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26th Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Returns September 9th – 11th

People can celebrate all-things mushroom with more than 100,000 fans of the fungus at the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, the mushroom-growing capital of the nation. Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC

Mushroom lovers across the nation will converge once again in historic Kennett Square for the annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, September 9-11.

For the 26th year running, the festival celebrates everything and anything mushroom. Why Kennett Square? It’s the “Mushroom Capital of the World.” The Chester County town grows an incredible 65% of the nation’s mushroom crop. There’s no other region in the entire world that grows as many mushrooms in a concentrated area.

Our good friends at uwishunu posted a great roundup of the weekend’s events including the schedule of events, how to get there, where to park and more — so be sure to consult their post.

But for now, check out a video below of Kennett Square mushroom mavens, everyone from the Talula’s Table chef explaining how he makes his famous mushroom soup, to Kathi Lafferty of The Mushroom Cap who helps organize the festival every year.

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival
When: September 9-11
Where: 14 W. State Street, Kennett Square
Cost: $2 (ages 12 and up)
More info: www.mushroomfestival.org