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Upscale Comfort Food at the Four Dogs Tavern

July 23, 2014 12:32 pm

Housed in the former stables of a historic inn just outside West Chester, Four Dogs Tavern is a unique, relaxing spot to have a tasty meal and a flavorful libation. The tavern’s name is derived from a print of four foxhounds that hangs just inside the front door. During the warmer months, canine pals are invited to dine with their owners on the outdoor patio.

The menu of American brasserie fare highlights seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Settle in with a drink from the bar and a flavorful starter like artisanal goat cheese with figs and toast, the wild burgundy snails in garlic butter, or the Gougeres (French cheese puffs). Flatbreads, soups, sandwiches, and pizzas are on the menu, too, as are entrees such as horseradish crusted salmon, steak frites, and Seven Hour Slow Cooked Pork.

Four Dogs Tavern
1300 W. Strasburg Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 692-4367

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July 21, 2014 10:09 am

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Goshen Country Fair is Coming to Town!

July 21, 2014 10:01 am

It is our favorite time of year! The fair is coming to town! Check out their website for more information & see below for some history on our favorite fair!

History of Goshen Country Fair

Early in the spring of 1949 a group of men in East and West Goshen townships near West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania, began the process of forming a fire company. Toward the end of that summer the first Goshen Fair was held. It was a carnival and its primary purpose was to raise funds for the future Goshen Fire Company. The three day event was repeated the following year with all of the labor and some of the prizes for the games of chance donated.

Local farmers and nurserymen donated potatoes, eggs, peaches and other products for one of the games of chance. Philadelphia Electric Co., now PECO, gave the fair a flat rate and a free hook-up for the event. Local horse and pony owners provided pony rides, and a local broadcaster served as MC from the hay wagon used as a bandstand. The fair expanded to a full week after a few years. One year when plagued by rain, it was expanded for three days into the following week. That proved to be too much for the volunteers working at the fair, so it was not done again.

With each succeeding year, the interest of the community grew and the fair became a popular meeting place for friends and neighbors. With growth, livestock and poultry shows were added and the name was officially changed to Goshen Country Fair. When the Miss Pennsylvania contest was held in West Chester during the 1950s, Miss Pennsylvania made her first public appearance after being crowned, at the Goshen Country Fair. Miss Pennsylvania 1955, Evelyn Ay, who later became Miss America, appeared at the fair. The poultry exhibits were discontinued some years ago, but made a comeback in 2008. The dairy cow, dairy goat and sheep shows continue. Rabbit shows were added in 2007. Family living contests were added in 1971 and have grown to include needlework, baking, floral contests, apiary products, photographs, and beer and wine making. A Lego building contest is offered for the youth. A complete list of all contest can be found under livestock and agriculture in this web site.

Majestic Midways continues to provide carnival rides after an association of over 30 years. Games of chance and food stands are staffed by members of the Goshen Fire Company and volunteers from the community. Bingo, a glass toss, basketball hoops and pan ball are some the popular games offered. French fries, pizza, hot dogs, fr hamburgers, pork barbarque and home made donuts compete for fairgoers taste buds. One of the highlights of the week's entertainment is a tug-o-war competition among local fire companies with the Saturday night pull crowning a champion for the year.

Goshen Country Fair was incorporated in 1972 as a subsidiary of the Goshen Fire Company. It is held each evening for one week, always ending the first Saturday in August on the grounds of the Goshen Fire Company, 1320 Park Avenue, West Chester, PA. (610-430-1554)

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