It’s a country festival in the heart of the city when St. Mary Interparochial School hosts its 15th annual “Harvest Hoedown on Locust” on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The rain-or-shine event will take place on Locust Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets in Old City Philadelphia.

The hoedown will feature live music, delicious food, hayrides, face painting, games, raffle prizes, a Spooky Boo-tique, STEAM activities in partnership with Greener Partners, a moonbounce, prizes and a scarecrow decorating 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 at large, will be presented during this event, along with the St. Joseph the Worker Award, presented to an individual or organization who has demonstrated exceptional support to the school.

Pricing for a family package of tickets is $100 and includes four pre-paid admission tickets and a half-page ad in the event book.

Pre-paid admission to the Harvest Hoedown is $12.50. Day-of-event admission is $15. Tickets should be reserved by Friday, Oct. 8. Checks may be made payable to St. Mary Interparochial School.

All admission to the Harvest Hoedown includes 10 tickets to be used for food and activities. A $50 gift card for a door prize raffle ticket is also included with all pre-paid admissions.

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 Interparochial School by supporting its STREAM education and technology needs.

St. Mary’s is an independent Catholic school in Philadelphia — learn more here.