Morel Mushroom Festival

Early May - 2018 date to be announced

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Brown County State Park Nature Center

Typical schedule of events (subject to change)

  • 10:00 am - Welcome and Kickoff at Morel Headquarters - Stop by the big white tent and 
    • Pick up an agenda for the day
    • Kids!  Enter the coloring contest
    • Pick up rules for the LARGEST and smallest morel contest

  • 11:00 am - Morchella esculenta, the morel mushroom, Interpretive Program

  • 12:00 pm - Cooking Demonstration - Join our talented Abe Martin Lodge chefs under the big white tent for a lesson in “Morel Cuisine”. Be sure to pick up a free morel recipe sheet compiled by avid ‘shroomers’.
  • 1:00 pm - Join “Jack Morel and the Spores” at the Nature Center Amphitheater, local rock band made up of some FUNguys. What's a festival without some foot-tappin Brown County Music?

  • 1:00 pm - Morel Sale - In front of the Nature Center - The Friends of Brown County state Park will be selling morels, “just in case you don’t have much luck”. Proceeds will go toward Friends park projects. Special Notes: Supplies are limited!! Morels are wild grown and are not subject to regulatory inspection.

  • 3:30 pm - Smallest and LARGEST Morel Contest and FUNgus Coloring contest winners announced