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Sep
9
Sat
Chadds Ford Days Festival @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Sep 9 all-day

Chadds Ford Days began as a way to commemorate the Battle of Brandywine that was fought on September 11, 1777.   This important battle played a pivotal role in shaping our nation's future.   Although the battle was lost, it helped improve military tactics that resulted in winning the War for Independence and saving America.

As the years went by, the Chadds Ford Days festival grew to include over 60 of the region's finest craftsmen and colonial demonstrators, Revolutionary War reenactors, an array of culinary fare from local restaurants and food trucks, brewers and vintners, antique cars, children's activities, live music, special exhibits, historic tours of the John Chads House and so much more.  We invite you to join us for our 52nd annual festival!

September 9th-10th, 2017

Hours:  9th: 10am-7pm

             10th: 10am-5pm  

Barn Visitors Center

1736 Creek Road

Chadds Ford, PA

For detailed event information please visit www.chaddsforddays.com

Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; free for children under 17. CFHS members are free with membership card. Dogs are welcome too!

This event is hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ChaddsFordHistory.org or our event site at www.ChaddsFordDays.com

Sep
10
Sun
Chadds Ford Days Festival @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Sep 10 all-day

Chadds Ford Days began as a way to commemorate the Battle of Brandywine that was fought on September 11, 1777.   This important battle played a pivotal role in shaping our nation's future.   Although the battle was lost, it helped improve military tactics that resulted in winning the War for Independence and saving America.

As the years went by, the Chadds Ford Days festival grew to include over 60 of the region's finest craftsmen and colonial demonstrators, Revolutionary War reenactors, an array of culinary fare from local restaurants and food trucks, brewers and vintners, antique cars, children's activities, live music, special exhibits, historic tours of the John Chads House and so much more.  We invite you to join us for our 52nd annual festival!

September 9th-10th, 2017

Hours:  9th: 10am-7pm

             10th: 10am-5pm  

Barn Visitors Center

1736 Creek Road

Chadds Ford, PA

For detailed event information please visit www.chaddsforddays.com

Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; free for children under 17. CFHS members are free with membership card. Dogs are welcome too!

This event is hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ChaddsFordHistory.org or our event site at www.ChaddsFordDays.com

Sep
14
Thu
Tavern Talks: Well-Preserved @ Barns-Brinton House
Sep 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

How did Colonists prepare for the hard, winter months? During September’s Tavern Talks we'll be exploring the various ways Colonists planned for the winter, such as preserving foods, sewing and spinning, candle-making and more!  Guest demonstrators for the evening include herb drying and preservation with Terra Luna Herbals, cheese preparation with Amazing Acres Goat Dairy, spinning wool with Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm, beekeeping with Brandywine Bee Company, and learning about the power of vinegar with Keepwell Vinegar.

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

We have two more Tavern Talks left for the year! Our other Tavern Talks topics include:

October 12 – Spirits & Spirits

November 9 – Feast Mode!

For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email us at info@chaddsfordhistory.org or visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

 

Oct
19
Thu
The Great Pumpkin Carve of Chadds Ford @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 19 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2017 Great Pumpkin Carve hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society

Each year at the Great Pumpkin Carve, over 60 carvers gather to sculpt, saw and chisel giant pumpkins – some weighing up to 400 pounds – before crowds of enthusiastic onlookers.  This unique Chadds Ford tradition began in the early 1970’s when Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie, were convinced to carve pumpkins for decorating the inside of the Chadds Ford Inn (today Brandywine Prime). Other Chadds Ford artists joined in the carving and, within a few years, the event spread from the Inn’s front porch all the way across the lawn of the Chadds Ford Gallery. As the Pumpkin Carve grew it moved to larger and larger venues, finally landing in the meadow behind the Chadds Ford Historical Society in 1992.

The Great Pumpkin Carve, hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society, is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to get everyone in the halloween spirit. There are hayrides offered for the kids, food vendors, live music and much more.  Live pumpkin carving contest takes place on Thursday evening.  The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 17 and FREE for CFHS members

For more information, please visit www.ChaddsFordHistory.org or www.GreatPumpkinCarve.com.

Oct
20
Fri
The Great Pumpkin Carve of Chadds Ford @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 20 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2017 Great Pumpkin Carve hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society

Each year at the Great Pumpkin Carve, over 60 carvers gather to sculpt, saw and chisel giant pumpkins – some weighing up to 400 pounds – before crowds of enthusiastic onlookers.  This unique Chadds Ford tradition began in the early 1970’s when Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie, were convinced to carve pumpkins for decorating the inside of the Chadds Ford Inn (today Brandywine Prime). Other Chadds Ford artists joined in the carving and, within a few years, the event spread from the Inn’s front porch all the way across the lawn of the Chadds Ford Gallery. As the Pumpkin Carve grew it moved to larger and larger venues, finally landing in the meadow behind the Chadds Ford Historical Society in 1992.

The Great Pumpkin Carve, hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society, is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to get everyone in the halloween spirit. There are hayrides offered for the kids, food vendors, live music and much more.  Live pumpkin carving contest takes place on Thursday evening.  The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 17 and FREE for CFHS members

For more information, please visit www.ChaddsFordHistory.org or www.GreatPumpkinCarve.com.

Oct
21
Sat
The Great Pumpkin Carve of Chadds Ford @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 21 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2017 Great Pumpkin Carve hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society

Each year at the Great Pumpkin Carve, over 60 carvers gather to sculpt, saw and chisel giant pumpkins – some weighing up to 400 pounds – before crowds of enthusiastic onlookers.  This unique Chadds Ford tradition began in the early 1970’s when Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie, were convinced to carve pumpkins for decorating the inside of the Chadds Ford Inn (today Brandywine Prime). Other Chadds Ford artists joined in the carving and, within a few years, the event spread from the Inn’s front porch all the way across the lawn of the Chadds Ford Gallery. As the Pumpkin Carve grew it moved to larger and larger venues, finally landing in the meadow behind the Chadds Ford Historical Society in 1992.

The Great Pumpkin Carve, hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society, is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to get everyone in the halloween spirit. There are hayrides offered for the kids, food vendors, live music and much more.  Live pumpkin carving contest takes place on Thursday evening.  The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 17 and FREE for CFHS members

For more information, please visit www.ChaddsFordHistory.org or www.GreatPumpkinCarve.com.