Hungry for fun this fall? Travel down to the borough of Media, just 19 miles out of Philadelphia, for the 30th annual Media Food and Crafts Festival. Affectionately called “everybody’s hometown” by residents and visitors alike, Media shuts down State Street every year to traffic and allows more than 40 local food vendors to move in, along with more than 80 artisans, all interested in selling tantalizing samples of their wares. Every year, between 7,000 and 10,000 people from up and down the Eastern Seaboard flood the street to experience the festivities.
Along with food and crafts, a children’s area is always available so that little ones can fly through the air in an inflatable bouncehouse or race their friends down a towering slide. A number of games in various booths are also set up for patrons of any age to enjoy.
Media is known for its musical celebrations, and the Food and Crafts Festival is no exception. Prepare to boogie to live music, with Leroy Hawkes and the Hipnotics, the Philly Horn Band, and Johnny B. and the Irving Street Band taking to the stage at different times throughout the day, along with two other musical acts.
Entrance to the festival is free, though cash will be necessary to buy the food and crafts offered. It starts at 11am on October 3, 2010, with the rain date set for October 10, 2010. The first musical act takes to the stage at noon. For more specific information about the Media Food and Crafts Festival, visit www.visitmediapa.com or call 610-566-5039.