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September 19, 2014

The Chester County Restaurant Festival Returns For Its 35th Year With Nearly 200 Vendors, A Beer Garden And More, Sunday, September 21

The charming borough of West Chester exudes an energetic, young vibe — thanks in large part to its resident West Chester University — and its main streets are filled with excellent restaurants and independent shops. Each September, West Chester Restaurant Week draws flocks of foodies to town, with the culinary celebration culminating in the daylong, […]

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September 4, 2014

Our Guide To The Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, Which Returns This Weekend, September 5-7, With Farm Tours, Mushroom Fare, Games, A Parade And More

Mushrooms reign at the annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, which is set to return to the mushroom capital of the world (Kennett Square!) from Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. Kennett Square, a Chester County town about 30 miles west of Philadelphia, grows an incredible 65 percent of the nation’s mushroom crop, and celebrates […]

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September 4, 2014

Longwood Gardens Presents Its Celebration Of Fall, Autumn’s Colors, September 6-November 23

As if lovers of nature needed one more reason to visit the verdant countryside, this weekend Longwood Gardens launches its celebration of the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors. While the downtown of Kennett Square fetes the humble mushroom with the annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, September 5-7, just outside of town, Longwood honors the coming-soon […]

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August 27, 2014

Save The Date: The Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Returns For Its 29th Year Of Dining, Shopping And More, September 5-7

Mushrooms reign at the annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, which is set to return to the mushroom capital of the world (Kennett Square!) from Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. To kick off the festivities on Friday, a community parade rolls through town starting at 6 p.m. The route begins at Willow Street before […]

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August 22, 2014

The Brandywine River Museum Of Art Opens A New Exhibit Spotlighting Charles Burchfield And An Installation By Matthew Jensen, Saturday, August 23

It’s hard to imagine a more bucolic place in which to explore art than the Brandywine River Museum of Art, run by the Brandywine Conservancy on a nature preserve. The museum is housed in a renovated 1864 grist mill, and its grounds include wildflower gardens and, of course, that ever-meandering river. Since its founding, the […]

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August 7, 2014

Farmer Dean Carlson And Chef Eric Yost Debut Farm-To-Fork Dinner Service At Wyebrook Farm

Looking for a quick country getaway? Look no further. Chester County’s Wyebrook Farm cuts the mileage from farm to plate even further with its new onsite dinner service. Wyebrook, an eco-friendly and sustainable 355-acre farm, is located about 45 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, but feels worlds away. Formerly a bond trader, Wyebrook Farm owner Dean […]

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July 17, 2014

The Kennett Square Sidewalk Sale Returns With Deals At A Variety Of Downtown Shops, July 19-20

Get shopping in Kennett Square as it hosts its deal-centric Sidewalk Sale, this weekend July 19 and 20. All weekend, local businesses of all sort — children’s toy stores, clothing stores, jewelry shops, galleries, coffee shops and more — open their doors to deal-seekers. Visit Kennett Square Jewelers for a 50-percent sale on pearls, 30-percent […]

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July 1, 2014

Roundup: Our Guide To July 4th Fireworks, Parades, Barbecues And More In The Philadelphia Countryside

Philadelphia goes all out for July 4th, but the celebration is not limited to the city limits. The surrounding Towns of the Countryside host a number of not-to-be missed Independence Day festivities. Whether it’s a spectacular fountains and fireworks show at Longwood Gardens, an old-fashioned celebration at Fonthill or a weekend of BBQ along the […]

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June 10, 2014

The Brandywine Food And Wine Festival Showcases Wineries Of The Brandywine Valley, Local Food, Artisans And More, This Saturday, June 14

Looking for a quick country getaway? Look no further. The green fields of the Brandywine Valley’s wine country take a break from producing great (yes, great) wine this weekend to celebrate, welcoming vino-loving crowds to the third annual Brandywine Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, June 14. The wineries and vineyards of southeastern Pennsylvania are […]

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June 10, 2014

The Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival Returns For Its 8th Year This Weekend, June 13-14

Chester County welcomes the masses for its annual Balloon Festival which is set to return this weekend, June 13 and 14. All weekend, enjoy a sky-high show as more than 20 hot air balloons fill the sky at 6 p.m. on both days of the festival. On both nights of the event, balloon-illumination events take […]

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