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The 26th Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Returns; Watch A Behind-The-Scenes Video Of “The Mushroom Capital”

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival

For the 26th year, the festival glorifies the humble fungi with three days of live entertainment, a mushroom soup cook-off, live cooking demos by top chefs like Jose Garces and Kevin Sbraga, old-fashioned carnival and much more. (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.

We’ll be posting an in-depth guide to all things Mushroom Festival soon — schedule of events, how to get there, where to park and more — so stay tuned.

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 mushroom soup, to Kathi Lafferty of The Mushroom Cap shop.

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