Thursday, July 25 2019 10:33

Events Blog—July 25–Aug. 7

Written by Mercedes Thomas

We’re back with another events round-up. This time with picks for the next two weeks. Time to pull up your calendar app!

For more events, check out the Events Page on this website.


The Producers by The Brandywiners—July 25–27 & Aug. 1–3

The Brandywiners Ltd., one of the largest nonprofit theatrical groups in the Delaware Valley, present Mel Brooks’ Tony Award-winning musical, The Producers, at Longwood Gardens. Laugh along as characters Max and Leo set out to create the worst show on Broadway and run away with the money after realizing a flop can make more money than a hit.

Tickets include an all-day Gardens Admission to Longwood. Sell out is likely, so get your tickets now! Proceeds from The Brandywiners’ performances benefit cultural, educational and civic causes throughout the Brandywine Valley. Tickets $18–$35. More at and

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. 8 p.m.


Willistown Conservation Trust—Annual Tomato Tasting—July 27

Calling all tomato-lovers, Willistown Conservation Trust is having their annual Tomato Tasting this weekend. Come enjoy a summer evening with tomatoes, beer and wine to celebrate the tomato harvest from Rushton Farm. Try tomatoes presented in a variety of ways—from simply sliced to incorporated into tasty preparations.

The event is held at Rushton Farm, which is a part of Willistown Conservation Trust dedicated to managing a vibrant ecosystem that enhances the surrounding landscape. Tickets $25–$35. Additional donations to benefit the Trust are encouraged. Advanced registration only. More at

Rushton Farm, 911 Delchester Rd., Newtown Square. 5 to 7 p.m.


PA Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair—July 27–28

If you like American-made fine crafts, then the PA Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington is a must-see. Browse works of nearly 200 craftspeople, with customers coming from all around the tri-state area. This is a premier indoor juried show, and master artisans are eligible for consideration by the floor jury for monetary Benchmark Awards.

Get started early on your Christmas shopping, or just enjoy the work of these talented artisans at this annual craft fair. Tickets $8. More at

Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington. Sat., 10 to 6; Sun., 10 to 5.


70th Annual Goshen Country Fair—July 29–Aug. 3

Come out for 6 days of fun at an old-fashioned fair with agricultural exhibits, rides, entertainment and food. Watch the pups at the 11th Annual Dog Show, or see shows for poultry, cattle, goats, rabbits and sheep. For the kiddos, check out rides like the carousel, sizzler, bumblebees and more!

Bring your appetite to the food tent for fair favorites like cheesesteaks, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, sausage sandwiches and corn on the cob. Benefits the Volunteer Goshen Fire Co. Charges for food and ride tickets; Tues. & Thurs. Wristband Nights, $30. More at

Fair Grounds, 1320 Park Ave., West Chester. Gates open at 6 p.m. Mon.–Fri.; 5 p.m. on Sat.


Second Annual Connective Art & Music Festival in Oxford—Aug. 3

Presenting Blind Melon and family favorite Trout Fishing in America along with a dozen other diverse bands across three stages. Gallery Row and the World Market will feature 40 artisans with goods for you to browse. And watch Clash of the Canvases, a live painting event where pre-selected professionals compete to create the favorite piece of the event.

The food lineup will please as well, with good trucks serving everything from BBQ and fries to ice cream and water ice. Plus, craft brews and local wine. Benefits Oxford Mainstreet and the Oxford Arts Alliance. $10 ticket includes all festival activities. Kids under 5, free. More at

Free, off-site parking at Oxford Area High School, Jordan Bank Elementary, Hopewell Elementary and Nottingham Elementary.

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