Fall Events – Brandywine Weekends

Kennett Square weekend – September

Chester County, PA is the mushroom capital of the world, producing over a million pounds of mushrooms every year. With this fact – how could Chester County NOT have a mushroom festival?



Kennett Square hosts the famous mushroom festival every September.  Naturally, Kennett Square locals have mastered the culinary arts of preparing, cooking, and serving mushrooms.  In my opinion, the best cream of mushroom soup on the planet is found here in Kennett Square. But if you join this unique festival – you will certainly find more than soup on the menu.

The mushroom festival spans both Saturday and Sunday – so plan to stay nearby and participate in both dates. Sampling is scheduled for Sundays, so you can wander the festival tasting all of the various recipes… all mushroom based.
There are also shops, unique gifts, food, and recipes.  If you like mushrooms – you’ll be in mushroom heaven.
If you don’t like mushrooms, there is still plenty to enjoy.  The festival is a fun sampling of local wares and wines.  After the festival, there is so much to do and enjoy!  Consider exploring local wineries, historical locations, museums, and all that the Brandywine region has to offer.  Rich in culture and interests, you will not struggle to plan a perfect get-away.

Longwood Gardens


No visit to the Brandywine region is complete without visiting  Longwood Gardens.  Stroll their beautiful cultivated grounds and conservatories, attend one of their amazing musical events, or attend a class on horticulture.  Longwood Gardens hosts many artistic events, classes, and exhibits throughout the year. Check their calendar to see what is planned for your weekend visit.

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Winterthur is the former residence of Henry Francis du Pont. Today, it is an historic estate worthy of your time and attention.  The mansion and Americana artifacts are amazing, nestled on a 60 acre estate with amazing gardens and trails.
Winterthur has both an outdoor garden trails you can stroll.  There’s also an indoor museum tour, with a stunning mansion and collection of fascinating Americana artifacts and art on display.

Brandywine Trail Pass

If you live nearby, be sure to plan a year exploring Brandywine.  Purchase a Brandywine Trail Pass and explore the region while saving money. The amazing Winterthur estate and local museums are only the beginning of the fun.
Brandywine’ s River Art Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Natural Science Museum, Delaware History Museum, and Hagely Museum and Library are all part of the Passport.