Each May, Boyne City MI fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel. Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are favored by those who know their ‘shrooms.
Boyne City has hosted the National Morel Mushroom Festival for over 50 years.
For a few short days, everything is all about mushrooms. Restaurants prepare exotic, morel-laden entrees, local songsters sing of the morel (click on the player to the left to listen), secret hunting places (maybe) and recipes (definitely) are shared, and everybody goes on one of the mushroom hunts. A good year can yield thousands of the mouth-watering treats. But, even when a dry spell or late spring makes morels scarce, morels can be tasted at the ‘Taste of Morels’ and the festival is always fun for everyone.
The festival is always the weekend after Mothers Day and this year the festivitiesstart on Thursday May 15th and runs through Sunday May 18th.
Always an amazing festival weekend!
Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights!
EXPERIENCE THE FESTIVAL EVENTS IN THIS VIDEO REVIEW
Look for this poster in downtown stores for a chance to win free morels.
Click on the poster for details.
In The Art of Cooking Morels, Ruth Mossok Johnston brings together more than 80 recipes for this delicacy, suitable for cooking with fresh mushrooms in season or dried year-round. The recipes, accompanied by stunning full-color illustrations, offer options for appetizers, soups, entrées, and side dishes from simple and elegant to exotic and sophisticated, and always mindful of highlighting the delicate morel.
THIS YEARS FESTIVAL HELPS SUPPORT
2012 RECIPIENT: MARTINA PETERSON
Presented by the National Morel Mushroom Festival & The Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce