Chadds Ford Days - September 19 & 20, 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19

2016 Chadds Ford Days Reenactors

Welcome to a colonial festival celebrating the history of Chadds Ford. This event has been a community tradition since 1958 and features Revolutionary Reenactors, encampments, colonial demonstrators, artisan booths and children's activities. Enjoy live Bluegrass music along with food, wine and craft beer vendors. Tours of our historic John Chads House and Springhouse are free and available throughout the day. Stop in the Visitor Center to view our 2020 exhibit. Join us and have an historically good time!


We hope to see you all in 2021!




September 19: 10am - 5pm

September 20: 10am - 5pm



Barn Visitors Center

1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317



Admission is available at the gate on each day of the event: $10 for adults 18 and older; $5 for children 6 - 17; Free for children under 6 and CFHS members with membership card.


Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. Please clean up after your pet.



Interested in volunteering? Volunteer signup coming soon



Parking is located in a field adjacent to the festival on N. Creek Road. Police and attendants will be onsite to guide you. Please park only in lots designated for event parking. Please DO NOT PARK along Route 1 (Baltimore Pike), Creek Road (Route 100), in nearby business parking lots or neighborhoods.


Vendors, Crafters, Artisans, Colonial Demonstrators, and Authors:

Every year at Chadds Ford Days we have a large variety of people who come out and make this a really special event. Anyone interested in setting up a booth at the event should click here to access information and application forms. Crafting Application is now open!


Thanks to our Sponsors!


Reenactors & Encampments

Colonial Demonstrators

New Attraction: Historic Lectures

This year we will have a large tent on the field where you can enjoy a variety of lectures on local historical topics. Lectures will begin on the top of each hour and last about 20 minutes. See below for the schedule. 


"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."  Dr. Samuel Johnson  (1704-1784) 

Historic John Chads House Tours and Beehive Oven Bread Baking

Craft and Artisan Booths

Art and Photography Booths

Authors & Book Sales

Non-Profit Information Booths

Children's Activities

Colonial Games & Dress-up

Scavenger Hunt

Musket Drills

Water Balloon Launch

Straw Maze

Candle Making

Crafts Table

Marble Making

Stockade & Colonial Cut-outs


Food & Beverage Vendors