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National Morel Mushroom Festival, May 17th to 20th in Boyne City

The National Morel Mushroom Festival will be May 17 – 20. It will be hosted by Boyne City, MI, for the 58th consecutive year. Boyne City is a charming resort town on the shores of Lake Charlevoix in northern Michigan.

Come join the fun and head for the woods in search of elusive – and incredibly tasty – morels.

If you’ve never hunted for these delicacies, or would just like a little help this time around, there will be a guided hunt on Friday, May 18th. Guides 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.

The actual National Morel Mushroom Hunting Championship will be held on Saturday, the 19th. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories.

Along with hunting morels, the festival will feature a bounty of other fun activities. There will be rides and games for the kids, crafts shows, live music and entertainment, and “Taste of Morels” where visitors can sample the best mushroom recipes from area restaurants.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit bcmorelfestival.com.

For lodging assistance, visit PetoskeyArea.com or call the Visitors Bureau at 800.845.2828.