Every fall, the town of Chestnut Hill hosts a major arts festival along its busiest thoroughfare.
This Sunday, September 25, Chestnut Hill’s Fall For the Arts Festival returns to Germantown Avenue for its 32nd year.
Festival Fast Facts
- Returns this Sunday, September 25 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Promises shopping from 150+ vendors.
- Runs from Willow Grove to Rex Avenues on Germantown Avenue.
- Admission to the festival is free.
Guests of the festival can browse goods from more than 150 vendors while enjoying food, drinks and a flurry of activities on the avenue. The festival runs all day long this Sunday — from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the case of rain, the festival will take place on Sunday, October 2.
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Anyone looking to purchase some handmade art is in luck. More than 150 makers from across the country — from as far away as Hawaii! — will showcase their works at booths lining Germantown Avenue.
Guests of the festival can browse all sorts of art including sculptures, watercolor paintings, wood crafts, etchings, jewelry, photography, items for the home and much more. Chestnut Hill galleries will also be showcasing their work on the day of the festival.
In addition to shopping, the popular Makers Village will return for another year of artist demos on the Avenue. Guests can watch artist demonstrations of glassblowing, weaving, yarn bombing, blacksmithing and more.
Food and Drinks
Along Germantown Avenue, there will be plenty of space for alfresco dining at some of the avenue’s top restaurants.
In addition to arts vendors, food and drinks, the festival will keep attendees majorly entertained with a variety of special events.
Throughout the festival footprint, guests can enjoy shopping from avenue businesses (think everything from toys to clothing), craft areas for kids, carnival rides and more.
Local musicians will perform on two stages at the festival, too.
Getting There and Staying Over
Chestnut Hill is easily accessible from Philadelphia and the suburbs, too. SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line stops conveniently at the Chestnut Hill West stop, which is in the midst of the festival.
Those who choose to drive to Chestnut Hill can take advantage of parking at select lots in Chestnut Hill. Click here for the locations of the parking lots.
You can also make a weekend of the festival and book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, which gives you two nights at a hotel, free parking and a gift.