What a cool weekend in Kennett Square this past weekend. People traveled from all over to the Mushroom Capital of the World, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, to enjoy all of the amazing-ness that happens every single year.
Here’s a little more about the fun event, according to their website.
Make lots of room on the schedule for mushrooms September 10 & 11 for the 2022 Mushroom Festival on State Street in Kennett Square, when we celebrate the fabulous fungi, the mushroom growers themselves, and the surrounding community to the Mushroom Capital of the World! This popular family-fun event will include all your favorites–from the delicious famous breaded mushrooms, to the unique and interesting mushroom growers tent, to savory mushroom soup, the fastest 8 minutes around–The Fried Mushroom Eating Contest–cooking demos, our new ‘Chopped’-themed cooking contest, vendors, music, kids rides, and more!
You see that Fried Mushroom Eating Contest? Well our very own Jeff Kurkjian of The Andie Summers Show was this year’s host and boy was it exciting. Amateurs and professionals ascended on Kennett Square to compete.
The festival actually has a very rich history here’s a little more detail from their website.
The Mushroom Festival celebrates mushrooms, mushroom farms and Kennett Square—the Mushroom Capital of the World. Festival attendees can sample a variety of mushroom-centric foods, from fried mushrooms to mushroom soup and many other dishes, and learn about mystical and interesting process of mushroom growing. Attendees can also visit the many craft vendors, many of whom offer mushroom-themed goodies, visit the delightful Kennett Square boutiques, and enjoy a variety of restaurant options in Kennett Square, and more.
Check out all of the photos Jeff took from the incredible, legendary weekend held in beautiful Kennett Square. And if you’re having FOMO (fear of missing out), don’t worry, maybe we will see you next year!