It's Labor Day weekend and the area around Reading is full of things to do in the upcoming days. Here is a look at some of the events happening. Did we miss anything? What do you have going this weekend in Reading? Let us know in the comments section below.
The popular business offers "fun, prizes, and delicious food" on the day, according to its Patch event page. There will be swag bags for the first 30 customers to come to the Back to School sampling table, and Whole Deal books available to pick up with coupons, recipes, meal ideas and tips for going back to school on a budget.
Boston Ben & Jerry's Festival: Just a quick drive down I-93 will get you to a great festival, and at no cost. Ben & Jerry's is hosting the Boston Fair Trade music Festival on Saturday from 2-7 p.m. at the Prudential Center North Terrace.
The event is free and features music from Ryan Montbleau Band and The Off Chance, and of course there will be free samples throughout the day, according to the Patch event page.
Bread and Roses Festival: Also just a half hour drive away in Lawrence, you can attend the annual festival at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, which is Labor Day.
The event includes music, theatre, dance, story-telling and a variety of other entertainment set up on three stages. In addition, there will also be vendors offering food, arts and crafts, and merchandise. The event attracts thousands each year, according to the Patch event page.