Sports and Outdoors

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mushrooom festival, Brown County State Park, May 2

Brown County State Park will celebrate a Hoosier delicacy with its third annual morel mushroom festival, one of it most popular nature events, May 2.

The festival features guided hikes to find the elusive fungus, as well as music, an arts-and- crafts fair, and children’s events. A cooking demonstration, a contest for the largest morel mushroom found in the park, and a geocache hike also will be part of the fun.
Live Indiana birds of prey will be featured at 5 p.m, with local wildlife rehabilitation specialists from Return to the Wild. After that, local rock musicians Jack Morel and the Spores will perform.

If you're not experienced at finding morels, you're still covered—The Friends of Brown County State Park group will sell them at the park Nature Center, starting at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the park.

No fee is charged for this program; however, normal weekend gate admission fees of $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle will be required.
For more information, go to or call (812) 988-5240.

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