East Passyunk is Hosting Fall Fest & Spooky Saturday Featuring Costume Fun,Pumpkin Pickups & Sales
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID), home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is hosting Fall Fest & Spooky Saturday 2021, a double dose of fun in celebration of the fall season, with costumed fun, craft vendors, pumpkin pickups, sidewalk sales, live entertainment, and more, on Saturday, October 30 kicking off at 11am.
In celebration of the fall season and Halloween, East Passyunk Avenue BID welcomes visitors to spend Saturday, October 30 partaking in festivities including a free costume photo booth (for children, adults, and pets), grab-and-go pumpkins, live music, digital scavenger hunt, trick or treating at businesses, and more. Grown-ups can enjoy entertainment, 40+ craft and arts vendors, seasonal fall food items, spirited cocktails, and so on. Additionally, small businesses along East Passyunk Avenue will open doors to trick or treaters in the spirit of the holiday. Most activities will be held at the Singing Fountain (EPA and Tasker) which will be revamped with new seasonal décor for the season, and in the PPA Lot (1628 East Passyunk), with select activities to be held at Mifflin Triangle (EPA and Mifflin) and a digital scavenger hunt along the Avenue.
“We’re excited to welcome in the fall season with an outdoor event that truly has something for everyone,” said Adam Leiter, Executive Director of East Passyunk Avenue BID. “Come experience Halloween activities and entertainment, find delicious food and drinks, explore the new location of our craft fair, and discover some of the newly opened businesses on East Passyunk Avenue. There’s always something exciting to find on the Avenue, and during Fall Fest & Spooky Saturday the fun is sure to double.”
AROUND THE SINGING FOUNTAIN:
11am: Free grab-and-go pumpkins by Urban Jungle (while supplies last)
11am – 1pm: Free costume photo booth (dress to impress)
11am – 1pm: The Bubble Queen entertains with giant bubble fun
11am – 12:30pm: Mia Johnson performs classic tunes
1pm – 3:30pm: Snacktime brings the dancing in contemporary brass band style
IN THE PPA LOT:
11am – 4pm: Nice Things Handmade presents 40 of the region’s top artists, crafters and makers showcasing everything from home decor, art, fashion, jewelry and more
DJ Linz and Mars spins tunes
ALONG THE AVENUE:
Digital Scavenger Hunt and Trick or treating down East Passyunk Avenue at dozens of businesses (see individual business hours for those participating)
Sidewalk sales and pop-up events at various local businesses including A Novel Idea, Bianca Simone, Good Buy Supply, Mesh Vintage, NRS Boutique, Urban Jungle, and more
Seasonal, fall-themed decorations and photo opportunities along East Passyunk Avenue
Outdoor eats, drinks, and seasonal fare from fan-favorite Avenue restaurants and cafés including Cantina Los Caballitos, Ember and Ash, Essen Bakery, Flannel, Manatawny Still Works, River Twice, Stickman Brews, Triangle Tavern, Vanilya Bakery, and others
AT MIFFLIN TRIANGLE:
2pm: Mark Brown plays saxophone featuring classic Halloween tunes
As a public safety reminder, attendees are encouraged to mask up when in close proximity to others, as well as bring a mask or proof of vaccination when going indoors. Additionally, guests can check with individual businesses regarding their COVID safety requirements.
Fall Fest & Spooky Saturday is presented by East Passyunk Business Improvement District, with Nice Things Handmade, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, Samuels and Son Seafood, The Capri Dessecker Team at RE/MAX One Realty, Acme Markets, and Rite Aid.