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SEPTEMBER 15, 2024 (rain date October 6)

The 40th annual Fall for the Arts Festival will return to Chestnut Hill on Sunday, September 15, 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.  (For a list of 2023 Vendors, click here.)

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 200 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!

  • Makers Village (Germantown Avenue from Abington Avenue to Willow Grove Avenue) where visitors can watch artists, including glass blowers, weavers, potters, and other crafters, demonstrate their craft!
  • Entertainment at Stagecrafters (8130 Germantown Avenue)
  • Live Music:
    • Bethlehem Pike Stage (8701 Germantown Avenue)
  • 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!

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Artist Painting