Mushroom Drop goes hybrid

If there had been any doubt before, it’s gone now. The annual Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square, scheduled for Dec. 31, is virtual this year. No happy New Year’s revelry in the street watching the giant mushroom come down. But, in-person viewing is still available, sort of hybrid.

Midnight on the Square, The Mushroom Festival, and the Kennett Area Restaurant and Merchant Association are hosting the virtual event this year. However, due to COVID, people can either watch from home or park at Kennett High School to watch. If watching online, the drop will be shown on Facebook: Midnight in the Square – Mushroom Capital of the World. The actual drop will take place from the Genesis parking lot across from the high school, but the public will not be allowed into the Genesis lot.

The 500-pound mushroom will be hoisted up at 9 p.m. and dropped at midnight.

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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