PumpkinFest 2023

Join the South Street Headhouse District for some family-friendly Halloween fun under the Headhouse Shambles! Saturday, October 28th from 12-4pm (also coinciding with Trick-or-Treating in the South Street Headhouse District)! Free to attend and enjoy!

When: Saturday, October 28th, 12-4pm
Where: Headhouse Shambles, 2nd and Pine Streets

Fall festivities for the whole family: free activities, live performances, trick-or-treating at local businesses, spooky pop-up shopping, & more!

Celebrate the fall season in a fun and festive way at the South Street Headhouse District’s PumpkinFest 2023! Join us at the Headhouse Shambles on Saturday, October 28th for an afternoon of family-friendly Halloween arts & crafts, copious amounts of candy, plus potions & bites from neighborhood businesses! Oh, and don’t forget: Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins! Thanks to our sponsors, Frankford Candy and TargetPark.

Haunted Happenings:
πŸŽƒ Free Pumpkin Decorating courtesy of Giordano’s Garden Groceries!
πŸŽƒ Circus Performances from the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and AirPlay Entertainment!
πŸŽƒ Costume Contest judged by State Senator Nikil Saval; Stef Jolles, co-owner of Crash Bang Boom; and Adam Proctor, manager of Philly AIDS Thrift!
πŸŽƒ Trick-or-Treating at Local Businesses!
πŸŽƒ Spooky Snacks & Bubbling Brews!
πŸŽƒ Face Painting!
πŸŽƒ & MORE!

πŸ¦‡ Action Karate (πŸ₯‹)
πŸ¦‡ Aurora Grace Chocolates (🍫/πŸ›) *
πŸ¦‡ Bonde Mercado (πŸ₯¨/πŸ›)
πŸ¦‡ Cuzzy’s Ice Cream (🍫) *
πŸ¦‡ Kimmel Center / Philadelphia Orchestra (🎟 / Giveaways)
πŸ¦‡ Lily Lough Jewelry (πŸ›)
πŸ¦‡ LuvOnFire Candle Company (πŸ›) *
πŸ¦‡ MANNAΒ (πŸ₯§)
πŸ¦‡ Queen & Rook Game Cafe / The Keep (β™Ÿ/🌽/πŸ›) *
πŸ¦‡ SeeSharp (β™Ÿ/πŸ‘“) *
πŸ¦‡ South Street Art Mart (🎨/πŸ›) *
πŸ¦‡ Urban Princess (πŸ›) *
πŸ¦‡ Wallace Dry Goods (πŸ₯‚ – N/A)
πŸ¦‡ Zhang Sah Martial Arts (πŸ₯‹) *
πŸ¦‡ Plus FREE arts & crafts with The Giving Tree Daycare Center (🎨) *

(*) Indicates an SSHD Business.

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Important Info:

πŸŽͺ Circus Performances: ➑ Performances will occur at 12:30pm, 1:45pm, and 3pm on the east side of the Headhouse Shambles.

πŸ† Costume Contest: ➑ The costume contest will begin at 2:30pm. The four categories are 5 & Under, 6-10 Years, 11 & Over, and Families. Winners will receive gift cards to SSHD businesses as well as tickets to family-friendly Kimmel Cultural Campus performances.

πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ€ Costumes: ➑ Don’t have a costume? Not a problem! Shop for costumes on and around South Street this Halloween! And if you’re looking for something one-of-a-kind, take a walk down Fabric Row to explore our dozens of fabric stores and custom clothing creators!

πŸš— Parking: ➑ Make parking on South Street a breeze with TargetPark! Featuring two conveniently located parking lots on the east end of South Street, TargetPark is here to help you kick back, relax, and enjoy the afternoon instead of fixating on your parking meter. Visit TargetPark at 530 S. 2nd Street or 215 Lombard Street for local and easy parking options! Entrances are located on 3rd near South Street, and Lombard between 2nd and 3rd Streets, just a few steps away from the Headhouse Shambles.

🍫 Candy: ➑ Pick up a Trick-or-Treating map at PumpkinFest, explore our digital map, or download a PDF map (coming soon)! Our local businesses will be giving away Halloween candy thanks to our sponsor, Frankford Candy!

πŸ“± RSVP ➑ Eventbrite &Β Facebook.

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Oct 28 2023


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Headhouse Shambles
S. 2nd Street and Pine Street