Kennett Summerfest: A Feast for the Senses in Wine Country, Brandywine Valley

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KENNETT SQUARE, PA — As the sun shines longer, Kennett Square in June brims with the anticipation of summer celebrations. Nestled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, this quaint town transforms into a vibrant festival hub with the return of Kennett Summerfest Wine + Food Festival on June 9th. Now in its third year, this event promises a “full sensory experience” with an even more vibrant and exciting array of local wines, culinary wonders, floral arrangements, and live music.

Aimee Olexy, a well-known fixture of the Philadelphia dining scene and the owner of the renowned eateries Talula’s Table, Talula’s Garden, and The Love, exclaims how Summerfest achieves its mission of building community through food. She affirms the festival unites the region’s magnificent wineries with Kennett Square’s passionate food businesses and food lovers. And with the addition of the VIP Experience ticket, attendees can enjoy exclusive complimentary small plates and an exclusive reception hour.

Olexy encapsulates the spirit of the event, stating, “Summerfest is the most perfectly curated event where you get the added bonus of learning from and meeting the winemakers, restaurateurs, farmers, and other artisans!”

This year’s Summerfest will serve as a platform for twelve local winemakers from Brandywine Valley to share their expertise and their finest wines. Corey Krejcik, Brandywine Valley Wine Trail President, sees local wine as the cornerstone of the Brandywine Valley’s agrotourism scene. Visitors to Summerfest can learn first-hand how the local terroir influences the wine and taste new wines made from lesser-known grapes local to Pennsylvania. Festival-goers can connect with winemakers from Chadds Ford Winery, R Five Wines, Casa Carmen Wines, and Wayvine Winery & Vineyard, among others.

Krejcik encourages attendees to lean into the full sensory experience, noting the beautiful balance of the event’s offerings from the tantalizing culinary delights, the refreshing wines, and the live entertainment.

A cherished tradition of Summerfest is the floral displays, which this year features the addition of Styer’s Peonies. Known for their quality stems and the popular Peony Festival, Styer’s will offer fresh-cut bouquets, enhancing the event’s floral feast for the senses.

And in a stunning marriage of floral and flavonoids, Chaddsford Winery has crafted a Dry Rosé in collaboration with Styer’s Peonies. Krejcik describes this vintage as a fragrant blend of strawberry aroma with a crisp finish—an absolute must-try!

Complementing the floral extravaganza is an Instagram-worthy vintage teal truck, supplied by Summerfest sponsor COCOON Home Remodeling. Attendees can also look forward to wearable floral options offered by artisan vendors like Brandywine Blooms.

At the heart of the festival is the soulful, toe-tapping music of Tuk + The Big Brass Ones. Bryan Tuk, performer and founder of grooveKSQ, conveys how Summerfest showcases Kennett’s love for the arts through a fusion of wine, food, flowers, and live music. Tuk even hints at a few surprises during the performance – to find out, you’ll just have to attend!

The Kennett Summerfest Wine + Food Festival takes place on June 9th, from 3-7 pm, on the 100 block of S. Broad Street in Kennett Square. Embrace the summer season in style at this feast for your senses!

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