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September 22, 2023

Harvest Weekend returns to Dilworth Park with fall fun for all ages

Weekend-long festival in Center City with live entertainment, a hay maze and more this October 6-8!

Fall Festivals

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Hay bales, corn stalks and pumpkins aplenty; Harvest Weekend returns to Dilworth Park to welcome the arrival of autumn. Beginning Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, guests of all ages are invited to enjoy live music, seasonal food and beverage items and activities for families. Attendance is free for everyone.

Located on the west side of Philadelphia’s historic City Hall, Dilworth Park will be adorned in full autumn flare, including a popup Hay Maze on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn. Opening a full week before Harvest Weekend on Friday, September 29, the family-friendly attraction provides fall-on-the farm fun without leaving the city. It will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through October 7, and will close for the season at 6 p.m. on October 8.

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In addition to the Hay Maze, Harvest Weekend visitors can expect a weekend-long schedule of free activities and entertainment, including local bands and DJs curated by Rec Philly, live pumpkin carving demonstrations and pumpkin painting for children. Strolling performers, including scarecrow stilt walkers and magicians, will also make an appearance throughout the weekend. On Friday evening at 5:30 p.m., the Philly Goat Project will host a meet and greet with goats for guests of all ages.

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On Saturday afternoon, Maker’s Mark® Diplomat, Mai Jeans, will be onsite from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with customized tote bag giveaways, and at 4:15 p.m., visitors 21 and older are invited to participate in a stein-hoisting contest presented by Tröegs Independent Brewing. Festivities will continue on Sunday with live apple cider making at 3 p.m. Also on Sunday, everyone is invited to explore the park’s City Pickle pickle ball courts. From 1 p.m.-3 p.m., there will be fun pickle ball activities and prizes!

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Familiar fall flavors will be offered at multiple locations throughout the park, such as seasonal staples like bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels. A full selection of local and craft beer brands will also be available, including Tröegs and Michelob Ultra. Tasty cocktails made with Maker’s Mark® bourbon and Haku® Vodka will also be featured.

Planned in conjunction with Harvest Weekend, the Made in Philadelphia Fall Market will return with more than 60 local vendors. Treats, trinkets, handmade artwork and more will be showcased. Guests are encouraged to support these vendors while enjoying the weekend’s festivities.

Harvest Weekend and the Made in Philadelphia Fall Market hours are:

Friday, October 6Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 7Noon - 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 8Noon - 6 p.m.

The schedule of entertainment includes:

Friday, October 6:

12 - 8 p.m. | Hosted by DJ justSANTI

3:30 - 4 :30 p.m. | Pumpkin Carving Demonstration

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Strolling Circus Arts

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Visit with the Philly Goat Project

Saturday, October 7:

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Pumpkin Painting for Kids

1 - 4 p.m. | Maker’s Mark® Tote Bag Making

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Pumpkin Carving Demonstration

2:15 - 3 p.m. | The Last Generation on Film

2 - 4:45 p.m. | Strolling Circus Arts

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. | Zeek Burse

4:15 p.m. | Stein Holding Contest presented by Tröegs Independent Brewing

5 - 5:45 p.m. | Live Music

6:15 - 7 p.m. | Christian Crosby

Sunday, October 8:

Hosted by DJ Kendollaz

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. |  Pumpkin Painting Activity

1 - 1:45 p.m. | Ikechi Onyenaka

1 - 3 p.m. | Pickle Ball

1 - 3 p.m. | Strolling Circus Arts

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Pumpkin Carving Demonstration

2:15 - 3 p.m. | Scarlet Fiorella

3 - 4 p.m. | Apple Cider Making

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. | Live Music

4:45 - 5:30 p.m. | Gabrielle Chapman & the Vortex

The fall season at Dilworth Park is supported by Temple University. All programs are weather permitting and subject to change. Learn more at