There are some exciting dining activities going on around Philadelphia’s western suburbs this October. From a food truck festival to live music at a Main Line favorite restaurant, you won’t leave hungry after any of these events.
Spend a fall afternoon at East Goshen Park eating, drinking and jamming to some great music. El Camino takes the stage first, followed by Not Quitting Our Day Jobs. New for 2021: Locust Lane Brewery has crafted a beer for the event, complete with a custom label that features the township’s Blacksmith Shop.
2:30-6:30 p.m., 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester
Grab your blanket or lawn chair, bring a picnic basket and your favorite beverage, and settle in for this unique open-air theater experience outside the mansion. Philadelphia master storyteller Josh Hitchens brings his interpretation of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to Stoneleigh just in time for Halloween. Family friendly; no pets; registration required. 5:15-6 p.m. (gates open at 4:30 for picnic); rain date October 17.
1829 East County Line Road, Villanova
The SIW CSA and farm market is hosting a series of BYOB farm-to-table experiences this season. This month, Ana Caballero—a Honduran-American cook in Philadelphia and the founder of Proyecto Tamal—prepares a unique dinner with vegetables from the farm, served family style. Each menu showcases locally sourced ingredients. Tickets required.
6-9:30 p.m. 4317 S. Valley Creek Road, Chadds Ford
Reserve your table and enjoy first-class cuisine and live music at 118 North. With everything from couscous carbonara to hot fried chicken to cherry cheesecake on the menu, the flavors here are as varied as the music. This installment spotlights the versatile Dan Kaplowitz on guitar.
6 p.m. 118 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne