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Arden Fair Midway

The 113th Arden Fair was a Big Success!

The weather was beautiful, the crowds were great!

Thank you to everyone that made the 2021 Arden Fair possible. Special thanks to the Army of volunteers that worked setting up the Fair, worked throughout the day of the Fair, and helped break down the day after the Fair.
A big shout out to the folks at the Brandywine YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center for providing us with offsite parking, thank you!!

— Shakespeare Gild —

We’ve been a long time away from the boards, and we know that the community has missed our annual production of a Shakespearean play. Our next full production will be As You Like It, in June of 2022 (postponed from June of 2020.) However, don’t despair, you can get your Arden Shakespeare fix when we perform “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits” at the Field Theater, the evenings of Friday and Saturday, September 17th and 18th at 7:30 with a matinee on Sunday, September 19th at 2:00. Many veterans of the Arden Shakespeare Gild will perform scenes and monologues from Will’s plays and sonnets.

Tickets at the door will be a $5.00 suggested donation and will include refreshments. (The bad weather location is projected to be the Buzz Ware Center.)

— Scholars Gild -Tuesday 9/21 Lecture —

“Going Swimmingly:
The Return of the American Shad to the Brandywine
Speaker: Hunter Lott
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 7:30 pm
LIVE at the upper Arden Gild Hall AND via Zoom

Vaccination verification and masks will be required to attend the live evenings at the Gild Hall

Click here for details…

— Concert Gild —

Indoor Concerts Return to the Gild Hall

Check out the upcoming concerts here!

All indoor concerts at Arden Gild Hall will require proof of vaccination.  Masking will be required in September and October as of now.
The Concert Gild page has a new COVID-19 Policy Statement – read it here.

— Library Gild —

Oh, do we have some good reads for you this month, so come on down to the Arden Library!
Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4pm, Wednesday from 7:30 to 9pm, and Thursday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

Only ONE visitor at a time will be allowed in the Library
All visitors are required to wear a correctly fitted face mask
The Library will have hand sanitizer, all entering the Library are required to use it when entering the building

The Library will also offer Curbside pick-up of books reserved from the online catalog found here http://ardenclub.org/library-catalog/  The search function, called “Blocks”, is located on the right side of the Green Banner in the center of the page. Books may be searched by Title, Author, or Subject.   Please email theardenlibrary@gmail to arrange a window of time for pick-up during our regular hours.

Check out these new arrivals!

Thank you for your patronage!

 Act, sing, cook, dance, garden, read, listen, swim, play, and think deeply


The Arden Gild Hall is located just north of Wilmington, Delaware in the utopian Arts and Crafts, Single-Tax, Garden-City community of Arden, Delaware.

The Arden Club, Inc. is the cultural umbrella group for many Gilds in the three Ardens: The Village of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft, and the regional community. Most activities take place in Gild Hall, which dates back to 1850 when it was used as a barn for the Grubb family farm. It was substantially renovated in 1910 as the Gild Hall and has served as the center for dinners, concerts, theatrical performances and community gatherings.  The Gild Hall is available on a limited basis for private parties, weddings, and meetings. The grassy amphitheater of the Moonlight Theater sits to one side of Gild Hall, and the Swim Gild’s swimming pool sits behind Gild Hall.


The Arden Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open to all.