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Ag Events & Family Friendly Festivals

Chester County is home to many festivals and events throughout the year that highlight all the industry has to offer. During these uncertain times, most of these events are postponed until we can all gather safely. This is a small sample of what we can look forward to enjoying again in years to come.

Spring: Farmers markets opening days, strawberry season…

 

Maple Sugaring, Wolf's Hollow County Park

Paradocx Winery Presents: Gravel Grape Crusher

Sheep & Wool Day, Springton Manor Farm

Radnor Hunt Races 

The Devon Horse Show & Country Fair 

OABEST Expo 

Strawberry Harvest Celebration 

Chester County Hospital Polo Cup

Summer: Pick-your-own berries, peaches, cherries…

 

Kimberton Fair

Goshen Country Fair 

Chester County 4-H Fair 

Ludwig's Corner Horse Show and Country Fair 

Peach & Corn Harvest Celebration

Mushroom Festival

Plantation Field International

Fall: Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, haunted hayrides & corn mazes…

 

Unionville Community Fair 

The Great Pumpkin Carve 

Deer Creek Malt Festival

Winter: Cut-your-own Christmas trees, wine tastings…

A Longwood Gardens Christmas

PA Farm Show

Grain & Malt Symposium

If you are an organizer for an event that celebrates Chester County farming and would like to be included in this list, contact Ann Lane

2021 Board Meetings

Ag Council board meetings, which are open to the public, are held at 9:30 AM on the following dates:

Please note, the next board meeting scheduled for 9:30 AM on September 1, 2021 will be a hybrid meeting allowing the public to attend in person or via Zoom. The location of the meeting is Suite 270 in the Government Services Building (601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380).

Please visit https://zoom.us/j/97515636971 to join the webinar or telephone 1-312-626-6799 and enter Webinar ID 975 1563 6971. We recommend beginning to log in at 9:15 in case of technical difficulties. The public is invited to join, and there will be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting. Please note that if you join by telephone you will not have the capability to comment or ask questions. You can email hkrummrich@chesco.org and we will respond promptly.

Ag Economic Development Draft Plan Public Meeting

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 6:30pm

Come find out how we can all play a role in making Chester County's top industry stronger as we unveil Chester County's Ag Economic Development Draft Plan.

Farmers, elected officials, local food enthusiasts, agriculture organization staff and everyone in between are encouraged to attend. There is a lot of work to be done and critical conversations to be had. Join us on Zoom as we come together to support our ag industry and chart the course towards a stronger, more resilient future for farming in the county.

We will also be honoring our 2021 Farmer of the Year and Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award recipients.

Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Farm and Table Tales Webinar Series

Farm and Table Tales is a free series for local residents and gives you the opportunity to hear from Chester County farmers on a variety of topics. Each session will also provide time for Q&A so get your questions ready!

Upcoming Webinars

There are no upcoming webinars at this time.

Past Webinars

Holiday Wine & Cheese with Stargazers Vineyard and Conebella Farm

Michael Vorauer and Jason Kirkpatrick from Stargazers Vineyard and Winery in Coatesville and Don Gable from Conebella Farm in Elverson teamed up to present delicious ways to enjoy local wine and cheese over the holidays. They also shared their personal stories on how their farms came to be and why it's important to celebrate the flavors of Chester County agriculture every chance we get.

 

Farm & Table Tales: Our Mushroom History

Anthony Vietri of Va La Vineyards in Avondale and Chris Alonzo of Pietro Industries in Kennett Square share the fascinating origin stories of two mushroom growing families and how the mushroom industry got started in southern Chester County. In addition, learn how the mushroom industry is still Chester County's top commodity which contributes almost one billion dollars annually to the local economy.