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Your Guide to the Chester County Restaurant Festival

Love trying new places to eat? If so, then the Chester County Restaurant Festival is your kind of event! If you don’t already have September 17th booked, you’ll definitely want to get downtown West Chester’s free restaurant festival marked on your calendar.  

This annual block party of wining and dining is a great way to explore restaurants and businesses in the area. Check out this complete guide to the festival for a sneak peek of what’s on the menu!

Chester County Restaurant Festival: Game Plan

Clear Your Schedule for: Sunday, September 17th from noon to 5:30 p.m. (rain date: September 24th)

Park at: $5.00 parking is available at all West Chester garages for the day of the event.

Walk to: From Gay Street and Matlack Street to Darlington Street, or from Market Street and Darlington to High Street in downtown West Chester, PA.

Explore Miles of Tasting Territory

When you arrive at the Chester County Restaurant Festival and get your bearings on Gay or Market, it’s quite the sight to behold.

These streets will be taken over by 65 local restaurants whipping up signature bites from a short-list of offerings exclusive to the event. Expect to see much-loved West Chester eateries behind the grills at these tasting booths, such as Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Más Mexicali Cantina, and Ram’s Head Bar & Grill, for a tapas takeover of epic proportions.

The following just might be in your future:

  • Teeny taco tasters
  • Lil’ cheesesteak eggrolls
  • Adorable flavor-packed sliders
  • Chocolate-dipped cheesecake morsels

Plant Yourself at the Church Street Beer & Wine Garden

After indulging in a myriad of tasters from the area’s best chefs, it’s time to wash things down with your favorite beverage.

Trade your tooth picks and napkins for a cold glass of beer, wine, or hard cider. With six featured local brewers in attendance at the Church Street Beer & Wine Garden, you can also get to know the area’s craft beer and wine scene.

Shop & Stare

The Chester County Restaurant Festival will also feature over 100 artisans and local businesses on site and three stages where live bands will play throughout the day.

This is an awesome way to connect with the local community by buying from a local boutique or interacting with Chester County service providers.

The 38th Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival is almost here! Tell a friend and plan to attend this mouthwatering community event.


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