​KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: HARVEST FEST

Oct 09, 2017 0 comments
​KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: HARVEST FEST

Fall in love with Fall! Our first ever Harvest Fest is coming to Pretzel Park and Main Street, and we have everything you need to know about this seasonal treat.

What is Harvest Fest?

Harvest Fest is a family-friendly event that brings everyone and everything together. We've got pumpkin carving, face painting, and even a scarecrow contest to celebrate everything fall has to offer! Be sure to stop by our food vendors and retailers to pick up some special treats just in time for the holiday season!

When and where is this happening?

Saturday, October 14 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in Pretzel Park, with additional activities and shopping on Main Street.

Will there be food?

There will be food vendors and food trucks in attendance. Additionally, there will be a beer tent for those 21 and over. You can also visit one of our many local restaurants along Main Street, including:

  • Babalouie BBQ: Smoking barbecue, scratch sides, and sweet desserts.
  • The Couch Tomato: Fresh, local, organic cafe food for everyone to enjoy.
  • Calle Del Sabor: Offering up a variety of Caribbean & Latin cuisine!
  • Dr. Wutzit's Wonder Balls: Dr. Wutzit’s famous Wonder Balls made from recipes gathered around the globe.
  • Lancaster Organic Growers: Community based vegetable farm growing a wide range of high end organic veggies.
  • Pasture Song Farm: Flavorful, rich, and tender pork with just the right amount of fat.
  • Yours Exclusively Desserts: Offering a wide variety of bread puddings using only the freshest and finest ingredients.

and many more! Be sure to check out our event page for updates.

What activities will there be?

A number of activities will be available for all ages. Whether you’re athletic, artistic, or none of the above, we've got plenty of cool festivities to look forward to!

- 9AM: Fun Run with Never Give Up (must be pre-registered)

Pretzel Park

- 10AM - 5PM: Community Mural with Splash Lab Arts

Cresson Street & Roxborough Avenue

- 12PM - 4PM: Professional Pumpkin Carving

Canal View Park

- 12PM - 5PM: Scarecrow Stroll

Main Street

- 1PM - 4PM: Face Painting with Peanutbutter Face Painting

Pretzel Park Playground


While you enjoy these activities, we’ve also got live music all day! Musical acts include:

11AM: Kenn Kweder

12:15PM: Hurricane Hoss

1:30PM: Cliff Hillis

2:45PM: RFA

4PM: Ben Arnold

5:15PM: Post War Dream

6:30PM: No Good Sister

How do I participate in the Scarecrow Stroll?

Businesses and community members will decorate scarecrows for our first ever Scarecrow Stroll during Harvest Fest. The contest will run from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. In order to vote, people must register at the Manayunk.com table at Pretzel Park or in participating businesses on Main Street to get coins to vote.

How do I get to Harvest Fest?

Coming To Manayunk By Car

From South

(Delaware, Baltimore)

Take I-95 North. Follow signs for Central Philadelphia/I- 676 West. Follow 676 West to signs for Route 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) West - (towards Valley Forge). Take 76 to Belmont Ave/Green Lane Exit 338 (old exit 31), at the bottom of the ramp make a right turn cross the Green Lane bridge to the traffic light which is Main Street and make a right turn. Welcome to Manayunk - first parking lot will appear on your right just past the fire house.

From West

(Reading, Lancaster, Harrisburg)

Take the PA Turnpike East to Exit 326 (old exit 24; Schuylkill Expressway). Take Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) East towards Central Philadelphia. Take 76 to Belmont Ave/Green Lane Exit 338 (old exit 31), at the bottom of the ramp make a left turn, cross the Green Lane bridge to the traffic light which is Main Street and make a right turn. Welcome to Manayunk - first parking lot will appear on your right just past the fire house.

From North

(New York, North Jersey)

Take NJ Turnpike to PA Turnpike/Exit 6. Take the PA Turnpike to Exit 326 (old exit 24; Schuylkill Expressway). Take Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) East towards Central Philadelphia. Take 76 to Belmont Ave/Green Lane Exit 338 (old exit 31), at the bottom of the ramp make a left turn, cross the Green Lane bridge to the traffic light which is Main Street and make a right turn. Welcome to Manayunk - first parking lot will appear on your right just past the fire house.

** Address to plug in for a GPS: 4312 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Coming To Manayunk By Bike

Stay active and remain eco-friendly by biking to Manayunk! Take Kelly Drive from Center City or the Schuylkill River Trail from all parts of the Philadelphia region. Visit the Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for more details and biking maps.


Coming To Manayunk By Public Transportation

For schedules and fare rates, contact SEPTA at (215) 580-7800 or on the web at www.septa.org for more information.

Parking Here Is Simple, Convenient and Affordable!

There are over 700 spaces are available in parking lots conveniently located throughout the commercial district. In addition, revenue generated in many Manayunk parking lots is used for street maintenance, anti graffiti programs, landscape and greening projects, watershed education and ongoing development projects. Yes, your parking dollars help keep our neighborhood beautiful!

  • Green Lane between Main Street and Cresson Street.
  • Main and Levering Streets.
  • Venice Island via Main and Lock Streets.
  • Venice Island via Main and Cotton Streets.
  • Venice Island via Carson Street (across from Post Office).
  • 4000 Main Street - Night time and weekend parking only.


This fall-themed event is definitely a family affair, so kick of the season with us in Pretzel Park and have a great time! We've got food, music, and family fun, now all we need is you!

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