Date: TBA

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THIS WONDERFUL AUTUMN EVENT IN 2023!
Read below for the details for our last FALL FOR THE ARTS FESTIVAL, to get a feel for what you can expect in the coming year …

About the festival

Sunday, September 25th

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find our full list of events, entertainment, vendors, and food HERE.

Download our Festival Map HERE and Chestnut Hill Shops and Restaurants HERE.


Join us this Sunday as we welcome autumn at the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival. 

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 is a backdrop for more than 100 talented artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region (vendor list here). A fabulous array of artistic choices is on display, including oils, watercolors, etchings, photography, sculpture, pottery, wood crafts, jewelry, and accessories!  Germantown Avenue will be 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 will include:

  • 100+ Vendors – The full list is HERE.
  • The Maker’s Village – Enjoy a designated area for observing artists at work in their specialties.  Glass blowers, weavers, potters, and other crafters will be demonstrating how they get from raw material to finished pieces in this entertaining and enlightening hub of creativity.
    • Green Gifts Company – Recycled Gifts
    • m. et al. – Silversmiths & Handcrafted Jewelry
    • Philly Typewriter – Vintage Typewriters
    • The Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers – Fiber Arts
    • Warwick Furnace Farms – Lavender Products
  • Sustainability Hub – A new specialty area that began at our Home & Garden Festival will again be focused on green goodness — featuring individuals, makers, and organizations who are working to support the goals of a more sustainable Philadelphia. Speakers will offer educational lectures about what’s happening at the forefront of green innovation in the city, and vendors will share their ethically made local goods.
    • Anthrophila
    • Backyard Eats
    • Carolina Artisan
    • Cider Belly Hard Cider
    • Community NetZero Education Project
    • Green Mountain Energy
    • HBN Design
    • Hilltop Books
    • Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild
    • Rebel Rummage
    • The God’s Child Project
    • The Rounds
    • Vellum Street
    • West Oak Design
    • Ya Fav Trashman
  • Fun Fest at Jenks Elementary School
    • Beanie Bounce Party Rentals will be providing an obstacle course, double slide, basketball game, and multi-sport inflatable game, plus attendants
    •  DJ Tragic will be providing music and announcements
    • AR Workshop will be offering a $5 make-n-take craft
    • Walls for Justice will be showcasing images of the future Jenks mural and running an activity
    • SNAPCo will be given a dance performance
    • FarmerJawn will be conducting a seed planting workshop for kids
    • Food trucks: Deke’s BBQ, Burrito Feliz, Lokal French Toast Bites, and Brood Coffee
  • Subaru Display presented by Glanzmann Subaru
  • B101.1 FM Activity Booths
  • Boutique Shopping at all of Chestnut Hill’s fine shops (all along Germantown Ave.)
  • Live Music on Two Stages:
  • Book Sales: Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library will be hosting gently used book sales at three locations
  • Photo Booth: At the Elfant Wissahickon Tent at 8039 Germantown, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Stage Performances at The Stagecrafters Theater
    • Stiltwalker (Philadelphia School of the Circus Arts) – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Juggler (Philadelphia School of the Circus Arts) – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • SNAP (Scene-N-Action Productions) – 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    • The Amazing Carson Tarot Card Readings – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Children’s Theatre: The Three Little Pigs – 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 p.m.

CHESTNUT HILL EATERIES:  BRING YOUR APPETITE AND SAMPLE CHESTNUT HILL’S DELICIOUS DINING SCENE WHILE YOU’RE HERE FOR THE FESTIVAL!  DINING OPTIONS INCLUDE:

  1. Bahia Bowls | Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, and Take-out Available
  2. Baker Street Bread | Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, and Take-out Available 
  3. Breakfast Boutique | Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, and Take-out Available
  4. Bredenbeck’s Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor | Take-out
  5. Cake | Indoor Dining and Take-out Available
  6. Campbell’s Place | Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, and Take-out Available
  7. Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Cafe | Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, and Take-out Available
  8. Chestnut Hill Brewing Company | Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, and Take-out Available
  9. Chill On The Hill Frozen Yogurt | Indoor Dining and Take-out Available
  10. Cin Cin | Indoor Dining and Take-out Available
  11. Cosimo’s Pizza Cafe | Indoor Dining and Take-out Available
  12. El Poquito | Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, and Take-out Available
  13. Iron Hill Brewery | Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, and Take-out Available
  14. King’s Garden | Indoor Dining and Take-out Available
  15. Market At the Fareway (indoor market featuring multiple food vendors) | Indoor Dining and Take-out Available
  16. McNally’s Tavern |Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Street Service Beer, Adult Slushies & Hot Dogs
  17. Tavern on the Hill | Indoor Dining and Take-out Available

Our local restaurants will be complemented by food trucks at key spots throughout the festival and in the Jenks Academy playground that will be tailored toward food for young children and families.

Please email hocarroll@chestnuthillpa.com with any questions. 


Special thanks to our important sponsors for making the 38th Annual Fall for the Arts Festival possible!

Presenting Sponsor:

Special thanks to our Community Partners …

And to our additional event sponsors …

Photos and Video

Artist Painting