Locals Brave The Wind And Rain For Third Annual Old City Festival

by Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Stores in Old City Philadelphia get a chance to show consumers what they may have been missing out on.

Dozens of vendors, selling everything from food and drinks to clothes and crafts took to the streets on Sunday for the third annual Old City Fest.

The gray sky and rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the people who came out for the festival.

“It looked like a fun thing to do. I don’t really mind the bad weather, because I’m originally from Oregon, so rain go along with our normal fall activities. It’s nice, I like it,” said one festival-goer.

Job Itzkowitz, the Executive Director of the Old City district says the event is the perfect opportunity to showcase what their neighborhood has to offer.

“It’s important for everyone to know how much there is in Old City and we hope that people come to the festival, they say ‘oh, I haven’t been to that restaurant or this is a new restaurant. I would like to come back. Look at this boutique. I would like to do my Christmas shopping in these stores,'” said Itzkowitz

The day’s festivities also included live music, fashion shows, and pop-up street performances.

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