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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.

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Autumn’s Colors and Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens

Autumn

September 6-November 23

Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors, and the Chrysanthemum Festival, when more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums take over Longwood’s four-acre conservatory.
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Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla Orchards

September 13-November 2

Favorite fall traditions come together at Linvilla Orchards’ annual Pumpkinland Festival in Media. Beginning on September 13, Pumpkinland opens for the season with a corn maze, a straw maze, pick-your-own-apples and a pumpkin ring toss. Throughout the duration of the festival, live music, pie eating contests, a Halloween costume parade also entertain children and adults alike.
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Pumpkinfest at Shadybrook Farm

September 28 - October 31

Get in the fall spirit at Shadybrook Farm’s PumpkinFest, more than a month of family-friendly pumpkin picking, hayrides, games, hands-on activities and much more.
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Night Market Chinatown

Night Market — Chinatown

October 2

Philadelphia’s supreme food truck festival returns for the last Night Market of 2014. Join the city’s top food trucks in Chinatown an evening of fantastic eats, craft brews and live music.
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West Chester Gallery Walk

October 3

The Gallery Walk is an integral part of the downtown scenery where participants can find familiar favorites as well as what the emerging talents have in store. Exhibits over the years, featuring styles from traditional to contemporary and everything in-between, have included sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, watercolor, acrylics, oil and more.
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Frankford Avenue Harvest Fest

October 3

On First Friday in October, head to the New Kensington Community Garden Center for the Frankford Ave. Harvest Fest, which caters to children and adults alike. From 4-8 p.m., look forward to pumpkin carving, music, featured local artists and other kids’ activities. Come 8 p.m., the craft beer comes out, as do more fall treats.
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Fall at Franklin Square

Franklin Square

October 3-31

Franklin Square hosts a number of familiy-friendly fall events in October including Spooky Mini Golf, pumpkin picking, and a Treat-or-Treat Trail for the little ones.
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Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival

Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival

October 4

Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River for an unusually colorful and dramatic regatta, the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival, Philadelphia’s annual celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition.
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Revolutionary Germantown Festival

Revolutionary Germantown Festival

October 4

You are never far from history when in Germantown, one of Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhoods. That’s never more true than during the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, a day-long festival that celebrates the rich history of Germantown and features the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown, the only military battle ever fought within the borders of Philadelphia.
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Fishtown RiverCity Festival

Fishtown RiverCity Festival

October 4

Saturday, October 11
Celebrate fall in the Fishtown neighborhood during the annual RiverCity Fall Festival at scenic Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River Waterfront.
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Bacon Festival at Xfinity Live!

October 4

Bacon has long outgrown its label as a breakfast staple and could now be considered a cultural icon. Xfinity Live! is celebrating the joy of salty, crispy, fatty foodstuff during the inaugural Bacon Festival. The day-long block party will feature bacon-centric foods from local food trucks and restaurants, the 2014 Pennsylvania Bacon-Off, a bacon eating competition, cocktails, live music and more.
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Ambler Main Street Oktoberfest

October 4

Downtown Ambler turns into a traditional Bavarian festival with its 23rd annual Oktoberbest featuring a beer garden, great food, live music, art work, hand-crafted items and rides for the kids all day long.
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Phoenixville Food Truck Festival

October 4

Twenty food trucks will line Bridge Street on October 4 at the Phoenixville Food Truck Festival. Keep an eye out for some of the most popular Philadelphia-area trucks, including The Cow and the Curd, Just Jackie’s and more, plus live music.
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Apple Butter Frolic

October 4

Celebrate 41 years of the Apple Butter Frolic on Saturday, October 4, in Harleysville in Montgomery County. The Pennsylvania Dutch culinary tradition features food, family-friendly activities, arts and crafts, horse and buggy rides and farming demonstrations. Some enticing fare to expect: homemade chicken pot pie, ground cherry pie and funnel cake.
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Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival

October 4-5

As summer turns to fall, it’s harvest time at the region’s wineries. Last year’s crop is already turning into wine and, once again, it’s time to celebrate the harvest in the Brandywine Valley.
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Skippack Days

October 4-5

The usually laid-back town goes into full party mode for the 42nd annual Skippack Days, the biggest event on the calendar. Thousands of visitors who appreciate handmade goods stroll the mile-long stretch where more than 450 artisans offer original crafts, jewelry, art and other items. Music, food and family activities round out the festivities.
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Chestnut Hill Fall For The Arts Festival

Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival

October 5

It’s easy to fall for the Fall for the Arts Festival, the autumn extravaganza that sprouts up along Germantown Avenue with hundreds of merchants and artisans offering unusual crafts and wares. Discover a new artist, nibble on restaurant and food-truck treats and dance to live music.
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34th Annual Media Food & Crafts Festival

October 5

Forty restaurants and 75 craft vendors will be on hand for the 34th Annual Food and Craft Festival going down in Media on October 5. Live music and a children’s play area, complete with a giant slide and other games, will round out the event.
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DesignPhiladelphia

October 9-17

Every fall, the city celebrates the historic role of design in the region while showcasing the innovation yet to come during DesignPhiladelphia. During the nine-day festival, approximately 200,000 people are estimated to explore the world of design during more than 120 events held throughout the city. DesignPhiladelphia aims to celebrate and promote Philadelphia a design capital and destination.
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Philly Photo Day

October 10

Now in its fifth year, Philly Photo Day calls on all residents to capture and share their pictures depicting a day in the life of the city.
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Hop Angel Brauhaus Applefest

