The Chestnut Hill Fall For the Arts Festival Draws Huge Crowds Each October

Each year, the Chestnut Hill Fall For the Arts Festival – which takes place on the second Sunday in October – regularly draws tens of thousands of visitors to this quaint, leafy neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia.

Chestnut Hill - of course - is a highly rewarding place to visit in Philadelphia, even when there isn't a major festival going on. But it's the place to be, this year, on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - the date of the now 26th Annual Fall for the Arts Festival. (And if the weather doesn't cooperate, unfortunately - the rain date is Sunday, October 17, 2010.)

Chestnut Hill Fall For the Arts Festival - Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Hours For the Chestnut Hill Fall For the Arts Festival?

It takes place on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Can I Take SEPTA to the Fall For the Arts Festival?

Yes, you can. In fact, we would encourage you to do so, in light of the crowds and the easy accessibility of Germantown Avenue, particularly on the Chestnut Hill West SEPTA Regional Rail Line.

We recommend that if you're coming from Center City Philadelphia, that you take the Chestnut Hill West line rather than the Chestnut Hill East line, as the latter takes you about ½ mile away from Germantown Avenue, by foot. But both will get you to the Fall For the Arts Festival.

If you'd like more details on how to do it, we recommend that you refer to our SEPTA to Chestnut Hill Guide - which explains how to do so, via Center City and SEPTA Regional Rail.

Also, we'd recommend our overall SEPTA Regional Rail Guide - which covers the new train ticket fare structure that went into effect in July 2010, the fact that the old R_ designations have been - unfortunately - abolished, etc.

Can I Drive to the Chestnut Hill Fall For the Arts Festival? Will There Be Anywhere to Park?

Yes. There are nine parking lots in Chestnut Hill, and they are offering a flat $5 all-day rate. Their locations, and these are their official code numbers (we don't know why they aren't in sequence):

Lot #2 - Located behind Bank of America on East Evergreen Avenue.

Lot #3 - Located behind Wachovia Bank on East Evergreen Avenue.

Lot #4 - Located behind Hirshorn Co. on East Highland Avenue.

Lot #5 - Located next to PNC Bank, at 8300 Germantown Avenue.

Lot #6 - Located next to Valley Green Bank, on West Highland Avenue.

Lot #7 - Located behind 8400 Germantown Avenue, behind Talbot's and Joseph Banks.

Lot #9 - Located behind Citizens Bank, at 8600 Germantown Avenue. Its entrance is on Hilltop Road, via Rex Avenue.

Lot #10 - Next to Post Light on Bethlehem Pike

Lot #12 - The SEPTA Chestnut Hill West Station - West Evergreen Avenue.

Schedule of Events for the 2010 Chestnut Hill Fall For the Arts Festival

Live Entertainment - 8200 Germantown Avenue

11 AM - 1 PM - Dukes of Destiny

1 PM - 2 PM - Delaware Valley Opera Company

2 PM - 5 PM - Rich Posmontier Ensemble

Live Entertainment - 8400 Germantown Avenue

11 AM - 5 PM - Carlos Munhoz

Live Entertainment - 8600 Germantown Avenue

11 AM - 5 PM - Six Pack

Roving Germantown Avenue

1 PM - 2 PM - Last Call

Family and Children's Activities, scattered up and down Germantown Avenue, will take place all day, except for the Peanuts Express Ride, which is from noon to 4 PM, at 8100 Germantown Avenue.

Food, Drink, and Restaurant Options on Germantown Avenue

The numbers on Germantown Avenue descend, going from west to east, which is why the higher numbers are presented first.

8600 Block of Germantown Avenue

Cosimo's Pizza - 8624 Germantown Avenue - Italian

Bocelli's - 8630 Germantown Avenue - Italian

McNally's Tavern - 8634 Germantown Avenue - Irish/American

Tavern on the Green - 8636 Germantown Avenue - American


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