The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Announces New Fall Events at the PHS Pop Up Gardens!

-Courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) shares an exciting lineup of events and activities coming to its two PHS Pop Up Gardens in Manayunk and on South Street for the Fall season. Come enjoy these fall festivities before the Pop Up Gardens close for the season on October 31st! 

Both Pop Up Garden locations will feature new food and beverage items as we transition towards cooler, crisp autumn weather and enjoy the colorful transition of fall foliage. Guests can expect plenty of hearty bites and snacks, seasonal spices, and delicious fall beer and cider flavors, all of which will be published online at  in the coming weeks. 

At the South Street Pop Up Garden, stop by on September 15th from 5 – 8pm for Barktoberfest! 
This event will be held in conjunction with Von Trapp Brewing Company and will be filled with prizes and contests for you and your canine pals, such as stein holding and a lederhosen costume contest for pups, along with special dog treats from Amelie’s Bark Shop. The event will also feature adoptable dogs from Morris Animal Refuge and will raise money for the shelter and their impactful work. For the humans in tow, this event will feature plenty of food and drink specials, including Bavarian pretzels and bratwurst, as well as $5 drinks. 

Throughout the Fall season at South Street, visit the garden to take part in macrame workshops, plant swaps and giveaways, and a special Garden Party on Sunday, October 2. 
This Garden Party will feature a classical music concert by rising-star soloists and chamber ensembles from the classical music mentoring program, Astral. WRTI 90.1FM will provide musical equipment for an impressive lineup of young talent, including the AKRAI violin and cello duo, saxophonist Valentin Kovalev, oboist Mitchell Kuhn, and mandolin and domra musician Ekaterina Skliar. Stop by, take in the ambience and atmosphere of the garden, and listen to Philadelphia’s up-and-coming classical musicians! 

Visit the Manayunk location for Oktoberfest celebrations from September 29 – October 2! Kicking off the fun and festivities on September 29 is Dragtoberfest, sponsored by Ommegang. This event will feature special drag performances by Astala Vista, Poochie, Venus Mystique, Lucy Moth, and Monika Polanco, and will be hosted by Stefani Steele. 
On Friday, September 30, Manayunk will host Polkadelphia, a celebration of Bavarian culture with a traditional Oompah band, beer sampling, and giveaways. 
The fall fun continues on Saturday, October 1 with music from Paul Green Rock Academy, prizes and giveaways, delicious Oktoberfest beer samplings, and free kid’s pumpkin painting and face painting all day long, all sponsored by Twisted Tea. 
To wrap up the celebration, on Sunday, October 2, guests can celebrate the fall season with their four-legged friends at Dogtoberfest Yappy Hour with Brixxy & Co. This fun, “Fido-friendly” event sponsored by DogFish Head and Sam Adams will feature delicious Oktoberfest beer and food specials, prizes, giveaways, and promotions, along with lively musical performances by acclaimed Philly brass-band, SNACKTIME. 

For Halloween lovers, the Manayunk Pop Up Garden will host special Halloween events including a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening with a live shadow cast featuring The Transducer Players and Brittany Lynn as Dr. Frank N Furter on October 13th at 7pm. 

Whether you’re a plant lover looking for hands-on education and enrichment, or simply want to enjoy the social ambiance and lush fall foliage of both gardens, you won’t want to miss visiting the PHS Pop Up Gardens before the end of their seasonal operations on October 31st.  

For more information and to register for events taking place at the PHS Pop Up Gardens, please visit

Manayunk Pop Up Garden – 106 Jamestown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127 
Monday – Wednesday – 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM 
Thursday – 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM 
Friday – 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM 
Saturday – 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM 
Sunday – 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

South Street Pop Up Garden – 1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 
Monday – Wednesday – 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM 
Thursday – 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM 
Friday – Saturday – 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM 
Sunday – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM 

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