An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall
October 11, 2014
South Street’s Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.
The all-ages festival features four blocks of food, craft beer and live music from noon until 8 p.m. Pay-as-you-go and enjoy tasty dishes from favorite food trucks and special items from South Street restaurants.
The celebration continues with an expansive music lineup on two stages including local bands and nationally recognized acts.
Thirsty? Bloktoberfest features a wide selection of craft beers and cider available at multiple locations throughout the festival. You must be 21 or over with a valid I.D. and purchase a Beer Bracelet to enter the designated area.
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Be sure to bring an appetite because there will be more food than ever at the fifth annual Bloktoberfest. Popular South Street restaurants, including Rex 1516, Magpie and Jamaican Jerk Hut, will be selling curbside meals along the four-block festival.
A wide selection of popular Philly food trucks will be on hand for pay-as-you-go meals including The Cow and the Curd, Say Cheese, Spot Burger and Sugar Philly.
Aside from great eats, Bloktoberfest is all about the beer. The annual festival is partnering with Bella Vista Distributor to bring two dozen fantastic craft beers from local and national breweries, including festival exclusives, pumpkin beers and ciders.
Beer highlights include the namesake Bloktoberfest Ale from Neshaminy Creek, available for the first time ever at the festival. Horny Goat Brewing Co. is providing the official pumpkin beer of the festival, the Hornycopia Pumpkin Express, on tap at 17th and South Streets.
In order to partake in the sudsy fun, you’ll need to purchase a beer bracelet – available for purchase online in advance – and drink tickets. Beers will be available at Express Beer Zones located throughout the festival grounds.
Bonus: Purchase your beer bracelet and beer tickets in advance online and save $5. Click the button below for more information.
Throughout the day, enjoy live music and family friendly activities as you celebrate autumn on South Street.
Enjoy free performances on two stages: located at Broad and South and 16th and South, with acts including the West Philadelphia Orchestra, RoseMary Fiki and Chill Moody with special guest Beano.
Families can head to the Kids Zone on the 1700 block of South Street for a day of face painting, dancing, science demonstrations, magic and more.
Bloktoberfest Maps & Info
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