Fall is here, and that means it’s harvest time! Come celebrate the foods of the Pennsylvania harvest at Reading Terminal Market’s annual Harvest Festival. Filbert Street (aka Harry Ochs Way) will be closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into an urban farm with hay bales and corn stalks. Everyone will have the chance to climb on an authentic farm tractor for a hayride around the Market; take a walk through a pumpkin patch; and enjoy freshly made doughnuts, locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, candy apples, and more.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch streets
Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pennsylvania Guild Fall Fine Craft Fair
Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen brings 140 of its very finest craft artists to downtown Philadelphia. The Guild’s Fine Craft Fair is the fine-craft equivalent of the much-loved Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show (held biannually at the same site). Both shows feature artisans who are the makers of the original work shown in each booth. Both events “circle” the square with canopies, and both are part of a larger urban setting with cafes and local eateries.
Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut streets
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DesignPhiladelphia 2013 Festival
This year’s theme, EXPERIENCEdesign!, will spark emotions and engage the senses. There will be opportunities to see, touch, smell, hear and feel the design that surrounds us. The 2013 Festival will feature over 100 events, including lectures, talks, workshops, tours, openings and exhibitions. Set in boutiques, galleries, museums, universities, warehouses, public spaces and city streets, DesignPhiladelphia transforms the city into a stage for ideas and designs of the present and future, highlighting the impact that design plays in our everyday lives.
Rest in Peace 5K Run
Organized by East Falls Fitness and the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, the Rest in Peace 5K Run is the only Halloween costume run and after-party in a cemetery at night in the region. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of historic Laurel Hill Cemetery. Unique and challenging, the run winds through the headstones in Laurel Hill Cemetery, a beautiful National Historic Landmark located in the East Falls neighborhood. Participants and spectators alike are encouraged to attend in Halloween attire. Immediately following the run, prizes are awarded for the best costume as well as to the winners of the run at an after-party that features food, free beer, and great music. Now in its fifth year, the run attracts hundreds of regional runners and spectators. In addition to being a good time, the race is also a very community-minded event, connecting runners, local businesses and organizations together through fellowship, fitness and fun.
Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for participants; $5 for spectators