October 12-14: Reading Terminal Harvest Festival | Passyunk Square Home Tour | Blocktober Fest | ‘Boring’ Architecture

Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 13, 10am-4pm. Filbert Street, between 11th and 12th. Filbert Street will be closed for an urban-farm block party with bales of hay and a pumpkin patch. Tractor-pulled hay rides, candy apples, fresh donuts, and fall foods round out the family-friendly harvest festival celebrating the foods of Pennsylvania. Free.

Passyunk Square Home Tour

Saturday, October 13, Noon-4pm. Pick up maps and wristbands at Benna’s (1236 S. 8th St), B2 (1500 E. Passyunk Ave.), or Columbus Square Rec Center (1300 S. 12th St.) Come check out homes in all stages of renovation and meet Passyunk Square neighbors during this year’s self-guided house tour. The event benefits Passyunk Square Civic Association, and is part of DesignPhiladelphia this year. Tickets cost $20 (available online in advance) and entitle you to a free piece of pizza from Slice (12-4pm 10/13), admission to the Urban Design Walking Tour the day prior, and the after party at South Philly Bar & Grill.

Blocktober Fest

Saturday, October 13, Noon-8pm. South Street, between Broad and 18th. Blocktober fest is billed as a four-block long celebration of “food, beer, music, and Philly” put on by South of South Neighborhood Association, South Street West Business Association, and Bella Vista Beer Distributors. In addition to live music and food from neighborhood shops or food trucks, there will be more than 30 craft beers on tap. Proceeds from the beer sales benefit local charities and programs. Buy your beer bracelet in advance ($15 for 3 drinks) or on the day of ($20 for 3 drinks). Free to attend, pay as you go.

‘Boring’ Architecture Tour: Looking for Meaning in Common Buildings

Sunday, October 14, 3-4pm. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street. What do common buildings say about us? As part of the 35th annual Wind Challenge Exhibition Series artist Erin Murray will lead a walking tour and lecture to examine the “embodied information that can be found in all of our built structures by looking at a few examples in the Fleisher neighborhood.” Free.

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