Mark Your Calendar 2019
Fall is a busy time in County Lines country. Here are just a few of the many events you’ll find right in our own backyard.
Check our website, sign up for our events newsletter or pick up a copy of the magazine to get updates throughout the season.
Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 76th Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair. Equestrians compete alongside country fair fun at this community event. Rt. 100, Ludwig’s Corner, Glenmoore.
6–8, 22nd Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. Nationally recognized motor car exhibition and other car events. Radnor Hunt, 826 Providence Rd., Malvern. 610-644-4439;
8, Malvern’s Endless Summerfest. Crafters and artists, kid’s activities, music, food and The Yard Bar returns—enjoy the music and a cocktail. King St., Malvern. Malvern-Festivals.com.
14, Canine Partners for Life Open House & Cow Bingo. Family fun includes service dog demos, kennel tours, games and cow bingo. 334 Faggs Manor Rd., Cochranville. 610-869‑4902; K94Life.org.
15, Shugart’s Sunday at Historic Sugartown. Live music, BBQ, hayrides, family activities. Historic Sugartown, 690 Sugartown Rd., Malvern. 610-640-2667; HistoricSugartown.org.
15, Chester County Restaurant Festival. Over 70 restaurants serve up their best to sample, plus other vendors. Gay & Market Sts., West Chester. Rain date, Sept. 24. 610-436-9010;
19–22, Plantation Field Horse Trials & Fair. Top international riders compete in dressage, cross-country and show jumping. 387 Green Valley Rd., Unionville. 484-883-2917;
21, Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. Cars compete in an individually timed event, over 50 rare and unique historic cars /motorcycles on display, merchants, food trucks and a beer garden. 484-787-6408; CoatesvilleGrandPrix.com.
21–28, Delco Arts Week. Over 30 arts and cultural attractions including an art studio tour, theater, ballet, music and classes for all ages. 610-220-1385; DelcoArts.org.
24–29, Dressage at Devon. Top horses and riders from around the world compete. Festival Shops, too. Devon Horse Show Grounds, Lancaster Ave., Devon. 610-517-0849;
28, Paoli Blues Fest. For blues lovers and just about anyone who likes to eat, dance and enjoy great music. Plus a beer garden and KidZone. Paoli Presbyterian Church, 225 S. Valley Rd.
28, Kennett Square Brewfest. Enjoy 90 regional micro-brewers offering samples. Food from local restaurants. 600 S. Broad St. 610-444-8188; KennettBrewFest.com.
28, Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art’s Bike the Brandywine. In celebration of the 51st anniversary, take a bike ride around the Brandywine Creek Greenway, Chadds Ford. 610-388-2700; Brandywine.org/BikeRide.
28, Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust’s Historic House Tour. Guides provide insights on design, historic preservation and restoration in the Easttown area. 610-644-6759;
29, Wine and Dinosaurs Around the World. Sip premium wines and specialty beers, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction at this fundraiser for Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pk., Wilmington. 302-658-9111; DelMNH.org.
3 & 5, King of Prussia Beerfest Royale. Craft and international beer, live bands and KOP’s finest food. Under grand tents, outdoors at King of Prussia Mall. KOPBeerfest.com.
4–6, Delaware Auto Show. See the latest 2019 models all in one place. Chase Center on the Waterfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington. 302-324-2543; DelawareAutoShow.com.
5, 79th Chester County Day Tour. Begin the day at the Foxhunt then tour the southeast quadrant of Chester County. Benefits Chester County Hospital. 610-431-5301; ChesterCountyHospital.org.
5, Phoenixville Food Festival. Includes food trucks, local restaurants, great vendors and musical acts. Free shuttle service in the Borough. www.PhoenixvilleFirst.org/foodtruckfestival.
6, Miles for Mutts. 5K race and 1-mile fun walk raising money to pay for veterinary care for rescue dogs. Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Rd., Wayne. 610-908-2855; TLCRescuePA.com.
13, 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off in West Chester. Annual event that supports the good works of the Rotary Club of West Chester. 610-636-6740; WestChesterChiliCookOff.com.
13, Dilworthtown Inn Wine Festival—Crush Cancer. Great wines to sample and buy, a silent auction, car show, shopping. Benefits Chester County Hospital. 1390 Old Wilmington Pk., West Chester. 610-431-5329; ChesterCountyHospital.org.
17–19, The Great Pumpkin Event. 60 carvers participate in this traditional pumpkin carve and show. Chadds Ford Historical Society, Rt. 100 N., Chadds Ford. 610-388-7376; ChaddsFord-History.org.
24, Harvest–Unite for Her Chef and Wine Tasting Event. The region’s best chefs serve up a farm-to-table tasting event. Benefits Unite for HER, serving local women affected by breast cancer. Phoenixville Foundry, 2 N. Main St., Phoenixville. 610-322-9552; UniteForHer.org/Harvest.
2, French & Pickering Creek Trust’s 37th Annual Auction Party. Dinner, cocktails and auction benefits conservation in northern Chester County. Stonewall Golf Club, Bulltown Rd., Elverson. 610-933-7577; FrenchAndPickering.org.
3, 85th Running of PA Hunt Cup. Timber racing, tailgating, carriages. Benefits Chester County Food Bank, Work to Ride and Upland Country Day School. Rt. 926 & Newark Rd., Unionville. 484-888-6619; PAHuntCup.org.
7–10, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show. This premier show and sale includes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the country. PA Convention Center, 12th & Arch Sts., Philadelphia. 215-684-7930; PMACraftShow.org.
13–Jan. 5, People’s Light—Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto. Celebrate 16 years of People’s Light tradition at this panto set in the 1940s with a dash of the medieval. 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern. 610-644-3500; PeoplesLight.org.
13–Jan. 12, Media Theatre—Elf: The Musical. Based on the 2003 film Elf, this show will have you leaving the theater singing. 104 E. State St., Media. 610-891-0100; MediaTheatre.org.
16–17, Kennel Club of Philadelphia National Dog Show. Top breed dogs contend for Best In Show. Nov. 17 is The National Dog Show, to be broadcast nationwide on Thanksgiving Day. Greater Phila. Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. 484-362-2682; NDS.NationalDogShow.com.
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