The Chester County Restaurant Festival

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West Chester Parks and Recreation Presents the 37th Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival 
September 18, 2016
12:00PM to 5:30PM

Rain Date – Sunday, September 25

Festival grounds include Gay street from Matlack Street to Darlington Street – Market Street from Darlington to High St

More than 65 restaurants, caterers and food vendors are participating, with nearly 110 arts & crafts vendors and information booths, three stage areas for live music and the “Church Street Café,” where patrons can sit and relax with a pint of refreshing brew.

Parking in all Borough of West Chester garages is $5.00 for all day

NO PETS ALLOWED IN EVENT GROUNDS. We love them too, but please, leave your pets at home for this food-related event. Anyone accompanied by a pet will be asked to leave.

Beer & Wine Garden
Located on Gay and Church St - Proceeds go towards the West Chester Parks and Recreation Send A Kid To Camp Fund

The Town Dish  Choice Awards
This crowd-fueled contest is back and better than ever! All festival restaurants are automatically entered, and festival attendees vote for their favorite spots on the day of the festival. Awards are presented at the end of the day. 

Live Music
There are three locations with eight different bands performing throughout the day. The performances will be held on Gay St. at Matlack St. and Darlington St and at the corner of Market St. and Church St.

Scheduled Bands 
Matt Santry
RJ Scouton
The Fair Trade

The following streets will be closed to thru traffic
 from 7AM - 8PM

East and West Gay St. from Matlack St. to New St.

West Market St. from High St. to New St.

50 block on N. Matlack St. from Market St. to Gay St.

N. Walnut St. from Market St. to Prescott Alley.

N. High St. from Market St. to Chestnut St.

N. Church St. from Market St. to Prescott Alley.

N. Darlington St. from Market St. to Chestnut St.

and N. New St. from Market St. to Chestnut St.

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Mitch's Market Street Gym 
Little's of Downingtown 
Chestnut Square 


Applications for this event can be found under our Applications and Forms section. 

Contact Us

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  2. Keith A. Kurowski

    Parks and Recreation Department
    401 E. Gay St.
    West Chester, PA 19380

    Ph: 610-436-9010
    Fx: 610-436-0009

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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