Fall Harvest Festivals and Activities Near the Edgewater

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As the weather cools down Philadelphia is filling with the warm, festive, and cozy feelings of the harvest season. It’s like an inherent internal alarm goes off within us every year, October arrives and we are drawn to the simple pleasures of Autumn like appreciating the vibrant leaves, sitting on a hay bale, or sipping a warm cup of apple cider. Embracing fall can be a little different for those who live in the city, especially for Edgewater residents located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. Having such a premiere spot on the edge of everywhere doesn’t have to mean giving up all of the changing season’s wonders, though. Residents don’t even have to venture far from home, there’s plenty of activities right in the city that bring the farm feelings and foliage right to you. Here’s a quick list of some of the best harvest and fall festivals going on around your apartment at Edgewater.


Midtown Village Fall Festival- On October 7th, join more than 50,000 attendees in the shutdown streets of Midtown Village for a grand event you won’t want to miss. Enjoy vendors, craft-makers, delicious food, drinking, and live entertainment. It’s just a short walk from Edgewater.


Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival- Head over to Philadelphia’s favorite marketplace and lunch spot on October 21st and see the space transform into an urban farm wonderland. You can even take a tractor-lead hayride around the market.


Fall Festival at Morgan’s Pier- Every weekend in October residents can check out the Fall Festival down on historic Morgan’s Pier. Besides a lovely waterfront setting, you can expect beer gardens, delectable bites, live performances, and a pumpkin patch where you can pick out and carve a pumpkin.


Manayunk’s Harvest Fest- On October 14th, prepare for a day of eating, drinking, running, carving, and peanut butter face painting, in one of Philly’s most beloved and tight-knit communities. Located in Pretzel Park, this is a great activity for the whole family, including family members with tails and paws.


Harvest Fest at Bartram’s Garden- Celebrate the harvest with a more hands-on experience at one of the city’s most beautiful and historic nature settings this October 15th. There’s a little bit of everything, some of the festival’s activities include yoga, hayrides, boating, canning workshops, and cider pressing.