July Picks 2018
Our picks for top events this month
July 26–28, August 2–4
“Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Gary Indiana,” “Till There Was You.” Just a few of the iconic pieces from Meredith Willson’s wonderful musical about the fast-talking Professor Harold Hill. Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. 8 p.m. $15–$30 includes admission to Longwood beginning on the day of performance plus a fountain display following the show. 800-338-6965; Brandywiners.org.
Come out to Rushton Farm, situated within the 86-acre Rushton Woods Preserve of Willistown Conservation Trust, when it hosts this annual event where tomatoes are the stars. You’ll enjoy wine, beer and fabulous tomato preparations. Rushton Farm, 911 Delchester Rd., Newtown Square. 5 to 7 p.m. $35. Advance registration only. 610-353-2562; WCTrust.org.
Through September 23, Sundays
Take a relaxing 90-minute ride through the scenic countryside between West Chester and Glen Mills. Pack a lunch or purchase one from their on-board snack bar to have during the stop at the Glen Mills train station picnic grove. The train can be chartered for special events and catering is available. Market St. Station, 230 E. Market St., West Chester. Noon. $13–$15. 610-430-2233; WestChesterRR.net.
Canoe down the Brandywine to a true backyard BBQ, then relax for an evening under the stars with live music and ice cream. Benefits the Brandywine Conservancy. Advance reg. Brandywine River Museum, Rt. 1, Chadds Ford. Noon to 10 p.m. $35–$90. 610-388-8315; YoungFriends.org.
Through August 2, Thursdays
Stroll through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. July 12, The Birth, Growth and Future of the Mushroom Industry, Kennett Square; July 19, Industry Rebels: Women at Yellow Springs; July 26, The Milling that Made Chester County; Aug. 2, The Phoenix Column: A Bridge to the Future. Tours continue through Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m. Free. Some require registration. 610-344-6923; ChesCo.org/Planning/TownTours.
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