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September 28, 2016

Guide to navigating Midtown Village Fall Festival 2016

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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.

The annual Midtown Village Fall Festival returns Oct. 1. Attendees to the massive street fest can eat, drink and be merry from noon to 8 p.m. 

Nine blocks of Midtown Village will be shut off to traffic, so that beer tents, stages and vendor stalls can utilize the streets. Below is a guide to navigating through everything the festival has to offer.

Blocked-Off Streets for the Festival

•13th Street, from Market to Locust streets
•Chestnut Street, from Broad to 11th streets
•Drury Lane
•Sansom Street, from Broad to 11th streets
•Chancellor Street, from Juniper to 13th streets

The Mini-Festivals Within Midtown Fall Fest

BRU Craft & Wurst 

The bar will once again take over the 1300 block of Chestnut Street with an outdoor Oktoberfest-style party. Bartenders will be pouring favorite craft beers from underneath beer tents, while live bands and DJs perform over the course of eight hours.

Outdoor beers:

•Andech's Oktoberfest
•Troegs Dreamweaver
•Troegs Master of Pumpkins
•Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream Session IPA
•Evolution Pine'Hop'L IPA
•Wyndridge Wet Hop Ale
•Rogue Dead Guy
•Rogue Hazelnut Brown

Outdoor snacks:

•BBQ pork sandwich
•Bratwurst sandwich
•Mushroom sandwich
•Bavarian pretzels
•Veggie skewers
•Shrimp & chorizo skewers

McGillin's Old Ale House

Philadelphia's oldest bar will be ending its month-long Oktoberfest celebration on Oct. 1. This year, the bar made its own Oktoberfest brew. Of course, other falls beers will also be available at the Drury Street party.

Speciality beers from:

•Sly Fox
•Warsteiner Brewing

Rotating list of food specials:

•Grilled Pork Loin
•German Style Grilled Sausage Platter
•Chicken Breast

Quick Numbers

•One Kids Zone
•Four stages with live entertainment
•15-plus restaurants participating
•40-plus merchants participating
•40-plus crafters participating
•Over 50,000 festival attendees expected each day

Midtown Village Fall Festival 2016

Saturday, Oct. 1
Noon to 8 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go
Midtown Village