The Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival: November 3rd, 2018- Philadelphia, PA

The Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival

Saturday, November 3, 2018
11:00am to 8:00pm

Outside Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th Street)
Presented by Hawthornes Beer Cafe

Hawthornes Beer Cafe is closing down 11th Street again for the Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. This annual beer and cider festival will feature over 75 hard ciders, toasty lagers, pumpkin ales and more. Look for a dozen food trucks serving up street food, signature bites and fall comfort food. Festivities will also include a family fun zone, apple-bobbing competition, pie eating contest, live entertainment, DJs and much more. This all-day, all-ages free block party takes place on 11th street in front of Hawthornes, from Fitzwater to Catharine. Cash only. All ages welcome, but twenty-one and older with identification to drink.


* New Pumpkin and Apple Pie Eating Contest Added to Line-up!

Philadelphia, PA – Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th) celebrates the return of fall with the 3rd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. With the crisp, cool air moving in, Hawthornes will close down 11th Street from Fitzwater to Catherine, and showcase over 50+ seasonal beers, new and favorite ciders, barrel-aged rarities and wine selections pouring for only five dollars each. Look for a full line-up of Philadelphia’s top food trucks to serve warm comfort food for one of the final outdoor festivals of the fall season. On top of food and drink, enjoy live music, entertainment , vendors, pie eating contest, shopping and free family fun! The event is free and open to the public, and rain or shine. Food and drink is pay-as-you-go, cash only. The event is family and pet friendly. For more information, call (215) 627-3012 or visit Hawthornes Beer Cafe on Facebook.

“Join us for Hawthornes’ 3rd Annual Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival,” said owner Chris Fetfatzes. “With the crisp, cool air just around the corner it’s time to celebrate with a block party. We are constantly working hard to evolve the selection of beers, ciders and wines we offer. Come out and find yourself a new seasonal favorite. We also have a great line-up of fall comfort food favorites from our favorite food truck partners. Come on down to South Philly for one final outdoor block party before the weather changes!”

Hawthornes will be pouring over 50 selections of returning seasonal favorites and new to the market ciders, beers and wines, including this early list of selections:

  • The Alchemist Heady Topper
  • The Alchemist Focal Banger
  • DownEast Pumpkin
  • DownEast Original
  • DownEast Drier Side
  • DownEast Wild Berry
  • Ithaca Country Pumpkin
  • Victory Perfect Peach
  • Wyndridge Pineapple Cider
  • Wyndridge NE IPA w/ Honey
  • Victory Festbier
  • McKenzies Seasonal Reserve
  • Virtue Cherry
  • New Belgium Hemperor
  • Troeg’s Golden Thing DIPA
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown
  • Root Down Bine
  • Virtue Cherry Cider
  • Virtue Honey Cider
  • Wyndridge Mojito Cider
  • Wyndridge Cranberry Cider
  • Golden Road Mango Gose
  • Troegs Scratch RBG (Rasp Gose)
  • Lost Abbey Citrus Sin IPA
  • Oskar Blues Death by Coconut
  • 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Destihl Cranberry Criek
  • Lakefront Pumpkin Lager
  • Neshaminy Keep It On the DL
  • Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale
  • Half Acre Daisy Cutter PAle
  • Half Acre Gone Away
  • Oskar Blues Hot Box
  • Original Sin Apple
  • Original Sin Dry Rose
  • Original Sin Black Widow
  • Wiseacre Tiny Bomb
  • Neshaminy Creekfest
  • Neshaminy Cherry Berlinerweiss

For the hungry, look for everything from meatballs, tater tots, sweets, roast beef, BBQ and tacos from the area’s top food trucks, including the below line-up:

  • Dr. Wutzit Wonderballs
  • Hawker
  • Surf and Turf
  • Authentik Byrek
  • Sum Pig
  • Creme Brolee
  • Philly Fry

Live music and entertainment includes River Bones Band, The Chris Rozik Band and Heaven Man. Music starts at Noon and runs through the end of the festival!

For the kids, enjoy family fun in the Kids’ Zone – perfect for young families who want to make it a day in South Philly. Activities will include inflatable slides, giant bubble wand, other bubble fun, chalk fun, bean bag toss, and more.

New for 2018, enter to win $100 cash prize in the pumpkin and apple pie eating contest.  Contestants can register by emailing Pies will be made in house, and the contest will be held in the Kiddie Play Area.

Guests will be required to show valid I.D. upon FREE entry at 11th and Fitzwater and receive a wristband. The beer sales are handled exclusively at the entrance (at 11th & Fitz) where the guest will purchase any amount of drink tickets for $5 per ticket, no minimum, no limit. Then the guests are free to redeem each ticket at any beer station to receive the beer of their choice.

The event is open to all ages, 21 and older to drink. Dogs welcome too! Rain or shine. Admission is free. All drinks and food are pay-as-you-go. Cash only.

For more information and updated selections, please visit the event on Facebook at:


Hawthornes is a full service restaurant and beer boutique with over 1,000 single bottles, 11 specialty growler fills, 11 rotating drafts and amazing weekend brunch, and weekly breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Great food, great beer, and great people are our focus and we strive to go above and beyond for every guest every day.


CREDIT: Kory Aversa

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