The Great Pumpkin Carve, Oct. 18-20

CHADDS FORD — The Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts the 43rd Annual Great Pumpkin Carve on October 18-20, 2018. The Great Pumpkin Carve is the quintessential Brandywine Valley experience, and is a great way to get in the Halloween spirit. The Great Pumpkin Carve was started by artists Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth and Jimmy Lynch in the 1970s to decorate the Chadds Ford Inn for Halloween. The...

McKee Golf Classic raises $60,000 for Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor

Tails of Valor brought some of their dogs for a ‘meet and greet’ at the Golf Classic. WEST CHESTER — The Frank A. McKee Golf Classic 2018 raised a record $60,000 for its chosen charity, the Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor Program, a local organization that provides service canines to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and physical disabilities.  The Classic...

What To Do: Downingtown Fall Fest celebrates 12th year

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times There will be a bustle of activity in Downingtown on September 30 when the 12th Annual Downingtown Fall Fest (East Lancaster Avenue between Wallace Avenue and Green Street, Downingtown, 610-514-7000, http://downingtownfallfest.com) arrives. The popular street festival, which runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and will be held rain or shine, will feature live...

Downingtown FallFest this weekend

Downingtown FallFest The Ninth Annual Downingtown FallFest presented by the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown Library and the Borough of Downingtown will be held Sunday, September 30th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. FallFest brings thousands of visitors to the borough in search of great food, crafts, music and the Victory...

What To Do: Fall into Let’s Choose Health Run in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times When autumn arrives, there are ethnic food festivals almost every weekend. The schedule for the next week has events featuring Mexican, Greek, Indian, German, Chinese, Latin and Polish food. This weekend, Anson B. Nixon Park (North Walnut Road, Kennett Square, www.AnsonBNixonPark.org) will be the site of “La Comunidad Hispana 1st Annual 5K and...

Longwood Fire to hold open house, Oct. 21

Longwood Fire Company will hold its 16th annual Open House on Sunday, October 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. “We offer a special invitation to members of our community every year so they have an opportunity to become familiar with our firefighters and our wonderful organization. We have been serving our neighbors for almost 100 years,” said Longwood Fire Chief A. J. McCarthy. “The open...

Unionville to host Military Appreciation Night, Friday

Unionville High School will hold its 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Night on Friday September 28th. During the Unionville Varsity football game against Haverford, we will honor current and former members of our military. As part of Military Appreciation Night, all active and retired military members will receive a voucher for a FREE hot dog and bottle of water.  All military members and their...

What To Do: Restaurant Festival dishes it up this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=29) has been treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats for almost 40 years. This year, the free festival, which will be held on September 16...

What To Do: Mushrooms and more to kick off fall events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Mushroom Festival After three decades, anniversaries begin to take on a special significance. This weekend marks the 33rd anniversary of the annual Mushroom Festival in downtown Kennett Square (http://mushroomfestival.org). The Mushroom Festival supports the old southern Chester County axiom “There’s a fungus among us.”   ...

What To Do: Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Hard to believe but we’ve arrived at Labor Day Weekend — the weekend when summer unofficially screeches to a halt. The official end of summer arrives later in the month but for some, summer is already over because the new school year has already begun. One thing that will never change about the Labor Day Weekend...