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September 28, 2009

One-Day Festivals on October 3: Greensgrow, East Falls Arts, River City and Revolutionary Germantown

Fall Festivals on October 3 (photos by R. Kennedy for GPTMC)

Fall Festivals on October 3 (photos by R. Kennedy for GPTMC)

For those of you looking for something to do on October 3rd, you have no shortage of options. Fall is festival season in Philadelphia and this Saturday bursting with fun, seasonal events. In addition to it being the first weekend of the Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (all studios east of Broad Street are open), there are four neighborhood festivals that are worth checking out.

  • - The Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms kicks off its inaugural year with an urban harvest festival right on their Kensington farm. Attend and you’ll find tons of food, crafts for the kids and local foods that you can take home for dinner. The festival is at 2501 E. Cumberland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125 and runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine.
  • - East Falls Arts by the River will returning, rain or shine, for another year at Inn Yard Park. Shop local crafts and food, and stay for the live music that starts at 1 p.m. Ridge and Midvale Avenues, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • - The second annual River City Festival in Fishtown is a free day of live music, activities for kids and lots of community building, all at Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware waterfront. Beginning with the River City 5K Run, at 10 a.m., the festival goes until 5 p.m. and much fun is sure to be had.
  • - The Revolutionary Germantown Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. with a Craft Fair in the Carriage House at Cliveden and runs until 7 p.m. Events include historic house tours, colonial reenactments and puppet shows. It culminates with Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe from 4 – 7 p.m.

For even more fall festivals, check out our pages devoted to our Top Five Fall Festivals and Harvest Festivals.

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    Elizabeth says:

    How could you forget about the Midtown Village Fall Fest?

    http://www.midtownvillage.org/

    “Join us this year for the Fourth Annual
    Fall Festival in Midtown Village.
    Live Music, Great Food, Amazing Beverages,
    Oktoberfest activities, Little Villagers area,
    Sumo Wrestling, and much much more.”

    The weather forecast for Saturday, October 3 looks a little rainy in Philadelphia. But Arts by the River will “Rain Supreme”. There will be a silly rain hat/rain gear contest with prizes of $100, $50 and $25 for best rainy outfit (even if the sun shines). Stop by the information booth to have your photo taken for the judges before 3:00 p.m.

    Suz says:

    I was looking for some festivals to visit on Saturday. Thanks for the info!