The eleventh annual Kennett Winterfest will return to 600 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square, on Saturday, February 25th. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of beers from over 60 of the region’s finest breweries. Winterfest, one of the area’s premier craft brew events, will also feature live musicl, food trucks, and plenty of warm community spirit.
The rumor is true—tickets for the exclusive DefConn pre-festival tasting event sold out in under two minutes yesterday morning!
Sharing a celebratory meal at any of Kennett Square’s locally owned and award-winning cafes and restaurants makes a memorable gift—and/or a restaurant gift card is always one of the most welcome of gift card options.
Find a complete listing of Kennett Square’s retail businesses and restaurants on the Kennett Collaborative website here.
Please help bring warmth and joy to fellow community members this season
Mighty Writers is looking for warm coats, blankets, and sleeping bags, as well as new children's toys and gift cards.
Drop-off is at 121 Willow Street, Toughkenamon, Monday–Friday after 2pm. Please contact Sara Dickens-Trillo for other drop-off arrangements.
Collected through the end of December
Give the gift of warmth
Do you have a warm winter coat in good used condition you could donate to help keep someone in our community warm this winter? Mighty Writers is looking for coats for teens, as well as coats in women's and men's sizes, in good used condition. They also would like to provide blankets and sleeping bags for those who need them.
Please contact Sara Dickens-Trillo, Director of Operations for Mighty Writers El Futuro Kennett, if you can help!
Donations preferred by this Monday, December 19th
Delight a child with a toy
Mighty Writers is planning a party for students in their after-school academy to celebrate Three Kings Day on Friday, January 6th. "This celebration is very special for Latino children and they usually receive a toy," says Director of Operations Sara Dickens-Trillo.
They welcome donations of new toys for the children and Walmart gift cards (for teens) to make this celebration special for all.
The Kennett Flash presents a free conversation for students (ages 12 and up) on passion, artistry, music, and self-expression with acclaimed blues musician Buffalo Nichols. Space is limited and admission is free with confirmed RSVP. Email to RSVP here.
Join the celebrations at the 10th anniversary Midnight in the Square on New Year's Eve! Entertainment begins at 7:30pm, the raising of the mushroom is at 8:55pm, the Funsters will be playing from 9pm to 12:30am—and, of course, the legendary Mushroom Drop at midnight will usher in 2023! Don't miss this community celebration like no other. Find more information here.
Spend your time wisely and keep our local economy strong by shopping for locally made gifts and everything you need for your holiday meals at the special bigger-than-ever holiday KSQ Farmers Market on Friday, December 23rd, from 3 to 5pm at The Creamery.
Find the Market every Friday from 3pm to 5pm in the parking area of The Creamery at 401 Birch Street. Please note that there won't be a market on December 30th, but the regular weekly schedule will resume on January 6th.
We're very grateful to all who helped to make the Kennett Square Holiday Village Market at The Creamery such a great success again this year! To everyone at The Creamery, to all of our generous sponsors, to our hardworking and cheerful volunteers, to Meredith Langer of Merely Mere—and, of course, to all of the talented and creative vendors who make the Holiday Village Market so special—a heartfelt thank you!
We wish you a warm and cozy week of holiday celebrations and preparations "Around the Square"!