Celebrate Mushrooms at the Morel Festival in Boyne City-Cancelled for 2020

May 2021

Spring in Northern Michigan means plants and wildflowers popping up from the ground--and of course, it means morel mushroom time. Northern Michigan is a fabulous place to hunt for morels and many conversations during this time of year revolve around the "secret spot" and how many pounds of the tasty mushrooms are found.

The morels are so popular in Northern Michigan that there is even a festival to celebrate them. At this Boyne City festival, hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country come to seek that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel. Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are favored by those who know their mushrooms and during the festival, hunters hit to Northern Michigan woods to take home the top prize for the most mushrooms found.

During the festival, everything is all about mushrooms. Restaurants prepare exotic, morel-laden entrees, local songsters sing of the morel, secret hunting places are discussed, but not shared. Recipes are definitely shared and everyone goes hunting. In a good year, hunters can find thousands of the mouth-watering treats.

If you love morels, don't miss this unique--and tasty--festival! Listed here are 2019 activities; check back for the 2021 schedule.

3pm, Schmidt Amusement Carnival opens in Veterans Park
5-9pm Craft Beer Block Party

1-6pm Craft Show in Veterans Park. Showcasing crafters with unique, hand-made items.
3pm Schmidt Amusements Carnival opens in Veterans Park
3:30pm Morel Seminar Featuring local morel expert Anthony Williams. Purchase morel soup from local restaurants. Beer & Wine available.
5pm Guided Morel Hunt. Departs from Veterans Park.
5:30pm & 8:30pm Morelfest Wine & Dine, the Beach House Restaurant. Advance reservations required, 231-582-6222.

7-10am Morel Breakfast, VFW Hall.
8am National Mushroom Hunt Registration, 1315 Boyne Ave. Leave at 9am with winners announced in the tent at 3pm
8am Humane Society 5K Run
10-6pm Craft Show in Veterans Park. Showcasing crafters with unique, hand-made items.
11am Schmidt Amusements Carnival opens in Veterans Park
12-3pm Taste of Morels. Purchase taste tickets at the door. Area restaurants & chefs providing morel infused delicacies!
4pm The great morel giveaway, enter at downtown stores to win a pound of morels.
7:30pm Concert Featuring local band, “Yankee Station”. Under the heated tent in Veteran’s Park. Beer and Wine available.

11-4pm Craft Show in Veterans Park. Showcasing crafters with unique, hand-made items.
12pm Schmidt Amusements Carnival in Veterans Park

For more information, contact:
Boyne City Chamber of Commerce
28 S Lake St
Boyne City, MI 49712

More About Boyne City Michigan...

For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in Northern Michigan:

Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!
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