October 02, 2017

Midtown Village Fall Festival to take over the neighborhood for another year of festivities

In the car-free streets, there will be beer tents, multiple stages, various vendor stalls

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Midtown Village Fall Festival J. Fusco/Visit Philadelphia™

In a neighborhood that’s always ready for a party, the Midtown Village Fall Festival is a highlight of Philadelphia’s busy fall festival season. Usually held the first Sunday in October, it draws thousands to Midtown Village/Washington Square West/the Gayborhood (depends who you ask!) for a day of family entertainment, food, shopping and all-ages activities.

This year's Midtown Village Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7. From noon to 8 p.m., the neighborhood will be filled with crowds eating, drinking, dancing and shopping.

In the car-free streets, there will be beer tents, multiple stages and various vendor stalls. 

Within the festival, there will also be two parties happening. One will be at BRU Craft & Wurst, and the other will be at McGillin's Old Ale House.


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BRU will throw an Oktoberfest-style bash on the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. There will be bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, pretzels, seasonal beers, DJs and live music.

McGillin's, Philadelphia's oldest bar, will be ending its monthlong Oktoberfest celebration by moving karaoke to a temporary beer garden on Drury Street. There will be seasonal food & drink available.

The annual Midtown Village Fall Festival is one of the city's biggest festivals in early autumn. Many streets in the neighborhood will be closed off to traffic for the event, so it's suggested that festivalgoers get there by foot, bike or public transportation.


Midtown Village Fall Festival 2017

Saturday, Oct. 7
Noon to 8 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go
Midtown Village