Watch Scenes of The Home & Garden Festival
Sunday, May 7, 2017 (raindate Sunday May 21)
Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill blossoms into an outdoor garden marketplace on the first Sunday in May from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. when Chestnut Hill hosts its Annual Home & Garden Festival.
Pack up the puppy, put on your walking shoes, drop the kids in the strollers and don your sunglasses and visors—come to Chestnut Hill for our spring festival.
From 11 am to 5 pm, Germantown Avenue is turned into an outdoor marketplace between Rex and Willow Grove Avenues, as the street and stores come alive with festivities. Many festival-goers extend the fun into the evening with friends and more music by ducking into one of the Avenue’s many great pubs and restaurants—where informal parties continue well into the night.
An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 gardeners, families and art lovers alike fill the streets each year during this annual event, when over 150 home and garden vendors, artists and craftsmen display their wares.
Eat, play and discover all Chestnut Hill offers, including:
- This year celebrates the 21st Anniversary of our Home & Garden Festival
- Over 150 home & garden vendors along historic Germantown Avenue
- Landscape & garden displays, flowers, planters, daylilies, succulents, terrariums, birdhouses, fountains, and pools
- Ask the Experts…lots of garden information is yours for the asking!
- Vendor demonstrations including candle making, bee activities and aquaponics
- Home design, hand-made furniture, quilts, jewelry, arts & collectibles
- Subaru car display, presented by Glanzmann Subaru
- More FM 101.1 Activity Booth
- Boutique shopping at Chestnut Hill’s fine shops
- Live music on two stages
- Lots of delicious foods including McNally’s famous Schmitter®, hamburgers & hotdogs, pizza, seafood, and many ethnic foods including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, and Thai. The festival gives you a great opportunity to sample some of Chestnut Hill’s wonderful restaurants…Campbell’s Place, Fiesta Pizza, Cosimo’s Pizza, King’s Garden, McNally’s Tavern, Green Soul, Mica, Iron Hill Brewery, Chestnut Grill, Tavern on the Hill, Cin Cin, Thai Kuu, Roller’s Flying Fish, Poppy’s Café, Paris Bistro, and El Poquito. And, of course, kettle korn, funnel cakes, cotton candy, ice cream, fruit smoothies, baked goods, soft pretzels and more.
- For kids: Amusement rides, face painting, a photo booth, basketball clinic, arts & craft activities, music & a free train ride.
- NEW THIS YEAR! Get Down with the LoHi!
In addition to the usual excitement that attends the Garden Festival, a group of local businesses are planning to stretch the fun, festivities and activities all of the way down to Willow Grove Avenue. The group of LowerHill (LoHi) businesses, including Balance Gym, Profiles Studio, Windfall, Vitality Studio, Artist and Craftsman, Duke Barber, Ella Vanilla, Rebel, Chestnut Hill Pharmacy, and Kismet Cowork will be bringing in numerous kids activities and food options (Pitruco Pizza and Dos Hermanos) while the Venetian Club will be hosting live music.In addition to all of the activities happening on the Lower Hill, the group will be showcasing the numerous goods and services available from the diverse and interesting array of businesses on this vibrant part of the avenue. Balance Gym and BioFit are planning to help you monitor your activity of the day with pedometers and metabolic screenings. Artist and Craftsman will, fittingly, be doing arts and craft workshops. Rebel is panning Sun Salutations on the hour. Duke Barber will always be available to keep you looking clean and trim. Kismet Cowork is setting up a cell phone charging station. This year’s Garden Festival promises to be exciting from end-to-end
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Admission to the festival is free. $5 parking will be available on select Chestnut Hill lots. Festival Parking also available at United Cerebral Palsy at 102 East Mermaid Lane 19118.