Happenings around the Main Line

Fall is in the air which means the Main Line and surrounding areas are alive with events that will get you out and about and loving local!

If you want to pay it forward — Consider volunteering some time at a local animal shelter or even becoming a 4-legged foster parent; use your experience to be a Mentor to high school or college students; check in with your church for Seniors who may be home bound and in need of companionship — not only will you be contributing to the community, but it can enrich your heart and soul as well!

In the meantime, check out some of these fun events happening on and around the Main Line and let us know what you think!  If you have any event you’d like us to share with our Visitors, send it to events@mainlinebiz.com. We’ll keep adding, so check back often – Enjoy! Click on event name for more details.

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair – September 2nd-4th
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show is one of the longest running shows in the area. A Country Fair rounds out the Family Fun with games, rides, amusements, vendors, entertainment, live music, food & drink. And don’t forget about the shops! Many local and out of the area shops come to share the same tent atop the LCHS midway. Vendors offer everything from antiques to handcrafted jewelry, fine art to fashions and everything in between.

Labor Day Music Fest at Chaddsford Winery – September 2nd-4th
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Winery! We’ll be featuring back-to-back sets from local musicians so you can kick back, relax, and enjoy summer’s last hoorah. Choose from a variety of seasonal, PA-made wines and wine cocktails, or select an ice-cold craft beer. Food trucks will be onsite dishing out snacks and street food.

Summer Picnic on the West Chester Railroad – September 3rd
Enjoy a relaxing 90 minute train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on a warm summer afternoon. Pack a lunch or purchase lunch from our on board snack bar to have during our stop at the Glen Mills train station picnic grove.

Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance – September 8th-10th
The 2017 Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance is more than a car show. It is a fundraiser benefiting Thorncroft Equestrian Center and an international exhibition of classic cars and motorcycles.

Beats and Brews at Binky Lee Preserve – September 9th
Join Natural Lands for a late-summer evening filled with live music, craft beer, and good friends amid Binky Lee’s stunning landscape.  Relax and enjoy MiZ & Friends featuring Mike Mizwinski, who will be jamming through the evening with a celebration of 50 years of the Grateful Dead.

Phoenixville Blues Festival – September 9th
The festival will be held in Reeves Park and is free to the public. Come enjoy a day of many local, talented blues musicians, great food, and activities from Noon to 10:00 PM.

Oktoberfest at Elmwood Park Zoo – September 9th
Ladies dust off your dirndls and fellas squeeze into your lederhosen… you’re invited to join us for our biggest beer tasting festival yet! Join us for our 10th Annual one-of-a-kind beer bash, featuring over 40 breweries sampling their best craft beers, wines and ciders.

South Wayne PorchFest – September 9th
Be a part of South Wayne’s First Annual PorchFest. Come enjoy a day of free music played on the porches of South Wayne. As you stroll St. Davids Rd. and Windermere Ave., you’re bound to hear something that catches your ear, your imagination, and probably your heart.

Bryn Mawr Day 2017 – September 9th
Coming back for our 7th year! This FREE family fun day will include live entertainment, activities and food – guaranteed to please the entire family. Fire Truck Rides to Cool Beans Music to Interactive Circus, we’ve got something for everyone.

Chadds Ford Days – September 9th-10th
Chadds Ford Days is a 2 day festival commemorating the Battle of the Brandywine, which took place on September 11th, 1777. We offer fun activities for all ages varying from colonial demonstrations, tours of our historical site, Revolutionary War reenactors, military drills, hayrides, antique cars and much more.

32nd Annual Mushroom Festival – September 9th-10th
The Kennett Square Mushroom Festival features culinary events and exhibits, a community parade, cook-offs, as well as 250 vendors and a carnival for the kids and so much more!

