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"Here amidst the rolling hills of southern Chester county is where the Battle of Brandywine was fought and the paper milled for the Declaration of Independence and America's first currency. Here is where the duPonts made their fortunes, built a company and their mansions and where three generations of Wyeths have lived and painted the landscapes and people of Chadds Ford. Come discover the beauty and wonders of the Brandywine River Valley... our history, art, antiques, mansions and gardens and our unique brand of country casual hospitality." TheBrandywine.com

"Such world class attractions -- Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum, Winterthur!! We need more time to see it all"
Laurie & Paul, Chevy Chase, MD     

 March
Barrels on the Brandywine - 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26.
In March, the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail wineries will feature tastings of the brand new developing vintage in barrels, buckets, bottles and more! It's a chance to venture into our cellars, see the new wines firsthand, and participate in pruning demonstrations, seminars, class and more. Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 April
Friday Night Art Stroll - 7th
Kennett Square  -  610.444.8188
The arts are alive in the galleries and specialty shops in downtown Kennett Square from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and see what's new in the Kennett Art Scene.

 May
Winterthur Point-To-Point Races - 7th
Del. Rt. 52  |  Wilmington, DE   -  302.888.4600  |  800.448.3883
Enjoy the excitement of racing, the elegance of an antique carriage parade, bagpipers in traditional dress, and lots of family fun, all in the glorious setting of an American country estate.

Friday Night Art Stroll - 5th
Kennett Square  -  610.444.8188
The arts are alive in the galleries and specialty shops in downtown Kennett Square from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and see what's new in the Kennett Art Scene.

Willowdale Steeplechase - 14th
101 East State Road  |  Kennett Square, PA   -  610.444.1582
Enjoy not only the exciting steeplechase race, but also pony races, the ever-popular Jack Russell Terrier races, complimentary pony rides for the children, the Kids' Alley tent filled with activities for children of all ages, antique cars display, antique shops and food vendors.

A Day in Old New Castle - 20th
New Castle, DE
The oldest house and garden tour in America, dating from 1924. The event has become bigger and better in the new century, with encampments of historical re-enactors, horse and buggy rides, colonial craft and game demonstrations, and other exciting offerings.

The Kennett Run - 20th
Kennett Square, PA  -  610.388.1556
This is the 16th Annual Kennett Run. 5K and 10K races. Come watch the start in Kennett Square at 9 AM. Race finishes in the beautiful Anson B. Nixon Park.

Kennett Square Farmer's Market - 26th
Kennett Square, PA
The outdoor Farmer's Market opens in downtown Kennett Square. Stop by for your fresh fruits, vegetables, artisan breads and home-baked goodies. The market runs Fridays 2:00 to 6:00 through October.

Summer Nights Under the Stars Concert Series - May 26th - Sept. 9th
Chaddsford Winery  |  Rt. 1  |   Chadds Ford, PA  -  610.388.6221
Pack a picnic supper and join us any Friday night for "Summer Nights Under the Stars" outdoor concerts featuring lively music from Jazz and Swing to Big Band and Oldies! Friday nights May 26th through September 9th.

Brandywine River Museum 33rd Annual Antiques Show - 27th - 29th
Chadds Ford, PA
Fine antiques including furniture, porcelain, glass, silver, prints and other objects from 32 nationally known dealers are featured.

Brandywine River Blues Fest - 27th - 29th
Chaddsford Winery  |  Rt. 1  |   Chadds Ford, PA  -  610.388.6221
Kick-off the summer in style with this traditional Memorial Day Weekend celebration. A lively wine and food festival featuring six great Blues Bands under the big top, wine tastings throughout the cellars and outdoor picnicking.

Longwood Gardens Fireworks & Fountains - 28th
Kennett Square, PA
Enjoy a fabulous evening of fireworks, lighted fountains and music. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show.

