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Sept. 7 and 8 34th annual Mushroom Festival
The 2019 Mushroom Festival events will be held Sept. 6 to 8 in Kennett Square. The festival kicks off on Friday with the Community Parade, live music and carnival. Events on Saturday and Sunday include a street fair with more than 250 vendors, a car show, culinary demonstrations by renowned chefs, displays by local mushroom growers, live music and children’s entertainment, and plenty of mushroom specialties. Visit www.mushroomfestival.org for complete information.
Sept. 19 Third Thursday on State Street
An exciting summer event series in Downtown Kennett Square! On the third Thursday from May to September, State Street will be closed from Broad to Center streets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. so visitors can enjoy outdoor dining, extended shopping hours, live music and children’s activities. Parking is free in all areas of the parking garage after 5 p.m. for each event. Wheelhouse will be performing on Sept. 19.
Through Sept. 29 Festival of Fountains
The Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square) Festival of Fountains runs through Sept. 29. The three fountain gardens perform daily. The Main Fountain Garden includes new five-minute shows at 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. from May through August. Evening illuminated fountain performances in the Main Fountain Garden feature new shows Thursday through Saturday evenings at 9:15 p.m. (May through August) and at 8:15 p.m. in September. The Italian Water Garden and Open Air Theatre fountains have shows daily as well. For families, Longwood has interactive indoor and outdoor gardens, three treehouses to explore, and ample opportunity to roam. Families can also enjoy new Festive Friday evenings, designed with themed family-friendly activities. Longwood is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday from May through August; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 to 29. Admission is by timed admission ticket only. To purchase tickets, visit www.longwoodgardens.org.
Fridays throughout the summer Kennett Square Farmers Market
The Kennett Square Farmers Market is celebrating its 20th season. The weekly farmers market is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday during the summer. There is a fantastic lineup of vendors this year.
The Mushroom Festival, Kennett Square’s largest annual event, celebrates its 34th year on Sept. 7 and 8. The festivities get underway with a community parade and carnival on Sept. 6. 76
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