Top Fall Festivals in Philadelphia
Enjoy the sights, tastes and scares of fall in Philadelphia
Fall in Philadelphia means cool air, colorful foliage, tasty seasonal fruits and vegetables and some of the year’s most popular events.
Scare yourself silly during Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, sample top food trucks during Night Market Philadelphia or explore new cinematic worlds during the Philadelphia Film Festival.
The fall festival season is perfect for sampling the bounty of the autumn harvest or seeing what’s next in the world of fashion.
Read on for more of our favorite festivals happening in Philadelphia this fall.
Autumn’s Colors and Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens
September 6-November 23
Peddler's Village Scarecrow Competition and Display
September 8 - October 26
Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards
September 13-November 2
Terror Behind the Walls
September 19-November 8
Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival & Restaurant Week
September 28-October 10
West Chester Gallery Walk
Frankford Avenue Harvest Fest
Fall at the Oval
October 3-5, 10-12
Midtown Village Fall Festival
Revolutionary Germantown Festival
Bacon Festival at Xfinity Live!
Phoenixville Food Truck Festival
Apple Butter Frolic
Morris Arboretum Fall Festival
The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place
Weekends through October 26
Chestnut Hill Fall For The Arts Festival
34th Annual Media Food & Crafts Festival
Old City Seaport Festival
Taking over a stretch of western South Street every autumn, Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.
Hop Angel Brauhaus Applefest
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
October 11-12, 25-26
Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Philadelphia Open Studio Tours allows everyone a chance to take a sneak peek inside the city’s most creative spaces. For two weekends in October, artists around the city open their studios to curious visitors, inviting them to talk, check out how they work and purchase artwork.
Old City Fest
Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill
Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival
Pumpkin Patch at Franklin Square
Conshohocken Beer Festival
Pennypacker Mills All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival
The Philly Mart at Venice Island
38th Annual Historic Bristol Day
Pumpkin Days Celebration at Tyler Arboretum
Hop Angel Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival and River Adventure Day at Bartram’s Garden
Pumpkin Fall Festival
PumpkinFest 2014 at Moravian Tile Works
Historic Stenton’s Halloween Harvest Festival
Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
Peddler's Village Apple Festival
First Person Arts Festival
The only festival of its kind in the world, the 13th annual First Person Arts Festival is a celebration of real life. Artists and everyday people from across the country take part in the annual event, sharing their personal stories and experiences.