Applications and Rules

Mushroom Hunts

The National Morel Mushroom Festival has two hunts for you to enjoy. Make sure you sign up for the right hunt.

The Friday Evening Guided Hunt. (May 19, 2017)  $15 per person.  This is an educational hunt with guides that will help you identify areas and other edibles in the woods. The bus for this hunt leaves from the main festival tent in Veterans Park at 5 p.m. and returns about two hours later.  SORRY, this event is now sold out!


The Saturday Morning Competitive Hunt. (May 20, 2017) This is a competitive 90-minute hunt with prizes for the top hunters who bring back the most morels from the secret hunting ground. The bus for this hunt leaves from the former Carter’s Store at 1315 Boyne Avenue at 9 a.m. sharp and returns about three hours later. Advance registration is now closedLate registration  is $25, cash or check only, from 8-9 a.m. on Saturday at the former Carter’s store parking lot, 1315 Boyne Avenue.


Craft Show, M.O.R.E..L. Show, Taste applications

The M.O.R.E.L. Show Michigan Outdoor Recreational Experiences & Living. SOLD OUT!   2017 Application and rules.

Arts & Craft Show  – Contact Pam at  for  questions. We suggest you apply for this show by March 15 at the latest – it always sells out, and 2017 is sold out. SOLD OUT! 
 Morel Craft Show Rules  |  Morel Craft Show Application.

The Taste of Morels – We have 13 restaurants and caterers participating in 2017. No registration necessary to attend the Taste. Contact Pam at if your restaurant is interested in participating next year. 

Official site for the Mushroom Festival held each May in Boyne City, Michigan