Ottawa Midwest Morel Fest organizers announce 2016 schedule

The organizing committee for the 6th annual Ottawa Midwest Morel Fest, a local festival including morel mushroom hunting, music, home brew beer tasting and a craft and food market featuring local vendors, is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2016 festival to be held Saturday, May 7, at Jordan Block Park, located at Main St. and Rt. 23/71N in Ottawa, Ill.

As in years past, Saturday, May 7 will feature the popular Morel University seminar, a half hour class for novice mushroom hunters where participants are bussed to a hunt site and led by a guide as they identify and gather morels. Later in the day, the Illinois State Championship Hunt will feature over $900 in cash prizes in several categories, including largest mushroom. This is the highest cash purse for any morel hunt in the nation.

CONTACT: Ottawa Visitors Center – 815-434-2737

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