Get Out: Five Things to do This Weekend

Patch to the rescue! We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.

There is life beyond the fests. Here we have a bike challenge, a folk festival, a 5K, the Fonz and a band concert.

1. Bear Creek Challenge 

When/Where: Races begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 and 14 at .

Why Go: This two-day mountain bike event has been designated as a US Cup Triple Crown cycling event, the USA Cycling Pennsylvania State Championships and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship final.

Pricing: Begins at $20 to participate in the short track race.

2. The 27th Annual Alburtis 5K

When/Where: 8 a.m. in . 

Why Go: Proceeds benefit the Quinna Schleicher Memorial and because FeRROUS, the IronPigs Mascot, and Red from Red Robin will be there to cheer on the runners and walkers.

Pricing: $25 for the 5K run/walk, no cost for the Kids Fun Run.

3. Goshenhoppen Folk Festival

When/Where: Noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Antes Plantation.

Why Go: Because the festival is a nationally recognized educational event that began in 1966 and offers old fashioned foods and Pennsylvania Dutch meals, demonstrations of more than 150 skills of the 18th and 19th centuriesby more than 500 skilled and apprentice craftsmen who are dressed in authentic costumes of the periods. They use authentic tools in recreating traditional home skills, trades, pastimes, foods, and folk music. This year's event highlights the bake oven and its role in the family and community.

Pricing: $10, adults 16 and over; $2, children.

4. Happy Days: A New Musical

When/Where: 8 p.m. Aug. 13 (dinner begins at 6 p.m.) and 2 p.m. Aug. 14 (dinner begins at 12:30 p.m.) at the Pines Dinner Theatre.

Why Go: Because you might be a smidge fest-weary, and, seriously, who doesn't love the Fonz?

Pricing: Adults: $46.20 with dinner, $25 without; Children: $16.60 with dinner, $10 without.

5. Pioneer Band Concert

When/Where: 6 p.m. in

Why Go: The Pioneer Band performs "Pops" from the 1970s and 80s. It's the perfect, relaxing way to wind down the weekend.

Pricing: No cost.


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