Mark Your Calendar 2022
A preview of fall events
Heading into this fall, we eagerly look forward to the events we’ve missed in the last years. Take a look at the fun suggestions we’ve gathered for you here, check our events listings monthly and on our website, and be sure to double check venue websites before heading out.
3–5, 79th Annual Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair. Equestrians compete alongside country fair fun at this community event. Benefits the show grounds. Rt. 100, Ludwig’s Corner, Glenmoore. LudwigsHorseShow.com.
9–11, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. Nationally recognized motor car exhibition and other car events. Benefits Thorncroft Equestrian Center and Boy Scouts. Radnor Hunt, 826 Providence Rd., Malvern. RadnorConcours.org.
9–11, Chester County Balloon Festival. Fun for all ages with rides, food trucks, a balloon glow rodeo, live music and more. Benefits Chester County Hero Fund. Willowdale Steeplechase Grounds, 101 E. Street Rd., Kennett Square. CCBalloonFest.com.
15–18, Plantation Field Horse Trials & Fair. Top international riders compete in dressage, cross-country and show jumping. 387 Green Valley Rd., Unionville. PlantationFieldHorseTrials.com.
15–18, Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. Cars compete in a timed event in Coatesville, rare historic cars and motorcycles on display, merchants, food trucks and a beer garden. Benefits the City of Coatesville. 484-787-6408; CoatesvilleGrandPrix.com.
17, Up on the Roof in West Chester. Enjoy great food, beer, wine and the always-popular Rooftop Martini on the rooftop of the Chestnut Street Garage. Supports the annual cleaning, flower beautification and marketing of downtown West Chester. 14 E. Chestnut St. WCDF.org/UpOnTheRoof.
18, Chester County Restaurant Festival. Local vendors and restaurants take over downtown West Chester, serving up some of their delicious gourmet, ethnic and unique flavors. West-Chester.com.
24–25, The 245th Anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine. The fields of Sandy Hollow will be alive with Revolutionary War reenactors and historical interpreters. Facebook.com/Brandywine-2022-112310427269320.
27–Oct. 2, Dressage at Devon. Top horses and riders from around the world compete. Festival Shops, too. Devon Horse Show Grounds, Lancaster Ave., Devon. DressageAtDevon.org.
Through October, Crush Cancer Wine Tour of Chester County. A monthlong tour of local wineries, breweries, distilleries and dining establishments. Benefits Chester County Hospital. 2CrushCancer.com; ChesterCountyHospital.org.
1, Kennett Square Brewfest. Enjoy 90 regional micro-brewers offering samples. Food from local restaurants. Benefits Kennett Collaborative. 600 S. Broad St. KennettBrewfest.com.
1, 81st Chester County Day Tour. Begin the fay at the Foxhunt, then tour the beautiful homes of Chester County. Benefits Chester County Hospital. ChesterCountyHospital.org.
1–9, Delco Arts Week. Over 30 arts and cultural attractions, including an art studio tour, theater, ballet, music and classes for all ages. DelcoArts.org.
6 & 8, King of Prussia Beerfest Royale. Craft and international beer, live bands and KOP’s finest food. Under tents, outdoors at the King of Prussia Mall. KOPBeerfest.com.
6–9, Tootsie at The Playhouse. There’s a great lineup of shows this fall. Check the website for the full schedule. 818 N. Market St., Wilmington. TheGrandWilmington.org.
9, Rotary Club of West Chester Chili Cook-Off. Over 70 chili-cooking teams line the streets and compete for prizes in several categories. Benefits local nonprofits. Gay St., West Chester. WestChesterChiliCookOff.com.
9, Thorncroft Equestrian Center’s Lobstah Bake. Support the riders and horses who make the center’s mission possible. Benefits Thorncroft. 190 Line Rd., Malvern. Thorncroft.org/Lobster-Bake-Fundraiser.
20–22, The Great Pumpkin Event. Watch 70 carvers participate in this traditional pumpkin carve and show. Chadds Ford Historical Society, Rt. 100 N., Chadds Ford. 610-388-7376; ChaddsFordHistory.org.
27, Harvest – Unite for HER Chef and Wine Tasting Event. 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.
4, French & Pickering Creek Trust’s Annual Auction Party. Dinner, cocktails and auction benefit conservation in northern Chester County. Stonewall Golf Club, Bulltown Rd., Elverson. FrenchAndPickering.org.
6, 88th Running of the PA Hunt Cup. Timber racing, tailgating, carriages. Benefits Chester County Food Bank. Rt. 926 & Newark Rd., Unionville. 610-220-3742; PAHuntCup.org.
10–13, Delaware Antiques Show. Featuring more than 60 distinguished dealers in American antiques and decorative arts. The Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington. 302-888-4803; Winterthur.org.
15, Notable Fall Fête. Enjoy boutique shopping and luncheon with friends. Benefits the Philadelphia Orchestra’s educational programs. 267-968-7956; StacyVStone@Gmail.com.
16–Jan. 1, People’s Light Presents Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto. The Panto is back at People’s Light and is something we all look forward to. 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern. Check website for dates, times and tickets for this family favorite. PeoplesLight.org.
19–20, Kennel Club of Philadelphia National Dog Show. Top breed dogs content for Best in Show. Nov. 17 is the National Dog Show, broadcast nationwide on Thanksgiving Day. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. 484-362-2682; NDS.NationalDogShow.com.
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