Don’t Miss Downingtown Friends Fall Festival on October 9, 2021!

This year, we will feature:

  • Shopping - quality thrifting at great discounts will be available, as will crafts and jewelry sold by local artisans, and a silent auction featuring local goods and services provided by your neighbors!

  • Food - we've got lots of homemade goodies, including vegan chili and soup, hot apple cider, and baked goods galore with cakes, cookies, breads and pies (with plenty of gluten-free options), ready to take home and share!

  • Fun - in addition to live music and tours of the Hershey Trees throughout the day, we will also have plenty of kids' activities, games and crafts, hand-painting and hayrides! 


Downingtown Friends Meeting is pleased to announce they will host their annual Friends Fall Festival on October 9, from 9am to 4pm at their address of 800 E. Lancaster Ave., on their historical property and Quaker Meetinghouse in Downingtown. This event has become an autumnal tradition for all ages within our community, and with all the family fun, quality shopping, live entertainment, various activities and homemade food it has to offer, it’s easy to see why! 


In addition to quality thrifting at low costs — think lightly used homewares, furniture, décor and houseplants — visitors can peruse the variety of local vendors selling handmade and craft artisan goods, like jewelry, lotions, dog collars, pottery and more. This year’s festival will feature Restore our Roots as they celebrate the legacy of John Hershey and the trees he planted right here in Downingtown! The group will offer educational tours of these trees throughout the day, and you won’t want to miss this incredible piece of local history.


The Silent Auction will feature services provided by your neighbors, including a landscaping consultation by designer and author David Culp, a felting class, a custom pet portrait, beekeeping lessons, guitar lessons and more.


When it comes to food, visitors can warm up with some homemade vegan vegetable chili or beef soup and a hot cup of apple cider. Homemade breads, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, fudge, pumpkin spice lattes and other sweet treats with gluten-free options will also be available.


Kids can participate in kid-friendly fun with a hayride, pumpkin decorating, hand-painting, snack-making, giant jenga, coloring, and select events and games. And all ages can enjoy the live entertainment, which includes music performances from local artists and bands, including the Moondawgs, Jeff Domenick and Richard Reinert.


This event is free admission with free parking, and it’s rain or shine. For more information, visit We hope to see you there!


Covid safety precautions will be in place to help make this event as safe as possible as we continue to navigate the pandemic.