Mark Your Calendar – 2018
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 online events, sign up for our events newsletter or pick up a copy of the magazine to get updates throughout the season.
1–3 75th Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair. Equestrians compete alongside country fair fun at this community event. Rt. 100, Ludwig’s Corner, Glenmoore. 610-458-3344; LudwigsHorseShow.com.
7–9 22nd Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. Nationally recognized motor car exhibition and other car events. Radnor Hunt, 826 Providence Rd., Malvern. 610-644-4439; RadnorConcours.org.
8 Historic Odessa Brewfest. Craft beer, live music, locally sourced food, vendors. 201 Main St., Odessa, DE. 302-378-4119; OdessaBrewfest.com.
9 Malvern Harvest Oktoberfest. Crafters and artists, music, food, a beer garden and the popular Bark in the Park, promoting pet adoption. King St., Malvern. Malvern-Festivals.com.
14 Chester County Library Food Truck Festival. Live music and great food. Benefits the library system. Main Street at Exton, 291 Indian Run St., Exton. ChescoLibraries.org.
15 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.
16 Shugart’s Sunday at Historic Sugartown. Live music, BBQ, hayrides, family activities. Historic Sugartown, 690 Sugartown Rd., Malvern. 610-640-2667; HistoricSugartown.org.
16 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; DowntownWestChester.com.
20–23 Plantation Field Horse Trials & Fair. Top international riders compete in dressage, cross-country and show jumping. 387 Green Valley Rd., Unionville. 484-883-2917; PlantationFieldHorseTrials.com.
23 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.
25–30 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; DressageAtDevon.org.
22 Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art’s Bike the Brandywine. In celebration of the 51st anniversary, take a bike ride around the Brandywine Creek Greenway. 610-388-2700; Brandywine.org/BikeRide.
29 Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust’s Historic House Tour. Guides provide insights on design, historic preservation and restoration. 610-644-6759; TredyffrinHistory.org.
4–6 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.
5–7 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.
6 78th Chester County Day Tour. Walking tour of Marshall Square Park area in West Chester Borough and the northwest quadrant of Chester County. Benefits Chester County Hospital. 610-431-5301; ChesterCountyHospital.org.
6 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., Paoli. PaoliBluesFest.com.
6 Phoenixville Food Festival. Includes food trucks, local restaurants, great vendors and musical acts. Free shuttle service in the Borough to Bridge St. PhoenixvilleFoodFestival.com.
7 Radnor Fall Harvest & Great Pumpkin Patch. Tractor and pony rides, pumpkin patches and painting, hay scramble, moon bounces, music. The Willows, 490 Darby-Paoli Rd., Radnor. 610-688-5600; Radnor.com.
13 21st Kennett Square Brewfest. Enjoy 90 regional micro-brewers offering samples. Food from local restaurants. 600 S. Broad St. 610-444-8188; KennettBrewFest.com.
14 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.
18–20 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; ChaddsFordHistory.org.
20–21 Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum. Traditional autumn festival with lots of activities, food, crafts, wagon rides, music—all things fall. 515 Painter Rd., Media. 610-566-9134; TylerArboretum.org.
1–4 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.
4 84th 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.
14–Jan. 6 People’s Light—Cinderella: A Musical Panto. Celebrate 15 years of People’s Light tradition with their most popular panto. 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern. 610-644-3500; PeoplesLight.org.
14–Jan. 13 Media Theatre—The Wizard of Oz. This two-act Broadway musical includes all the great songs. 104 E. State St., Media. 610-891-0100; MediaTheatre.org.
17–18 Kennel Club of Philadelphia National Dog Show. Top breed dogs contend for Best In Show. Nov. 18 is The National Dog Show, which is broadcast nationwide on Thanksgiving Day. Greater Phila. Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. 484-362-2682; NDS.NationalDogShow.com.
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- Berkshire Hathaway Holly Gross
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- Chester County Hearth & Home
- Devon Senior Living
- Dilworth’s Custom Design
- Flowing Springs Landscape
- Glen Mills Senior Living
- Kent County Office of Tourism
- Key Financial, Inc.
- King Construction
- Spring Oak by JP Orleans
- Stoltzfus Builders
- Walter J. Cook
- Cat Fanciers Association
- Chester County Food Bank
- Home of the Sparrow
- LGBT Equality Alliance
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