2016 Special Events

In 2016, Chester County Parks will sponsor special events that focus on their mission - to provide conservation, management, maintenance, education and recreation services so that visitors may experience open space and understand the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the County.

Several of these events feature craft vendors and food vendors. If so, the application information is noted under the event listing.

To be considered as a vendor at one or more of these events, please read the application information and submit the application form(s) with payment to the address provided. Submitting an application and payment does not guarantee acceptance. Vendors will be notified of their acceptance status and payment will be processed at that time.

Sheep & Wool Day

  • Saturday, April 30
  • 11 am - 3 pm
  • Springton Manor Farm
  • The sheep are losing their winter wool and you're invited to the shearing! Spend a day experiencing sheep shearing, animals, wagon rides, artisan demonstrations, equipment displays, food & craft vendors, kid’s activities and more.
  • Free Admission; $5 Parking
  • Craft Vendor Information - Deadline: February 15 - EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 29!
  • Food Vendor Information - Deadline: February 15


Chester County Envirothon



Coventryville Trout Club Kids Fishing Rodeo

  • For Ages 3 - 15
  • Saturday, May 14
  • Registration - 8:15 am; Fishing  - 9 am; Awards - 1 pm
  • Warwick County Park
  • Free!


National Trails Day


  • Saturday, June 4
  • 4 pm - 8 pm
  • 5K run begins at 5 pm - registration information
  • Chester Valley Trail/ Exton Park Site
  • Craft Vendor Application - Deadline: May 13
  • Vendor Application - Deadline: May 13


Freedom Fest

  • Saturday, July 2
  • Rain Date: Sunday, July 3 
  • 6 pm - 11 pm
  • Nottingham County Park
  • An Independence weekend concert, activity & food vendors, fireworks display.
  • Free Admission; $10 Parking
  • Food Vendor Information - Deadline: February 26
  • Commercial Vendor Information - Deadline: April 22


Chester County 88th Annual Old Fiddlers' Picnic

  • Saturday, August 13
  • Rain Date: Sunday, August 14
  • 10 am - 4 pm
  • Hibernia County Park
  • Hundreds of musicians and music lovers gather for music and memories on stage and in the woodlands of Fiddlers' Field. Kids activities, Mansion tours, food and craft vendors.
  • Free Admission; $5 Parking
  • Craft Vendor Information - Deadline: May 2
  • Food Vendor Information - Deadline: May 2
  • Commercial Vendor Information - Deadline: May 13


Community Day



Hibernia Native American Harvest Festival


Co-sponsored by Lanchester Harvest Festival and Pow Wow

  • Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16
  • 10 am - 6 pm
  • Hibernia County Park
  • Enjoy Native American drumming and dancing, vendors, food, kids activities
  • Free Admission; $5 Parking
  • Email for more information