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April 30, 2014

The Chestnut Hill Home And Garden Festival Returns On Sunday, May 4 With Shopping, Music, Family-Friendly Programming And More

The Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival shuts down Germantown Avenue and ushers in a giant street festival, this Sunday, May 4. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Spring has sprung along Germantown Avenue, and the annual Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival celebrates the blooms in the charming town with a spring festival this Sunday, May 4.

Home and garden design and supplies take the spotlight at this all-day fest, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Germantown Avenue in the heart of Chestnut Hill.

Purchase an assortment of plants including orchids, succulents, terrariums and vegetable plants. Also, browse home decor items like handmade furniture, art, quilts and collectibles.

Beyond satisfying all of those springtime home-and-garden needs, the festival also provides attendees with a slew of family-friendly programming. Look forward to arts and crafts, a rock climbing wall, face painting, amusement rides and a free train ride through the festival.

A number of Chestnut Hill’s most popular restaurants are slated to serve up street fare, too. Sample food from such neighborhood eateries as Mica, Iron Hill Brewery, Tavern on the Hill, McNally’s Tavern, Paris Bistro and more. Also, fill up on quintessential festival bites like cotton candy, ice cream, funnel cake, soft pretzels and popcorn.

Along the festival route, also find two stages where a number of local bands entertain festivalgoers will live music all afternoon.

This year’s festival also promises Eco Alley, the go-to place for all-things-green including sustainable activities, demonstrations and products.

New this year, the Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival also welcomes a petting zoo!

In proper festival fashion, admission is completely free, just pay for any merchandise on a pay as you go basis. $5 parking will be available at select lots along Germantown Avenue.

Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival
When: Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rain Date, May 18
Where: 8000-8600 Germantown Avenue
Cost: Free
More info: www.chestnuthillpa.com

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