 June
Brandywine Polo Club Sundays, June 4th through September 17th
Kennett Square, PA
Veteran polo fans as well as neophytes can enjoy watching the skill and horsemanship of the players, the nimble and amazing movements of the polo ponies, the strategies, the lucky shots, the long-practiced strokes, and ultimately the little white ball whizzing down the field and between the goal posts. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy. Check Web site for times and directions.

Friday Night Art Stroll - 2nd
Kennett Square  -  610.444.8188
The arts are alive in the galleries and specialty shops in downtown Kennett Square from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and see what's new in the Kennett Art Scene.

 July
Friday Night Art Stroll - 7th
Kennett Square  -  610.444.8188
The arts are alive in the galleries and specialty shops in downtown Kennett Square from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and see what's new in the Kennett Art Scene.

Longwood Gardens Fireworks & Fountains - 2nd
Kennett Square
Enjoy a fabulous evening of fireworks, lighted fountains and music. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show.

 August
The Brandywiners present "My Fair Lady" at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre - 3, 4, 5
Kennett Square, PA  -  302.478.3355
Since 1932, the Brandywiners have been presenting musicals at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre to the delight of generations of theatre goers. This year's production, "My Fair Lady" was last performed at Longwood in 1995. Curtain time is 8:30 PM.

Murder Mystery Friday Night Art Stroll - 4th
Kennett Square, PA  -  610.444.8188
Join the fun in downtown Kennett Square when the Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS Inc.) presents a murder mystery where visitors will participate to solve the who dunnit. The arts are alive in the galleries and specialty shops in downtown Kennett Square from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and see what's new in the Kennett Art Scene.

 September
Friday Night Art Stroll - 1st
Kennett Square  -  610.444.8188
The arts are alive in the galleries and specialty shops in downtown Kennett Square from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and see what's new in the Kennett Art Scene.

Chadds Ford Winery Jazz Festival - 3rd - 5th, 6th
Chadds Ford, PA  -  610.444.8188
Beat the shore traffic and enjoy cool wines and hot Jazz all weekend long. A Brandywine Valley tradition for Labor Day! Two live Jazz bands each day, plus tastings throughout the cellars, picnicking on the grounds and great camaraderie.

Longwood Gardens Fireworks & Fountains 3rd & 9th
Kennett Square
Enjoy a fabulous evening of fireworks, lighted fountains and music. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show.

The Mushroom Festival - 9th & 10th
Kennett Square, PA  -  1.888.440.9920 - 610.793.3909
The Annual Mushroom Festival is a two-day event in historic Kennett Square, right in the heart of mushroom country. The Festival celebrates the mushroom as well and offers a lot of entertainment, food and fun. Click the icon for a listing of the events over the weekend.

The Laurels at Landhope Combined Driving Event - TBA
Unionville, PA  -  1.888.440.9920 - 610.793.3909
This three day combined driving event, first leg of the Jaguar Triple Crown, has moved to a brand new venue in Unionville and is now an international event. Carriage driving teams are tested in dressage, marathon driving through water hazards, obstacles and cones.

Chadds Ford Days - 9th & 10th
Chadds Ford, PA  -  1.888.440.9920 - 610.793.3909
Admission $5 per person, children 6-12 $1, 5 and under free, CFHS members free. Annual Open Air Colonial Fair. Colonial crafts -- for sale and for show. Brandywine Valley art. Good food. Country rides & games. Live old time music. Historical Society books and prints. In the meadow on the Society grounds

Hagley Car Show - 17th
Wilmington, DE
Hundreds of cars on the general show field will reflect the variety of makes and models that are a part of automotive history. Enjoy music, vehicle parades, and a festival food court.

Battle of the Brandywine - 9th - 10th
Chadds Ford, PA
Annual re-enactment of the Battle of Brandywine, the largest single day battle of the American War for Independence. 10am-4:30pm. Admission charged.

