Mark your calendars now:
The 28th Annual Mushroom Festival
Coming to Kennett Square, PA
– the Mushroom Capital of the World –
September 7 and 8, 2013
It’s was a FUN-gi great time at the 27th Annual Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on the weekend of September 8 and 9, 2012. Guests from near and far strolled the streets of Kennett Square enjoying their mushrooms fried, grilled, sauteed, stuffed, pickled, even frozen in ice cream. Vendors lined the streets with mushroom art and crafts. Guests enjoyed the various mushroom-related events and contests. Highlights to all the great events are below with links to photos and details.
Join us in Kennett Square for the 28th Annual Mushroom Festival on September 7 and 8, 2013.
2013 Vendor Applications
2013 Mushroom Festival Vendor Applications now available
Craft, Food and Promotional Vendor Applications are now available for the 28th Annual Mushroom Festival. Click here for details and to download the appropriate application.
2013 Souvenir T-Shirt Contest
Submissions now being accepted for the 2013 Souvenir T-Shirt Contest
Calling all creative designers! The annual Souvenir T-Shirt Contest is underway. The Mushroom Festival is looking for a great t-shirt design that will show the spirit of the Mushroom Festival and highlight the mushroom. This year we want to feature the design on a red t-shirt. Deadline to enter: May 24, 2013 4 pm. Click here for details.
2013 Antique and Classic Car Show
Get the best parking spaces at the Festival – register your antique or classic car now
On Festival Saturday, enter your antique and classic car in our annual Antique and Classic Car Show. Held on Broad Street, right across Cypress Street from the Street Fair, you’ll have the best parking space to enjoy the Festival while our guests as they stroll down the tree-lined street checking out the great cars. Click here for details
2013 Mushroom Run Walk
Register now for the 2013 Mushroom Run/Walk
Start your Mushroom Festival Sunday (September 8) with a pleasant run or walk along the Red Clay Creek. The 5K Run starts at 8:30 am and the 2 Mile Walk starts at 8:35 am in front of Kennett High School. New this year– online registration. Click here for details.
Fried Mushroom Eating Contest
Results of the First Ever Fried Mushroom Eating Championship
Jamie “The Bear” McDonald devours 5.5 pounds of Fried Mushrooms in 8 minutes to become the first ever Fried Mushroom Eating Champion. Click here for details
Autrographed copies of Antonia Lofaso’s ”The Busy Mom’s Cookbook” still available
Wishing you had purchased one of Antonia Lofaso’s cookbooks when she was at the Mushroom Festival? Well, it’s not too late. Limited quantities of Antonia Lofasa’s “The Busy Mom’s Cookbook,” are still available. Cost $20. Autographed cookbooks make great gifts! Orders can be placed through our ebay store or call 610-925-3373 and picked-up at the Mushroom Cap (114 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA). Shipping is $6.00 extra, if needed.
Results of the 2012Mushroom Judging
Giorgi Fresh takes Best of Show
Eleven of the area’s mushroom growers entered their best mushrooms, each winning awards in the various categories. But in the end it was Giorgi Fresh who took home the ribbon and bragging rights for Best of Show with their Portabella Bulk entry. Click here to see the list of all ribbon winners.
Results of the 2012 Mushroom Run/Walk
New record set at 2012 Event
Angel Rodgriguez set a new record of 17:05 in the Mushroom Festival’s 5K Run, as the Overall Male Winner. Sarah Rusk took the Overall Female Winner with a time of 19:31. Check out all the winners and results from the race.
2012 Painted Mushroom Silent Auction Results
Eight totally unique garden mushrooms were auctioned
Eight very creative local artists took 108-pound, 3-foot tall concrete garden stool and turned them into unique works of art. The artists with the top three bids each received $300. The winners were Hal Lewis, Allen Ward, and Renee Huggard.
2012 Mushroom Festival Souvenir T-Shirt
Antonelli wins the 27th Annual Mushroom Festival T-Shirt Design Contest
Each year the Mushroom Festival produces a souvenir t-shirt with the winning design chosen from entries in the annual T-Shirt Design contest. It was a hard decision this year to choose one design from the many wonderful designs submitted, but Dona Antonelli’s submission captured the judge’s attention. As the winner, she will receive a $500 cash prize and the design will be featured on this year’s souvenir shirts.
Limited quanities in various sizes and colors of the 27th Annual Mushroom Festival t-shirts are still available for sale. Mail orders are accepted at 610-925-3373. Learn more.
2012′s Cutest Button, Crimini and Portabella
Click here to see the top three in each category
2012 Amateur Mushroom Soup Results
Verrelli wins Amateur Mushroom Soup Cook-Off
Tina Verrelli, of Devon, took home her second Mushroom Soup Cook-Off with her Shiitake, Ginger, and Pork Pot Stickers Soup. Click here for details of the contest and the winning recipe.
Results of the 2012 Soup and Wine Event
Bragging rights proclaimed in Soup and Wine Event
Palette’s Restaurant and Lounge took home the title of Best Mushroom Soup in the Brandywine Valley for the second year in a row. Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery took home the People’s Choice award for Best Red and Best White Wines this year. Click here for details and photos of the event.
25th Anniversary Commemorative Cookbook
Mushroom Festival 25th Anniversary Commemorative Cookbooks are still available
If you missed your chance to get a copy of the Mushroom Festival 25th Anniversary Commemorative Cookbook filled with all sorts of great mushroom recipes, they are now available at The Mushroom Cap (114 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA) for $12. Orders can be shipped ($4.50 shipping charge) by calling 610-444-8484