Best Kept Secrets Tour
WHEN: Monday thru Saturday - June 14 through June 29, 2013 - 9AM to
WHERE: Various locations throughout Berks County.
See Website for locations.
DESCRIPTION: The Berks County's Best Kept Secrets Tour is an unusual shopping, food and fun
adventure featuring 36 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 and gift stores in log cabins,
barns, historic buildings and a one-room schoolhouse, local favorite restaurants in historic buildings and tucked
away cafes, farms where you can interact with the animals, amazing nurseries, an artist’s studio, a dairy farm with
an on-site creamery, specialty food shops and farmer’s markets that offer plentiful samples, vintage shops, antique
stores, a potter’s studio, a quilting and a stitching store, clothing, jewelry, 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 14 miles between places and most are closer together. What a fun
way to find the best kept secrets of Berks County!
Tickets are $7 each - $1 per ticket is donated to The Children’s Home of Reading. 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.
Call 717-721-1750 to find out how to get tickets.
CONTACT: Melissa Nordhoff at 717-721-9409 or "melissa @ bestkeptsecretstour.com"
WEBSITE: www.BestKeptSecretsTour.com - then go to
NOTE: This tour occurs in June and November in Berks County, April and October in Lancaster County, in September in Lebanon County, in July and
December in Northampton County and in May and September in Chester County. The spring tours are
full but we are looking for new vendors for all of the upcoming fall tours. See www.bestkeptsecretstour.com for more
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