Happy October (I say as I am currently sweating in my bedroom)! Even if the weather is not allowing us to dress to our full fall potential just yet, the fall-themed activities sure are here in full force. I’ve rounded up some of my absolute favorite fall events happening all October long in (and around) Philadelphia for you today. So whether you’re looking for a place to ~rage~ (as the kids say) with your friends, need a step up from the most basic fall date idea, or are entertaining your family this month, I’ve got you covered with the best 15 events you’re gonna wanna know about.
I love fall (obviously, I talk about it a freakin ton), because everyone comes back from the beach and that means there are a lot more scheduled events and just general fun to be had. I’ve been living in Philly for over five years now (and had this blog for almost four), so we could say I’ve participated in my fair share of outings. With that being said, there are three events I will never, ever miss, and one of them happens to be coming right up: Bloktoberfest! (!!!)
I am not a beer girl. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Blue Moon, but beyond the simplicity of a light beer, my interest stops right about there. My lack of enthusiasm for specialty beers becomes ever present every time I go to Tangier (1801 Lombard Street), Monk’s (264 South 16th Street), or Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Avenue). How oh how can I get through this Philly girl life without having a few crafty go-to’s?
But then, I found my solution. After watching my friend Kenya order “cider” out at the bar time after time, I finally wised up and gave it a taste. Heck yes, I loved this stuff. Cider has become my go-to summer drink, and most specialty beer spots seem to carry a bottle or two. This breakthrough has made my journey through city life not caring much about craft beer much, much simpler.
If I loved cider in the summer, I can only imagine sipping on this yummy apple drink during the fall. So I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard about a Hard Cider Festival hitting Philly this month. Pour the Core is a new Philadelphia festival happening on September 28th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. The event will take place at the Navy Yard and will feature over 30 ciders for sampling. Despite the abnormally large amount of carbohydrates I will be taking in that day, I absolutely can’t WAIT.
If you’re interested in going, I recommend picking up some tickets now. Tickets are available for $40 on Pour the Core’s website, but deal site Goldstar has tickets on sale for $25. I will be attending with some lady friends for a full out girls’ day, and I hope to see some of you there!