OWTK Philly Local: East Passyunk Ave Spooky Saturday & Fall Festival

OWTK toured East Passyunk Ave last month and found it charming, delicious, and good times for the whole family.  It is the best parts of South Philly + small European towns.  The EPA’s Fall Festival is on Saturday, October 27th and while we can’t be there, you should look into it — gonna be a ton o’ fun!

[press release]


PHILADELPHIA, PA –  Enjoy a double dose of free fall fun with Spooky Saturday and Fall Festival, on Saturday, October 27, 2012, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, on the streets surrounding the Singing Fountain (EPA and Tasker Street). The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) presents a spooktacular Halloween celebration with fun for children, adults and even fido too!   Spooky Saturday festivities include costume contests, trick or treating, pumpkin painting, cider, pet treats, art lessons and temporary tattoos by Alphabet Academy (1720 EPA) .  Fall Festival celebrates the sights and sounds of autumn with live music by Willie, We Are Fauna and Rooster & Squire.  Charm City Movement Arts bring the big top fun with circus performances.  Ms Goody Cupcake (1838 EPA) will be on hand with deliciously creepy cupcakes that will have children screaming (in delight).  Nice Things…Handmade (1731 EPA) presents a craft show featuring local artists.  Stateside (1536 EPA) will pour seasonal craft beer and have the kitchen open.  In the event of rain, Fall Festival music and craft show will be cancelled. Spooky Saturday’s costume contest, circus performance and trick or treating will move inside of Urban Jungle (1526 EPA). For more information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, RSVP to invites on Facebook, or follow @epassyunkave on Twitter.

Scenes from EPA’s Fall Fest 2011:

‘A haunting you will go’ around the Singing Fountain with a full lineup of activities. Times and details are below:

11:00am – 4:00pm – Fall Festival
Over 40 artists will be on hand for a craft show organized by Nice Things.. Handmade.


  • Future little artists will enjoy children’s drawing and art lessons by Young Rembrants.
  • Ms Goody Cupcake will have spooktacular treats and Halloween-themed cupcakes.
  • Music during the day will include Willie (acoustic family favorites), We Are Fauna (acoustic rock) and Rooster & Squire (bluegrass).
  • Tarot card readings will be provided by Angela Ranalli (Le Virtu’s pastry chef) for $20 a reading.

11:15am – 1:15pm – Circus Comes to Town
Charm City Movement Arts will present tightwire demos and circus
performances for kids of all ages.

11:00am –  12:00pm – Temporary Tattoos
Alphabet Academy helps children get into the haunting mood with spooky
temporary tattoos outside of the Alphabet Aquarium location (1720

11:00am – 1:00pm – Costume Contest
Prizes will be awarded to children and pets for the funniest, scariest and most original costumes.   Times for judging are staggered based on ages: 11:00am Ages 4 and under;  11:30am Ages 5 to 8;  12:00pm Ages 9 to 12; and 12:30pm pets.

11:00am – 1:00pm – Family Fun
Children can safely trick or treat around the Singing Fountain until 1:00pm. Children are invited to make a souvenir of their time on East Passyunk by painting a pumpkin. Cider and snacks will be provided. Pet treats will be available too!

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Seasonal Brews
Stateside will be open early with a selection of seasonal craft beers
(ages 21 and up).

4:00pm – 2:00am – Award Winning Food and Drink
Stay after Fall Festival for seasonal brews, specialty cocktails and award winning food at bars, pubs and restaurants along EPABID.

For updates to the lineup, performance times and EPABID information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, RSVP to invites on Facebook, or follow @epasshyunkave on Twitter.  East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to over 150 independently-owned shops and restaurants.  Activities along EPABID are easily accessible by SEPTA via the Broad Street Line and several bus lines. Taxis are also accessible on Broad Street.

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