Malvern Harvest Oktoberfest – September 10th
Come out to Malvern Borough and join us in Burke Park for the ever popular BARK in the PARK! The dogs take over the park, and everything that has to do with dogs. The Flying Pig of Malvern will be serving up local craft beer in Malvern’s own Oktoberfest Beer Garden! And for the kids, you’re guaranteed to find fun inflatables, games and prizes, entertainment and sooooo much more!

20th Annual Main Line Run and Walk – September 10th
Always a premier event on the Main Line, we hope to make this year better than ever! Participants will enjoy a fun race expo, tech shirt, awards for teams, age-group, and individuals…It’s not-to-miss!

Revolutionary Lecture Series – September 11th
Join the folks of Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund at General Warren Inne on Monday, September 11th as they proudly welcome noted author William Kidder as he presents his talk on his newest book, Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton 1774-1783. The all inclusive admission price is $49 per person which includes the 18th century American Fare Buffet, all soft beverages and coffee, family style sweets during the question and answer session, all tax and gratuities, the lecture, and a donation to help support the Paoli Battlefield Historical Park. Your admission also includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a night’s stay at the General Warren Inne. There will be one winner drawn at each lecture.

Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week – September 11th-16th
Experience the area’s premier dining destinations and enjoy special prix-fixe menus at 13 restaurants in Northern Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pa. from Sept. 11-16. The common denominator among the participating restaurants is that virtually all are owner-operated. Bon appétit!

Radnor Fall Festival – September 17th
Radnor Fall Festival is the largest event put on by the Wayne Business Association. Encompassing the streets of North Wayne Avenue and West Avenue between Lancaster Avenue and the Wayne train station, local merchants, service providers and restaurants are all on hand to share with the community. Street performances by local bands, dancers from local Bach to Rock Wayne, PA and Contempra Dance School face painting with Stacey’s Face Painting, carnival rides and a zip line make it a fun day for the whole family. Bring your dog for the TOP DOG contest sponsored by Braxton’s Animal Works.

Historic Sugartown Shugart’s Sunday – September 17th
Beneath the amazing backdrop of Historic Sugartown’s General Store and Worrall House, Shugart’s Sunday will feature a festive afternoon with live local blues music and mouth-watering barbecue. The day offers down-home family fun with an afternoon full of music, food and family activities at the beautifully restored village corner.

Taste of Berwyn – September 17th
A not-to-be-missed community food, music, arts, and fun festival for the whole family. Join your neighbors at the Hilltop House in Devon for a community celebration benefiting Daemion Counseling Center.  Admission is $5.00 and is a donation, under 21 is free as well as parking is free.

Chester County Restaurant Festival – September 17th
West Chester will be hopping — with more than 65 restaurants, caterers and food vendors participating, with nearly 110 arts & crafts vendors and information booths, three stage areas for live music and the Church Street Beer & Wine Garden where patrons can enjoy a craft PA beer, cider and wine lineup.

Oktoberfest at Ship Inn – September 19th-October 8th
Make it a date night, GNO, or family celebration and treat you palate to some authentic German & Austrian Cuisine, coupled with the perfect Beer and Wine specials.

Fall Barn Sale at Life’s Patina – September 22nd-24th
We are inviting you to join us in the barn for a Fall Barn Sale to welcome in both the upcoming season and our assortment of vintage and new home décor, furniture and accessories.  Our farm will be alive with tastings, music, and local artists inspired by the season. It will be a festive weekend that you won’t want to miss!

5th Annual Heritage Day at Paoli Battlefield – September 23rd
Join us on Saturday, September 23rd 2017 as we present our 5th annual Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day, featuring our Military Timeline starting at the French and Indian War and going through to present day. See the displays and learn about many of our local historical sites, learn crafts with special demonstrations, and buy goods from the craftspeople that will be at the battlefield. Family fun for all ages!

20th Anniversary Kennett Brewfest – September 30th
Cheers to 20 years of the Kennett Brewfest–one of the premier beer festivals in the country! Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of live music, delicious food options and over 100 breweries in an outdoor setting located in charming Kennett Square, PA.

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