September 8 & 9, 2018 — Always the First Weekend after Labor Day

Mushroom Run and Fun Walk

Start Mushroom Festival Sunday with the Mushroom 5 K Run and Frances Ferranto 2-mile Fun Walk
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The Alejandro Escovedo Band coming to Mushroom Festival
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Our $1 Million Milestone!
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Mushroom Festival Seeking Volunteers
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The annual Community Parade jump starts Kennett Square’s fungi celebration on Friday, September 7, 2018.

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We love animals too, but please leave your pets at home.
For the safety of your pet and others, pets are not allowed on the grounds of the Street Festival.


Here’s What’s Happening

The Alejandro Escovedo Band coming to Kennett Square for the Saturday Evening Concert

July 5, 2018
  Tickets on Sale now!
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Mushroom Festival Seeking Volunteers

June 18, 2018
The Mushroom Festival is an all-volunteer event.  Without our volunteers we could not have this spectacular weekend in Kennett Square. ...
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2018 Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off Entries Being Accepted

June 1, 2018
The 2018 Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off is now accepting entries.  First Place Prize — $1500.  All finalists receive a great prize ...
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Reaching the $1Million Milestone

April 7, 2018
Mushroom Festival reaches $1  Million Milestone in Giving Back “We are very excited to have reached the million-dollar milestone, says Kathi ...
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52 Local Non-Profits Receive Mushroom Festival Grants

April 6, 2018
On April 5, 52 local organizations received Mushroom Festival grants at the annual Grants Presentation Reception, this year held at ...
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2018 Vendor Applications

January 30, 2018
Vendor applications are now available for the 33rd Annual Mushroom Festival on Saturday, September 8 (10 am to 7 pm) ...
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Mushroom Festival 2018 Grant Program

January 16, 2018 beneficiaries
2018 GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES Grant Applications are due by Friday, February 23, 2018, 5 p.m.  Mail applications to: Mushroom Festival P. O. Box 1000 Kennett ...
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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-two years later the Festival stretches a mile and features culinary events, growing exhibits, children’s entertainment, and 250 vendors with attendance calculated at up to 100,000 guests. The Mushroom Festival’s Grant Program has given $805,000 in grants to local non-profits since 2000. In 2016, 47 organizations received $85,000 in grants from the Mushroom Festival.