May Events In and Around Chester County
Our top picks for events this month
Small Town — Big Race — Strong Community. Events for everyone with your choice of the 5K, 10K, one-mile or Power Run 5K and 10K races through Kennett Square. Bring kids under 10 for the free pond run. Benefits area nonprofits including Meals on Wheels, The Garage Youth & Community Center, After-The-Bell and many more. 405 N. Walnut Rd., Kennett Square. Registration, 6:30 a.m., start at 9. $35–$60. KennettRun.net.
Showcase of Homes at Hershey’s Mill
The Paoli Hospital Auxiliary presents this tour which includes six beautifully renovated and decorated homes, a luncheon at Hershey’s Mill Golf Club, vendor boutique and raffle. Proceeds benefit Paoli Hospital Emergency Department. 1500 Greenhill Rd., West Chester. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. House tour tickets, $35; lunch, $35. Tickets are limited. For tickets, 610-209-7025.
Phoenixville Dogwood Festival
Celebrate the 80th anniversary this year! The Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation continues the rich tradition with a midway filled with games, rides and vendors, live music nightly at the bandshell and the Dogwood Beer Garden. Benefits local nonprofits. Reeves Park, 2nd & Main Sts., Phoenixville. Wed.–Fri., 6 to 10 p.m.; Sat., noon to 10. Parade Sat., 1 p.m., starts at Franklin Ave., ends at Reeves Park. PhoenixvilleDogwoodFestival.org.
Music Without Walls — Field Jam
First in the Music Without Walls series from Natural Lands, Field Jam features lively music, craft beer and tasty food truck treats. Two jammin’ bands, Sug Daniels and Frog Holler, perform at Stroud Preserve, the perfect backdrop for a fun evening out with friends and family. Tickets are limited, so purchase in advance. 454 N. Creek Rd., West Chester. 6 to 9 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m. $47, online sales close May 19 at noon. NatLands.org/Event/FieldJam2023.
Derby at the Vineyard
A spectacular horse-jumping event in Penns Woods’ vineyard with wine, local beer and cider, live music, food trucks, artisan vendors plus a chance for the kids to get up close to the stars of the show. Guests are encouraged to put on their best derby day attire (think big hats and bright colors) for a chance to win prizes for “Best Dressed.” Penns Woods Winery, 124 Beaver Valley Rd., Chadds Ford. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $15. PennsWoodsWinery.com/Derby.
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