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Mark Your Calendar for the 31st Annual Mushroom Festival
In Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
- The Mushroom Capital of the World -
September 10 and 11, 2016
The Mushroom Festival
A small group of mushroom enthusiasts decided to have a festival to celebrate Kennett Square’s number one cash crop with the hope of raising funds to give as scholarships to local high school students. In 1986 that became a reality as Kennett Square hosted its first Mushroom Festival. It was a one day affair and just one block long.
Thirty years later the Festival stretches a mile and features culinary events, growing exhibits, children’s entertainment, and 200 vendors with attendance calculated at up to 100,000 guests.
The Mushroom Festival's Grant Program has given $700,000 in grants to local non-profits since 2000. In 2015, 47 organizations received $80,000 in grants from the Mushroom Festival.
Vendor applications for the 31st Annual Mushroom Festival on Sept. 10 and
11, 2016 will go online on February 1.
The Mission of The Mushroom Festival is to promote the mushroom, educate consumers about the health benefits of mushrooms and to promote tourism in Southern Chester County, all while financially supporting local and regional charities through a grant process.