Hearken to the Light, 
that ye may feel the 
power of God in every 
one of you.

            --George Fox



Meeting for Worship
Sundays 10:30-11:30 AM 
(Nursery and child care available)

Opening Exercises  
Sundays 10:00 AM
I
n the School House, before Meeting for Worship
  September-June

First Day School  
Sundays
10:30-11:30 AM
September-June

Meeting for Business
 last Sunday of each month,
following Meeting for Worship

Eating Meeting 
2nd Sunday
potluck lunch after Meeting for Worship  
September-June

     


By working together on the Fall Festival, children and adults can have fun, get to know each other better, raise some money to support our concerns, and, at the same time, interpret Quakerism to the community.

Downingtown Friends Meeting will hold its annual Friends Fall Festival on October 12 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on the historic grounds of Downingtown Friends Meeting on East Lancaster Avenue (Business Route 30, just west of Wegman’s) in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Families have gathered here for over 30 years to enjoy the music, delicious foods, a variety of activities for children, and plant, craft, and white-elephant sales. It’s simply an enjoyable day for families to participate in activities aimed at fun for everyone–and all practically in your own back yard.

As one of the largest fall festivals in the region, our Friends Fall Festival offers families a day of wholesome fun and value. A special supervised area includes children’s crafts and games. There’s also a hay wagon ride and exceptional face painting for both kids and adults.

Listen to a mix of live folk and rock music, shop our craft vendors, feast on our famous Festival foods, and discover finds from among the hundreds of items in the Friends Mercantile, our Festival’s indoor sale. Learn more about our Meeting’s history from our Quaker Heritage Exhibit inside, featuring antique Quaker clothing and memorabilia and attend a reenactment of the first wedding held in the Meeting House in 1806.

At 1:30 P.M. an authentic reenactment of an 1806 Quaker wedding will begin with the wedding party assembling outside and welcoming visitors to attend the wedding inside the Meeting House. There will be plenty of time for you to take photographs with the bride and groom and wedding party, all dressed in authentically reproduced early 19th-century Quaker garb. 

The Friends Mercantile, a not-to-be-missed stop for serious garage-sale shoppers, opens its doors at 9:00 A.M. and attracts a loyal following of both the casual and the "shop-‘til-you-drop" shopper with everything from fine gifts to children’s toys, books, housewares, jewelry, electronics, and more.

If you cherish handcrafted items, our Festival’s craft vendors offer everything from handcrafted needlework to woodcraft, leather, ceramics and more. And those who love natural items can stop by The Greenery at the Grapevine, our Festival’s "garden boutique," to purchase plants, preserves, fresh apples, and more. Once again we're featuring exotic plants provided by David Culp, internationally known horticulturist.

And when you get hungry, stop by The Wooden Ladle for delicious homemade vegetarian chili, hearty vegetable soup, juicy grilled hot dogs with all the trimmings, and sugary funnel cake, washed down with hot apple cider, coffee, or cold drinks. Or stop into our Friendly Café indoors to sample homemade pastries, cakes and delicious pumpkin and apple pies and specialty teas.

Admission and parking are free.

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Our 19th-century Quaker wedding re-enactment at our annual Fall Festival.

October 11, 2014
9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Read the Festival News.

Interested in selling crafts at our Fall Festival?

Volunteering to work the Festival? Choose your job.

If you love gardening, then you don't want to miss our plant sale.

Find out more; read our Friends Fall Festival Facts.

Find out about our famous Festival Soup and Chili.

Make recipes from our Friendly Cafe.

Read about our Quaker wedding re-enactment.

 DONATE TO OUR SILENT AUCTION
Go to our Festival Auction Google+ Page
See more photos from our 
Friends Fall Festival

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