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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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Magic, Music, Dragons, and Dinosaurs!

2020 festival program coming soon! ************************************************************************************ 2019  program below “It’s an extraordinary thing to be able to do something you’re truly passionate about…something that connects

KTown Rocks!

2020 festival program coming soon! ************************************************************************************ 2019  program below Featuring…. the Rock-A-Sonics and The Nighthawks,  on the KTown Rocks! Stage. Eli August and the Abandoned

Authors and Other Participants


  2020 festival authors coming soon! ************************************************************************************ 2019  authors below          We honor the talent and tenacity of our authors and the

Publishers, Artists, and Vendors

2020 festival Publishers, Artists, and Vendors coming soon! ************************************************************************************ 2019 Publishers, Artists, and Vendors below     “Last year was our first year of touring, and

Organizations & Groups

2020 festival Organizations & Groups coming soon! *********************************************************************************   See below for 2019 festival “The Kensington Community is so fortunate to have its very own

Children’s & YA Authors

2020 festival authors coming soon! ************************************************************************************ 2019  authors below “For me, the funnest part of past festivals is teaching kids my How-To Cowboy tricks: playing

More Highlights!

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.

Earthday Activities

The Town of Kensington Greenscape Committee and the Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church, Earth Care Team invite kids and adults alike for nature education activities including: Vermiculture demonstrations



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! 2020 festival Sponsor information coming soon!

Location and Parking

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

2019 Partners and Sponsors

Please click on logos for websites
Sponsorship levels are named for Kensington landmarks

"The Mansion"

Pauli Bellet Foundation

Town of Kensington

Fitzgerald Auto Malls

Town of Kensington
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"The Armory"

"The Train Station"

Friends of the Library

Kensington Historical Society


"The Library"

"The Cabin"

Kensington Natural Smiles
Adah Rose Gallery
Jahann and Sons Persian Rugs
Country Cupboard Tea Room
Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce
Strosniders Hardware
The Woman's Club of Kensington
Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy
Russia Online Bookstore, Inc