THERE WILL BE NO CHAMPIONSHIP HUNT THIS YEAR, BUT A NON-COMPETITIVE FAMILY FRIENDLY INTRODUCTION TO MOREL HUNTING!
LEARN, HUNT, BUY…MOREL MUSHROOMS during Ottawa’s Annual Midwest Morel Fest. This unique festival offers ‘everything mushrooms’ from the morel enthusiast to the curious observer! All events take place at Jordon Block Park (Main & Rt 23/71N). This year enjoy a Morel Market, a large variety of handcrafted Vendors, Home Brewers Tasting Tent and Competition, Food and Music. And don’t forget MOREL UNIVERSITY where you can learn to identify morels then take off for a guided hunt. We have set aside land JUST FOR YOU!
Both hunts have limited availability.
13+ presale $30 until April1, $35 April 2 to April 27, after April 27 at the door price $50.
12 under presale $15 until April 1, April 2 to April 27, $20 after April 27 at door prices of $35.
Contact us for more information. Registration is now only at the door – first come first served.
730am Hunt & Morel Market sign-in (Must register and check in to go on hunt or to sell mushrooms)
8-830am Morel University (Learn how to hunt morels)
845am Busses depart for guided hunt
9am-4pm Morel Market – morel mushrooms only
8am – 4pm Vendor Market
9-1130am Guided Hunt
12-4pm Morel Mash-Up Home Brew Tasting
12-1230pm Morel University Part 2
Morel Market MORELS & HALF-FREE MORELS ONLY No elephant ears, red ear, beefsteak, ect
Got morels??? Sell them at the Morel Market.
• Package morels by half pound weight in plastic zipper bags. (Don’t seal the bags…whew!) • Bring them in your own cooler • Our certified experts will inspect all mushrooms prior to sale. No inspections between 8:30a – 12p. (Washed and soaked mushrooms will be rejected for health reasons) • Due to public health restrictions, all mushrooms must be sold through the festival market. Anyone discovered selling unregistered, uninspected product will be escorted from the festival. • Tables will be supplied (6 tables/12 vendors) A charge of $7 per bag to sell.