Yes, 2010 is shaping up to be a big year in County Lines country, when favorite events hit major anniversaries. So mark your calendar now for the busy season ahead. A few favorites: 25th Annual Great Pumpkin Event, 35th Annual Dressage at Devon, 45th Chadds Ford Days, and 70th Chester County Days tour. Come hungry for the 30th Media Food and Craft Festival and the 25th Kennett Square Mushroom Festival. Calendars ready? Now think cool thought of the upcoming fall season.
4-6, 67th Annual Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair.
Equestrians compete in a variety of events. Carriage exhibition, antique cars and country fair. Rt. 100, N of Rt. 401, Ludwig’s Corner. 610-458-3344; LudwigsHorseShow.org.
10-12, The Laurels at Landhope International Combined Driving Event.
Combined driving, dressage, cross-country equestrian event and festive trade fair. Wood View & Glen Willow Rds., West Grove. 610-486-0710; LaurelsCDE.org.
10-12, 25th Kennett Square Mushroom Festival.
Street fair with mushroom-related events. Fun for the whole family. 610-793-3909; MushroomFest.com.
10-12, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance.
Premier, nationally recognized motor car event. Radnor Hunt, 826 Providence Rd., Malvern. 610-353-3536; RadnorConcours.org.
11-12, 45th Annual Chadds Ford Days.
18th-century celebration, tours of the John Chads House, vendors, food and an art show. Rt. 100, Chadds Ford. 610-388-7376; ChaddsFordHistory.org.
19, 31st Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival. 70 restaurants serve up their best at this annual street fair. Gay St. between Matlack & Darlington; Walnut St. from Gay to Market Sts. Rain date, Sept. 28. 610-436-9010; DowntownWestChester.com.
19, 18th Radnor Fall Festival.
A day of food, music and fun for the whole family. N. Wayne Ave., downtown Wayne. 610-688-9188; RadnorFallFestival.com.
19, The Hagley Car Show.
More than 500 antique American cars, trucks and motorcycles are displayed. This year’s special feature will be Brass-era cars. Main entrance off Rt. 141, Wilmington. 10 to 4. 302-658-2400; Hagley.org.
28-Oct. 3, 35th Anniversary Dressage at Devon.
Top horses and riders from around the world compete. Festival Shops. Devon Horse Show Grounds, Rt. 30, Devon. 484-358-5510; DressageAtDevon.org.
25-26, Oct. 2-3, Brandywine Valley Vintners’ Harvest Festival 2010.
Local vineyards and wineries invite you to discover the Brandywine Valley Wine district. BVWineTrail.com.
2, 70th Annual Chester County Day Tour.
Fine homes and historic landmarks in the northeastern quadrant of Chester County are on this year’s tour. 610-431-5301; CCHosp.com.
2, Paoli Sings the Blues — Blues Fest.
Musicians perform throughout the day, street fairs. PaoliBluesFest.com.
2, 13th Annual Kennett Square Brewfest.
Over 40 microbrewers from across the region gather. Food from local restaurants is part of the fun. 600 S. Broad St. 610-444-8188; KennettBrewFest.com.
3, 30th Annual Media Food & Crafts Festival.
Many restaurants and craftspeople display on State St. in the heart of downtown. 610-566-5039; VisitMediaPA.com.
3, 37th Annual Marshalton Triathlon.
Pedal, Paddle, Pace — From novices to ironmen. Benefits the West Bradford Fire Co. Rt. 162, Marshalton. 610-696-9374; MarshaltonTriath lon.com.
10, 8th Annual Rotary Chili Cookoff.
Sample chili from over 50 teams. Vote for your favorite. Gay St., West Chester. West ChesterChiliCookoff.com.
14-17, Dansko Fair Hill International 3-Day Event & Festival in the Country.
USEF Championships, horse trials, country fair and more. Gallagher Rd., Rts. 273 & 213, Fair Hill, MD. 410-398-2111; FairHillInternational.com.
21-23, 25th Annual Great Pumpkin Event.
Traditional pumpkin carve and show. Chadds Ford Historical Society, Rt. 100 N., Chadds Ford. 610-388-7376; ChaddsFordHistory.org.
Mid-Oct.-Nov. 21, Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Showcase.
Rt. 1, Kennett Square. 610-388-1000; LongwoodGardens.org.
5-7, 47th Annual Delaware Antiques Show.
Over 60 dealers at this premier antiques event. Chase Center, Wilm ington. 800-448-3883; Winter thur.org.
7, 76th Running of the PA Hunt Cup.
Enjoy a day in the country featuring great timber racing, tailgating, carriage parade and shopping. Benefits local conservancies and land trusts. Rt. 926 & Newark Rd. Unionville. 484-888-6619; PAHuntCup.org.
10-14, 34th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
Premier show and sale of contemporary art-quality crafts, featuring 195 dynamic artists from across the country. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia. 215-684-7930; PMACraftShow.org.