After a long day at work, its great to unwind with an ice cold beer and some freshly made comfort food. Although the Summer and Center City District Sips may be long gone, Octoberfest at Dilworth Park is here to get you excited for the change of seasons. Enjoy the crisp Fall weather in their outdoor beer garden and tents, grab a seat at a table or on a bale of hay while listening to live music from their main stage. Dilworth Cafe is served up a variety of cocktails, while both Air Grille by Brûlée Catering  and Black Forest Grille offer hot and hearty made-to-order German inspired dishes. Beer, wine, and cocktails are available for purchase at three separate locations to ensure you won’t be waiting in line. Plus Marisa Magana from WMMR will be at Octoberfest tonight from 6 – 8 pm  and televisions will be playing the Philadelphia Eagles versus Carolina Panthers football game tonight till 10 pm!



Stop by Air Grille by Brûlée Catering to enjoy some specially created Octoberfest menu items like:

  • Knockwurst with Pork and Beef Sausage, Caramelized Onions, and special Maker’s Mark® Mustard
  • Sauerbraten Cheesesteak– a Philly Twist on a German Classic with Fried Onions, and Emmental Fondue
  • South Philly Schnitzel with Crispy Chicken, Caramelized Onions, Peppers, and drizzled with Smoked Paprika Aioli
  • Germantown Dumplings with Fall Mushrooms, Veg Broth, Braised Kale, and Radish Salad
  • Festival Fries covered in Victory FestBier Cheese Sauce and topped with Pickled Onion and Chives

To the right of the main beer tent, directly in front of City Hall, the Black Forest Grill  tent is cooking up some meaty specialties like:

  • Smoked Turkey Legs with Cider Glaze
  • Currywurst which is a Traditional German dish of Pork Sausage with Curried Mustard, Sauerkraut, and Tomato Relish
  • Beef Ribs with Mustard Sauce

Additional sides and snacks include German Potato Salad, Bavarian Pretzel Bites, House Made Apple Sauce, House Made Sauerkraut, and Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cookie (be sure to try this delicious twist on the traditional German Black Forest Chocolate Cake!)

Beers on draft include: Festbier from Victory Brewing Company, Bud Light, Festbier from Conshohocken Brewing Company, and Hopknife from Troegs. Cans of DownEast Pumpkin Cider and Budweiser are also available. Specialty Cocktails featured for Octoberfest include the Harvest Mule with EFFEN Blood Orange Vodka, ginger ale, and cranberry, lime or the Kentucky Cider with Maker’s Mark, cider, ginger beer and lime.

Friday, October 13:        

11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Made in Philadelphia Fall Market

5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Live Music

Saturday, October 14:

Noon – 5 p.m. Chalk the walk by City Hall with SplashLab Arts mural     

12 – 8 p.m. Made in Philadelphia Fall Market, live music and entertainment

12 – 3 p.m. Zombie from Eastern State Penitentiary Terror Behind the Walls haunts Dilworth Park!

2 – 4 p.m. Maker’s Mark bourbon and gourmet mustard tasting

4:30 p.m. Beer Stein Holding Contest with celebrity judge Christina Dowd, executive director of Philly Loves Beer     

Sunday, October 15:

12 – 6 p.m. Made in Philadelphia Fall Market and live music and entertainment

12 – 3 p.m. Zombies from Eastern State Penitentiary Terror Behind the Walls haunts Dilworth Park

New to Octoberfest at Dilworth Park! On October 13-15th the Made in Philadelphia Fall Market showcases local crafters selling art, photos, accessories and jewelry, skincare, glassware, wood craft and more.

Vendors including:
Bella U – Handmade and Fashion Accessories
Kylies Canine Treats  –  Dog Treats
Russ Brown Photography –   Philadelphia motivs on canvases
Donegal Importers  –  Irish Capes
Philly Word Art   – “Word” illustration esp. of Philadelphias sports motives
Mahogany Essentials  –  Soaps and Body Care Products
Picket Fence Confections  –  Decorated Sugar Cookies
Chic Afrique Herbals  –  Soaps and Skin Care Products
Lkennedy Wood Works  –  Cutting boards and wood crafts
“Wise Owl Shop & Saffron Creations”  –  Upcycled Neckwarmers and Unique Jewelry
The Coaster Mill  –  Vintage Coasters with Philadelphia motives
Hero Heads  –  T-Shirts and Hoodies
Rockstar Revolution  –  The coolest T-Shirts on Planet Earth
Pound Cake Heaven  –  Pound Cake, Cupcakes and more
The Jewelry Boutique  –  Unique jewelry
Chef Ido’s Finshing Sauces  –   Finishing Sauces
Jewelry Designs by Reena and Kayla  – Unique jewelry
5one7 Designs  –  Jewelry Designs
Black Cotton    Jewelry and Sculptures
Eric Ajama Art  –  Painted Art
Vellum St Soap Company  –  Soaps
Superview Handmade Embroidery Arts  –  Artisan embroidery including live demonstration of embroidering
John & Kira’s Chocolates  –  Chocolates
Rogue Popcorn  – Popcorn with different flavors
Lit Up Illuminations  –  Handcrafted Soy Candles and Diffusers made from upcycled beer bottles
Magpie Beaded Jewelry  –  Jewelry
Metal Worx Jewelry Designs  –  Metal Jewelry
Onice  –  Totes and Accessories
Molly Pop  –  Designer Apparel
Analog Watch Co  –  Wooden Watches
Origami Owl by Jessica E Steiner  –  Charm Locket Jewelry
Beaucycled  –  Cozy Knits and Dazzling Jewelry 100% Handmade in Philadelphia
Peaceramics  –  Ceramic Tree Ornaments
Gina Elise Designs  –  Macrame Wall Hangings and Plant Hangers
Steves Urban Lumber  –  wooden items
Jonesy’s Accessories  –  Clothes, Jewelry, Handbags
Hakuna Matata Art Studios  –  paintings
Bellewaera   –  Clothes, Jewelry, Accessories

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