Chestnut Hill Fall For The Arts Festival
A picturesque fall festival of food, art, music and more
Sunday, October 4, 2015
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each year, Chestnut Hill welcomes autumn with the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, a day of art, music, great food, boutique shopping and family fun.
More than 150 talented artists from throughout the country display and sell their creations in media ranging from watercolor paintings to jewelry.
Live entertainment, children’s rides and alfresco dining round out the excitement during this free event.
Art From 150+ Makers
More than 150 makers from across the country — all the way from New Mexico! — will showcase their works at booths lining Germantown Avenue. You can browse sculptures, watercolor and oil paintings, photography, items for the home and much more.
New this year, the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival will celebrate the actual process of art making at the Makers Village where artisans will demonstrate their craft. Located at East Southampton Avenue and Germantown Avenue, Makers Village will feature blacksmith demonstrations, glass blowing, jewelry making and more.
Live Entertainment & Family-Friendly Activities
Local bands like Zydeco a Go Go, Dukes of Destiny and Red X will rock the stage at the day-long festival. Children can look to fun activities like an assortment of craft making opportunities, carnival rides, rock climbing wall and even a chance to spot Harry Potter and Dumbledore in advance of the Harry Potter Festival that will hit downtown Chestnut Hill on October 16 and 17.
Food & Drinks
An array of food and drinks will be available on a pay as you go basis throughout the festival area on Germantown Avenue. Local businesses like Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, Bredenbeck’s Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor and McNally’s Tavern will be welcoming crowds for pre- or post-festival eats and drinks.
Getting There And Staying Over
Chestnut Hill is easily accessible from Philadelphia and the suburbs, too. SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line stops conveniently at the Chestnut Hill West stop, which is in the midst of the festival.
Those who choose to drive to Chestnut Hill can take advantage of $5 parking at select lots in Chestnut Hill. Click here for the locations of the parking lots.
You can also make a weekend of the festival and book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, which gives you two nights at a hotel, free parking and a gift.
For more information on the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, click the button below.
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