The Mushroom Festival celebrates mushrooms, mushroom farms and Kennett Square—the Mushroom Capital of the World. Festival attendees can sample a variety of mushroom-centric foods, from fried mushrooms to mushroom soup and many other dishes, and learn about mystical and interesting process of mushroom growing. Attendees can also visit the many craft vendors, many of whom offer mushroom-themed goodies, visit the delightful Kennett Square boutiques, and enjoy a variety of restaurant options in Kennett Square, and more.
The Mushroom Festival has grown from a one-day, one-block local celebration to a nationally-recognized, two-day event that attracts many thousands of visitors to Kennett Square. With the help of many dedicated volunteers, the Festival has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious events in Pennsylvania.
While the Festival is a two day event in September, the Mushroom Festival lasts all year long with a Grants Program which provides grants to local non-profit organizations in Kennett Square from Mushroom Festival proceeds. To date, the Mushroom Festival has awarded more than $1.1 million to local non-profits and supported research on the health benefits of mushrooms.
This year’s Festival theme is Growing Strong, spotlighting the continued increase in popularity of mushrooms and their many health benefits.
There are many things to enjoy at the Mushroom Festival, but at its core, the Mushroom Festival is an opportunity for the Kennett Square mushroom farms to give back to the community in which they work and live. The Mushroom Festival is a chance to highlight all the wonderful businesses and groups that support the Kennett Square community, including the mushroom farms which employ so many, as well as the businesses and restaurants that support our town.