Autumn is just around the corner and that means it's time to start planning your Fall getaways. With Philadelphia only a short drive or train ride away it makes a great weekend trip for everyone.
Fall in Philly means fine arts, harvest festivals and a last chance to get in some warm-weather fun before winter sets in. There truly is something for every taste, from Museums to outdoor festivals, to the Philadelphia Marathon-- there is so much going on in Philly this Fall.
a few of our faves
In a neighborhood that’s always ready for a party, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is a highlight of Philadelphia’s busy fall festival season. It draws thousands to Midtown Village for a day of family entertainment, food, shopping and all-ages activities.
October 7 | midtownvillagephilly.org
The largest and oldest festival of it's kind in the nation, DesignPhiladelphia includes 120 events representing 400 nationally recognized designers takes place each fall. Venues all over town host exhibits, lectures, workshops and demonstrations to highlight architecture, fashion, furniture, multimedia and urban-planning.
October 5-13 | designphiladelphia.org
Held each fall, the Scarecrow Festival at Peddler’s Village features scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin painting and an exhibition of colorful scarecrows, which are judged for a competition. Scaring birds yet welcoming humans, this annual displayof hay-stuffed funny folks is a Bucks County must-do.
September 11-October 29 | peddlersvillage.com
Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood transforms into Hogsmeade during the Harry Potter Festival. Each fall, the celebration enchants with events including a Potter Pub Crawl, an opening Sorting Hat Ceremony, a Horcrux scavenger hunt, an all-day Quidditch Tournament at Hogwarts (a.k.a. Chestnut Hill College) and classes in defense against the dark arts.
October 20-21, 2017 | chestnuthillpa.com
Parks on Tap is Philadelphia’s traveling beer garden series, where concession trucks set up shop in permanent parks throughout the city during the 20-stop series. It also includes wine, games, food and entertainment. Enjoy Parks on Tap at Mount Pleasant (September 6-10), Pretzel Park (September 13-17) Burholme Park (September 20-24) and Powers Park (September 27-October 1)
These are just a few of the exciting things going on in Philadelphia this Autumn, to see even more be sure to check out the Visit Philly website.
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