General Information – The 30th Annual Mushroom Festival
Dates and Times
Saturday, September 12, 2015: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 13, 2015: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, September 11, 2015: Community Parade with Dining and Dancing in the Streets
2015 Old Fashioned Carnival Hours @ 600 Broad Street
Friday, September 5: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 6: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 7: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Mushroom Festival is a rain or shine event. In severe weather some events may be canceled or rescheduled. Updates, when possible, will be made to the website.
Maps and Schedule of Events
Check back in August for the 2015 Map and Schedule of Events
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to browse the list of Frequently Asked Questions. You may find a quick answer to your question.
$3 per person (ages 12 and up). Proceeds from the sale of the admission wristbands goes toward the Mushroom Festival’s grant program. Last year the Mushroom Festival gave $80,000 to 39 non-profit organizations (click here to learn more).
Wristbands may be purchased in advance at The Mushroom Cap (114 West State Street, Kennett Square).
Purchase wristbands the days of the event at the Mushroom Festival parking lots (while waiting for the shuttle buses) or at the 14 various entrances to the Festival.
Getting here and getting around
Kennett Square Borough is located off Route 1 in southern Chester County (click here to learn more).
For GPS directions use 101 South Union Street, Kennett Square PA 19348.
During the Mushroom Festival many main roads are closed. Please follow posted detour signs. Expect delays in getting through town.
Satellite parking lots with shuttle bus service to the Festival are available. (click here to learn more).
There is limited street parking in Kennett Square during the Mushroom Festival. Finding a space can be difficult, which is why we recommend using the satellite parking lots.
Handicapped parking is available in the Genesis Parking garage at Linden Street and Union Street.
Mushroom Festival Information Booth
The Main Information Booth is located in the center of town, at the corner of North Union and East State Streets. Need help finding a particular event or have questions about Kennett Square, just ask our volunteers. They have the resources to get you an answer. Our volunteers at the main entrances and exits have detailed information that might just answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Where to Buy Mushrooms
Take home some of the freshest mushrooms you’ll ever taste. Mushroom Sales Booths are located near the East and West Festival Entrances and in front of the Growers’ Exhibit. The Mushroom Sales Booths are marked on the Festival Map.
Your mushrooms will be kept cool and fresh in a refrigerated To Jo Mushroom trucks until you’re ready to leave. Pick-up locations are near the East and West Main Entrances, too and on North Broad Street, behind the Kennett Square Inn. Details here.
Mushroom Festival Souvenir Booth
Show your Mushroom Festival spirit with a 30th Annual Mushroom Festival t-shirt—men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes available. The Souvenir Booth is a great place to pick up the popular Mushroom Lover’s Cookbook and the this year will be selling the new 30th Anniversary Mushroom Festival Cookbook. These and many other unique Mushroom Festival souvenirs can be found at the booth near the corner of East State and Broad Streets (across the street from the Kennett Inn).
Official Mushroom Festival Mushroom Soup @ Masonic Lodge:
What would a mushroom celebration be without the opportunity to try one of Kennett Square’s mushroom growers family recipes for mushroom soup? Stop by the Masonic Lodge at the corner of Cypress and Center Streets for a bowl of piping hot soup overflowing with Kennett Square mushrooms. Times: Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 3 pm.
Painted Mushrooms Silent Auction
Check out the creativity of local artists who have painted 3-foot, 108 lb. concrete mushrooms. They will be on display during the Festival at the Painted Mushroom Booth in front of the Kennett Square Inn (corner of Broad and State Streets). You’ll be able to take home one of these unique creations if yours is the winning bid in the silent auction! (Local delivery – within 25-miles of Kennett Square is available). Click here to learn more.
The Mushroom Festival is a celebration of mushrooms, Southern Chester County, and fun. It is the Mushroom Festival’s policy to provide a safe, family-friendly atmosphere for all Festival patrons and volunteers. Enjoy your day!
Call the Mushroom Festival Office: 610-925-3373.
Scenes from the 28th Annual Mushroom Festival, September 7 and 8, 2013