra events and coupons from each business. Tour stops (excluding cafes, restaurants & wineries) are open at least Mon thru Sat 9 to 5. Tickets go on sale in mid September (go to tickets page for details).