Home and Garden Festival returns to Chestnut Hill with 150 vendors and live music

Stroll Germantown Avenue next month and welcome spring by picking up vegetable plants, flowers and garden decorations.

The Chestnut Hill business district organizes its Home & Garden festival Ffrom 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday May 1. The annual event will feature 150 different types of vendors, live performances, food trucks and deals at over 200 businesses along the hallway.

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Visitors can purchase designer homewares and handcrafted furniture, as well as garden art, beekeeping accessories, terrariums, and landscaping tools. Other small bath vendors will feature jewelry, clothing, wearable art, and vintage items.

This year, organizers are adding a “Sustainability Hub” for visitors to learn about green activism and sustainability throughout Philadelphia.

Christa Barfield, founder of Farmer Jawn, and Terril Haigler, otherwise known as Ya Fav Trashman, give short lectures on sustainability and city cleanliness for residents. There will also be vendors selling sustainably produced products.

Families can head to Fun Fest at Jenks Elementary School at 8301 Germantown Ave. Children under ten can play in the outdoor playground, get their face painted, and do arts and crafts. Food trucks will be on hand to sell popcorn, cotton candy and ice cream.

Chestnut Hill Home and Garden FestivalCourtesy/Elizabeth Ferguson Photography

New to the community festival is the “Sustainability Hub,” which will include educational information about sustainability and green activism in Philadelphia.

Stagecrafters Theater will present different circus arts and other interactive theater activities at 8130 Germantown Ave from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The Philadelphia School of the Circus Arts hosts a stilt walker and a juggler from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ben’s Balloon Arts makes balloon animals from 12:30-2:30 p.m., followed by The Amazing Carson doing tarot card readings from 2-4 p.m.

More than 200 Chestnut Hill businesses will be open for walk-in sales and specialty food, including 17 bars and restaurants.

• Bahia Bowls
• Baker Street Bread
• Breakfast shop
• Bredenbeck bakery and ice cream parlor
• Cake
• Campbell Square
• Chestnut grill and café-terrace
• Chestnut Hill Brewery
• Chill on the Hill Frozen Yogurt
• Cin Cin
• El Poquito
• the Cosimo café-pizzeria
• Iron Hill Brewery
• King’s Garden
• Fareway market
• McNally Tavern
• tavern on the hill

Chestnut Hill House and GardenCourtesy/Elizabeth Ferguson Photography

The Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival showcases more than 200 businesses in the Chestnut Hill business district, including nearly 20 bars and restaurants participating in the Vendors Market.

The Children’s Theater will present “Jack and the Bean Stalk” at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Live music plays throughout the day on two stages, featuring local artists such as Variable Elements, 56 Men, and Hank’s Cadillac. The Friends of Chestnut Hill Library is holding a used book sale in front of its location at 8711 Germantown Ave.

Masks are required indoors per Philadelphia’s current mandate.

Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival

Sunday May 1, 2022 (rain date May 15)
1pm-5pm | Pay as you go
7700 to 8600 blocks from Germantown Ave.
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118