10,000 Maniacs show highlights big Mushroom Fest weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times 10,000 Maniacs After three decades, anniversaries begin to take on a special significance. They almost demand more attention. This weekend marks the 32nd anniversary of the annual Mushroom Festival in downtown Kennett Square (http://mushroomfestival.org).    Send article as PDF   

Mushroom Festival: bigger and better than ever for 2017

By Anne Uhle, Correspondent, The Times With near perfect weather forecast for this weekend, the streets of Kennett Square should be packed for the 32nd annual Mushroom Festival. KENNETT SQUARE — The 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival is bigger and better than ever, taking over the downtown area this weekend. The whole celebration will kick off with a parade around the square at 6 p.m. Friday night...

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...

31st Mushroom Fest back Sept. 10 & 11

KENNETT SQUARE — The 31st Annual Mushroom Festival brings back the fungi celebration for another year of fun as mushrooms take center stage in Kennett Square — the Mushroom Capital of the World. From food, to art, to music, to contests this year’s festival is again bursting with fun(gi) for everyone. Be part of the fun doing the Mushroom Stroll down Mushroom Boulevard (State Street the rest...

Mushroom Fest grand prize: Golden Ticket

The Mushroom Festival is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off will win a Golden Ticket to compete in the World Food Championships. Our Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off is officially a Preferred Qualifier event of the World Food Championship in the Recipe (Breakfast) category.    Send article as PDF   

D’Amico named honorary chair of Mushroom Festival

Louise D’Amico is congratulated by Tommy Lafferty when she was announced as the 31st Annual Mushroom Festival’s Honorary Chairman. KENNETT SQUARE — Louise D’Amico’s support for the Mushroom Festival is undeniable over the past 30 years. Her enthusiasm is contagious. For all that she does to support and promote the Mushroom Festival, D’Amico was named the 31st Mushroom Festival’s Honorary...

Mushroom Fest. celebrates 30 years of fungi-focused fun

Community, tourism and of course, all things mushroom… By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times Kennett Square’s own Food Network ‘Chopped’ finalist, Lisa Keys, demonstrates in the festival’s culinary tent. KENNETT SQUARE – Visitors strolled historic Kennett Square Borough’s charming streets this weekend to enjoy shopping, crafts, food vendors and entertainment as...

What To Do: Mushroom Fest and Chadds Ford Days kick off fall

Also: Barclay Friends Gardens and Radnor Concours D’Elgance & more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The return of Fun Gus is just one of the exciting signs that the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square is at hand, kicking off Friday night with the annual parade. Kennett Square and mushrooms are linked together so much that it would seem fitting if the Kennett High sports teams...

Registration now open for Mushroom Festival events

KENNETT SQUARE — Take your Mushroom Festival experience to the next level by registering for one of its special events such as the Antique and Classic Car Show, the Mushroom Run and Fun Walk, or the Cute-As-A-Button (Mushroom) Baby Photo Contest, or the Community Parade. Many events offer discounts for preregistration and include admission wristbands. All applications and online registration...

Mushroom Festival now accepting Cook-off entries

Kathleen Harmon’s Mushroom Taquitos won first place at last year’s Mushroom Cook-off. KENNETT SQUARE — Mushrooms are the star of the Mushroom Festival’s Amateur Mushroom Appetizer Cook-Off. The challenge for home cooks is to create an appetizer featuring the mushrooms that are commercially grown in Kennett Square, such as button, crimini, portabella, oyster, maitake, and/or...