For Sunday, September 9, 2018: The Chester County Emergency Operations Center has issued warnings for 2-3 inches of rain with flooding for Sunday, Sept. 9. Therefore for everyone’s safety, the Mushroom Festival will close at 7 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 and not reopen. The Saturday Evening Concert will proceed as scheduled.
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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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.
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- 2018 Map and Schedule
- Become A Volunteer
- Register for National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest
- Details of the Cute-as-a-Button (Mushroom) Baby Photo Contest
- Register for Community Parade
- Register for the Antique and Classic Car Show
- Details for the Mushroom Run and Frances Ferranto Walk
- Become a Sponsor
- Results of the 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival
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- In the News
Here’s What’s Happening
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-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.