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Morgan’s Pier Presents Fall Fest on the Waterfront with Pumpkin Carving, Fall Decor, New Menus

Morgan’s Pier Presents Fall Fest on the Waterfront with Pumpkin Carving, Fall Decor, New Menus

Sweater weather is back – and so is the return of one of the most celebrated Fall Festivals in the region! Waterfront dining at Philadelphia’s largest outdoor restaurant venue will continue into the fall season. Morgan’s Pier Fall Fest returns for the seventh season from September 24 to October 30, 2021. Head to the expansive dining destination as it converts into an autumn wonderland – with five more weeks of stunning views, entertainment, new fall food and cocktails, seasonal beers and much more.  Morgan’s Pier Fall Fest will operate Fall Fest seven days a week this year due to popular demand. Fall Fest hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, from 4:00pm to 2:00am, Friday to Sunday, Noon to 2:00am, weather permitting. Reservations are recommended for table service; walk-ins are welcome for all bar areas.  Morgan’s Pier is located at 221 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19123. Meter and free street parking are located nearby along Columbus Boulevard and in the nearby neighborhoods.
For 2021, Morgan’s Pier Fall Fest will feature striking views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River, plus the addition of twinkling lights, fall flowers and foliage, carved themed pumpkins, hay bales, cornstalks and other festive surprises.
From the kitchen, the team has compiled a flavorful menu rooted in the spirit of season. Old-fashion goodness can be found in the form of buttermilk biscuits with black pepper gravy and honey butter, with the spicy mac ‘n cheese prepared with cavatappi pasta, cooper sharp and herb breadcrumbs giving a modern twist to the feel-good classic. One of this season’s can’t miss menu items is the brisket cheesesteak, composed of shaved smoked brisket, onions, devilishly delicious long hots, and cooper sharp cheese stacked together on a seeded long roll. Non-meat eaters can equally rejoice in this menu selection, as the team will be offering a smoked mushroom version of this scrumptious sandwich.
At the bar, warm up with some cozy comforts in the form of this season’s warm cocktail menu, featuring a Spiked S’mores which includes vanilla vodka, hot chocolate, honey cinnamon syrup, topped with gooey marshmallows and drizzled with chocolate syrup and graham cracker rim. It would not be a true Fall menu without Pumpkin Spice, which guests can indulge in with an adult-twist. The Spiked Pumpkin Latte will include Tito’s vodka, pumpkin puree, RumChata, and coffee. As always, Morgan’s Pier will show off their proclivity to local brews in their season selections, including Mainstay Octoberfest, 2SP Baby Bob Stout, and Troegs Lucky Holler Hazy IPA.

For vibes and entertainment, Morgan’s Pier will deck itself in quintessential fall décor including haystacks, seasonal flowers, foliage, and of course pumpkins! Guests are invited to pick their perfect pumpkin from the Pier’s Pumpkin Patch for only $5/$10, with carving kits provided for an idealistic Fall afternoon on the riverfront. Additional entertainment, including live acoustic music, and DJ entertainment is also scheduled every weekend on Thursday nights, Friday happy hour and night, Saturday day and night, and Sunday day.

Oktoberfest, an afternoon of free-flowing beer, pretzels, and live music entertainment, is scheduled to return after last fall’s brief hiatus on October 9th from 2 PM – 6 PM. For only $45, guests receive an open beer bar, unlimited soft pretzels, German-inspired food specials, live music from the local band Dub-C Daddy, and a Morgan’s Pier stein. Tickets will be limited! Follow @morganspier on Facebook and Instagram or visit for ticket announcements.

The fun isn’t reserved for only the weekends this Autumn. Bring your furry friends down to Morgan’s Pier every Monday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, for a charity Yappy Hour! Morgan’s Pier, with their partners at Tito’s Handmade Vodka, will donate a portion of proceeds from the Yappy Hour menu to the Pennsylvania SPCA.

The entire 10th season of Morgan’s Pier ends with their annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 30th. Hosted by Brittany Lynn, the Don of the Philly Drag Mafia, guests are encouraged to help suck the bar dry as Morgan’s Pier prepares to go into hibernation until the Spring. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale mid-October, starting at $55. Entry includes admission to the event, all-you-can-drink from 9:00pm to 2:00am, musical entertainment by DJ Menace Cartel, free hot dogs, and ability to enter the cash prize costume contest, with winners for both individual and group ensembles. Now, that’s a scary good deal!

Fall Fest at Morgan’s Pier for 2021 Line-up:

September 24 to October 30, 2021

* Pumpkin Carving: Pumpkin carving is available Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm and Saturdays and Sundays  11am-5pm . Pick a pumpkin from the Pier’s patch and snag a carving kit to make a stoop-worthy creation for just $5 or $10.

* DJ Entertainment: All weekend long during Fall Fest we will have DJs spinning throughout the day, cover charge may vary.

* Autumn Acoustics: Every Sunday during Fall Fest enjoy live acoustic performances during the afternoon for the perfect “Sunday Fun-day.” 4-8pm no cover

* Oktoberfest: The best part of any Oktoberfest is the free-flowing beer and an excuse to eat pretzels. On Saturday, October 9, from 2 to 6 p.m., Morgan’s Pier will have both, plus live music for belting out all of the sing-along drinking songs. For $45, guests receive open beer bar, unlimited soft Pretzels, German-inspired food specials, and a Morgan’s Pier stein for the first 200 attendees. Stay tuned for more ticketing details!

