What To Do: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The March to Valley Forge The Christmas season is in full swing. The holiday spirit is in the air, traffic around malls and shopping centers is almost impassable and Christmas events are everywhere. Over the next week or so, you can head in any direction and find a holiday event to attend — and maybe even a few events that are not holiday-related. On...

What To Do: Unionville Fair means time for fall fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Unionville Community Fair Each year, one of the first area events to welcome autumn is the annual Unionville Community Fair (101 East Street Road, Unionville, http://www.ucfairinc.org). The fair, which is running now through October 8, is a real down-home country fair with a cow milking contest, farm equipment displays, cow pie bingo and a farm market....

What To Do: Hello, Summer, Memorial Day fun opens season

Longwood Gardens By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Memorial Day Weekend is a time for mini-vacations, barbecues and traditional events. Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) will have an eagerly-anticipated special event this weekend. “Summer of Spectacle” will open on May 27 and run through September 30.

What To Do: Off to the races at Willowdale

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country – an area famous for top-flight equestrian events. The 2017 equestrian season is already underway with a big annual point-to-point event last weekend in Delaware and this weekend’s Annual Willowdale Steeplechase (Steeplechase grounds, routes 82 and 926, Unionville,...

What To Do: lots of fun for Easter weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Winterthur This weekend, you need to watch where you’re walking lest you step on something you shouldn’t be stepping on – Easter Eggs, that is, not dog droppings. There will be Easter Egg hunts everywhere – from huge hunts presented by organizations and churches to small family backyard hunts. One thing for sure — there will be a lot more hard-boiled...

What To Do: A twist at Winterthur, news about ‘fakes’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times A real Chanel suit and a fake one, side by side, as part of a display on fake goods at Winterthur. In this newly-developing era of “fake news,” Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 800-448-3883, www.winterthur.org) is opening a new exhibition with a timely theme – fakes. “Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science...

What To Do: One last weekend for before full-on Yuletide

A batch of events this weekend to keep your mind off the holidays By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The National Dog Show Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means a huge amount of Christmas-related events will be filling the event calendar over the next few weeks. Fortunately for those not quite ready to jump into the holiday season with both feet, there are several special...

What To Do: Kick off fall with the Unionville Fair

Kennett Brewfest on tap for Saturday By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Unionville Fair is back for its 92nd running, complete with community contests and more. Each year, one of the first area events to welcome autumn is the annual Unionville Community Fair (Routes 926 and 82, Unionville, http://www.ucfairinc.org). The fair, which is running now through October 2, is a real down-home...

What To Do: Downingtown Fall Fest brews up fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times There will be plenty of activity in Downingtown on September 25 when the Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Downingtown team up to present the 10th Annual Downingtown Fall Fest (East Lancaster Avenue between Wallace Avenue and Green Street, Downingtown, 610-514-7000, http://downingtownfallfest.com)....

What To Do: Nothing beats a summer fair

Also: Lots to do with Dad this Fathers’ Day By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Summer kicks off in the area June 21, when St. Joseph’s Church in Downingtown holds its annual Community Festival. Summertime has arrived and warm weather agendas are usually filled with fun events — especially festivals and country fairs. The attraction of a summer fair is timeless. The glow...