It’s time for cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks, hot apple cider, and colorful changing leaves. The weather is changing and autumn is making its arrival. Philly streets are even more vibrant this time of year. Soak in the season by visiting one of Philly’s fall festivals, enjoying a festive treat, or shopping for new pieces to add to your seasonal wardrobe. Our comprehensive 2023 Fall Guide details everything you need to know about what’s happening this season. Below you’ll find information on fall festivals, Halloween events, retail specials, and more.

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Fall Market at Dilworth Park

When: October 6-8
Where: 1 S 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join the fall festivities at Dilworth Park and celebrate the coming of fall. Vendors from Philadelphia and the tri-state area will set up shop for the weekend of October 6-8 to showcase their fine artwork and craftsmanship. You will find a myriad of art, photography, jewelry and accessories, skincare, glassware, wood crafts and countless culinary delights sure to appetize you and your furry friends. The various vendors include time-honored Farmers Market favorites and seasonal shops alike.

16th Annual Midtown Village Fall Festival

When: September 30, 12 pm – 8 pm
Where: Midtown Village Philadelphia

Midtown Village is a collection of unique, independent and open-minded boutiques, restaurants, galleries, lofts and much more. The Midtown Village Fall Festival attracts thousands of visitors in one day to experience a variety of activities, including multiple stages with live entertainment, food and beverages, merchant and vendor displays, crafters, children’s activities and more.

Chestnut Hill Fall For the Arts Festival 2023

When: Sunday, October 8th, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Chestnut Hill will welcome thousands of visitors to celebrate the Arts on Germantown Avenue from Willow Grove Avenue to Rex Avenue. The festival includes over 200 artists, artisans, and decorative arts vendors along historic Germantown Ave. There will be live music and delicious food from Chestnut Hill’s top restaurants, while kids can enjoy games, arts and crafts throughout this free, family-friendly event.

Philly Fall Nature Fest

When: September 23rd, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Philly Fall Nature Fest at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is a free event for people of all ages to discover great natural and community resources and get involved in preserving watershed. Festival activities include archery, live animal demonstrations, guided walks, trolley tours, music, kids crafts and more.

Fall Apple Festival

When: September 23rd, 12-5 pm
Where: Cannstatters, 9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA

Get your tickets for the Fall Apple Festival. There will be an apple pie contest, apple pie eating contest, live music, kids play area, kids activities and endless family fun.

Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show 

When: September 30, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600A, Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA

Save the date for the annual Fall Festival and Crafts Show. There will be local artists, apple pressing, kids activities, campfire and more. There is no registration required, just show up!

Philly Wine Fest: Fall Edition!

When: October 7th, 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Live! Casino & Hotel, 900 Packer Ave, Philadelphia, PA

The Philly Wine Fest is an elevated wine tasting experience that aims to stimulate all of your senses. Throw back some great food and enjoy live musical performances, all while sampling some of the best varietals from around the world. This is a 21+ event.

Halloween Fall Fest | Mummers Museum

When: October 21, 12-5 pm
Where: Mummers Museum, 1100 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Halloween Fall Fest is brought to you by The Mummers Museum and State Street Events. Enjoy the fall weather with food trucks, vendors, fire pits, custom contest, beer garden, live bands, Mummers and tons more. This is a great event for the whole family.

Candlelight Halloween: Haunted Classics at Laurel Hill Cemetery

When: October  Dates
Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Philadelphia. Get your tickets to discover Halloween-inspired music at Laurel Hill Cemetery under the gentle glow of candlelight. Find your bravest friends to join in to see a concert celebrating everything spooky. The show will take you through a haunted candlelit walk through a historic cemetery, ending in a spectacular show like you haven’t seen before.

Boo at the Zoo

When: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 – 9:30 am – 5 pm
Where: 3400 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Zoo is hosting it’s annual Halloween extravaganza , Boo at the Zoo, is back for three fun-filled weekends of costumes, festive fall treats and ghoulish fun. Gather your ghosts and goblins, put on your favorite costume, bring a bag and trick or treat throughout the zoo. Be sure to visit all of the animal exhibits to see who might be munching on pumpkins or playing with Halloween themed enrichment. Enjoy seasonal decor, photo ops, festive fall offerings, fun children’s activities, and more.

Eastern State Penitentiary

When: Select Nights, September 22 – November 11
Where: 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Eastern State Penitentiary Halloween Nights is an immersive experience featuring FIVE thrilling haunted houses, plus historic tours, themed bars and lounges, live performances and many more surprises, all within the walls of a real, abandoned 10-acre prison.

Try a Seasonal Drink at Evil Genius 

1727 Front Street, Philadelphia, PA

Stop by Evil Genius and try a seasonal drink. You can check out the seasonal offerings on the website – the September features it the Apple Cider Donut Ale. Check out the rest of the seasonal fall drinks online or stop by to try!

Fall Flavors at Weckerly’s

Fishtown: 9 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA
West Philly: 265 S. 44th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Fall flavors have arrived at Weckerly’s. Perennial and seasonal flavors are made with local organic milk, fair trade chocolate and vanilla and are free of artificial colors and flavors. Weckerly’s just announced their Caramel Corn scoops. Check it out at one of the two locations.

Donuts at Bredenbeck’s Bakery

8126 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

It’s that time of year! Bredenbeck’s Bakery now has pumpkin and apple cider donuts available. Bredenbeck’s Bakery is the 2023 Happening List Winner for Bakery.

Federal Donuts

8126 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Federal Donuts now has fall flavors, such as the pumpkin roll donut. Add it to your list of must-try fall treats. Federal Donuts is the 2023 Happening List Winner for Donuts.

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