Kennett Square to Drop a Giant Mushroom on New Year’s Eve!

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Where can you see a 700 pound, 7 ft wide, 8 ft tall, fully lit, stainless-steel mushroom drop from the sky on New Year’s Eve? Why, in the Mushroom Capital of the World – Kennett Square, PA!

Time:  The party begins at 9:00pm with Live Entertainment from The Funster Boys!
Location:  Mushroom drops at midnight between Cyprus and State Street.
Admission:  A non-perishable food item for the Kennett Food Cupboard.

(Photo: Courtesy of Half Moon Restaurant & Saloon)

The Mushroom Drop will take place at State and Union on New Years Eve. State Street will be closed from Broad to Center. North Broad will be open for traffic coming from the East side of town. South Broad will be closed between Cypress and State. South Union will be closed from Cypress to Linden.

The Funster Boys will provide live entertainment from 9 pm to 12:30 am.

Bob’s Crane Service is the generous sponsor of the lowering of the Giant Mushroom.
(Photo: Courtesy of The Market at Liberty Place)

The mushroom cost $6,000 to make and will be fully lit and visible for miles around. Kennett Square Mayor, Matthew W. Fetick reported, ““Thanks to the wonders of today’s digital press, this has expanded much beyond what we thought. It was picked by the Associated Press and was even on Good Morning America. We have a lot of signals that there will be a lot of people at the mushroom drop. It has exceeded the event that was approved by council.” Click Here to watch the Good Morning America Segment.

The 700 pound mushroom will begin its slow decent from approximately 100 feet in the air from Bob’s Crane Service’s crane just minutes before midnight.

M&P Custom Design, Inc. Metal Fabricators, designed and built the Kennett Square New Year’s Eve mushroom. Owner, Mr. DeFazio, pictured here with welder, Mr. Tucci. 

Don’t miss this historic Chester County event!

Make your reservations now at the many amazing restaurants to enjoy the evening in the only place where you can ring in the New Year with a giant, sparkling mushroom!

Meghan Kelly

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