Monday, May 26, 2014

PHAIR Festival: Oval Park Review

Happy Memorial Day everyone! As we mark the start of many events leading into the summer, PHAIR should definitely be on your list of things to check out. This is a giant, open-air market on 23rd and Arch streets in Oval Park - right in front of the Art Museum.

This past inaugural weekend, PHAIR was open from Thursday through Saturday. Last year, PHAIR ran every Saturday until early November, so I suspect this year may be the same.

Events at Oval Park often include an impressive lineup of various food trucks. This past weekend showcased the Foo Truck, Surf and Turf, and the Tot Cart. Look for a review of the latter two soon!

If you've gotten your fill for the evening, be sure to get your competitive spirit ready in the form of corn hole / bean bag toss. 

Or if life-size chess or checkers is more your speed, Oval Park and PHAIR have that for you as well! 

There will likely be a DJ or band playing as you gaze across the Philly skyline.

And please do check out the vendors selling their hand-crafted wares. Philly has certainly seen an influx of flea markets and festivals, but it's nice to see that we're great at events that reinforce community and small businesses. In a city that is often labeled as being the tops in morbidity or mortality, in the humble opinion of this pig, such events have made quite the difference.

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