2016 Mushroom Festival & Visitors Guide

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016 MUSHROOM GUIDE - CHESTER COUNTY PRESS 59

Schedule of Events & Map Friday, Sept 9 Community Parade Join us for our annual Community Parade on Friday evening, September 9. Our theme: Mushrooms on Parade. Dining and Dancing in the Streets Come into Kennett Square Borough for the parade and then stay to enjoy the sounds of Good Foot, one of the area’s favorite dance bands. State Street restaurants will have special tables lining the Community Parade route where you can watch the Parade while you enjoy your dinner. Before the parade and after the parade until 9:30 pm. Old Fashioned Carnival Take a trip down memory lane when summer meant the carnival came to town for a couple of days. Houghton Enterprises brings their carnival and midway to the Genesis Building (South

Broad Street) with rides, games, and carnival foods bringing the sights, sounds, and scents of this great family tradition back to Kennett Square. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept 10 Street Fair Nearly 250 vendors from all over the country will line the streets with arts, crafts, food and more. Restaurants in the downtown area will prepare their mushroom specialty dishes. The Street Fair spans from Willow Street to Garfield Street. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Antique and Classic Car Show Shady and spacious Broad Street, with its numerous examples of Victorian architecture, provides the backdrop to our Antique and Classic Car Show. This year we welcome the members from MD VOLT and the Eastern Electric Vehicle Club on the second block of

*All events are tentative, check the website: mushroomfestival.org for up-to-date information

the Car Show. September 10 is the start of Drive Electric Week! You’ll be able to compare 100 years of electric car technology from a 1916 Rausch and Lang Electric Car to all makes of modern electric vehicles and even an electric motorcycle. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Culinary Events The Culinary Tent, at the corner of Broad Street and Cypress Street (next to the Growers’ Exhibit), brings a wide range of chefs to Kennett Square to share their love of cooking with mushrooms. Guest chefs sharing their tips and recipes on the Giorgi Demonstration Kitchen this year include: • 12:30 pm: Jennifer Daskevich, World Food Champion & Founder of Sandwich America. • 2:00 pm: Christina Verelli, local competitive cook, food blogger, and on air guest for KitchenAid on QVC. • 3:15 pm: Jennifer Daskevich,

World Food Champion & Founder of Sandwich America. • 4:30 pm: MacGregor Mann, head chef and owner of Junto, Chadds Ford, PA Mushroom Growers’ Exhibit See mushrooms come to life from the tiny spore to the mature, ready to eat fungi! Walk your way through the mushroom growing exhibit, where you will see how white button, shiitake, maitake, oyster, and royal trumpet mushrooms grow. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mushroom Soup at Masonic Lodge Everyone asks for Mushroom Soup when they attend the Mushroom Festival. Our good friends at the Masonic Lodge sell a traditional mushroom soup made from a mushroom-grower’s family recipe. It’s overflowing with fresh Kennett Square mushrooms. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continued on Page 60


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