Fall is here and its our favorite time of year! You might think otherwise as we have been a little slow on the blog posts. Quite the contrary! In fact, we’ve been slowing down only because we’re outside having so much fun. From Chinatown’s Night Market, to Midtown Village Fall Festival, to the Columbus Day Festival, it seems we haven’t sat down in days. And the eating. Oh… the eating! We’ve been rustling up some of the most decadent dishes from every neighborhood and food truck in the region. Beyond the festivals we’ve been to restaurant openings (Underdogs Philly) to restaurant week (comfort food at Smokin’ Betty’s) to menu tastings, and more! You would think the fall frenzy would be slowing down, but in fact the fun will only heat up as we get closer to Halloween.
Join us as we look ahead at the Fall Festivals Part II – “the late harvest!” First up for discussion is Spooky Saturday and Fall Festival, on Saturday 27, 2012, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, on East Passyunk Avenue. Enjoy a double dose of free family fun from 11:00am to 4:00pm on the streets surrounding the famous Singing Fountain. Philly Loves Fun will not only be in the house, but we have the honor of being the guest judge for the annual pet costume contest. (You’re so jealous right now, aren’t you!?)
Bring the kids, dress up the pooch and get ready for a spooktacular Halloween celebration! Spooky Saturday festivities include costume contests, trick or treating, pumpkin painting, cider, pet treats, art lessons and temporary tattoos by Alphabet Academy (1720 EPA) . Fall Festival celebrates the sights and sounds of autumn with live music by Willie, We Are Fauna and Rooster & Squire. Charm City Movement Arts bring the big top fun with circus performances. Ms Goody Cupcake (1838 EPA) will be on hand with deliciously creepy cupcakes that will have children screaming (in delight). Nice Things…Handmade (1731 EPA) presents a craft show featuring local artists. Stateside (1536 EPA) will pour seasonal craft beer and have the kitchen open.
In the event of rain, Fall Festival music and craft show will be cancelled. Spooky Saturday’s costume contest, circus performance and trick or treating will move inside of Urban Jungle (1526 EPA). For more information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, RSVP to invites on Facebook, or follow @epassyunkave on Twitter.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Over 40 artists will be on hand for a craft show organized by Nice Things.. Handmade. Future little artists will enjoy children’s drawing and art lessons by Young Rembrants. Ms Goody Cupcake will have spooktacular treats and Halloween-themed cupcakes. Music during the day will include Willie (acoustic family favorites), We Are Fauna (acoustic rock) and Rooster & Squire (bluegrass). Tarot card readings will be provided by Angela Ranalli (Le Virtu’s pastry chef) for $20 a reading.
11:15am – 1:15pm
Charm City Movement Arts will present tightwire demos and circus performances for kids of all ages.
11:00am – 12:00pm
Alphabet Academy helps children get into the haunting mood with spooky temporary tattoos outside of the Alphabet Aquarium location (1720 EPA).
11:00am – 1:00pm
Prizes will be awarded to children and pets for the funniest, scariest and most original costumes. Guest judges will join the fun from Frugal Philly Mom (for children’s contest) and our website, Philly Loves Fun (for pets’ contest). Buster Brown will even be making the trip from the pumpkin patch, too! Come say hello during the pet costume contest and help us judge. Times for judging are staggered based on ages: 11:00am Ages 4 and under; 11:30am Ages 5 to 8; 12:00pm Ages 9 to 12; and 12:30pm pets.
11:00am – 1:00pm
Children can safely trick or treat around the Singing Fountain until 1:00pm. Children are invited to make a souvenir of their time on East Passyunk by painting a pumpkin. Cider and snacks will be provided. Pet treats will be available too!
4:00pm – 2:00am
Stay after Fall Festival for seasonal brews, specialty cocktails and award winning food at bars, pubs and restaurants along EPABID.
Outside of Spooky Saturday and Fall Festival, Philly Loves Fun will be haunting the town at these upcoming events – with more additions to come!
- Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl on East Passyunk Avenue on Wednesday, October 24th. Watch our Facebook page to win two registrations!
- Devil’s Alley for the Dance with the Devil Party on Saturday, October 27th. The devil himself is throwing a party and its going to be hot, hot, HOT!
- Tiplers Tour Ghosts and Toasts tour by Historic Philadelphia runs Thursdays through November 8th. Cheers to the spirits of ’76! Triumph Brewery will be serving a seasonal Pumpkin Ale and a stop at Christ Church Burial Ground adds to the spooky fun. Watch for a giveaway this week!
- Yelp’s Night by the Nile Party brings us to the Penn Museum on Halloween itself. Nothing says spooky like partying down with some real mummies.
Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was provided for this post. Facebook, Twitter and Google are not affiliated with any PLF giveaways.
- East Passyunk Ave is a “Kid at Heart” with New Second Saturday for Families (phillylovesfun.wordpress.com)