National Morel Mushroom Festival
1-6 pm - Craft Show - Veterans Park . Showcasing crafters with unique, hand-made items.
3 pm - TJ Schmidt and Company Carnival brought to you by the Boyne Valley Lions in Veterans Park.
3:30 pm - Free Morel Seminar - Join us for a free one-hour seminar in the festival tent with great tips on finding morels in the woods, featuring local morel hunting expert Anthony Williams. Tony is a multiple winner of the National Mushroom Hunt. New this year, Tony will be joined by Rose Newton, a certified morel and wild mushroom identification expert. She will be sharing tips and information on uses of mushrooms from cooking to medicine, traditions and explaining how fungus is a critical component of bio-remediation for our environment.
5 pm Friday Evening Guided Morel Hunt. $25.00 per person. Advance registration is required. A limited number of registrations will be taken after 3 p.m. on the day of the event in the festival tent. The Guided Hunt is designed as an educational morel hunt with guides that will help you identify morel hunting areas as well as other edibles in the woods. There is no guarantee that you will find morels, but you will gain “a bag full of knowledge” about morels and other edibles in the northern Michigan forest. You may bring a sack, walking shoes, water and a cell phone. Buses depart from Veterans Park following the Morel Seminar at 5 p.m. Plan on returning to Veterans Park by 7:00 p.m. This event is limited to the first 200 applicants and a few spaces will be saved for registration the day of the hunt.
5:30 pm and 8:00 pm - Morel Fest Wine and Dine gourmet event with live entertainment. Offered by the Boyne Area Chamber with two seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. at the Beach House restaurant on Deer Lake (439 E. Deer Lake Road). This event usually sells out, so don’t wait to make your reservations. Register below. Questions? Call the Chamber at 231-582-6222.
First seating 5:30 p.m.
Second seating 8 p.m.