This year’s winners list can be found HERE

The 38th annual Fall for the Arts Festival returns to Chestnut Hill on Sunday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., transforming Germantown Avenue into an outdoor arts and craft marketplace. The popular family-friendly, pet-friendly event features live demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, culinary delights, and boutique shopping. The streets between the 8000 and 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic to provide ample space for visitors and vendors. (Please click this link for the list of 2023 vendors.)

An urban village, Chestnut Hill is well-known for its lush gardens and trees lining the cobblestone streets of Germantown Avenue, as well as architecture spanning three centuries. The Fall for the Arts Festival offers the perfect opportunity to throw on a sweater, grab a Pumpkin Latte, and spend the day exploring a neighborhood brimming with boutique shops highlighting the latest fashion trends while dining at one of the many restaurants serving up delectable dishes for patrons.

The Fall for the Arts Festival attracts more than 250 talented and diverse artists and vendors from the Mid-Atlantic region and locations as far away as New Mexico. A unique array of artistic choices are on display and for sale, including oils, watercolors, etchings, photography, sculpture, pottery, wood crafts, jewelry, and accessories!

Highlights Include

  • Makers Village (Germantown Avenue from Willow Grove Avenue to Abington Avenue) where visitors can watch artists, including glass blowers, weavers, potters, and other crafters, demonstrate their craft!
  • Entertainment at Stagecrafters (8130 Germantown Avenue)
    • Photobooth: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Stiltwalker: noon to 2:00 p.m.
    • Scene-N-Action Productions Co. (SNAPCo.): noon to 12:30 p.m.
    • Amazing Carson Tarot Card Reader: 1 to 3 p.m.
    • Children’s Theater (Rapunzel) : 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
  • Fun Fest at Jenks Elementary School (8301 Germantown Avenue) – Head to the playground at Jenks Elementary School, where children under 10 can have their faces painted, enjoy arts and crafts, play games, and enjoy tasty food options for all!
  • Live Music:
    • Bethlehem Pike Stage (8701 Germantown Avenue)
      • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dukes of Destiny
      • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Variable Elements
    • Wells Fargo Building (8527 Germantown Avenue)
      • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Mary Roth
    • Windfall Gallery/Villavillekula (8419 Germantown Avenue)
      • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lincoln Drive Band
    • Buckley Park  (8201 Germantown Avenue)
      • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carty B
    • Lower Hill Pop Up Performance (8101 Germantown Avenue)
      • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Pure Jerry
    • Venetian Club (8030 Germantown Avenue)
      • 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Second Story Walk Up
  • Book Sales: Hilltop Books(the non-profit bookstore of the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library) will host gently used book sales at two locations:
    • The intersection of Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike
  • Caroline the Electric Carriage, brought by Carriage Horse Freedom – location TBD
  • Subaru Display presented by Glanzmann Subaru at the intersection of E. Highland and Germantown Avenue

For those taking public transportation, Chestnut Hill can be accessed by several SEPTA services: two SEPTA Regional Rail lines — the Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West, and SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 77, 94, 134, and L.

For those driving, Chestnut Hill is only 25 minutes away from Center City and just a short drive from New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., with access to multiple major roadways like the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Pennsylvania Route 309, and interstates 476 and 76. All roads lead to Chestnut Hill!

View a Map of Chestnut Hill Restaurants and Dining Options here.

Vendors, exhibits, and performances will include:

Along with entertainment, activities, food fun, and more, we welcome over 250 talented vendors to come to share their creations with you. 

Live Music at the Bethlehem Pike Stage

11:30-2 p.m. Dukes of Destiny

2-5 p.m. Variable Elements

The Stagecrafters Theater presents:

PHOTO BOOTH          11:30 – 3:30

STILTWALKER            12:00 – 2:00

SNAPCo.                     12:00 -12:30


CHILDREN’S THEATER   1:00, 2:00,3 :00 (3 SHOWS)

Chestnut Hill restaurants and eateries.

Click HERE for a list.

Chestnut Hill shopping, including art galleries, retail shops, jewelers, and more.

Click HERE for a list.

Home design, décor, hand-crafted furniture, and hand-made home accessories.
Jewelry, clothing, and wearable art (mostly locally or sustainably made). 
Vintage and antique goods and collectibles.
Live Music presented by Glanzmann Subaru

Jenk’s Fun Fest  – 8317 Germantown Avenue
Maker’s Village – 8000 Block of Germantown Avenue

An area with artists, crafters, and makers with live demonstrations like stained glass from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


Sponsorship opportunities can email to or download a brochure by clicking HERE.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Glanzmann Subaru and community partners, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors® and George Woodward Co. — additional thanks to our event sponsors, Unique Indoor Comfort and The Goldenberg Group

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