What To Do: Chadds Ford Days brings back the past

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Every year, there are two constants with the weekend after Labor Day — the weather will be better than it was on Labor Day Weekend and the Chadds Ford Historical Society will be hosting its annual event known as Chadds Ford Days (John Chads House, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376, www.chaddsfordhistory.org). This year, the well-attended festival,...

What To Do: lots of fun for Easter weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Winterthur This weekend, you need to watch where you’re walking lest you step on something you shouldn’t be stepping on – Easter Eggs, that is, not dog droppings. There will be Easter Egg hunts everywhere – from huge hunts presented by organizations and churches to small family backyard hunts. One thing for sure — there will be a lot more hard-boiled...

What To Do: Its Kennett Mushroom Fest time!

Also: Chadds Ford Days, Secret Garden and much, much more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If you love mushrooms — or just a good time — then you need to be in Kennett Square this weekend. Across America, certain towns are irrevocably linked to produce grown in their area — towns such as Gilroy (California) with garlic; St. John’s (Michigan) with mint; Vidalia (Georgia) with...

What To Do: 88th Kimberton Fair keeps on rolling

Also: The Democrats come to Philly, PoliticalFest events planned By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Kimberton Fair is one of the state’s oldest free admission fairs. This is the time of the year for outdoor festivals. Every summer, this area is a hotbed for festivals — blueberry festivals, peach festivals, county fairs, firemen’s festivals, state fairs and plain old country...

What To Do: Get hoppin’ for Easter

The Easter Bunny is pretty much everywhere this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Easter Weekend has arrived and that means that the Easter Bunny’s daily schedule is shifting into overdrive. He will be at “Easter Egg Hunts” all around the area and he will be participating in a variety of special events. One activity that is always a hit with youngsters is a ride on an excursion...

What To Do: Enjoy an old fashioned circus

Also: BBQ, wolves in the moonlight & reggae By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The big top comes alive when Cole Bros. Circus comes to New Castle, Del. this weekend. If you want to truly appreciate the circus — to take in all the sights, sounds and smells of the circus — then the best way to experience the circus is the old-fashioned way. The best way is to be sitting in...

What To Do: Mums the word, and carve those pumpkins

The scariest weekend of the year is chock full of boo—itiful fun By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 33rd Annual Mum Fest takes place this weekend at Longwood Gardens. This is the time of year that outdoor flowering plants become scarce. As soon as the temperatures begin to drop, the only plants that really hang on and continue to have flowers are chrysanthemums, which are primarily...

What To Do: Devon Horse Show, classic cars at Hagley

Also: take a trip around the world without leaving the Delaware Valley By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Devon Horse Show is one of the area’s most anticipated equestrian events, running now through Sept. 14. There is never a shortage of events on Chester County annual schedule of equestrian events. They usually start when the weather gets warm and end when the temperatures drop...

What To Do: Old Fiddlers’ Picnic celebrates 86th year

Also, Valley Day, Swingin’ Summer, Symphony at Longwood and more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic on Aug. 9 is celebrating its 86th anniversary. When it comes to longevity, there are few annual events in the area that come even close to the Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks). The...

What To Do: WWII remembrance, water fun & more

House and Garden tour, street fests just part of busy weekend schedule By Denny Dyroff, Correspondent, The Times The Mid Atlantic Air Museum will be paying tribute to the 70th anniversary of D-Day, with a vintage air show, feature World War II-era planes, reenactors (as pictured aboves) period music and comedy acts. If you take a short trip past the northwestern part of Chester County, you can...