Chester County, Pennsylvania
County of Chester
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West Chester, PA 19380

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2014 Special Events
The mission of the Chester County Parks Department is 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.
In 2014, the County will sponsor special events that focus on this mission. Several of these events feature craft vendors, food vendors and commercial vendors. If so, the application information is noted under the event listing.

Sheep & Wool Day
  • Saturday, April 26
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Springton Manor Farm 
  • The sheep are losing their winter wool and you're invited to the shearing! Spend a day experiencing sheep shearing, farm animals, wagon rides, artisan demonstrations, agricultural equipment displays, Scots-Irish heritage, food & craft vendors, kid’s activities and more.
  • Free admission; $5 parking
  • Craft Vendor Information - Deadline: February 21
  • Food Vendor Information - Deadline: February 21
  • Commercial Vendor Information - Deadline: February 21

Chester County Envirothon
  • Tuesday, April 30 (Grades 3-5)
  • Wednesday, May 1 (Grades 6 - 12)
  • Hibernia County Park
  • Chester County Conservation District sponsors this annual environmental educational program that allows students to demonstrate what they know about the environment.

Kids Fishing Rodeo

Special Needs Fishing Rodeo

Freedom Fest 
  • Saturday, July 5 
  • Rain Date: Sunday, July 6
  • 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Nottingham County Park 
  • An Independence weekend concert, activity & food vendors, and fireworks display.
  • Free Admission; $10 parking
  • Food Vendor Information - Deadline: February 21
  • Commercial Vendor Information - Deadline: March 21 

Chester County 86th Annual Old Fiddlers' Picnic 
  • Saturday, August 9
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Rain Date: Sunday, August 10
  • 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: April 25 
  • Food Vendor Information - Deadline: April 25
  • Commercial Vendor Information - Deadline: April 25 

Community Day
  • Saturday, September 27 
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
  • Warwick County Park 
  • Along with South Coventry, Warwick and East Nantmeal Townships, and a host of organizations, celebrate our community and explore the multitude of services and recreational opportunities offered locally and beyond.
  • Craft Vendor Information - Deadline: July 25

Bark in the Park 
  • Saturday, October 4
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Nottingham County Park 
  • A day to promote responsible dog ownership and have fun with your dog(s) in the park. Vendors, skill demonstrations, exhibits and programs.
  • Free Admission; $5 parking
  • For vendor information, please contact the park office at 610-932-2589

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