On September 11, 1777 thousands of men marched through the Brandywine Valley, unknowingly about to participate in one of the Revolutionary War’s pivotal battles. Although the “rebels” lost the battle, the battle helped improve military tactics — leading to the eventual surrender of the Red Coats and the independence of America. Chadds Ford Days was created to commemorate this battle and what it represents to the shaping of our country.
This year we celebrate 50 years of Chadds Ford Days beginning September 12! The Chadds Ford Days festival has grown year after year to include Revolutionary War Reenactors, demonstrators and makes a unique history-learning experience. The festival is not just for history buffs. You can find live music, great food, wine from local vineyards and various children’s activities! Jump on a hayride or take a historic tour of the John Chadds House. You may even be able to find George Washington enjoying a nice snack in the Barn Visitors Center! Fun fact: over 550 loafs of the famous Beehive Bread will be made for this year’s festival!
This year, we have the pleasure of joining over 60 of the region’s finest craftsman and artisans! Thirty of our finest Barn Market vendors will be selling their quality vintage, antique, upcycled/recycled and handmade wares!! We are so excited to announce the following vendors: