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THINGS TO DO
Kennett Square is a vibrant community that is home to a wide variety of annual events and activities that appeal to all ages and interests. The year begins with the Mushroom Drop on New Year's Eve, a family-friendly event that kicks off a calendar of exciting activities. In the fall, residents and visitors can toast friends at the intimate Winterfest or the larger Kennett Brewfest, both of which raise funds to preserve and enhance the small town. Memorial Day is also a special time in Kennett Square, with the area's largest parade and other patriotic events.
For those interested in horse-related activities, Kennett Square offers polo matches, steeplechases, and more. The world-famous Mushroom Festival is one of the largest food festivals in the Mid-Atlantic states, drawing over 100,000 people each year. Other popular events include Halloween and Christmas tree lighting parades, bike and run races, and more. For those who love nature, Longwood Gardens will overstimulate the senses with its beautiful rose gardens.
Kennett Square is also a great destination for history buffs, with the Brandywine Battle Field, the Underground Railroad, and Winterthur, which is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America since 1640.
The Farmer’s Market is a weekly event that supports many local farms and businesses and is a great way to build a sense of community. Anson B. Nixon Park offers trout rodeo, disc golf, many local nature trails, bike paths, rivers, and much more. With so much to explore, Kennett Square is the perfect destination for those looking to experience a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
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