What To Do: Chadds Ford Days brings back the past

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Every year, there are two constants with the weekend after Labor Day — the weather will be better than it was on Labor Day Weekend and the Chadds Ford Historical Society will be hosting its annual event known as Chadds Ford Days (John Chads House, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376, www.chaddsfordhistory.org). This year, the well-attended festival, which...

What To Do: Its Kennett Mushroom Fest time!

Also: Chadds Ford Days, Secret Garden and much, much more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If you love mushrooms — or just a good time — then you need to be in Kennett Square this weekend. Across America, certain towns are irrevocably linked to produce grown in their area — towns such as Gilroy (California) with garlic; St. John’s (Michigan) with mint; Vidalia (Georgia) with onions;...

What To Do: Mushroom Fest and Chadds Ford Days kick off fall

Also: Barclay Friends Gardens and Radnor Concours D’Elgance & more By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The return of Fun Gus is just one of the exciting signs that the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square is at hand, kicking off Friday night with the annual parade. Kennett Square and mushrooms are linked together so much that it would seem fitting if the Kennett High sports teams were...

Living History: Chadds Ford Days brings past alive

By Gene Pisasale, Special to The Times A historic reenactor works on an 18th century loom, during a demonstration at the 2011 Chadds Ford Days, which take place Sept. 8 & 9. Photo courtesy of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Local residents and visitors to the Brandywine Valley know it as the home of the famous Wyeth family of artists and picturesque countryside, but few know the history behind...