This Sunday, May 15, Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill transforms into an outdoor marketplace complete with plants, shopping, music and more for the 20th anniversary of the Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival.
- The festival hits this Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The festival runs from the 8000 block to the 8600 block on Germantown Avenue.
- Guests can look forward to shopping, music, food, drinks and more.
- Entry to the festival is completely free.
In celebration of the 20th year of the festival, the neighborhood welcomes brand-new secret gardens to areas throughout the festival. The secret gardens will be themed after subjects like weddings, sustainability, Harry Potter and more.
150+ Shopping Vendors
Running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festival spotlights more than 150 vendors and artists who are peddling an assortment of home and garden items.
Available garden items include garden displays, flowers, terrariums, fountains and birdhouses. Available home goods include handmade furniture, quilts, art, jewelry and more. The shops along Germantown Avenue will also swing open their doors to festival attendees with special sales and more.
Food & Drink
The restaurants of Chestnut Hill will be serving an assortment of delicious food and drink throughout the daylong festival. Look for food from McNally’s Tavern, El Poquito, Tavern on the Hill, Paris Bistro, Thai Kuu, Cin Cin, Iron Hill Brewery and more.
In addition to the neighborhood restaurants, a number of area vendors will set up shop exclusively for the festival. An assortment of festival-ready foods like funnel cake, kettle korn, cotton candy, pizza, hamburgers and more will be available for purchase.
Live Music & Activities
Two stages on Germantown Avenue will be home to live music from local bands like City Rhythm Orchestra, The Classic Rockers, The Dukes of Destiny and more.
Local business owners and vendors will host an array of demonstrations like candle making, bee-themed activities and more. Gardening professionals will also be in attendance to give guests tips regarding garden upkeep throughout the year.
Keeping up with the festival theme, there will also be plenty of activities for children including carnival rides, crafts, face painting and a free train ride.
How To Get There
Admission to the festival is free, and $5 parking will be available at six select lots along Germantown Avenue.
Or festivalgoers can arrive on foot, by bike or by public transportation via SEPTA Regional Rail to Chestnut Hill.
The Chestnut Hill West regional rail line stops at the top of “the Hill” on Germantown Avenue. The Chestnut Hill East station is located at 101 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. SEPTA bus routes 23, 77, 94, 134 and L also run in the neighborhood.
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