5th annual Philly Feastival draws foodies for the Fringe [photos]

    Nearly 1,000 guests from the regions business, arts and culinary scenes packed Penn’s Landing for the fifth annual Philly Feastival to support Fringe Arts.

    There were 88 restaurants set up under two lofty white tents, offering their fare to guests; from pork terrine, offered by FringeArts own La Peg, to artisanal cotton candy from Farmers Road. Several bars were set up throughout the space, featuring creative cocktails, including one in particular from Queen Village’s Twisted Tail that utilized dry ice.

    Cirque performers Imagine Aerial and Australian Strange Fruit entertained guests with impromptu acts around the Great Plaza. Through most of the night, the latter swayed back and forth on bending stilts at times coming within a few feet of the audience. with the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge as the backdrop.

    Over the years Feastival has raised about $1.5 million for Philly Fringe. Born from the mind of now FringeArts chairman Richard Vague the event seeks to bring together the worlds of performance and culinary art.

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