33rd Annual Mushroom Festival

When: Thu., May 2, 6 p.m., Fri., May 3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sat., May 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 2013

Do you like your mushrooms dried with the faint smell and taste of cow chips or do you prefer them sautéed in butter with a cracker crust? Do you worship at the altar of the morel? If so, head an hour northeast for the 33rd Annual Mushroom Festival in Richmond, Missouri. More than 120 craft and food booths, the Fungus 10k and 5k, a kiddie tractor pull, the Little Mr. and Miss Mushroom Pageant, a parade, an art show, music, and the Largest Morel Contest bring folks to Richmond's town square (at Main and Thornton). Today's events begin at 10 a.m. See richmondchamber.org for the full schedule.

Berry Anderson

Price: free admission

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