Mushroom Festival 2019: Our tips and recommendations!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Mushroom Festival time! If you’re from Kennett Square, I don’t have to tell you this annual event is a HUGE deal. If you’re not from Kennett and have never been, buckle up: you’re about to get the low down!


General Mushroom Festival Information: 

The festival is a town-wide event to celebrate our most popular product: mushrooms. Almost all local businesses involved. The main westbound street, State Street, is closed all weekend to make room for the myriad booths. And more than 100,000 people attend the event each year! Tickets are $3 for anyone over 12 years old. (See more on the official website.)

See the site for Directions and Parking


Saturday, September 7 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 8 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Is it really all about mushrooms?

Yes… and no! 

Sure there are plenty of things mushroom related, but there’s plenty of other stuff too! Lots of local craftsmen, businesses, and even LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS will have featured booths (yes, that means us). One year I even got a vintage Levi’s jean jacket for $20. Not too shabby!

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Mushroom Festival tips:

  1. Plan for crowds

    Did I mention 100,000 people? Yeah, it’s gonna be crowded.

  2. Prepare for the weather

    Oftentimes the mushroom festival is on a nice, sunny weekend, but sometimes it can be hot or (sadly) rainy, so check the weather and prepare beforehand.

  3. Wear comfortable shoes

    You will be walking. Like, a bunch. Now is not the time to be fancy!

  4. Definitely eat

    If you don’t eat at the mushroom festival, you’re missing out. So come hungry! My personal recommendation? Fried mushrooms with the oh-so-tasty dipping sause. However, there is essentially every kid of food here. One year I had a sushi burrito that was also very tasty. Also: funnel cake.

  5. Visit the free mushroom exhibit

    Okay, so it might not be the most exciting part of the festival but seeing what kind of mushrooms there actually are is pretty neat. (It’s not just Portobello and Shittake!)

  6. Go inside too

    Most if not all of the shops in town will be open for the festival and might even have special deals, so take time to duck inside on your way through the fest. Some cute stores/shops to visit are State and Union, Mrs. Robinson's Tea Shop, Green Eyed Lady, Marché, The Mushroom Cap, and (if you need coffee) Philter.

  7. Stop by the GreenRoots booth!

    We’d love to see ya! Stop on by our booth and get some cool swag and meet the team. We’ll be setting up free consultations as well, so come by if you have a project in mind!

Here is GreenRoots Landscaping setting up our booth last year:

Hope to see you at the festival this year!