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There’s More Than One Saturday in October

We just checked with Google Calendar, there are FIVE Saturdays in October but it seems everyone is throwing a big festival on the the first.

There’s the Midtown Village Fall Festival and two other outdoor fests just in Center City. Love Park is throwing a festival of its own with food trucks, bands and Yards beer. The festival costs $20 per person and will feature the debut of Pitruco, the latest mobile pizza oven that will be serving up Neapolitan style pizzas. Saturday is also the official debut of Lenfest Plaza. The all-day affair will also feature Tyson Bee’s, Dapper Dog, The Crepewalk, Buttercream, SugarPhilly, Cantina Burrito and House of Pita.

Over in Fishtown the RiverCity Festival brings live music, a beer garden and a fun run to Penn Treaty Park.

At the Institute it is third annual Great Pumpkin Beer festival with a terrifying number of pumpkin beers to try. And then there’s also the Farmers’ Cabinet’s Franctoberfest of German craft beers. And that doesn’t even get into whatever we’ve forgotten that we’re sure you all will post in the comments.

All great events, but next year, can we spread them out a bit?

Weekend: Discovered Beer, Cupcake Grand Openings & Flea Market Brunch


Noble stumbled across some leftover cases of Stillwater and White Birch beers. So head on over and enjoy some great beers. Just leave us a couple, thanks.


Brown Betty’s new Northern Liberties flagship location is having a grand opening lawn party from noon to 4 p.m. There will be pink lawn flamingos, Astro Turf, hoola hoops, mini cupcakes, ice-cream sandwiches, iced espresso granitas, and the Taco Loco truck.

Sycamore has a couple of new dishes to try this weekend including applewood smoke-roasted duck with quinoa salad, watercress and sour cherry reduction. Also on the menu is seared New Jersey sea scallops with sweet corn flan and a house-smoked tomato vinaigrette.


The Institute is kicking of their Flea Market Brunch. The bar is opening its second floor to arts and crafts vendors while the downstairs serves up its new brunch menu.


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