The Manayunk StrEAT Festival will debuted on and off Main Street Saturday, Sept. 29.
Picture a work day of eating.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., food truck vendors from across Philadelphia will offer at least one $3 to $5 item, in addition to special offerings from Manayunk restaurants and boutique.
Unlike other events, Main Street itself and nearly all side streets will remain open. Only Cotton Street will be closed so musicians and dancers can add a little arts to the table.
The Manayunk Development Corporation will organize the event. Visit Manayunk.com for more info.
Let's look ahead to what the StrEAT Festival will offer:
Location: Main Street from Shurs Lane to Green Lane
All parking lots will be open and street parking will exist.
The Manayunk Development Corporation encouraged people to take public transportation. The best bet is the regional rail—hop on the Manayunk/Norristown Line and get off at Manayunk Station. Two buses also hit Main Street Route 35 and Route 61. Both have stops at the Wissahickon Transportation Center for transfers.
It's quite an offering. Nineteen food truck vendors have signed on to sell a variety of delicacies—burgers, hot dogs, tamales, Asian food, ice cream, coffee, lots!
Additionally, 21 food and craft vendors will set up booths to sell items. Those include decorate glass art, Jewish biscotti, pottery, crab cakes and much.
Info booths from local organizations will be on hand, as well. Students from the North Light Community Center Teens 4 Good program and members of the Manayunk-Roxborough Food Co-op will attend.
View all the visiting merchants here.
Main Street Businesses
Manayunk's business district presents apple themed window displays, in addition to sidewalk sales, and in-store deals.
Additionally, people can take a restaurant tour through Manayunk eateries that offer apple/fall time specialties.
Three bands will play throughout the day at a stage on Cotton Street. Poor Fred Noonan (noon to 1 p.m.), Laura Cheadle Family Band (1:30 to 3:15 p.m.) and Deb Callahan Blues Band (3:30 to 5 p.m.) are set. Additionally, Manayunk's new business, Merge Dance Studio, will perform between the acts.
Check out the printable festival guide attached.
Visit Manayunk.com for complete festival information.