PumpkinFest at South Street Headhouse District

Pumpkin Fest at South Street Headhouse District

‘Free Hayrides, Straw Bale Maze, Live Music ~ Oh My!’

The South Street Headhouse District hosts its ninth-annual PumpkinFest underneath the historic Headhouse Square Shambles on Saturday, October 28, from noon to 5 pm.

Families are invited to get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy all that fall has to offer with face painting, straw bale maze, circus performances, live music, hayrides, and more. District businesses will open their doors for trick or treating from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for those children ages 12 and under. 

Festivities to Include:

* Horse and wagon hay rides on the cobblestone-lined streets around Society Hill and South Street neighborhoods. Rides are free and begin at the edge of the Shambles at 2nd and Lombard.

* Get lost in the middle of South Street’s straw bale maze with enough twists and turns to challenge both younger children and their parents. Bring your phones charged, as this is also the perfect family selfie spot!

* Philadelphia School of Circus Arts/ Airplay Entertainment will perform amazing aerial feats, Mystique the Magician will dazzle with illusions and Mr. John Music will surely have everyone singing along.

* Halloween is about giving back too! Bring gently used winter coats, shoes and donations for Broad Street Mission (http://www.broadstreetministry.org/) to prove for those in need in advance of the winter season.

*Commonwealth Ciders and Philadelphia Brewing Company will be on site providing refreshing beverages for adults, as well as several South Street businesses providing tasty treats.

* Make and take crafts for children including coloring your own trick-or-treat bags, pumpkin decorating and other crafts by our friends at Philly Art Center.

* Costume contest for kids under 14 with special categories for most creative costume, scariest costume, and best family ensemble. Judging starts at 3:00pm, with prizes provided by South Street Headhouse businesses. In addition to the costume contest, there will be a pumpkin pie eating contest for kids and adults, as well as a best jack o’ lantern contest (contestants should bring their pumpkins pre-carved).

Attention Shoppers! Support the businesses of the South Street Headhouse District, and eat, drink, and shop after the family activities.

So come out and enjoy this family fun packed day at the fifth-annual Pumpkin Fall Festival at the historic Headhouse Square Shambles in true fall festival style.

7th Annual PumpkinFest


Headhouse Square Shambles, 2nd and Lombard Streets in the Headhouse District
Philadelphia, PA


October 28, 2017


Noon – 5:00 pm



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