PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The streets are were shut down to vehicle traffic Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. in portions of Center City for the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival.
Corie Moskow, Executive Director of Rittenhouse Row says the festival is their biggest event of the year.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Heat Advisory In Effect As Temperatures Hit Record Highs On Saturday
“We annually attract 50,000 people,” she said.
Why do so many people come out?
“I think I just like seeing all the Philadelphians,” said Moskow. “You kinda can check out all the local vendors, clothing, jewelry, [and] food.”READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Students, Staff To Resume Masking As COVID Cases Continue To Rise In City
Speaking of the food, you gotta have a strategy.
“I feel like my eyes are often bigger than my stomach so if I just start eating, I don’t want to get to the end and find something I can’t fit into my tummy. So I want to check everything out before I commit,” said one women enjoying the festival.
Moskow says about 100 vendors are participating, and it takes a lot of work to get this festival together.MORE NEWS: West Philly Double Shooting Leaves 30-Year-Old Man Dead, Teen Hospitalized: Police
“This is a 364 day a year project,” she said. “I’ll start 2018 on Monday.”