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Kennett Square Mushroom Festival

September 8-9, 2018

All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”

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Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia
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Overview

Mushroom lovers across the nation converge in historic Kennett Square each year on the weekend after Labor Day.

They come to celebrate the humble fungi known as the mushroom at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, a two-day festival of food and family fun and is expected to attract more than 100,000 mushroom aficionados.

Over past years, festival events have included the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship, an Antique and Classic Car Show, a Mushroom 5k Run/2-mile Walk winding past local mushroom farms, an Amateur Mushroom Cook-off and more.

The Experience

The annual fest attracts more than 100,000 mushroom aficionados.

Year after year, the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival promises a variety of mushroom-centric and non-mushroom-centric events.

On Friday night of festival weekend, the event kicks off with a community parade, which rolls through town at State and Willow streets.

Following the parade, guests are welcome to stay in town for live music, dining and dancing in the streets. Guests can also take part in an old-fashioned carnival featuring rides, games and all your favorite carnival foods.

On Saturday and Sunday, nearly 200 vendors from all over the country line the streets of downtown Kennett Square with arts, crafts, food and more. From juggling acts to photo contests to cook-offs, different events unfold at all times of the day throughout the festival.

To check out the full schedule of events, click here.

Getting There & Tickets

Kennett Square is located in Chester County, about 30 miles west of Philadelphia.

For a small fee, guests can park at two available lots and hop on a free shuttle bus to the street fair. Lawn signs direct visitors to the parking lots in the vicinity.

There’s a modest admission price for guests 12 and over. Each guest receives a souvenir wristband.

For more information on the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, click the button below.

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