15 March 2014 – St. Patrick’s Day Party, 5:00 p.m.  The kitchen will open at 6:00 p.m. with a special menu for this event.  The band The Marlarkey Brothers, will entertain us from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.  $10 cover at the door for members and non-members for this event.

There are just a handful of tickets remaining.  We added seating to accommodate the large response to our Saint Patrick's Day Celebration!

Seamus Malarkey (Vocals, Guitar, Tin Whistle, Saxophone, Spoons): Versatility, talent, and a sharp Irish wit. Seamus brings humor, showmanship, and a vast array of instruments to every gig.

Anthony Malarkey (Drums): Simply the best drummer in the business. Anthony is our Irish beat. As an added bonus, Anthony gets to view the best side of Seamus at every gig.

Vincent Malarkey (Vocals, Acoustic Bass, Guitar): Our very own Irish tenor. Vincent combines his velvety vocals with a real talent on the big standup bass and guitar.

Bobby Malarkey (Vocals, Piano, Accordion, Keys): A powerful voice and the man with all of the keys. On accordion, Bobby is now able to move from behind that piano to show his many dance moves.

They are friends of Alex Meixner and Alex promised us this band brings a lot to the table.  This is a well known band in the Philly burbs.

So what's your favorite Schnitzel?

8 February 2014 - SCHNITZEL FEST 2014!  Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the Josh Taylor Trio from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Join us for this exciting NEW club event that is sure to become a favorite!

This evening promises great food ... pick your favorite Schnitzel ... taste over a dozen schnitzels at the AYCE schnitzel stations, help to chose the March featured schnitzel, try our new Spätzle Bar with various toppings, plus salad, veggies and dessert too! 

And as if that's not enough - enjoy a TAP TAKEOVER by the Appalachian Brewery Company featuring beer tastings.  See the listing of beers below.

View the Schnitzel Fest Flyer for complete details, pricing and reservation information.   Share the flyer with your family and friends too.  This event is open to the public.

The second month of Trivia at the Reading Liederkranz is in the books, and it was a great one.  Three teams went into the final question separated by two points.  Each team risked it all, and Suzanne and Brian again took home the win and the $25.00 gift certificate.  The Strudelettes, who came with a very strong team fell two points short and Nix Noots came up four short despite both getting the very challenging final question correct.  We also saw two new teams join the fray.  So the new standings for the Liederkranz Trivia League are:

          Teams                       This month's game      Total

1.Suzanne and Brian                        332                     625
2. Know Nothings                              250                     516
3. The Strudelettes                            330                     490
4. Nix Noots                                      328                      474
5. Red Baron                                     174                      174
6. Shatzies                                        103                      103
7. Braaains                                        DNP                      76

There are still three months of games,but you will need to play as often as possible if you want to make the night of champions, The Schnitzel Bowl.  You may have as many team members as you like, and they can be non-members if they are signed in by members on their team. 

You can still play every month.  You can still make the night of champions, The Schnitzel Bowl.  You don't have to play every month to win the monthly prizes.  Our last game was fantastic.  It's a lot of fun.  Put together a team and come out and play. 

1 December 2013 - CHRISTKINDLMARKT

Join us for our Christkindlmarkt, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.  Start your holiday shopping early in our beautiful covered outdoor market, warm yourself by our new fire pit, or enjoy a German meal in our dining room.  Open to the public.  Free parking and free admission.

Come and find out why Germany is the CHRISTMAS COUNTRY!

There is an ATM machine on site, however, personal checks and debit/credit cards are not accepted at Oktoberfest. 

GPS Users...

The Reading Liederkranz - 143 Spook Lane - Reading PA  19606

Lat:  40.340016    Long:  -75.891993

Satellite locations

Captain's Cove (Upper Lot) - 2619 Hill Road, Reading PA  19606

Lat:  40.345078    Long:  -75.884391 

Antietam Valley Recreation & Comm Ctr - 905 Byram Street, Reading PA  19606

Lat:  40.339792    Long:  -75.872577

Driving directions...

