Fall Festival for the Arts in Chestnut Hill

Mark your calendars for the Chestnut Hill Fall For the Arts Festival on September 25, 2016 from 11am-5pm.  Germantown Avenue is closed to vehicular traffic and entrance to the festival is free.  Visitors will enjoy a day of art, music, food, and boutique shopping activities.  They can peruse the works of 150 talented artists, showcasing a variety of goods including oils, watercolors, photography, sculpture, pottery, wood crafts, jewelry, and more!  Not only is Germantown Avenue full of vendors, but visitors can also explore the permanent shops that are in Chestnut Hill year-round.

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            After you explore the “Makers Village” and see finished artwork and the artists making it, which is on Southampton Avenue and sponsored by Gravers Lane  Gallery, grab some coffee and refuel at Poppy’s Cafe inside the MARKET at the FAREWAY nearby.  Walk through the parking lot on Southampton and walk towards the glass garage doors.   Poppy’s Café is the first stand you’ll see when you walk in the front door.  We also have a bathroom for you to use and there will be samples from one of our newest vendors, What a Crock Meals to Go.   Once the festival is over, stick around the area and visit one of the many restaurants including the Chestnut Grill, Paris Bistro, and King’s Garden.

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            Are you going to be out of town or have other plans on September 25 and can’t make it?  Don’t worry, you can come and see Chestnut Hill for the Harry Potter Festival on October 21 and 22.  Looking for other festivals to attend this Fall?  The Fringe Festival, from September 9-24, is definitely worth your time.  According to the VisitPhilly website, there are 15 world-class productions and over 150 independently produced shows.  Also part of the festival is an event called “Feastival”, which features more than 70 area restaurants and live entertainment.  For more activities including the Scarecrow Festival and Oktoberfest, check out, Visitphilly.com.


(Photo courtesy Chestnut Hill Visitor’s Center)