9 Awesome Fall Festivals in Philly and the Suburbs This Month

Here's are some of the fall-related festivals sweeping the Philadelphia area and beyond this month.

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Center City District
Center City District
Octoberfest at Dilworth Park
nWhere: Philadelphia (1 S. 15th St.)
nWhen: Oct. 13-18
nWhat: Come out and enjoy games, fall entertainment, live music and a craft beer and cocktail garden. The weekend of Oct. 13, Dilworth Park (1 S 15th Street) will host a weekend-long Octoberfest featuring food and fun! For more information click here.
nFriday Oct. 13
n11 p.m.-8 p.m.: Made in Philadelphia Fall Market
n5 p.m.-9 p.m.: Live music
nSaturday, Oct. 14
nNoon-3 p.m.: A zombie from Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind the Walls haunts the park.
nNoon-5 p.m.: Chalk the walk by City Hall with SplashLab Arts mural
nNoon-8 p.m.: Made in Philadelphia Fall Market, music and entertainment
n2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Maker’s Mark bourbon and gourmet mustard tasting
n4:30 p.m.: Beer stein holding contest with celebrity judge, Christina Dowd, executive director of Philly Loves Beer
nSunday, Oct. 15
nNoon-3 p.m.: A zombie from Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind the Walls haunts the park.
nNoon-6 p.m.: Made in Philadelphia Fall Market, music and entertainment
nWednesday, Oct. 18
nNoon-1:30 p.m.: LIVE@LUNCH concert draws to a close with the last PNC Presents Live@Lunch of the year. This week’s performer, the Philly Keys, will perform familiar tunes and original works. The first five people to stop by the PNC booth and show the weekly @CCDParks Twitter post will get the chance at a $10 PNC Bank gift card. For more info click here.
Manayunk Development Corporation
Manayunk Harvest Fest in Pretzel Park
nWhere: Pretzel Park
nWhen: Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
nWhat: Friends and family are welcome to enjoy seasonal activities in Pretzel Park, including pumpkin carving and a scarecrow contest. Food trucks and vendors will line Silverwood Street, and local artists will be performing live music. For more information click here.
Bloktoberfest 2017
nWhere: South Street between Broad and 18th streets in Philadelphia
nWhen: Oct. 14, noon-8 p.m.
nWhat: Taking over four blocks of South Street between Broad and 18th streets, in partnership with the South Street West Business Association and 31st and Wharton Beer Distributors, Bloktober fest showcases craft breweries from across the country, food from neighborhood vendors, food trucks, and live music featuring local acts. All proceeds are directed back to a variety of neighborhood initiatives addressing education, green space and public safety. All ages are free to attend. SEPTA and Indego are the encouraged means of transportation to the event. Indego will be hosting a corral so everyone can drop off their Indego bike. For more information, click here.
Peddler's Village
nWhere: Peddler's Village, 2400 Street Rd., New Hope
nWhen: Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-noon
nWhat: Visit Peddler’s Village for their annual OctoberFeast featuring beers, wine, German food, entertainment from the Philadelphia German Brass Band, and moon bounces for the kids!
National Dog Show Charity Walk: Steve Griffith
National Dog Show Charity Walk
nWhere: Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Wayne
nWhen: Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-noon
nWhat: Featuring multiple family and dog related attractions, the National Dog Show Charity walk is open to the public to raise money for nine Delaware Valley charities. Music, free microchip scanning, raffles, an open agility course, and much, much more will be featured at the walk. For more information, or to donate, click here.
Center City District
Pop-Up Wine Garden at John F. Collins Park
nWhere: John F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut St., between Chestnut and Ranstead streets
nWhen: Oct. 20, 4-9 p.m.
nWhat: The Center City District Foundation and Chaddsford Winery is hosting a wine garden through October to offer guests the chance to drink wine in Center City. Offering Chaddsford wines, warm Spiced Apple wine and hard cider, by the glass ($8) or by the bottle ($20). For more information click here.
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair
nWhere: Rittenhouse Square
nWhen: Oct. 13-15
nWhat: In partnership with the PA Guild of Craftsmen and the Friends of Rittenhouse Square, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair features 140 of the finest craft artists from 11-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11-5 p.m. on Sunday, in conjunction with the 18th Street Outdoor Cafes. During the Fine Craft Fair, 18th Street between Walnut and Locust Streets will offer expanded outdoor dining from noon-10 p.m. and all proceeds from restaurant sales will be donated to Rittenhouse Square. For more information click here.
Boo at the Zoo
nWhere: The Philadelphia Zoo
nWhen: Oct. 21-22 and 28-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
nWhat: Put on your favorite costume for a wild day of spooky adventures! Trick-or-treat the safari, take a walk through the Extinction Graveyard, enjoy fall offerings available for purchase, get lost in a hay maze, and pose for festive pictures in front of the giant pumpkin wall. For more information click here.
St. Thomas Church Harvest Festival and Children's Coat Drive
nWhere: MacColl Auditorium (East Skippack Pike and Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road, Whitemarsh)
nWhen: Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
nWhat: St. Thomas Church welcomes families to come out for hay rides, pumpkin hunts, face painting, delicious food and fall-related activities for the kids. Adults are invited to select and take home clothes, toys and other items from the Saturday Sales. For more information click here.
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