October 11-12

It’s all apples all the time on the weekend of October 11 and 12 at Applefest at the Hop Angel Brauhaus, a German-themed restaurant and beer bar in the Fox Chase neighborhood in the Northeast. From apple brunch to apple beer and cider to activities like keg bowling, it’s sure to be a day to remember. Don’t miss the honey-and-cider-brined roasted pork loin with roasted farm stand root vegetables in a sauce of apples and cranberries.
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Ardmore Oktoberfest

October 11

Oktoberfest comes to Ardmore, the largest and most diverse town on the ritzy Main Line stretch of suburbs, on Saturday, October 11. From 2-8 p.m., expect German music, German beer, German food and more at this fun block party on Cricket Ave.
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Outfest

Outfest in Philadelphia

October 12

Don’t miss Philadelphia’s Outfest, a National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Festival that attracts over 30,000 people to the region. The annual block party embraces the GLBT lifestyle and freedom.
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The Philadelphia Film Festival

PFF 23

October 16-26

October 16 – 26
The Philadelphia Film Festival celebrating its 23rd anniversary this fall with nearly two weeks of films, guests and special events to satisfy even the most ardent cinephile.
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Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill

Harry Potter Festival

October 17-19

There will be wizardry and wonder in the air this October as Chestnut Hill transforms for the Harry Potter Festival. The annual blockbuster festival takes over the charming town on Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, for two days of spellbinding events that magically morph the neighborhood into the much-loved fictional world created by author J.K. Rowling.
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Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival

Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival

October 18

Reading Terminal Market is undoubtedly one of the best places to savor the bounty of fall, and on October 18, visitors are invited to do just that during the annual Harvest Festival. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a portion of Filbert Street is closed to traffic and transformed into an urban farm, complete with hay bales and corn stalks. Kids and adults walk through an on-site pumpkin patch, ride an authentic farm tractor and enjoy freshly prepared donuts, candy apples and other seasonal treats.
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Conshohocken Beer Festival

October 18

On October 18, join 40(!) breweries — from Philadelphia-area favorites like Yards and Sly Fox to national mainstays like Rogue and Founders and more — for the Conshohocken Beer Festival, which will also include live music, great food and more. Plus, in the week leading up to the festival, Conshohocken area restaurants and bars will be hosting a series of events, including tap-takeovers, pairing dinners and tastings.
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The Philly Mart at Venice Island

October 18

The Philly Mart, an open air artisan and vintage market, moves to its permanent home at the brand-new Venice Island Recreation Park in Manayunk starting on Saturday, October 18. The market will take place one Saturday every month on the island, which is located between the Schuylkill River and the Manayunk Canal.
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38th Annual Historic Bristol Day

October 18

Historic Bristol Day brings a family-friendly street fair packed with arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainers, children’s games, a sailing regatta and Colonial characters, all celebrating the town’s connection to the Delaware River.
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Pumpkin Days Celebration at Tyler Arboretum

October 18-19

On October 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tyler Arboretum brings tons of fall-centric fun to its grounds in Media. Decorate your own yard with pick-your-own pumpkins and scarecrow-making. Check out some gorgeous fall foliage on a hay wagon tour and enjoy some sips and snacks of the season.
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Hop Angel Harvest Festival

October 18-19

Hop Angel’s festival season continues with its Harvest Festival on October 18 and 19. Celebrating freshly harvested food as well as wet-hopped harvest beers, keep an eye out for a harvest brunch at 10 a.m., an indoor/outdoor party at 3 p.m., whiffle ball and harvest dinner specials, including cider-cured free-range chicken and late-harvest corn and sweet potato chowder.
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Harvest Festival and River Adventure Day at Bartram’s Garden

October 19

Hay rides, local food, a youth fishing derby, free public paddling on the Schuylkill River and more are what’s on the docket for Harvest Festival and River Adventure Day at Community Farm & Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden on October 19.
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Pumpkin Fall Festival

Headhouse Farmers Market

October 25

South Street Headhouse Square District gets into the October spirit with the Pumpkin Fall Festival, a family day of activities including arts and crafts, hayrides, vendors and live circus performances, plus a free pumpkin giveaway. It all takes place in the Headhouse Square Shambles.
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PumpkinFest 2014 at Moravian Tile Works

October 25

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown hosts another year of the hugely popular Pumpkin Fest, presented by the CB Cares Educational Foundation. At the event, watch artists carve masterpieces into pumpkins of all sizes, listen to live music, indulge in fare from food trucks, catch a movie screening in the meadow and watch the freshly-carved pumpkins illuminate at dusk. Admission is $20 per car.
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Historic Stenton’s Halloween Harvest Festival

Stenton

October 25

Historic Germantown gets in on the harvest fun with its Halloween Harvest Festival, held on October 25 at the Stenton House on Germantown Ave. The free event will have games, crafts, pumpkin painting, a spooky cellar tour and more for the whole family.
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Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

October 25-26

Landlubbers as well as rowers look forward to the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the nation’s largest and most festive rowing events featuring athletes of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to Olympic-level racers.
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First Person Arts Festival

First Person Arts

November 4-14

November 4 – 15
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.
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Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon

November 21-23

With a fast course that winds through the city’s historic downtown, past the stunning Philadelphia Museum of Art and along scenic Boathouse Row, this marathon has been one of the country’s premier running events since 1994. The weekend also includes an 8K race, half-marathon, a Kids Fun Run and the Health & Fitness Expo.
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