Applications and Rules

Guided Mushroom Hunt

May 18, 2018 @ 5 p.m. Friday Evening 

Guided Hunt. (May 18, 2018)  $15 per person.  This is an educational morel hunt with guides that 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.  You may bring a sack, walking shoes, water bottle and cell phone.  Buses  depart from Veterans Park following the Morel Seminar at 5 p.m. Plan on returning to Veterans Park by 7:00 p.m.  Advance registration available through Paypal.  This event is limited to the first 200 applicants.

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58th National Competitive Mushroom Hunt

May 19, 2018 @ 8 am Saturday Morning

The Saturday Competitive Hunt.  $20.00 per person.This is a competitive, 90-minute morel hunting experience.  You will be bused to a secret location to collect the most morels.  Prizes are awarded.  The buses will leave from the registration area at the former Carter’s Store at 1315 Boyne Avenue (M-75) at 9:00 a.m. sharp!   Plan on returning to the same location approximately three hours later. (Parking is available).  Advance registration available through Paypal.   Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the tent in Veterans Park at 3:30 p.m.  (On-site registration will be available on Saturday, May 19th from 8-9:00 a.m. for $25.00 per person).

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

The M.O.R.E.L. Show Michigan Outdoor Recreational Experiences & Living.   2017 Application and rules.  (This event has not been update for 2018)

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! Craft Show Rules & Regulations final 2018  |  Craft Show Application (1)

The Taste of Morels –  Our Premiere Event !  Each year, The Taste of Morels features local restaurants and caterers  preparing morel delicacies from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.  No registration necessary to attend the Taste.  Admission is $5.00 and tasting tickets start at $1.00 each.

If your restaurant is interested in participating this year, click here for the Taste of Morels Application 2018 and Taste of Morels explanation letter 2018. 

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