The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild invites you to the sweetest fall fest of them all: the Philadelphia Honey Festival. Three days and three different locations across the city will allow for everyone to get in on the buzz. The fest features tons of bee-related activities, like honey making demos and tastings, garden tours, hive viewings, honey vendors, crafts for kids, honey happy hours and a cocktail party for adults. Admission to most events are free, though some are ticketed: More information and a full schedule of events and locations can be found here. Friday, September 5th-Sunday, September 7th, various locations.
Kennett Square, also known as the mushroom capital of the world, will celebrate its number one cash crop this weekend with two days of mushroom-centric fun. the 29th annual festival is a mushroom enthusiast’s dream come true, with over 200 vendors, a culinary tent featuring guest chefs and cooking displays, an antique and classic car show, children's activities and rides, a mushroom grower’s exhibit, a fried-mushroom-eating championship, and of course all the mushrooms you could possibly stomach. More information about the festival, plus a full schedule of all events, can be found here. Saturday, September 6th, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. & Sunday, September 7th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $2, 101 South Union Street, Kennett Square, PA.
The fifth annual Phoenixville Blues Festival will bring over 10 talented musicians to the stage this Saturday for an all-day al fresco blues jam. Artists include Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band, Coco Butter Band, The Downtown Shimmy (pictured), and more. The fest is family-friendly, with plenty of open space and a playground for the kids. Numerous food vendors will be onsite to keep you fueled up and dancing through the very last act. Please bring a canned good as your "admission" for this event, as they will be collecting for local citizens at the entrance. More information, plus a lineup of performers, is available here. Saturday, September 7th, 12 p.m., Reeves Park, Main Street & 3rd Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.
Head to the Historic Odessa Brewfest this Saturday for delicious eats, live music, vendors, and samplings of the best regional and national craft brews. Beer lovers will receive a tasting cup at the start of the fest, allowing them to sample beers from a variety of brewing companies, including Yards, Rogue, Flying Fish, Allagash, and more. Taps will be open from 2 p.m.-6 p.m., so no need to chug. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Historic Odessa Foundation. Tickets are available for purchase online. Cheers! Saturday, September 6th, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., 21+, $45 or $10 for designated drivers, Wilson-Warner House at Historic Odessa Foundation, 202 Main Street, Odessa, DE.
Indulge in Philly's obsession with craft beer at the Delaware River Craft Brewfest this Saturday. The fest will be held inside the stadium at PPL Park, with tons of breweries on tap offering samples of the best crafts, imports, ciders, and limited-release beers from around the world. Food will be available for purchase, and an entertainment stage will feature live music and brewer's seminars. Tickets are available for purchase online. Saturday, September 6th, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m., 21+, $10-60, PPL Park, 1 Stadium Drive, Chester, PA.
Enjoy live music at Liberty Lands Park all day Saturday at the family-friendly NoLibs Fall Music Fest. Musicians will perform an array of genres—from psychedelic ’60s to Latin-soul fusion to glam rock. Fest-goers can bring blankets and enjoy food truck fare from several vendors. Admission is free. A schedule of performers can be found here. Saturday, September 7th, 4 p.m., Liberty Lands Park, 926 N. American Street.
The largest environmental festival in our area, GreenFest Philly, will take over historic Headhouse Square this Sunday. Fest-goers can learn about living sustainably while perusing over 100 exhibitors and vendors, shopping for green-friendly wares, and enjoying food and live entertainment. Even the littlest environmentalists will be entertained with plenty of kid-friendly activities. Admission to the event is free. For more information, click here. Sunday, September 7th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Headhouse Row, 2nd Street between South Street and Pine.