Sunday September 26th (rain date Sunday October 3rd)
11AM – 5PM

About the Fall For The Arts Festival

Each year Chestnut Hill welcomes Autumn with The Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival.  Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of art, music, culinary delights and boutique shopping as Germantown Avenue, between Willow Grove and Rex Avenue is transformed into an outdoor arts and crafts marketplace.  Chestnut Hill serves as a backdrop for more than 100 talented artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. A fabulous array of artistic choices is on display including oils, watercolors, etchings, photography, sculpture, pottery, wood crafts, jewelry and accessories!  The Makers Village aims to celebrate both the beauty of a finished piece of art as well as the act of making it. Germantown Avenue is closed to all vehicular traffic as fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, exhibits, and children’s rides and activities, take place up and down the street between the 8000 and 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue. Visitors can stroll the Avenue to view and purchase fine arts and crafts, enjoy live music or dine al fresco.  Admission to the festival is free.

Festival attractions include:

  • Over 100 distinctive vendors, including 50+ new local artists and artisans Children’s Amusement Zone: Includes face-painting, and train rides.
  • Live Music: Stages on Germantown Avenue at Bethlehem Pike 
    • Buckley Park  Stage11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Classic Rockers2 p.m. – 5 p.m. City Rhythm
      • Bethlehem Pike Stage11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dukes of Destiny2 p.m.-5 p.m. Arlene Hilton Jazz Quartet
  • Food and Drink: Explore delicious offerings on the street from participating vendors, and explore Chestnut Hill’s full list of dining options.
    • Bahia Bowls: $8 selected smoothies, $5 protein bites, and $9 regular pitaya and acai bowls
      • 8136 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
    • Old Fashioned KettleKorn
      • Corner of West Southampton Avenue and Germantown Avenue next to Christ Lutheran Church
    • Chestnut Grill: Outdoor dining area with festival favorites
    • McNally’s: Outdoor dining area with festival favorites
    • The Fresh Market: Refreshing beverages and kids’ pumpkin decorating area
    • Weavers Way Co-op: Beverages and locally-made snacks to-go.
    • Stateside Vodka: Seasonal cocktails and bottle sales 
      • 8400 Germantown avenue and Gravers Lane
    • Big Truck Book Sale Weekend on Bethlehem Pike.
    • DanceFit is doing a FREE Dance-a-thon 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm to bring folks down Bethlehem Pike on Sunday.
    • Blue Truck posted Bethlehem Pike to point the way to our Hilltop Books Book Sale across from the Bookstore (where we will have a Red Vintage Truck).

    Business and restaurant specials:

    • Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels: Harvest Kitchen Raffle for restaurant gift cards
    • The Perfect Stitch: $1-10 remnant sale, all in-store accent pieces $5-20
    • The Bone Appetite: 20% off Fall Sweaters and Buy 2 get 1 Free Bakery Items
    • Scene-N-Action Productions Company (SNAPCo): Open registration for dance and theatre classes ($20.00 Registration Fee), complementary classes, and live dance routine performances
    • Tavern on the Hill: Grilled Kielbasa on toasted brioche with choice of peppers & onions or sauerkraut. Served with a side of homemade mustard, pickled cucumber salad, and a draft beer of your choice. $18

  • Other notes:

    If you are an artist looking to participate in Fall for the Arts in the future, find the attached application here:

    Email any questions or concerns to

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Our Community Partners

Additional Sponsors

Photos and Video

Artist PaintingEugene Perry

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