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Midtown Village Fall Festival

Food, drinks and outdoor fun on 13th Street

Midtown Village Fall Festival

Celebrate on 13th Street during the Midtown Village Fall Festival. Credit: J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia


October 1, 2016

Note: The information below is from 2015. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.


Held every autumn, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events.

Taking place on 13th Street from Chestnut to Locust Streets, the Midtown Village Fall Festival features eight hours of tasty food, drinks, live entertainment, shopping and more.

Read on for our full guide to the festival.

The Layout

The epicenter of the festival is 13th and Sansom streets, with activity radiating out from that intersection.

Blocking off Chestnut Street from Broad to 12th Street, Sansom Street from Broad to 12th Street, 13th Street from Locust to Chestnut, as well as Drury Street and Chancellor Street, the festival expects tens of thousands to fill every foot of street and sidewalk.

This entire area will be packed with vendors dishing up food, pouring drinks and peddling local wares.

Not-to-miss Highlights

4 Beer Gardens & 105 Vendors

The brews will be flowing and though the beer gardens will be central locations, festivalgoers can walk through the event with eats and drinks. Look out for fall and Oktoberfest brews at the beer garden at Fergie’s Pub, and more brews at McGillin’s Old Ale House, Finn McCool’s, Time and Opa.

Brü Fall Fest

A fest within a fest, the Brü Fall Fest takes over the 1300 block of Chestnut Street with an all-day party full of craft drafts, bratwurst, knackwurst, pulled pork, pretzels and more, as well as live music from five bands on U-Bahn’s stage.

McGillin’s Oktoberfest

McGillin’s month-long Oktoberfest celebration concludes this Saturday with a giant beer garden on 1300 block of Drury Street during the Midtown Village Fall Festival.

Live Bands & Fun for Kids

Live music is a huge component of the fest, and you’ll be able to take in live tunes on four stages, including the stage at Brü. Artisans and retailers set up shop in booths throughout the fest, too, so be on the look out for deals on goods from 13th Street shops like Verde, Open House and Duross & Langel. And as always, there will be great kid-friendly activities like a moon bounce and more in the kids area on Locust Street.

Getting There And Staying Over

As the neighborhood’s name suggests, Midtown Village is in the heart of Center City. With so many streets blocked off to vehicular traffic, we highly suggest arriving to the festival by foot, bike, Indego or public transportation.

The Market-Frankford line and Broad Street line both stop within blocks of Midtown Village. Just ride to the City Hall, Walnut Street, 13th Street or 11th Street stops and walk over.

Or just turn the festival into an excuse for a weekend getaway or staycation and take advantage of the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package which provides guests with two nights at a hotel, free hotel parking and a welcome gift.

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