- Philadelphia Honey Festival
Friday, September 7, 2018, 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Glen Foerd on the Delaware (Grant Ave. & Milnor St., Philadelphia 19114) Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm at Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm (6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia 19144) Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm at Bartram’s Garden at Bartram’s Garden (54th Street & Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia 19143)
Presented by Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild (with Bartram’s Glen Foerd and Wyck)
Philadelphia Honey Festival buzzes into fall on September 8, 9 and 10, 2018, at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Wyck Historic House and Bartram’s Garden. This annual event, organized by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, celebrates nine years and works to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to the environment, the food supply and the economy, and to celebrate urban beekeeping and gardening. The three historic locations will each host one day of the festival, and offer visitors family-friendly activities that include open hive demonstrations, honey extractions, open hive talks, children’s activities, honey tastings, mead tastings, sales from local beekeepers, bee-bearding demonstration (by Don Shump, PBG president and owner The Philadelphia Bee Co.) and more. Each venue will also have additional local community activities to expand our usual offerings. New for 2018, look for the debut a Honey Home Brew Challenge and a Honey Festival Speaker Series. Entry to the festival venues, educational activities and demonstrations is free. For the schedule of events, visit phillyhoneyfest.com.
- Philly AIDS Thrift 13th Anniversary Block Party
Saturday, September 22, 2018
12:00pm to 6:00pm
5th and Bainbridge
Presented by Philly AIDS Thrift
Philly AIDS Thrift presents their 13th Anniversary Block Party on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, at 5th and Bainbridge. Enjoy celebrity dunk tank, moonbounce, games, food trucks, face painting, carnival games, magicians, dancing in the streets, shopping, pie eating contest and more. DJ Robert Drake will be spinning the tunes. Other entertainment includes sword swallowing with MacKenzie Moltov, performance by Squidling Brothers, special appearance by The Cheddar Boys, a mini-Halloween parade, and other surprises.
- BRU Fall Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018
12:00pm to 8:00pm
1300 Block of Chestnut Street (Outside BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn and Tradesman’s)
Presented by Craft Concepts Group, BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn and Tradesman’s
BRU Fall Fest is back and bigger than ever – with expanded offerings this year from the newly opened Tradesman’s! Craft Concepts Group, BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn and Tradesman’s take over the 1300 block of Chestnut Street with eight hours of outdoor food, beer and music on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Come hungry for BRU’s housemade bratwurst on the grill, Tradesman’s pulled pork sandwiches and ribs, German pretzel, BBQ favorites, and much more. Bartenders will pour your favorite crafts from beer tents – including Oktoberfest and other seasonal selections. On the outdoor stage, get ready for eight hours of music live bands and DJs – that have in the past included Levee Drivers, DJ Jack Tripper, American Dinosaur, Brad Moser and Chris Paterno Band. BRU Fall Festival is free and open to the public, and 21 and older to drink (with identification). BRU and Tradesman’s will serve an abbreviated version of the regular daily menu inside. Pro-tip: Skip Midtown Village’s beer lines by dropping in for self-serve taps inside BRU. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Band, beer and menu line-ups will be announced in early September. For more information about BRU, visit http://www.bruphilly.com/.
- Old City Fest
Sunday, October 7, 2018
3rd and Arch along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will 11:00am to 6:00pm
Presented by Old City District
Old City District presents the return of Old City Fest on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, at Third and Arch Streets in Historic Philadelphia. Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture. Activities will include a festival stage with live music, circus artists, runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances, dozens of food and drink options, street art, craft and retail shopping, and 100+ Old City vendors. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. For more info, visit www.oldcitydistrict.org/oldcityfest, tweet @OldCityDistrict or call (215) 592-7929.
- Taste of Ardmore
Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Presented by Ardmore Initiative
Best of Philly Winner Ardmore is back with the Main Line’s tastiest fall food festival! Taste of Ardmore returns Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at Ardmore Toyota. This signature fundraiser for Ardmore Initiative will feature innovative cuisine from dozens of award-winning Ardmore restaurants, wine and craft beer sampling, signature cocktails, indoor/outdoor lounge areas, live entertainment and more. This year’s celebration will serve up dozens of tasty dishes created in the region’s hottest new foodie destination. Look for debuts from newly opened, acclaimed restaurants like The Bercy, Ripplewood and Bam Bam Seoul Kitchen. Last year’s popular Ardmore Kitchen Challenge, Homebrew competition and outdoor beer garden are all back bigger than before. This is the one fall food event you won’t want to miss! Tickets and event details can be found at www.TasteofArdmore.com.
- The Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival
Saturday, November 3, 2018
11:00am to 8:00pm
Outside Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th Street)
Presented by Hawthornes Beer Cafe
Hawthornes Beer Cafe is closing down 11th Street again for the Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. This annual beer and cider festival will feature over 75 hard ciders, toasty lagers, pumpkin ales and more. Look for a dozen food trucks serving up street food, signature bites and fall comfort food. Festivities will also include a family fun zone, apple-bobbing competition, pie eating contest, live entertainment, DJs and much more. This all-day, all-ages free block party takes place on 11th street in front of Hawthornes, from Fitzwater to Catharine. Cash only. All ages welcome, but twenty-one and older with identification to drink.