Northern Michigan Events: The 53rd National Morel Mushroom Festival arrives in Boyne City May 16-19, 2013. Get the entire 'shroom schedule below! What's a morel? Learn more in this foraging video.

Thursday, May 16th

  • 3pm Schmidt Amusements Carnival
  • 5:30 pm Free Admission: “Competition of Local Musicians” Prizes awarded

Friday, May 17th

  • 1pm – 6pm Craft Show Showcasing crafters with unique, hand-made items.
  • 10am- 6pm M.O.R.E.L. Show “Michigan Outdoor Recreational Experiences and Living Show” in Sunset Park.      
  • 1pm – 6pm Craft Show Showcasing crafters with unique, hand-made items.                                                                 
  • 3pm Schmidt Amusements Carnival 4pm Morel Seminar Featuring local morel expert Anthony Williams. Beer & Wine available.
  • 4:30pm Festival “Guided” Morel Hunt Departs from Veterans Park $15 register here.
  • 5:30 pm Sold out and 8:00 pm spots left. Morelfest “Wine & Dine,” two seatings at the Beach House Restaurant. Click here to register – reservations required.
  • 7:30 pm SweetWater Blues Band will open for Yankee Station. Admission is $5.00 at the door plus beer & wine.

Saturday, May 18th

  • 7-10am Morel Breakfast at the VFW Post 3675 @ 1108 Boyne Avenue
  • 7:30am Boyne Valley Lions’ National Mushroom Hunt register here.
  • 7:30 – 9am Registration at new location 1315 Boyne Ave., former Carter’s parking lot. Leave at 9:00 am. Winners announced at 3:30 pm in festival tent.
  • 7:30 am Humane Society 5K run register in Sunset Park beginning @ 6:30 am.
  • 10am -6pm Craft Show Showcasing crafters with unique, hand-made items.
  • 10am – 6pm M.O.R.E.L. Outdoor Show, Sunset Park
  • 11am- Schmidt Amusements Carnival
  • 12pm- 3pm Taste of Morels Premiere Event! Area restaurants & chefs provide morel infused delicacies! Beer & wine available.
  • 4pm- Great Morel Giveaway at participating merchants—downtown Boyne City
  • 8:30pm- Audio Circus performs.
  • Admission is $5.00 at the door

Sunday, May 19th

  • 11:00 – 4:00 pm Craft Show
  • 11:00 – 6:00 pm M.O.R.E.L. Outdoor Show Sunset Park
  • 12:00 noon Carnival
  • 1:00 –5:00 pm The Cancer Crusaders Concert & Silent Auction featuring TNT & Northern Nites. All proceeds to local families. Food, beer & wine available.
  • The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale: Friday from 10 – 5 pm, Saturday from 9 -1 pm at Boyne District Library, 201 E Main Street
Find more Northern Michigan events at the MyNorth Event Calendar and!

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski