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truman Aug 19, 2013 12:55 PM

Does anyone know of an existing compilation of Philly-area food festivals? If not, can we put a list together for what's coming up this fall? I'll start:

The Greek Affair (Greek) - Sept 18-22, Broomall http://www.thegreekaffair.com/
St. Thomas Agora Festival (Greek) - Oct 10-13, Cherry Hill

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    bsims76 Sep 5, 2013 05:57 PM

    Chester County Restaurant Festival in West Chester on Sunday 9/15 - http://www.downtownwestchester.com/vi....

    Accidentally ran into it last year and had a good time... very large event closing down a few streets in town.

    1. yummykimmy Sep 5, 2013 07:57 AM

      And St Sophia's Grecian Festival in Audobon on Trooper Rd is 9/5-9/8!

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      1. re: yummykimmy
        bluehensfan Sep 5, 2013 11:31 AM

        Here's a listing that includes some food fesivals:


        Why they havve Oktoberfest at three different places on September 21st is beyond me. Maybe they could spread out the celebrations next year and do the same with the Italian Market and Rittenhouse Festivals!

        1. re: bluehensfan
          cwdonald Sep 5, 2013 11:41 AM

          Each of those festivals are really commercial events, one sponsored by Brauhaus, one by Frankford Hall and one by the ship. They all want a piece of the $....

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            bluehensfan Sep 5, 2013 01:09 PM

            I know...but I can only spend my $ at one place at once for pork! I'm going Brauhaus again.

          2. re: bluehensfan
            Bacchus101 Sep 6, 2013 05:28 AM

            September 21st is the opening day of the Oktoberfest in Muchen, GR. when the mayor of the city taps the first keg. Thus the start date for these festivals is in keeping with the Oktoberfest tradition.

            1. re: Bacchus101
              bluehensfan Sep 6, 2013 07:28 AM

              That makes sense. I just know last year that I was able to hit Oktoberfest at Frankford Hall and at Brauhaus Schmitz because they were held on separate days (ie more pork for me) which was nice.

              Still though, it would be nice if the folks at Rittenhouse Row and the Italian Market got together to make sure their respective festivals happen on different days next year. Somehow I did both this year but it was a lot of walking!

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          jujuthomas Sep 4, 2013 01:01 PM

          oh, and of course this coming weekend is the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival. www.mushroomfestival.org/‎

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            jujuthomas Sep 4, 2013 12:43 PM

            Just read about an event called Farmer and the Chef in Limerick, to benefit the Collegeville Farmers Market



            1. PhillyBestBYOB Sep 2, 2013 10:50 AM

              This is great!

              Let's keep this thread going...

              1. Bacchus101 Aug 26, 2013 06:34 AM

                Stoudt's Brewery/Black Angus Steak House/Antique Market
                Tpk West to Reading/Lancaster Exit to Adamstown


                First Four SUNDAYS in OCTOBER gates open at noon, music from 2 to 6, and food available from 1 - 5 pm

                German bands, good Stoudt's brew and food!

                1. CindyJ Aug 26, 2013 06:04 AM

                  If you're including beerfests in your compilation, there's the Kennett Brewfest in October. http://kennettbrewfest.com/

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                    Chefpaulo Aug 26, 2013 04:03 AM

                    Collegeville Development is holding "The Farmer and the Chef" on Thursday, 9/12 at the Copperfield inn in Limerick. Its $45 for unlimited small plates from area restaurants. The link is:www.collegevilledevelopment.org.

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                      Steelers Aug 25, 2013 09:38 AM

                      Not in Philly (about 1.5 hour drive)

                      22nd Annual Hinkelfest (Chicken Festival)
                      September 13, 14, 15 2013
                      Fredericksburg, PA
                      Website: www.hinkelfest.com
                      Facebook: www.facebook.com/hinkelfest
                      Lots of Great Chicken and other foods
                      Chicken Cooking contest
                      Craft Show
                      Live Entertainment
                      Free Admission
                      Free Parking

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                        wubar Aug 25, 2013 07:13 AM

                        33rd Annual Food and Crafts festival in downtown Media on October 6th (Sunday). http://visitmediapa.com/calendar

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                          jsbee527 Aug 24, 2013 07:01 PM

                          West Chester Restaurant Festival is 15 Sept, noon to 5pm.

                          1. CindyJ Aug 20, 2013 11:52 AM

                            There's the not-to-be-missed Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square on Sept. 7-8. http://www.mushroomfestival.org

                            1. PhillyBestBYOB Aug 19, 2013 04:48 PM

                              Philly Night Market, Chinatown edition

                              Thursday October 3, 2013


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                              1. re: PhillyBestBYOB
                                PhillyBestBYOB Aug 19, 2013 04:50 PM

                                Some photos from last week's Night Market on South St (that really is himself manning the Alla Spina tent!):

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                                cwdonald Aug 19, 2013 02:19 PM

                                Over Labor Day weekend, and the following weekend Sept 7 & 8th the National Shrine to Our Lady of Czestochwa will be having their 48th annual Polish American Festival.


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                                1. re: cwdonald
                                  bluehensfan Aug 19, 2013 03:32 PM

                                  There is Octoberfest at Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street on September 21st, the Midtown Village Fall Festival in October, and the Fall Harvest Festival at Reading Terminal Market on either October 5th or 12th.

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