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    Kensington is a town with a rich, historic past and a vibrant present. The sound of a train whistle still permeates throughout the town, reminiscent of Kensington’s sleepier origins in 1873.

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Kids Rock the Stage!

The Children’s Stage is located on Fawcett Street in the middle of the festival. Stay tuned for complete 2018 Children’s Program The Great Zucchini Location:

Authors and Other Participants


“We honor the talent and tenacity of our authors and the evolution of a simple sidewalk event into one that draws thousands who still cherish

Organizations & Groups

“The Kensington Community is so fortunate to have its very own celebration for books!  Every Spring we re-connect with our community to meet new authors,

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Chess Challenge!

Challenge the Chess Master! All ages and levels welcome! International Chess Master Allan Savage will simultaneously play six to eight games of chess at once!

Food Court

“A Moveable Feast” Food Court Food trucks to satisfy tummies of all sizes.  Located at the train station at the east end of the festival.



Volunteers needed! Helping out at the festival is a fun way to meet people  while contributing to the community and helping to promote and support

Become a Sponsor

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is created by the community for the community! 2018 Sponsorship Levels          2018 Sponsorship Form Sunday,

Location and Parking

LOCATION The Day of the Book Festival will take place along Howard Avenue, Armory Avenue, and Montgomery Avenue on Antique Row in Old Town Kensington,


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Sponsorship levels are named for Kensington landmarks

"The Mansion"

Pauli Bellet Foundation

Town of Kensington

Fitzgerald Auto Malls

"The Armory"

"The Train Station"

Friends of the Library

Kensington Historical Society

"The Library"

"The Cabin"

BCTGM International Union

"The Fountain"