 October
Friday Night Art Stroll - 6th
Kennett Square, PA  -  610.444.8188
The arts are alive in the galleries and specialty shops in downtown Kennett Square from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and see what's new in the Kennett Art Scene.

Kennett Square MicroBrew Festival Saturday, 7th
Broad Street between State and Cypress, Kennett Square, PA  -  610.444.8188
This year 27 microbrewers will gather on South Broad Street in historic downtown Kennett Square for the seventh annual Kennett Square Microbrew Festival. Microbreweries from across the region will be serving their best brew in a beer garden that is created under a tent. Along with the great-tasting beer there will be a gourmet food and outstanding jazz/fusion music provided by The Carl Filipiak Group.

A Taste of Kennett Saturday, 7th
Broad Street between State and Cypress, Kennett Square, PA  -  610.444.8188
An outdoor restaurant festival with music and activities for the whole family.

Scarecrow Competition - 23rd
State Street, Kennett Square, PA
Scarecrows created by downtown merchants decorate downtown street lights. Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite!

Halloween Parade - 25th
State Street, Kennett Square, PA
Kennett Square's annual Halloween parade is a scary event featuring creatures of all types and our very own witch, Glenda as it's Grand Marshall. Downtown merchants are open late and trick or treating is offered

The Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve - 25th - 28th
Chadds Ford, PA
Watch local artists carve huge pumpkins. See candle-lit carved pumpkins. All Three nights of family fun, food, live music and hayrides! Admission $2 per person. Children 6 and under are free. Parking in the meadow just past the Chadds Ford Historical Society barn. The Carve is on the Historical Society grounds.

 November
Friday Night Art Stroll - 3rd
Kennett Square, PA  -  610.444.8188
The arts are alive in the galleries and specialty shops in downtown Kennett Square from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and see what's new in the Kennett Art Scene.

Winterthur's Delaware Antiques Show - 10th - 12th
Bank One Riverfront Center, Wilmington DE   -  (302) 425-3929  |  (888) 862-ARTS
Three day event. Dealers of 17th -20th century furniture and decorative accessories, folk art, Native American art, ceramics, needlework, quilts, jewelry, prints, paintings, and rugs show their stuff. Proceeds benefit Winterthur's education programs.

Kennett Square Holiday Open House & Parade - 24th
Kennett Square, PA 610.444.8188
Shops will open their doors to visitors and shoppers for this traditional event. Mr & Mrs Claus will arrive and light the town Christmas tree.

Kennett Square Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - 26th
Kennett Square, PA 610.444.8188
Free rides around the historic borough of Kennett Square from noon to 3 pm

 December
Christmas Events at Brandywine Valley Attractions
Each year Winterthur, Hagley Museum and Longwood Gardens have special holiday events, tours, light shows, etc. Click below to check their individual calendars of events.

Winterthur Events
Hagley Museum
Longwood Gardens
Brandywine River Museum
Friday Night Art Stroll - 1st
Kennett Square, PA  -  610.444.8188
The arts are alive in the galleries and specialty shops in downtown Kennett Square from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and see what's new in the Kennett Art Scene.

Kennett Square Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - 3rd, 10th & 17th
Kennett Square, PA 610.444.8188
Free rides around the historic borough of Kennett Square from noon to 3 pm.

Brandywine Valley Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour - 3rd
Kennett Square, PA 610.444.8188
Self guided tour of the 16 bed & breakfasts in the valley. Each is decorated for the holidays and light refreshments are served. Tickets are required.

Kennett Square Candlelight Home Tour - 10th
Kennett Square, PA 610.444.8188
Historic homes in the borough will be all decked out for the holidays and open for visitors. Tickets are required.


Kennett House Bed and Breakfast   503 West State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348
Toll free (800) 820-9592   (610) 444-9592  |  Fax (610) 444-7633
Innkeepers: Carol & Jeff Yetter  |  innkeeper@kennetthouse.com
2006 Kennett House B&B