Food and fungi lovers descended on the mushroom capital of the world at the 28th annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival September 7th and 8th. Vendors lined the historic State Street, offering nibbles of mushroom-filed empanadas, cheesesteaks with portobello mushrooms, mushroom risotto, even mushroom mac ‘n cheese. And several of exhibitors offered palate cleansing alternatives such as handmade artisan cheeses, aromatic coffee, and gourmet ice cream. The festival draws 100,000 people annually and includes a 5K race, carnival section for families with little ones, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and cooking contests. Festival organizers will award more than $50,000 to several area non-profits.