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It is Festival of Fountains season at world-renowned Longwood Gardens.  Over 1,700 jets in the Main Fountain Gardens soar as high as 175 feet and dance to illuminated performances Thursdays – Saturdays through late October. Swifties will have two chances to see Taylor Swift-themed fountain shows: May 24 and July 6. Other themes include Starman: David Bowie and The Piano Men, featuring tracks by Billy Joel and Elton John. Tickets are timed and sell out quickly. Book an overnight stay with exclusive untimed tickets to Longwood Gardens, and pair your visit with more du Pont family estates and gardens to tour. Imagine another day in Chester County's Brandywine Valley. Read on for more inspiration. 



It's festival season! Surround yourself in fragrant blooms at the Festival of the Peony, May 17– May 27. Roam the lush peony farm and bring some Chester County charm home with a fresh-cut bouquet. Plan ahead (Father's Day weekend plans, anyone?) for the Chester County Balloon Festival, June 14–16. Enjoy festival fun under soaring hot air balloons.

Clydesdales at Devon Horse

Equestrian Events

The celebrated Devon Horse Show & Country Fair returns May 22 – June 2 for its 128th year, and the Budweiser Clydesdales are back! Embrace fascinating Equestrian traditions in a vibrant village atmosphere with unique shops and dining. For equestrian excitement all summer long, Brandywine Polo Club hosts Starlight Polo matches every Saturday throughout the season, beginning June 1.

Kayak Brandywine River

Canoe & Dine

Plan an enchanting summer evening outdoors with a Twilight Dinner Trip at Northbrook Canoe Co., select dates through September. Enjoy a 1.5 hour canoe ride down the beautiful Brandywine River before arriving at a campsite for dinner and live music by the fire. Unwind with s'mores and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the countryside.


We’d love to hear about your visit to Chester County’s Brandywine Valley.  Post pictures of your time with us using hashtag #BrandywineValley, and tag us on Instagram or Facebook for us to share.