As a Philadelphia-based airport parking company, we love being part of the city’s culture and the events that go on. This year, there are plenty of fall festivals to enjoy throughout the area. Here are some of our favorites:
Terror Behind the Walls
This is more of a Halloween festival than a fall festival, as it takes place at the Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount neighborhood in Philly. Terror Behind the Walls brings you through Hollywood-quality special effects, lighting, and actual history. The event runs through November 8th.
Fall at Franklin Square
Throughout the month of October (with some events extending into early November), Philly’s Franklin Square is hosting spooky mini golf, ghost tours, scary storytelling, historical pub tours, and more. There are things to do for both children and adults!
Stenton’s Halloween Harvest Festival
Head to the historic Stenton house on Philly’s Germantown Ave on October 25th. There, you and the family can enjoy fall crafts, Halloween games, pumpkin painting, and a spooky cellar tour. There will also be light refreshments and homemade apple cider. After that, take a tour of the museum for a taste of authentic Philadelphia history.
Pumpkin Fall Festival
On October 25th at the South Street Headhouse District on Philly’s 2nd Street, you’ll find the Pumpkin Fall Festival complete with hay rides, live music, pumpkin painting, a fall bazaar, and more. There’s plenty of fun to go around from noon until 5 p.m.
Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens
Though not technically in Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens is just a short drive from the area and boasts some of the most beautiful trees, plants, and flowers. From October 25th – November 23rd, you can enjoy more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums throughout the four-acre conservatory. Don’t miss the Thousand Bloom centerpiece, where more than 1,000 blooms have been perfectly placed in a beautiful arrangement.
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
For two weekends every October, celebrated artists from all over the city of Philadelphia open up their studios for both self-guided and guided tours. Get a taste of the arts and a look into the worlds of some serious artists.
Oktoberfest at Dilworth Park
This coming Thursday and Saturday (the 23rd and 25th), head to Dilworth Park at City Hall for fall-themed food, beer, live music, and more. There will also be a variety of arts, crafts, and entertainment – all in the Oktoberfest spirit.