Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival 101 (Postponed till Oct 14)

In a surprise announcement, the Chestnut Hill Business Association has canceled this Sunday’s Fall for the Arts Festival in Chestnut Hill.

It has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct 14, 2012.

Here is the email NewsWorks recieved from CHBA’s Peggy Miller on Thursday afternoon.

Dear Members,

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After much deliberation and countless checks of weather forecasts (trying without success to find even one that says it won’t be raining on Sunday), we have decided to cancel the festival for this Sunday. We realize it’s somewhat early to make a decision like this, but our festival is now so large that logistically we need at least 48 hours to cancel bands, trash trucks, rentals, etc.

So…The festival will be held next week on Sunday, October 14th.

Let’s all hope for sunshine and cool breezes next Sunday!

Best regards,Peggy




This Sunday, the Chestnut Hill Business Association (CHBA) will be hosting the 28th Annual “Fall For the Arts Festival” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the festival is free and will take place along Germantown Avenue between Willow Grove and Rex Avenues.

Peggy Miller, manager at CHBA, said the event is a fall tradition and is the perfect opportunity to meet friends and neighbors in a fun environment.

The family-friendly event will include more than 165 artists showcasing an array of work ranging from oils and watercolors, sculptures, photography and much more. Miller said the artists will be judged and prize will go to the “best of the show” and the top two participants in each category.

Vendors will also be on site selling handmade clothing, jewelry, candles and homemade soap and bath products. Furniture, mosaics, and leather products will also be on display.

Attendees will also have the chance to try select items from the menus of Chestnut Hill’s restaurants such as coconut shrimp from Chestnut Hill Grill, hot dogs and hamburgers from Tavern on the hill and schmitters from McNally’s Taverns. Those with a sweet tooth can get fair-styled treats such as kettle corn, cotton candy, pretzels and gelato.

There will also be an “amusement area” including the “Peanut Express” train. Children will have the option to partake in several activities such as arts and crafts, basketball tournaments, rock climbing, face painting and hair braiding.

Live music will be provided by Dukes of Destiny, The Rich Posmontier Orchestra, The Tom Sartori Band and Zydeco a Go Go. The music will be featured on two stages.

Following the festival, the Roger Learnard Band will be hosting its annual at post-festival event at Campbell’s Place located at 8337 Germantown Ave.

Parking will cost $5 in select Chestnut Hill parking lots.

The street will be closed off from vehicular traffic. For more information, go to

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