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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   

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 followed...

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 onions;...

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