Search for Rare Morels at the 56th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival, May 18th to 21st

If you thought fungus couldn’t be fun, this is the perfect opportunity to change your mind! The 57th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival will take place May 18th to 21st in Boyne City on beautiful Lake Charlevoix.

Come forage the woods in search of the rare morel mushrooms. If you’ve never hunted for these tasty treats, don’t worry – a guided practice hunt is one of the activities on Friday the 19th. And you don’t want to miss the Wine & Dine dinner sponsored by the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce – mushrooms guaranteed!

The National Morel Mushroom Hunting Championship is held on Saturday, the 20th, as part of the festival. Here, hunters can win prizes in a variety of categories.

There will also be a carnival with rides and games for the kids, mushroom seminars and the “Taste of Morels” where visitors can sample the best mushroom recipes from area restaurants. More information and a complete schedule of events can be found at

For lodging assistance, please visit or contact the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau at 800.845.2828.