Fishtown’s busy corridor along Frankford Avenue will transform into a mecca of Fall fun next week thanks to the Fishtown Fall Feastivale.
The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, from noon to 8 p.m. and will showcase top food and drinks from over 20 favorite restaurants and bars, as well as retail shops and vendors. This year’s festivities include an expanded kids’ corner, carnival games, local celebrity dunk tank, and three DJ stages.
Now in its ninth year, Fishtown District has traded FestivALE for Feastivale – with a new name, new time of year and a new focus on all things eats. The outdoor end-of-summer food festival and celebration will feature dozens of options that include burgers, brisket, Bavarian pretzels, gluten free baked goods, vegan treats and even pickle boats.
Participants include Bottle Bar East, Calle del Sabor, Cheu Fishtown and Nunu, Evil Genius Beer Co., Fette Sau, The Fillmore, Frankford Hall, Front Street Cafe, Interstate Drafthouse, Johnny Brendas and Kismet Bagels, among many others.
While food is the focus, the festival is also a celebration of Fishtown’s creative arts and retail scene. The neighborhood celebration will shine the spotlight on local merchants, artists and makers.
There will also be a free performance by Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Youth Troupe (at 3 p.m. at Frankford and Oxford aveues). Kids can enjoy inflatable games and a prize booth and the Lutheran Settlement House Dunk Tank will feature Fishtown “celebs”.
Fishtown Fall Feastivale runs along Frankford Avenue, between Girard Avenue and Columbia Ave, with additional festival activities along Master, Thompson, and Lee streets. The event is family and dog friendly and free to attend. For information, visit fishtownfeastivale.com and follow @fishtownfestivale.