* Yappy Hour: Every Monday  4-8pm in October Morgan’s Pier is partnering with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for a Yappy Hour fundraiser to raise funds and awareness of the Pennsylvania SPCA.  A portion of proceeds from Yappy Hour specials will also be donated.

* Halloween: End the season right with Halloween at Morgan’s Pier! This spooky spectacle features an all-night open bar bash, costume contest, free hotdogs, and festive decor setup for attendees to help drink the bar inventory dry. Hosted by Brittany Lynn, “The Don” of Philly’s Drag Mafia, on Saturday, October 30th from 9 PM to 2 AM, with cash prizes, pre-sale entry is $55, while supplies last. Previous years have all sold out, so it’s recommended to purchase early. Stay tuned for more ticketing details!

Morgan’s Pier 2021- Fall Fest Food Menu:
VG: Vegetarian, GF: Gluten Free

Snacks/Small Plates:
French Fries-  Roasted Garlic Aioli $6 VG, GF
Crispy Chicken Wings- Traditional Buffalo or BBQ Dry Rub  $16 GF
Spicy Mac n Cheese- Cavatappi Pasta, Cooper Sharp, Herb Breadcrumbs $11 VG
Buttermilk Biscuits- Black Pepper Gravy, Honey Butter $8 VG
Fried Oysters- Cajun Remoulade, Lemon $16
Pumpkin Hummus-  Goat Cheese, Pepitas, Pita  $6 VG
Hushpuppies- Castle Valley Mill Cornmeal, Cheddar, Jalapeño, Salsa Verde $10 VG
Fried Cheese Curds-  Spicy Tomato Sauce $12 VG
Crispy Brussels Sprouts- Honey Sriracha Glaze, Almond Crumble $13 VG, GF
Black Kale Caesar Salad- Roasted Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Bread Croutons, Dried Cranberries $12 VG

Margherita- Jersey Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil $12 VG
Pepperoni- Jersey Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil $14
White- Cauliflower Puree, Smoked Mozzarella, Roasted Garlic $13 VG
Duck Confit – Apple, Gruyère, Creme Fraiche $15
Sandwiches:  served with a pickle spear
Cheeseburger- American Cheese, Pier Sauce, Iceberg, Red Onion, Potato Bun $9
Yacht Cheeseburger- 8oz Patty, Braised Pork Belly, Muenster, Long Hots, Caramelized Onion, Chile Mayo, Brioche Bun  $18
Crispy Cod-  Lemon Caper Mayo, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Brioche Bun $13
Brisket Cheesesteak- Shaved Smoked Brisket, Onions, Long Hots, Cooper Sharp, Seeded Long Roll $14
Smoked Mushroom Veggie Cheesesteak- Cooper Sharp, Onions, Long Hots, Seeded Long Roll $12   VG
Fall Vegetable Hoagie- Local Squash and Greens, Pepper Relish, Gruyere Cheese, Seeded Long Roll  $13 VG
Pork Belly Grilled Cheese- Texas Toast, Muenster, Dijonaisse, Apple, Onion $15
Chicken Cutlet- Texas Toast, Sweet BBQ, American Cheese, Shaved Cabbage $14

Ice Cream –  Rotating Flavor, Magic Shell $6
Pumpkin Spiced Zeppole – Caramel Sauce $6
Apple Pie Empanadas- Apple Salsa $6

Beer Menu

Draft Beer:

MainStay Ocktober Fest $6
MainStay Pier Bier $5
MainStay Bowline $7
Twisted Tea $6
Baby Bob Stout $6
Yuengling $5
Sam Adams seasonal $7
Downeast cider $7
Rotating Seasonal  $7
Rotating Pumpkin $7

Miller Lite $5
Bud Light $5
Budweiser $5
Bud Light Black Cherry Seltzer $7
Downeast Pumpkin Cider $7
Goose Island Oktoberfest $6
Troegs Lucky Holler Hazy IPA $6
Tecate $5
Corona $6

Drink Menu:

Warm Cocktails
S’mores $10 : Sobieski Vanilla, hot chocolate, honey cinnamon syrup topped with marshmallow and chocolate syrup
Apple Spiced Toddy $10 : Crown Royal, apple cider, lemon juice, honey cinnamon syrup
Spiked pumpkin latte $10 : Titos vodka, pumpkin puree, rum chata, coffee
Coffee Cascade  $10 : Skrewball Peanut Butter whiskey, Irish cream, coffee and hot chocolate

Cold Cocktails
American Mule  $10 : Titos vodka, lime juice, ginger beer
Sugar ‘n Spice  $10 : Spiced rum, downeast cider, angostura bitters
Fall Sangria  $10 : Bourbon, white wine, apple cider, lemon juice, honey cinnamon syrup
Candied Apple $12 : Crown Apple, cranberry juice, Cranberry Redbull
Pear Spritz  $10 : Grey Goose Pear, lemon juice, sparkling wine, club soda
Bloody Mary $10 : Sobieski Citrus, house made bloody Mary mix
Blackberry Smash $10 : Bourbon, lemon juice, blackberry /strawberry syrup

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