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Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
Morel Mushroom Festival
Join the morel mushroom craze in the Petoskey Area.

The National Morel Mushroom Festival will be held this year in Boyne City, Michigan from May 12-15. This is the 51st year for the festival and the nearby woods and clearings will be the destination of hundreds of morel enthusiasts in search of the rare mushrooms that many believe are a gourmet treat.

During the festival, it’s all about the mushrooms. Restaurants will be preparing exotic, morel-laden entrees; there will be guided morel hunts; morel seminars; and on Saturday the 14th, a morel breakfast and the Taste of Morels lunch from noon until 3pm — it’s the largest concentration of morel cooking in the world. When you’re not hunting morels, enjoy craft shows, live bands and an amusement carnival.

A good year can yield thousands of mouth-watering morels. But, while there is no guarantee as to how many you’ll take home, the festival is guaranteed fun for everyone.

For more information or lodging assistance, call 1-800-845-2828 or visit

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