South 9th Street Italian Market Festival Lots of street vendors and lots of family fun this weekend, but mostly there’s good food and one oiled pole ready for the climb.
The festival takes place Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st from 11am to 6pm along 9th Street from Wharton Street to Fitzwater Street.
In a news release, organizers said more than 100 stalls will appear along the seven-block route celebrating culture, gastronomy, art and music.
Come hungry as there are many local eateries selling delicious gourmet food.
Saturday’s festivities include a cheesesteak contest and a tribute to a deceased legend. DJ Jerry Bravatt.
There are also a few events on Sundays that require a bit of physical fitness, such as a cornhole game and the chance to legally climb a 30-foot-tall oiled pole. Unfortunately, climbing the pole isn’t for the winning sports team, but you can win prizes like meat, cheese, gift cards, and money hanging on the pole.
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/the-scene/greased-pole-south-philly-italian-market-festival/3569856/ A Guide to Philadelphia’s Italian Market Festival – NBC10 Philadelphia