Home & Garden Festival returns to Chestnut Hill on May 1st

-Courtesy of En Route Marketing

Philadelphia’s Urban Village springs to life Sunday, May 1, from 11  a.m. to 5 p.m., with the highly-anticipated Home & Garden Festival. The Festival features over 150  vendors set up along the 7700 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue, which will be closed to vehicular  traffic. The all-day, family-friendly event will highlight home décor, outdoor demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, and over 200 retailers, restaurants, and businesses within the Chestnut Hill Business District. 

This year’s vendors will feature garden ornaments and statues, heirloom vegetable plants, jewelry, vintage goods and collectibles, beekeeping, flower baskets, terrariums, landscaping, lawn and tree care,  and masonry!  

2022 Home & Garden Festival Schedule of Events:

Sustainability Hub (8100 block of Germantown Avenue): New for 2022, a specialty area
focused on sustainability in Philadelphia featuring individuals, makers, and organizations. Christa
Barfield (@Farmer JawnPhilly) and Terril Haigler (@_YaFavTrashman) will lead sessions on
activism and innovation. Green-friendly companies, including Green Philly, Grid, and Circular
Philly, will have products for purchase.

“Fun Fest” at Jenks Elementary School (8301 Germantown Avenue): A family-friendly focused  area for children under 10 with face painting, inflatable obstacle course, inflatable slide, line dancing.

Stagecrafters Theater (8130 Germantown Avenue): Enjoy circus-themed and theatrical  performances, including: Stilt walker (Philadelphia School of the Circus Arts) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Juggler (Philadelphia School of the Circus Arts) noon to 2 p.m., Balloon artist (Ben’s Balloon Animals) 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Jack and the Bean Stalk (adapted by Jessie Sherlock and performed by Mark and  Jessie Sherlock). Performances will take place every hour from 1 to 3 p.m. Tarot card readings by The Amazing Carson from 2 to 4 p.m.    

Live Music: Corner of Germantown and Hartwell Avenues (Hank’s Cadillac from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 56 Men from 2 to 5 p.m.). Corner of Germantown and Bethlehem Avenues (Variable Elements from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and Jon Savage & the Classic Rockers from 2 to 5 p.m.)    

Children’s Activities at Villavillekula (8419 Germantown Avenue): Children can interact with  flower-themed activities throughout the day, including Maypole dancing. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library and Hilltop Books will sell used books at three locations throughout the Home & Garden Festival.

B101.1 FM Activity Booths

Subaru Car Display presented by Glanzmann Subaru

Please note that Chestnut Hill follows all Philadelphia COVID-19 guidelines. For updated regulations, please click HERE

With a robust calendar of year-round events, and a vibrant retail and restaurant mix, the Chestnut Hill  Business District is home to food, fashion, culture, and fun for the entire family. Easy to get to and get  around, the area is just a short train ride from Center City, Philadelphia, via SEPTA Regional Rail. For  more information about Chestnut Hill, visit http://www.chestnuthillpa.com. Join the conversation on social  media with @chestnuthillpa, and share the love using the hashtag #chestnuthillpa.

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