Mushroom festival grant of $3K to Adult Literacy Program

The Adult Literacy Program at the Kennett Library was awarded $3,000 by the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival to assist with providing adult students materials for classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), American citizenship, and high school equivalency diploma testing (GED), the organization announced today. The grant comes from proceeds from the 2021 Mushroom Festival. While the Mushroom Festival...

Mushroom Festival to return to Kennett town center

The 37th Kennett Square Mushroom Festival is heading back to State Street in 2022, the Mushroom Festival Board announced today. The two-day event is a popular community experience—spanning nearly 40 years—and celebrating everything mushrooms and more, including Kennett Square the Mushroom Capital of the World, mushroom farms, and the community. The Festival will take place on State Street, September...

Mushroom festival seeks grant applications

KENNETT SQUARE — If you’ve ever been to the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, you know it’s like a large block party, where the community comes together for the weekend to celebrate the area’s most popular commodity—mushrooms. While there’s plenty to enjoy during the event, a big part of the Festival’s mission is to give back to the community—and in fact, the theme of the 2021 Festival...

Sponsors, community make Mushroom festival a success

KENNETT SQUARE — More than 15,000 mushroom lovers came out to the Mushroom Capital of the World—Kennett Square—to celebrate the namesake of the 36th Annual Mushroom Festival. The festival goers, along with sponsors of the event raised more thousands of dollars for grants to be awarded to nonprofit groups in the community. “We were overwhelmed by the support of the community and the sponsors...

Get the most of the 2021 Mushroom festival — download the all new app

Make room for mushrooms—the popular Kennett Square Mushroom Festival comes to town September 11 and 12, celebrating mushrooms and the surrounding community. You’ve probably driven by the mushroom houses hundreds of times and not even noticed. But behind those non-descript buildings that dot the landscape in and around Kennett Square, an economic engine is humming. Kennett Square is home to the...

Kennett Mushroom Festival to return in 2021

KENNETT SQUARE — After a one-year absence due to COVID-19, one of the county’s most beloved and best attended events will return in 2021: The Kennett Square Mushroom Festival. The 36th Annual Mushroom Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, according to an announcement by the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Committee this week. The Committee also unveiled the theme...

Mushroom Festival cancelled for 2020 due to pandemic

KENNETT SQUARE — For the first time in its history, the annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival — scheduled this year for Sept. 12-13, 2020 — will be canceled, due to increasing safety concerns expressed by its Board of Directors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The board’s decision to cancel this year’s festival dovetails with the nearly global cancellation of nearly all large-scale,...

What To Do: It’s Mushroom Festival time in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times One statement that always applies in Kennett Square is — “There’s a fungus among us” – and it’s never more evident than on the weekend after Labor Day each year – the weekend for the annual staging of the Mushroom Festival. After three decades, anniversaries begin to take on a special significance. This weekend marks the 34th anniversary...

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.”   ...

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