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


Vendor Applications
for the 2018 Mushroom Festival are now available online.


Our $1 Million Milestone!
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The annual Community Parade jump starts Kennett Square’s fungi celebration on Friday, September 7, 2018.

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

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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2017 Culinary Tent Participants

October 27, 2017 2017 Culinary Tent  Participants
Chef Kyle Cassell, Hilton Garden Inn Kyle studied culinary arts at CAT Brandywine Vo-Tech School in Coatesville. After graduation, he continued ...
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Results of the 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival

September 15, 2017
Here’s what you’ve been waiting for — the cumulative results of 2017’s 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off — Theme: ...
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Soup and Wine 2017

September 6, 2017
Date: Sunday, Sept. 10, 11am to 4 pm (last admission 3 pm) Location: Special Events Tent, corner of Willow and State ...
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2017’s Cute-As-A-Button Contestants Announced

September 5, 2017
We have quite a crop of baby photos entered in 2017s Cute-As-A-Button Mushroom Baby Photo Contest. Who will be crowned as ...
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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.