Community events return this fall with lavish celebrations – Daily Local



KENNETT SQUARE – Fall is here and the community unites with festive events in Chester County.

Every Thursday in the fall from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Kennett Square closes East and West State Streets to vehicle traffic for al fresco dining, live music, and shopping.

The Thursday evenings in the square are held in the heart of the district through November, as long as weather conditions remain possible.

Historic Kennett Square hosts the event.

On October 15th at 5 p.m., visitors are invited to the Craft and Mercantile Fall Market in Eagleview at Eagleview Town Center, 565 Wellington Square, Exton.

The event features live music, food and drink, and arts and crafts that are available for purchase, including works by local artists.

Community Day will take place on October 16 from 12pm to 4pm in New Garden Park, 8924 Gap Newport Pike in Landenberg.

This is a free event to celebrate the local community, with an array of local food vendors, live music, emergency displays, tables of local businesses, pumpkin painting, a bird show at 1:00 p.m., obstacle course, and an opportunity for residents and visitors to have with to meet elected officials.

Event organizer John Corbett, chairman of New Garden Parks and Recreation, said Community Day is “a fantastic opportunity for the community to meet and have some fun after two years of challenging times.”

Vendors and special guests include Harvest Ridge Winery, Be Here Brewing, and a variety of local food trucks. Avondale Fire Company and EMS will be on site. The community will have the opportunity to create scarecrows in addition to pumpkin painting activities during the event. The event will also feature cider donuts in celebration of fall.

The Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve will take place in person from October 14th to 16th this year. It’s a tradition where over 70 giant pumpkins are carved by local artists on Thursday, and lit and displayed on Friday and Saturday. Every three nights you can enjoy a “child-friendly” haunted trail, raffle prizes and live music from “Kenny & Friends”. Every evening, Dylan Zangwill, candidate for America’s Got Talent, sings on stage from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Food, local craft beer, and wine can be purchased.
Dates: Thursday, October 14th, 4pm to 9pm; Friday, October 15, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
and Saturday, October 16, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $ 15 for adults and $ 5 for children ages 7-17. Tickets are purchased on the day of the event. Chadds Ford Historical Society is located at 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford.

Families are invited to attend a Pumpkin Festival starting October 16 at 10 a.m. at Ace Realty, 4333 Lincoln Highway, Downingtown. The event includes pumpkin painting, trick or treating, a costume contest. There will also be a pumpkin contest that will require an entry fee of $ 5.

On October 16 at 4 p.m., the community is invited to attend the Food Truck and Music Festival at East Goshen Township Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, near West Chester. Tickets are required and a four-pack is available for $ 16.

There will be live music, a range of food trucks, local wine and craft beer at the festival. Locust Lane Brewery created a bespoke beer for the event.

The music will be performed by El Camino and Not Quitting Our Day Jobs.

Also on October 16, the annual Chrysanthemum Festival returns at the Peirce-du Pont House Conservatory in Longwood Gardens. The festival lasts until November 14th. Longwood Gardens tickets are required for non-members.

“From our gigantic Thousand Bloom to our tiny bonsai, our horticultural expertise shines during the Chrysanthemum Festival,” says the Longwood Gardens event description. “Considered the largest and oldest of its kind in North America, there are big, bold colors and thousands of carefully manicured and trained chrysanthemums throughout this imaginative display.”

Starting October 23 at noon, people are invited to attend the West Chester Railroad Trick or Treat Special at 230 E. Market St. in the district.

This event features 90-minute Halloween train rides, one starting at noon and the other at 2:00 PM. The cost is $ 20 per adult, $ 18 per child, and $ 8 for infants.

Attendees can wear costumes for the train ride along the Heritage Railway through the Chester Creek Valley with a stop at the Thornbury Historical Society’s historic Glen Mills Station.

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is hosting a two-day family festival on October 23rd and 24th this fall.

The museum is located at 1220 American Boulevard in West Chester. Attendance at the event is free for members, USD 10 per person for one day and USD 15 per person for attending the family reunion on both days.

On Saturday, October 23rd, there will be a car show at the Family Fest. WMGK is expected to be broadcast live from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The next day, Sunday, the family festival offers helicopter flights and a static demonstration of airplanes as well as a presentation of the special exhibitions for the community.

Also on Sunday, October 24th, from 1pm to 6pm, Oktoberfest will return at East Bradford Park, 835 Kenmara Dr., in West Chester.

This event is free to the public.

Oktoberfest offers music, dancing and great opportunities to enjoy local food while enjoying a wide variety of drinks.

Some event highlights are Lukens German Band, Polkadelphia and GTV Edelweiss of Reading, which maintain Bavarian traditions in the country.

Cartoonist Dan Freed will also be present.

People can also enjoy traditional German dishes from regional vendors like The Flying Deutchman Mobile Eatery.

On October 26th, the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art will host the Virtual Gallery Talk with Victoria Browning Wyeth: Halloween Edition via Zoom from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Limited tickets are available and attendees can ask questions in advance during the registration process.

Wyeth will share her unique personal perspectives on the art of her grandfather, artist Andrew Wyeth, and uncle Jamie Wyeth, the Conservancy said. The event will also touch on creepy and seasonal works by both artists.

West Chester will host Guided Haunted Ghost Tours every Friday and Saturday evening through the Lantern district through October 30th.

The tours will shed light on the history of paranormal events in West Chester. Sleuthound is the organizer. Tickets are required.

The Coatesville Youth Initiative is also participating in the festive autumn fun this year. The nonprofit is holding its very first Coatesville Fall Fest from 12pm to 3pm on October 30th at Abdala Park, 851 Olive St.

The Coatesville Fall Fest features a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, games, candy, and face painting, among other things. There will be fall snacks for sale.

Local small businesses and nonprofits will have tables at the Coatesville Fall Fest to hand out candy, offer resources, and sell goods.

The festival is open to people who live and work within the confines of the Coatesville Area School District.

And in southern Chester County, the trick or treating community is back for the Borough of Kennett Square.

Trick or treat takes place on Sunday, October 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick will be attending.


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