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2019 Mushroom Festival

Sunday, September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A small group of mushroom enthusiasts decided to have a festival to celebrate Kennett Square’s number one cash crop– the mushroom. In 1986 that became a reality as Kennett Square hosted its first Mushroom Festival. It was the culmination of many local activities during Mushroom Week; it was a one day affair and just two blocks long.

Thirty-four years later the Festival stretches more about a mile and features culinary events, growing exhibits, many contests, children’s entertainment, and nearly 250 vendors with attendance calculated at up to 100,000 guests.

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania has long been known as “The Mushroom Capital of the World,” with more mushroom growing operations concentrated in the Southern Chester County area than any other area in the United States. Over 65 percent of the mushrooms consumed in the United States are grown right here!

The Mushroom Festival promotes our favorite crop, MUSHROOMS, Kennett Square and tourism in Southern Chester County. Over 100,000 visitors come from far and wide to experience our “Small Town America” Festival.

The Mushroom Festival is an all volunteer organization whose proceeds are distributed to a wide variety of charities and organizations benefiting the residents of Kennett Square and the surrounding communities.  Mushroom Festival grants go to local non-profit organizations, the Mushroom Festival has give over $1Million back to the community since its start!

Sunday, September 8th Events
7:30 am
Registration opens for Mushroom Run and Fun Walk, Pennock Park, 650 W. South Street, Kennett Square, PA

8:30 am
Mushroom Run and Fun Walk starts at Pennock Park, 650 W. South Street, Kennett Square, PA

10 am
Street Fair opens (closes 5 pm)
Growers’ Exhibit opens, Broad Street
Painted Mushroom Silent Auction opens, E. State and Broad Streets
Cute-As-A-Button Baby Photo Contest voting begins, near Children’s Rides

10:30 am
Culinary Tent, Broad Street

11 am
Soup and Wine Fest opens (last admission 3:15 with voting until 4 pm), Special Events Tent, Willow and E. State Streets
Dan & Galla’s Musical Show, Children’s Stage, Lafayette Street (11:00am-11:30am)

11:45 am
Pittman Magic, Juggling, and Comedy Show, Children’s Stage, Lafayette Street (11:45am-12:30pm)

Noon
Mushroom Judging, Growers’ Exhibit, Broad Street
It’s About the People, Community Stage, South Union Street (12:00-1:00pm)
Culinary Tent, Broad Street

12:45 pm
Andrew’s Big Show, Children’s Stage, Lafayette Street (12:45pm-1:30pm)

1 pm
Old Fashioned Carnival opens (closes at 6 pm), 600 S. Broad Street

1:30 pm
Campbell and Son, Community Stage, South Union Street (1:30-2:30pm)

1:45 pm
Dan & Galla’s Musical Show, Children’s Stage, Lafayette Street (1:45pm-2:15pm)

2 pm
Culinary Tent, Broad Street

2:30 pm
Pittman Magic, Juggling, and Comedy Show, Children’s Stage, Lafayette Street (2:30pm-3:15pm)

3:00 pm
Hot Breakfast, Community Stage, South Union Street (3:00-4:00pm)

3:15 pm
Culinary Tent, Broad Street

3:30 pm
Andrew’s Big Show, Children’s Stage, Lafayette Street (3:30pm-4:15pm)

4 pm
Painted Mushroom Silent Auction ends

4:30 pm
Cute-As-A-Button Baby Photo Contest voting ends
Dan & Galla’s Musical Show, Children’s Stage, Lafayette Street (4:30pm-5:00pm)

5 pm 34th Annual Mushroom Festival closes

Details

Date:
Sunday, September 8
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Mushroom Festival
Phone:
610-925-3373
Website:
https://mushroomfestival.org/

Venue

Downtown Kennett Square
100 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348 United States
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