Summer diets be gone! Fall has arrived, which means guilt-free eating the rest of the year! After all, isn’t that what sweaters were made for? Come eat and drink to your heart’s content at the 11th annual Midtown Village Fall Festival taking place on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Covering eight square blocks from 12th Street to Broad on Chestnut and Sansom and from Locust to Chestnut straight down 13th Street, the festival promises to have something for everyone.

Let’s start with food! Pick from 20 participating restaurants serving some delectable dishes including McGillin’s Pumpkin Bomb, Chocolate Covered Bacon at Jake's Sandwich Board, Lobster Rolls from Pennsylvania 6 as well as Cheese Curds from Jamonera.

How about a bit of shopping? There will be over 100 tents to go browsing to find the perfect gift to go with the season. Browse many of the area’s boutiques, Bella Turka, Modern Eye, Liz Bayu just to name a few. Remember, there is no sales tax on clothes or shoes in Philly!

For the music enthusiastic, there will be multiple stages to keep you entertained and a children’s area with face painting, crafts and, of course, a moon bounce.

Speaking of jumping up and down, trainers from 12th Street Gym and Optimal Fitness will help you work up a sweat and Luminous Chiropractic will also be there to offer elevations (just in case).

“The Midtown Village Fall Festival is the premier street festival in the Philadelphia Region. The festival has catapulted Midtown Village into a famous dining, entertainment and shopping destination.” says Christopher Mullins Jr., owner of McGillins Olde Ale House. “No where else in just eight square blocks can be found the best chefs, best bars and best boutiques. All ages come to our neighborhood festival because we represent quality experiences, unique products and all owned and managed by great entrepreneurs. From dancing in the street, to face painters and everything in between, it is a great time for all!”

Can you smell that pumpkin spice?

If You Go:

Midtown Village Fall Festival
Oct. 1
12-8 p.m.
Pay as you go
midtownvillagephilly.org