Make plans now for the 29th Annual Mushroom Festival

 in Kennett Square, PA

 – the Mushroom Capital of the World –

September 6 and 7, 2014


Grant Applications

 2014 Mushroom Festival Grant Applications being accepted

Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for a Mushroom Festival Grant. Applications are being accepted through Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5 p.m. Click here for guidelines and to download the applications.


Vendor Applications

2014 Vendor Applications now available

Two days of picture perfect weather brought thousands into Kennett Square for the 28th Annual Mushroom Festival in 2013. Visitors from our town, the region, across the country and even around the world had a great time strolling the Street Fair and experiencing this annual Kennett Square event.  Plans are underway for another successful Mushroom Festival as the 29th Annual event comes to Kennett Square. Click here to learn more and download a 2014 Craft, Promotional, or Food Vendor Application.


midnight in the square logoCheers for the Mushroom Drop and Midnight in the Square 

With thousands cheering, the first Mushroom Drop, the culminating event of Midnight in the Square was deemed a great success.  Check out the photos posted by Fig Kennett on their Facebook page by clicking here!


There was Fun and Fungi at the 28th Annual Mushroom Festival

With plenty of sun shining over Kennett Square, the 28th Annual Mushroom Festival on Sept. 7 and 8 gave guests plenty of opportunities for fun. And with mushrooms taking center stage there was plenty of fungi for all, too! Results of the various contests and photos of all the great events will be posted over the next several days.  Check back often to see what’s been added.

eating-contest-1World Record Smashed in the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship
In just 8 minutes Molly Schuyler of Omaha Nebraska devoured 9 pounds of Buono Foods breaded and fried mushrooms. This smashed the record of Jamie “The Bear” McDonald set last year of 5.6 pounds in eight minutes.  Click here for details and photos!

Click here to check out the HuffingPost video and story about the event.


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Carla Hall’s visit to Kennett Square
As promised, here’s the Rustic Garlic Mushroom Tart Recipe by Carla Hall.

Carla Hall’s visit to Kennett Square was featured on The Chew!  Check it out here.



overall-female-winnerRun/Walk Results
Congratulations to Angel Rodriguez and Kathleen Osborne as the overall winners in the 2013 Mushroom Festival Run/Walk.  Click here for all the award winners and total results of the 2013 Mushroom Run/Walk.



capazollisSoup and Wine Event Results
Congratulations to Cappazolli Catering for receiving the People’s Choice as the Best Mushroom Soup in the Brandywine Valley for 2013. Congratulations to Galer Estates Vineyards and Winery for receiving the 2013 People’s Choice in both Red and White categories at the Soup and Wine Event.  Click here for details and photos.


Cutest-button-LucasCutest-As-A-Button Baby Photo Contest ResultsIt was a tight race in the Cute-As-A-Button Baby Photo Contest as the public voted with their pocket change to select 2013′s Cutest Button, Crimini and Portabella. In total over $1500 was raised for a children’s charity through the Mushroom Festival’s grant program.  Click here to see who was named the Cutest of 2013.



Jenny On Your Block

Foxphilly 29  came to Kennett Square on Wednesday, July 24. The Kathi Lafferty, the Mushroom Festival’s coordinator, and Fun Gus were part of the action!  See it here.


2013′s Souvenir T-Shirt

Stednitz’s design chosen for this year’s T-Shirt

Caleigh Stednitz, of Wyomissing, Pennyslvania, is the winner of the 2013 Mushroom Festival T-Shirt design contest. Get yours at the Mushroom Festival’s Souvenir Booth (corner of Broad and State Streets, in front of the Growers’ Exhibit) during the Festival. Click here to learn more!

Mushroom Festival Grants Awarded

$65,000 in grants awarded to 41 local nonprofits

On April 19, at the Mushroom Festival’s Spring Event at Hartefeld Country Club, in Avondale, Pa., many gathered to honor the recipients of a Mushroom Festival grant. In total, the Mushroom Festival gave $65,000 to 41 local nonprofits plus supported the City of Hope’s breast cancer research program with a special donation. Click here to see the list of grant recipients and how the funds they received will be used.




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



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