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Vote Kennett Square 'America's Coolest Small Town'

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    Vote Kennett Square 'America's Coolest Small Town'
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    Kennett Square, Pa. is one of just 21 towns up for the honor of "America's Coolest Small Towns" in the U.S.

    Budget Travel has nominated Kennett Square, Pa. as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns”. The town in southern Chester County is one of just 21 towns in the United States up for the honor.

    If Kennett Square is chosen as one of the top 10 towns, it will be featured in the October issue of the magazine.

    To be classified as a “cool small town” the population needs to be fewer than 10,000 residents. It also has to be bringing in new residents because of the quality of life, arts, nature and restaurant scene.

    Kennett Square also holds the distinction as Mushroom Capital of the World. Over a million pounds of mushrooms are grown in the region each year. The annual Mushroom Festival is a big part of Kennett's “cool” factor. The festival features a parade, a mushroom soup cook-off, tours of local farms and even a bobbing for mushrooms competition.

    Longwood Gardens also brings many visitors to the town with 1,050 acres of gardens, forests, fountains and meadows to enjoy. The complex also features a 55-ton pipe organ with 10,010 pipes, ranking it among the world’s largest musical instruments.

    Kennett Square’s Mayor Matt Fetick wasn’t surprised when the town was chosen, according to The Kennett Paper. The Kennett Area YMCA was recently voted best in the nation and Talula’s Table was chosen as one of the top places to eat by U.S. Airways magazine.

    To vote for Kennett Square as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns”, click here, but vote early and often because polls close May 9.