Market of the Macabre

Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us on Saturday for Market of the Macabre!

A few things to note:

EVENT LOCATION & SCHEDULE (See the map for details)

The market runs from 12 pm to 5 pm in the North section of the cemetery.

  • Gates for the market will open at 12 pm.
  • Volunteers will be on hand to assist with vehicle parking and guiding you to the program location.
  • Check in at the registration table inside the courtyard by the Gatehouse at 3822 Ridge Avenue. The admission fee is $5 cash.
  • Restrooms are available on site at the Gatehouse.


  • You can bring in your own food and drinks.
  • Food and drinks will also be available for purchase from several food trucks.


The weather is expected to be clear with temperatures in the high 70s, so please prepare accordingly. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing sunscreen.


Directions on getting to Laurel Hill Cemetery are linked here. We strongly encourage public transportation, carpooling, and biking since there are limited parking options in and near the cemetery.

  • Public Transportation:The 61 Bus stops right outside the Gatehouse, by the main entrance on 3822 Ridge Avenue.
  • Bicycles: There are bike racks on your right as you enter through the main gates.
  • Parking: There are a few options:
    • There is self-pay parking lot at the corner of North Ferry Road and Ridge Avenue in East Falls.
    • There is free parking at the Dell Music Center parking lot at 2400 Strawberry Mansion Road.
    • Accessibility parking will be directly across Ridge Avenue from the Gatehouse at 3822 Ridge Avenue.
    • Cars can also park inside the cemetery. When leaving the market, the Central Gate on Hunting Park Avenue will be open for cars to exit and volunteers will direct you to the exit.
    • Street parking is also available in East Falls or by Strawberry Mansion Drive.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Parking on Ridge Avenue between Allegheny Avenue and Strawberry Mansion Drive is dangerous for cars and pedestrians, we advise cars not to park here.

See you at the market!


Peruse a curated collection of unusual antiques, assorted oddities, vintage items, artwork and handmade wares at this outdoor market of the macabre. Taking place in the most fitting of venues - a 183-year-old Victorian cemetery - visitors will have the opportunity to explore their morbid curiosity, in addition to Laurel Hill’s scenic grounds and rich history. The afternoon will include food and drinks for purchase from local vendors—don’t forget to bring cash! Victorian and/or Steampunk attire is encouraged.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm (with a pre-scheduled rain date of Sunday, September 8 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm) at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Parking is limited so please plan to arrive via ride-share, public transportation or bicycle. The entrance fee is $5 per person. Only cash will be accepted at the door.

Macabre Yoga at the Market!

Join Hillary Harris from Macabre Yoga for a truly spine tingly yoga experience! Macabre Yoga incorporates the paranormal, story-telling, meditation, and a beginner yoga class into every practice. Classes begin with a local ghost story which leads into meditation and yogic breathing techniques, and then a beginner yoga class. Classes are slow and evenly paced, with plenty of modifications offered to benefit either complete beginners or more advanced yoga practitioners. Students will need to bring a yoga mat with them. Props will be provided. Each hour long class is $15 per person.

Times for practice during the Market of the Macabre (Check in will be at Vendor Spot 15):

  • 12:30-1:30pm Hatha & Release
  • 2-3pm Hatha & Release
  • 4-5pm Slow Flow & Restore

List of Vendors (In Alphabetical Order):

Food Trucks: