It’s a country festival in the heart of town when St. Mary’s Inter-Parish School holds its 15th Harvest Hoedown on Locust on Saturday, October 16 from 11 am to 3 pm.

The Rain or Sun event will take place on Locust Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets in Old City Philadelphia.

The hoedown will feature live music, delicious food, hay rides, face painting, games, raffle prizes, a Spooky Boo-tique, STEAM activities in partnership with Greener Partners, a moonbounce, prizes and a scarecrow decoration contest honoring all essential workers.

A king, queen, prince and princess will also be crowned for the event. The Harding Alumni Award, which recognizes an alumnus who exemplifies excellence in service to the community as a whole, will be presented at this event, along with the St. Joseph the Worker Award, presented to an individual or organization. who demonstrated exceptional support at the school.

The price of a family ticket package is $ 100 and includes four prepaid admission tickets and a half-page ad in the event book.

Prepaid admission to Harvest Hoedown is $ 12.50. Admission on the day of the event is $ 15. Tickets must be reserved by Friday October 8. Checks can be made payable to St. Mary Interparochial School.

All admissions to Harvest Hoedown include 10 tickets to be used for food and activities. A $ 50 gift card for a raffle ticket for a door prize is also included with all prepaid entries.

To purchase tickets, call the school at 215-923-7522 or purchase online at All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the students of St. Mary’s Interparochial School by supporting its education and STREAM technology needs.

St. Mary’s is an independent Catholic school in Philadelphia – to learn more, click here.