As a Cabrini senior, I have explored the town of Wayne, King of Prussia and Philadelphia to each of their corners and have been to every event possible in my almost four years at the University. Exploring my second home has brought along many adventures and has created lots of traditions that will live long into the future.
One of those traditions is the annual music festival that takes place in the neighborhoods of Wayne each Fall, called PorchFest. All are welcome to come and stroll through the gorgeous town of Wayne while enjoying all types of live music.
PorchFest hosts an assortment of different live bands on the porches of community members, allowing onlookers to watch and listen to music such as classic rock, soul, country, jazz, and more. There are also different local businesses and high school organizations acting as vendors to raise money for their organizations and some places that provide free samples of food.
It is an absolute delight to leave campus for a couple of hours and be a part of the larger community. Being able to go into town and get some food and be able to listen to some quality music and pet the local dogs is a great event to look forward to each year.
This year, I introduced my friend and fellow RA to PorchFest. We went into Wayne, grabbed some lunch to go at Playa Bowls and were able to eat our healthy, delicious bowls while strolling through the different sets as well as pet all the friendly dogs that were also along the route.
We listened to a country band at the beginning of the festival, then walked down and sang along to a Stevie Wonder cover of Signed, Sealed, Delivered, before walking to find a rock band covering a multitude of songs and finally settling on a Frank Sinatra cover artist.
After we got a fair share of music listened to, we stopped by the BMT Trust truck to get some ice pops for the walk back to campus, while also making a pitstop along the way home at the Radnor Memorial Library.
Wayne is an accessible town from Cabrini, being about a mile or so from campus, and is always hosting events that are open to everyone. Just be on the lookout for what your academic schedule will allow you to attend.
PorchFest is one such event that Wayne community members, visitors from neighboring towns, and college students alike can all enjoy and take part in. I highly suggest making a tradition out of going, as you never know who will be playing or what new music you may discover.