From 422 take Route 422 Business West (Perkiomen Avenue) towards Mt. Penn.  Turn right past Arner's Restaurant onto Glen Road (follow signs for Stokesay Castle).  Turn right onto Hill Road.  Turn right onto Spook Lane.  Turn right into theOktoberfest.

From Reading take Franklin Street (422 Business Route East) to Hill Road.  (The former Central Catholic High School will be on your right.)  Continue up Hill Road about a mile, then turn right onto Spook Lane.  Turn right into the Oktoberfest at the Reading Liederkranz. (Spook Lane connects Hill Road and Friedensburg Road.) 

Parking is not permitted on Spook Lane and Stokesay Castle Lane.  Violaters will be ticketed and/or towed.

Members must have their membership card, or temporary card, to enter the Biergarten.  Members without proof of membership will be charged the $5.00 entrance fee. 

Oktoberfest Beers on Tap!

Weihenstephaner Lager

Weinenstephaner Oktoberfest

Weinestephaner Kristall Weiss

Warsteiner Lager

Warsteiner Oktoberfest

Konig Ludwig Weiss

Konig Ludwig Dunkle

Konig Ludwig Oktoberfest

Hacker Pschor Weiss


Dinkle Acker Oktoberfest

Dinkle Acker Pilsner

Paulaner Oktoberfest

Yards IPA

Yards Brawler

Lancaster Hop Hog

Lancaster Strawberry Wheat

Lancaster Fest

Lancaster Pumpkin patch

Ayinger Brau Weiss

Jacks Cider

Southern Tier Harvest Ale

Southern Tier Pumkin

Becks Oktoberfest

Stella Artois

Victory Fest


Erdnger Oktoberfest

Smuttynose Pumpkin Beer

Houfbrau Organial

Houfbrau Oktoberfest

Sauconey Creek Cucumber Kolsch

Sauconey Creek Pumpkin

Miller Light

Coors Light

Yuengling Lager

Meet and talk with reps from Frecon Orchard and Sauconey Creek all weekend.  The Lancaster Brew Master will be on the festival grounds Friday night.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Join us for the 1st Annual Jarett Yoder Memorial Run
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Registration/Bib Handout - 4:30 p.m.
Race Start - 6:00 p.m.

If you are not a runner plan to join us for food and refreshment following the race in the Reading Liederkranz Biergarten. 

This is a fundraiser to support the Jarett Yoder Memorial Fund.

Download the registration form below.

Tom uses his more than twenty years of experience to amaze and amuse you, using Magic, Music, Mind Reading, Comedy, Illusions and Audience Participation. Watch Tom and his lovely assistant as they make live Doves appear in the fast paced opening segment of the show. After some fun and baffling magic, Tom performs one of his hottest illusions, and in a flash Tom’s co-star, “Abra” the rabbit appears to everyone’s surprise.

There is lots of Audience Participation and Comedy, and the children and adults get to help do the magic. The children will have fun as they assist the magician in performing his tricks and they also will get to help as they shout out things to help the magician make his magic tricks work. Tom ends the show with an illusion, like levitating one of the children from the audience or a Houdini style illusion.

Park for FREE and ride the FREE shuttle bus to Oktoberfest!  We thank our satellite locations, Captain's Cove and the Antietam Valley Recreation & Community Center.

Thursday - Captain's Cove Upper Lot only

Friday through Sunday - Captain's Cove Upper Lot and Antietam Pool parking lot.

All parking spaces at the Reading Liederkranz are available to members for rental - a four day pass, $40.00 or by the day, $15.00, while spaces last. 

On September 15th parking spaces for rental will be made available to the general public.

Parking at the Reading Liederkranz will be for working volunteers and rental spaces only.  To help control traffic, please proceed to the satellite parking locations if you don't have a volunteer or rental pass to park at the club.