Morel Mushroom Festival April 28th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dan Shockey   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:39
The 4th annual Stark County Morel Mushroom Festival will be held Saturday, April 28, at Thomas Park in Wyoming, Illinois, 40 miles northwest of Peoria. The Festival will feature food, crafts, family activities, and a Morel Mushroom Auction that will start at 2:00 p.m. The Festival will run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There is no admission fee.

Mushroom sellers are to register for the auction from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Morels to be auctioned must be in clear 8 oz. bags, cleaned but not washed. A $2.00 fee per bag will be charged to the seller. A drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m. to determine the order of selling.

The auction has been renamed in honor of Fred Howard who worked to make the auction a success and who actively supported the community.

New for 2012 are a free morel hunting seminar at 1:30 p.m. and a grade school coloring contest with prizes awarded at 1:00 p.m.  The bad-weather back-up site will be the new Stark County Community Center in Wyoming.

The Central Illinois Agricultural Society will offer hayrides pulled by an antique tractor. “World’s Best” mushroom soup and other festival food favorites will be available for purchase. Thomas Park is located 2 blocks west of downtown, at 300 W. Elm St.

The event is hosted by the Stark County Community Center and the Stark County Economic Development Office. For more information, please contact chairman Duke Frisby at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone (309) 883-3057, or Dan Shockey at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (309) 695-2900.
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a little confused on time??
written by shroomgirls, April 24, 2012
we have seen several websites or pages including the "official" facebook page for stark co. mushroom festival saying several different time for the actual auction start time. some say 1:00pm some 1:30 and then this page says 2:00.. really want to attend but need to be certain on time

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