GLENDALE, Ariz. – Enjoy the beautiful fall weather in Historic Downtown Glendale at the 24th Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a day full of unique experiences all throughout Historic Downtown Glendale. In the Catlin Court District, enjoy activities and demonstrations on the front lawns and porches of the historic homes, turned shops and restaurants. In Old Towne, you will find interesting things to see and do inside the historic buildings that now house independent small businesses. Enjoy fall flavors and delicious treats at many of the area’s eateries. Many of the downtown buildings front entrances and porches are adorned for the fall season with pumpkins, scarecrows and fall-themed bunting.
The event will also mark the launch of the new portable information booth, fondly nicknamed “Mrs. PIB.” The booth will be located at the corner of 58th Drive and W. Glenn Drive. Knowledgeable Downtown Docents will welcome visitors to the event and provide maps, event activity lists and downtown shopping and dining information. The booth features a bright green umbrella and picket fence décor.
Activities, demonstrations and specialty menu items for the day include:
A Touch of European Café: Special Fall Menu including Pumpkin and Carrot Soup, Beet Soup, and Cream of Peanuts. Specialty desserts include Pumpkin Cake, Poppyseed and Walnut Rolls.
The Astrology Store: Free Amethyst Point and 20% off Angels
Bears & More: Holiday Ornament activity for the Community Patriotic Tree and a K’apron Trunk Show
Bitz-ee Mama’s: Pumpkin Tamales
Carrie’s Salon: Makeup Demonstrations
Coyote Oatie Cookies: Make and Take Decorate Your Own Cookie and a Fall-themed Photo Stop.
Evergreen Center of Oriental Medicine: Cupping Therapy Demonstrations
GFWC Glendale Woman’s Club: Yard Sale
Glendale Flowers & Gifts: Flower Arranging and Blending Your Own Lotion
Gracie’s Marketplace/Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures: 10% off
J & R Accessories: Visit with Cinderella and 10% of Any Purchase
Laly Dolls Restaurant: Pumpkin Fried Ice Cream and Pumpkin Shakes
Meli Lips: Make Your Own Lip Balm
Out of the Blue AZ: Kitchen/Bath Cabinet Refinishing Demonstrations by trained experts
Papa Ed’s Ice Cream: Waffle Cone Demonstrations, Fall Photo Stop, Contests, Special Ice Cream of the Day is Caramel Apple Pie with Roast of Fall Granola Topping
Pink House Boutique: Make and Take Ornament for the Holiday Tree Trail, Make One and Take One, $2 each
Spinning Wheel Antiques: Make and Take Fabric Pumpkin (nominal fee)
Tangled Root Botanicals: Pumpkin Chai Latte
Velma Teague Library: Owl Pumpkin Craft Project
Some activities have a nominal fee.
There is plenty of free parking throughout the downtown. The Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace in presented by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association in partnership with the downtown business community. For more information, visit www.VisitDowntownGlendale.com.