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

Cute-as-a-Button (Mushroom) Baby Photo Contest Accepting Entries

August 3, 2018
Attention Mom, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncle — do you have the cutest “button” around?  Send in your entry form ...
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Six Amateur Mushroom Cook-off Finalists Announced

August 2, 2018
It was a really tough decision for the recipe testers and judges for this year’s Mushroom Festival Amateur Cook-off. The ...
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Enter The National Fried Mushroom Eating Contest now

July 25, 2018
How many pounds of Buona Foods’ (link) breaded fried mushrooms can YOU eat in 8 minutes? Do YOU have what ...
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Culinary Tent welcomes Melissa D’Arabian among its line-up

July 23, 2018
Food Network’s Melissa D’Arabian starts a great line up of celebrity, regional and local chefs on the Giorgi Kitchen Stage ...
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Alejandro Escovedo and Don Antonio The Crossing 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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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.