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The Mission of The Mushroom Festival is to promote the mushroom, educate consumers about the health benefits of mushrooms and to promote tourism in Southern Chester County, all while financially supporting local and regional charities through a grant process.
The Mushroom Festival is a rain or shine event. In severe weather some events may be canceled or rescheduled. Updates, when possible, will be made to the website.
Frequently Asked Questions
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$3 per person (ages 12 and up). Proceeds from the sale of the admission wristbands goes toward the Mushroom Festival’s grant program. In 2018, the Mushroom Festival gave $114,000 to 52 non-profit organizations (click here to learn more).
Wristbands may be purchased in advance at The Mushroom Cap (114 West State Street, Kennett Square). Purchase wristbands the days of the event at the Mushroom Festival parking lots (while waiting for the shuttle buses) or at the 11 various entrances to the Festival.
Getting here and getting around
Kennett Square Borough is located off Route 1 in southern Chester County (click here to learn more).
For GPS directions use 101 South Union Street, Kennett Square PA 19348.
During the Mushroom Festival many main roads are closed. Please follow posted detour signs. Expect delays in getting through town.
Satellite parking lots with shuttle bus service to the Festival are available. (click here to learn more). There is limited street parking in Kennett Square during the Mushroom Festival. Finding a space can be difficult, which is why we recommend using the satellite parking lots.
Handicapped parking is available in the Genesis Parking garage at Linden Street and Union Street.
We love animals too, but…. leave your pets at home. For the safety of your pet and others, pets are not allowed on the grounds of the Street Festival.
The Mushroom Festival is a celebration of mushrooms, Southern Chester County, and fun. It is the Mushroom Festival’s policy to provide a safe, family-friendly atmosphere for all Festival patrons and volunteers. Enjoy your day!