Bookmark These September Events Around the Western Suburbs

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Food and music festivals, a fall home show, horse-drawn carriages and more add color to the Main Line region this month.

Sept. 7–24

Fringe Festival

Philadelphia

At the annual Fringe Festival, more than 1,000 local, national and international performances are showcased in an array of public and private spaces. phillyfringe.org.

Sept. 810

Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

Malvern

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This annual weekend event celebrates vintage automobiles and horse-drawn carriages in an elegant English garden party setting. The main event takes place on Sunday, preceded by a Friday night barbecue and a Saturday evening gala. Visit radnorconcours.org.

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Sept. 9

Haverford Township Music Festival

Haverford

With WXPN’s support, this 11th iteration of a late-summer Main Line tradition has assembled perhaps its most eclectic lineup yet. This year’s headliners are soulful Southern rocker and acclaimed actress Dana Fuchs, 2022The Voice contestant DEVIX (pictured), and Split Squad, a new wave super band featuring members of the Fleshtones and the Romantics. They’ll be joined by a dozen or so supporting acts, plus food vendors and a beer and wine garden hosted by City Winery Philadelphia. The live music stretches from noon to 9 p.m. Visit haverfordmusicfestival.org.
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Sept. 9–10

Greater Philadelphia Fall Home Show

King of Prussia

You’re bound to find some inspiration at this interactive expo, where you can choose from a wide variety of contractors, vendors and designers for your next home-improvement project. Visit greaterphillyhomeshows-vf.com.

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Sept. 14–17

Devon Fall Classic

Devon

North America’s oldest and largest outdoor multibreed equestrian competition also offers live music, food and drink, amusement rides, and more. Visit devonhorseshow.net.

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Sept. 17

Chester County Restaurant & Food Truck Festival

West Chester

Bring your appetite to this annual Chester County showcase of restaurants, food trucks and artisans from around the region. Skip breakfast and get there first thing to beat the crowds. Visit downtownwestchester.com.

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Sept. 21–Oct. 1

Festival O

Philadelphia

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Festival O, Opera Philadelphia’s season kickoff, boasts a star-studded lineup of classics, new works and films at various venues. operaphila.org.

Sept. 22

Bryn Mawr Night

Bryn Mawr

Get a taste of everything the 19010 has to offer during this special evening of dining, shopping and entertainment. Sample international cuisine, dance to live music, enjoy exclusive discounts from local shops and get the scoop on Bryn Mawr’s small businesses and nonprofits. Visit brynmawr19010.com.

Sept. 22–Nov. 11

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary put the terror in your fall with tours, themed bars and lounges, and live performances. easternstate.org.

Sept. 23

South Wayne PorchFest

Wayne

Regional bands of all ages and genres congregate for a day of live music performed on the porches of homes in the charming South Wayne neighborhood. The fun starts at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m. Visit southwayneporchfest.com.

Sept. 28

Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra kick off their 124th season at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts with a program that features Yo-Yo Ma’s performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. philorch.org.

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Oct. 19–30

Philadelphia Film Festival

Philadelphia

The 31st annual Philadelphia Film Festival screens recent entries from the world’s most respected festivals, from Sundance to Cannes. filmadelphia.org.

Nov. 3–5

Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Art Show

Philadelphia

The 47th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show brings the work of almost 200 of the most respected artists in the United States to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. pmacraftshow.org.

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