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Five-Day Festival Takes Over Dilworth for Octoberfest, October 12-16

Contact: Molly Yun                                                                            
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PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2016) – The seasons are changing and so is Dilworth Park —

into a five-day fall party. October 12th through the 16th, Octoberfest presented by Saul Ewing is back with fall favorites, as Dilworth Park is transformed with pumpkins, autumn décor, and the Saultoberfest Beer Garden. Celebrate fall in the heart of the city with craft beers like Goose Island, Stella Artois Cidre, and autumn cocktails with Jim Beam Apple, all available for purchase.

Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille will offer special German-inspired menu items. Chefs will be on premises grilling up bratwursts and South Philly Schnitzel, Saultoberfest Sauerbraten Cheesesteak, Germantown Potato Dumplings, Radish Salad and Pretzel Bread Pudding. The Chef has even designed a menu special as an ode to sponsor Saul Ewing, the Bavarian Pret-Saul.

Come raise a glass and then put it aside, because you’ve got some games to play. There will be classic board games out on tables for everyone to enjoy. Challenge a friend to Scrabble, Battleship, Operation, Checkers, UNO and more. Try a round of shuffleboard or Foosball while enjoying a drink, or check out Jim Beam Plinko to win a prize. Enter the hold-a-stein contest, play lawn games and take a selfie with the Jim Beam Bear and Beam girls with City Hall as the backdrop. Don’t miss the game either, on Saturday and Sunday; catch some football on the large flatscreens.

The event is free to enter, and pay as you go for food and beverage with free games and entertainment. Presented by: Jim Beam Apple, Effen Blood Orange, Bud Light, Goose Island IPA and Live Nation. Dilworth Park partner Live Nation will curate an entire weekend of live bands and DJs. While enjoying the specialty beers and menu items, guests to Octoberfest will enjoy a full entertainment schedule:

Wednesday, October 12
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. DJ Carl Michaels
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. WMMR will be on-site with a giveaway for the haunted attraction, Pennhurst Asylum VIP Passes

Thursday, October 13
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. DJ Craig Dash

Friday, October 14
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Love City DJs (Dan Fisher)

Saturday, October 15
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The Fractals
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Swift Technique
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Moon Bounce
5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. A Perfect Blend
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Still Moon  

Sunday, October 16
12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Deejay 007
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Polkadelphia
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Deejay 007
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. John Faye
2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Deejay 007
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Commonwealth Choir
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Dj Xtina
4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dena Underwood
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dj Xtina       

Schedule is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information about all events taking place at Dilworth Park, visit DILWORTHPARK.ORG. You can also follow DILWORTH PARK ON FACEBOOK and Twitter @CCDPARKS.

About Saul Ewing LLP: A full-service law firm with more than 270 lawyers in 11 East Coast offices, Saul Ewing represents recognizable names in corporate America, start-ups, closely held and privately held companies, nonprofits, governmental and educational entities, and individuals. Saul Ewing attorneys anticipate and adjust to clients’ evolving goals, while reducing risks, maximizing opportunities and resolving challenges within a legal context. For more information, visit SAUL.COM.

About Dilworth Park: Dilworth Park, on the west side of City Hall, a large, sustainable green park with many amenities, programming, and improved access to transit, is the center stage for all of Philadelphia. The park links the Avenue of the Arts with the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and connects the office district with Market East destinations. It provides new distinctive entrances to SEPTA’s trains and trolleys and makes both the Market Street Line and the subway-surface lines accessible by elevator.


The Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at WWW.CENTERCITYPHILA.ORG and on Facebook at WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CENTERCITYDISTRICT and on Twitter @ccdphila.