Community events return with bountiful festivities this fall – Daily Local

KENNETT SQUARE – Fall is here and the community is joining together with festive events across Chester County.

Every Thursday this fall, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Kennett Square closes East and West State streets to vehicular traffic for outdoor dining, live music, and shopping.

Thursday evenings in the square will take place in the heart of the arrondissement until November as long as weather conditions are possible.

Historic Kennett Square hosts the event.

At 5:00 p.m. on October 15, people are invited to attend the Easter Craft and Commercial Fall Market in EagleView in downtown Eagleview, 565 Wellington Square in Exton.

The event will feature live music, food, drink and crafts available for purchase, including works by local artists.

Community Day returns on October 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at 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 response exhibits, tables with local businesses, pumpkin painting , a bird show at 1 p.m., obstacle courses and an opportunity for residents and visitors to meet elected officials.

Event organizer John Corbett, president of New Garden Parks and Recreation, said the community day is a “fantastic opportunity for the community to come together and have fun after two years of difficult times.”

Vendors and special guests include Harvest Ridge Winery, Be Here Brewing and around 20 local food trucks. Avondale Fire Company and EMS will be on site. The community will have the opportunity to create scarecrows during the event, in addition to the pumpkin painting activities. The event will also feature apple cider donuts to celebrate fall.

The Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve will be held in person this year from October 14-16. It’s a tradition where more than 70 giant pumpkins are carved by local artists on Thursday and will be lit and displayed on Friday and Saturday. On three nights, enjoy a ‘kid friendly’ haunted trail, raffle prizes and live music from ‘Kenny & Friends’. Each evening, “America’s Got Talent” contestant Dylan Zangwill will perform on stage from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Food, local craft beer and wine are available for purchase.
Dates: Thursday, October 14, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, October 15, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
and Saturday, October 16, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $ 15 for adults and $ 5 for children ages 7 to 17. Tickets are purchased on the day of the event. The Chadds Ford Historical Society is located at 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford.

Families are invited to a pumpkin party, starting at 10 a.m. on October 16 at Ace Realty, 4333 Lincoln Highway, Downingtown. The event will include pumpkin painting, trick or treat, costume contest. There will also be a pumpkin contest which requires an entry fee of $ 5.

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

There will be live music, an array of food trucks, local wine and craft beer at the festival. Locust Lane Brewery created a personalized 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 in the Peirce-du Pont House Conservatory in Longwood Gardens returns. The festival runs until November 14. Tickets for Longwood Gardens are required for non-members.

“The Chrysanthemum Festival is our toughest horticultural show of the year, with some aspects of the show taking over a year to develop and handle,” said Patricia Evans, communications director for Longwood Gardens. “It’s amazing to see the different shapes and forms that the team creates each year. It’s colorful, inspiring and amazing to see.

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

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

Participants 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 Fest event this fall, October 23-24.

The museum is located at 1220 American Boulevard in West Chester. The event is free for members, $ 10 per person for one day and $ 15 per person to attend Family Fest for both days.

On Saturday October 23, the Family Fest will offer a motor show. WMGK is scheduled to broadcast live from noon to 2 p.m.

The next day, Sunday, Family Fest will feature helicopter tours and a static aircraft exhibit as well as a community presentation of special exhibits.

Also on Sunday, October 24, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Oktoberfest is scheduled to return to East Bradford Park, 835 Kenmara Dr., in West Chester.

This event is free to the public.

The Oktoberfest will feature music, dancing and great opportunities to taste local dishes while enjoying a wide range of drinks.

Highlights include the Lukens German Band, Polkadelphia and GTV Edelweiss of Reading, which promotes Bavarian traditions in the United States.

Cartoonist Dan Freed will also be in attendance.

People can also sample traditional German dishes prepared by regional vendors, including The Flying Deutchman Mobile Eatery.

On October 26, Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art is organizing a virtual conference with Victoria Browning Wyeth: Halloween edition from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Limited tickets are available and participants can submit questions in advance during the registration process.

Wyeth will share his unique personal perspectives on the art of his grandfather, artist Andrew Wyeth and his uncle, Jamie Wyeth, the conservatory said. The event will also touch on spooky and seasonal works by the two artists.

In West Chester, Ghost Haunted Lantern Tours run through the borough every Friday and Saturday night until October 30.

The tours will highlight the history of paranormal events in West Chester. Sleuthound is the organizer of the event. Tickets are compulsory.

The Coatesville Youth Initiative is also joining in the festive fall fun this year. The non-profit organization is holding its first-ever Coatesville Fall Fest from noon to 3 p.m. on October 30 at Abdala Park, 851 Olive St.

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

Local small businesses and community service organizations will have tables at the Coatesville Fall Fest to hand out candy, donate resources, and sell merchandise.

The festival is open to people who live and work within the boundaries of the Coatesville area school district.

And in southern Chester County, community tips are back for the borough of Kennett Square.

Trick or Treat will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 31. Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick is expected to attend.

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