What To Do: Thanksgiving? Pshaw. Bring on the Christmas events!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens It’s countdown time for Thanksgiving 2019 and the number of days left is in single digits. And we all know that Thanksgiving is the traditional “unofficial” start of the Christmas holiday season – even though the season commercially “started” when Christmas items were being stocked on stores’ shelves on Labor Day Weekend. Longwood...

What To Do: Saluting our veterans

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Valley Forge National Park Monday is Veterans Day – a special holiday created to honor those who have served the nation as part of United States Armed Forces. This is the weekend that America celebrates Veterans Day. Valley Forge National Park (1400 North Outer Line Drive, Valley Forge, 610- 783-1000, www.nps.gov/vafo) is presenting “Artillery Demonstrations”...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Great Pumpkin Carve One of the most popular autumn events in the area is “The Great Pumpkin Carve” (Chadds Ford Historical Society, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376,www.chaddsfordhistory.org) which is running now through October 19. The colorful event began with the carving competition on October 17. Live entertainment, hayrides and hot food...

What To Do: Unionville Fair means fall is here

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Unionville Community Fair Each year, a sure sign that autumn has arrived is the weekend when the annual Unionville Community Fair (101 East Street Road, Unionville, http://www.ucfairinc.org) is held – the first weekend in October. The fair, which is running now through October 6, is a real down-home country fair with a cow milking contest, farm equipment...

What To Do: Kennett Brewfest bubbles up this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times When an area event has been around for more than two decades, it definitely moves from the “annual event” category to the “Chester County tradition” category. The Kennett Brewfest (http://kennettbrewfest.com) has reached that plateau. The Kennett Brewfest, which will be held on October 14 in downtown Kennett Square, is celebrating its 21st anniversary...

On Stage: Kennett Symphony under the stars

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A great way to spend a warm summer evening is to sit in the audience at the Open Air Theater at Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) with a mild breeze blowing and the Kennett Symphony playing onstage, That scenario will exist on August 17.    Send article as PDF   ...

What To Do: Concert under the stars at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens You can enjoy a two-for-one treat if you visit Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) on August 17. The featured attraction will be a concert by Kennett Symphony of Chester County at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood’s Open Air Theater. Visitors to the site will also be able to check out Longwood’s...

What To Do: 91st Old Fiddlers’ Picnic

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chester County has several annual events with impressive longevity and one of them is scheduled for this weekend — the Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks). The lively annual event, which is scheduled for August 10, is celebrating its 91st anniversary...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If it’s a Friday and the date is 7 or below, you know what that means. It means that it is First Friday The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its First Friday Flea Market (downtown...

What To Do: Goshen Country Fair — perfect for a summer evening

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Goshen Country Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554,www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair,...