Chestnut Hill’s Home + Garden Festival Returns on May 7th

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Photo by Elizabeth Ferguson Photography

Philadelphia’s Urban Village springs to life Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the highly-anticipated Home + Garden Festival. The Festival features more than 175 vendors set up along the 8000 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue, which will be closed to vehicular traffic. The all-day, family-friendly event will highlight home and garden décor, outdoor craft demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, and over 200 retailers, restaurants, and businesses within  the Chestnut Hill Business District.

Returning this year is the Maker’s Village featuring craft demonstrations, including pottery, macrame, sewing, and stained glass. The Sustainability Hub will highlight businesses, makers, and organizations working to support the goals of a more sustainable Philadelphia. The Maker’s Village and Sustainability Hub complement the numerous home and garden stores throughout Chestnut Hill, including Laurel Hill Gardens, Foliage, Summer Classics, NoName Gallery, Gravers Lane Gallery, HOST Interiors, Tailored Home, Kitchen Kapers, Garden State Tile, PTK Rug Gallery, and Home Works. Additionally, no stop to the Home +  Garden Festival would be complete without a visit to the oldest hardware store in Philadelphia, Kilian Hardware (8450 Germantown Avenue), founded in 1913. The family-owned store features everything  needed for gardening and other activities around the house.  

During Home + Garden, outdoor vendors will feature sculpture and garden art, heirloom vegetable plants, beekeeping, flowering baskets, terrariums, landscaping, lawn care, masonry, highlight jewelry, vintage  goods and collectibles, indoor décor, and more! 

2023 Home + Garden Festival Schedule of Events 

Makers Village (8000 block of Germantown Avenue): Watch the artisans create work during live  demonstrations.  

“Fun Fest” at Jenks Elementary School (8301 Germantown Avenue): A family-friendly focused area for children under 10 with a DJ, dance performances, carnival games, face painting, inflatable obstacle course, inflatable slide and food trucks 

Stagecrafters Theater (8130 Germantown Avenue): Enjoy circus-themed and theatrical performances, including: 
-Stiltwalker (Philadelphia School of the Circus Arts) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
-SNAP Co. dance demonstration at noon
-Balloon artist (Ben’s Balloon Animals) 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
-Juggler (Philadelphia School of the Circus Arts) 1 to 3 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 1 to 3 p.m. 

Live Music / Buckley Park Stage (Germantown Avenue and Hartwell Lane) 
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Tattar Tucker Moog and Martin 
2 to 5 p.m. – Bakersfield 

Live Music / Bethlehem Stage (Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike) 
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Dukes of Destiny 
2 to 5 p.m. – Groove Spot Band 

Outdoor at McNally’s Tavern (8634 Germantown Avenue): A Chestnut Hill institution,  McNally’s opens up and will host an outdoor cookout. In addition to cooking up tasty  sandwiches like the Schmitter, McNally’s will offer beer and spring-inspired slushies.  

Used Book Sale at Tavern on the Hill (8636 Germantown Avenue): Tavern on the Hill will be hosting Hilltop Books, the bookstore of the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library. Used books will be available for purchase! 

Live Music at Windfall Gallery & Villavillekula (8419 Germantown Avenue) Get ready to  rock! Windfall and Villa Ville Kula are hosting the Burrage Band, a full band with an extensive  knowledge of pop-culture covers. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Subaru Car Display presented by Glanzmann Subaru 

Interactive Display presented by Unique Indoor Comfort 

In case of inclement weather, Home + Garden will take place on Sunday, May 21.

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 Join the conversation on social media with @chestnuthillpa and use the hashtag #chestnuthillpa.

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