Proudly Organized by the Village of Muscoda Festival Committee
***The 2021 Morel Fest will take on on a new life as we recover from the pandemic. This year's events will be held on one day, Saturday May 15th starting at 9:00am and will conclude with the fireworks show at dusk. The activities this year will be held entirely outdoors. The Hometown Heros Parade will start at 3pm and the famous Firemens Steak feed will begin at 4pm . We will post a list of activities once they are confirmed. ****
Morel mushroom fever strikes Wisconsin every spring. The enthusiasm for a trek to the Muscoda Morel Fest held annually the weekend after Mother's Day, this year on Saturday May 15th , is so extreme you’d think there was gold in them thar hills. Muscoda, Wisconsin’s Morel Mushroom Capital, is located in the heart of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway following the graceful curves of the Wisconsin River. It’s the perfect day trip and opportunity to join thousands of morel maniacs from around the region as they come to buy morel mushrooms.
The Muscoda Morel Fest offers family fun for children to adults. The weekend festivities include bounce houses, arts and crafts fair, flea market, Bartels Chainsaw Carving Show, Effigy Mound tours, winery tours, helicopter rides, the Volunteer Fire Department Steak Feed, ball games, and food for sale from local vendors. The Tasting Room, held on Saturday only, has been a festival favorite featuring local food producers. It is shared with a Microbrew Tasting in Mushroom Headquarters. Mushroom Headquarters is where over a thousand pounds of morels are bought and sold by American Legion Post #85. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample fried morel mushrooms (while they last) as well as a signature mushroom brat. Fireworks light up the sky on Saturday evening and the weekend events wrap up with a parade featuring members of the UW Band at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The “morel” of the story is the trip to the Muscoda Morel Fest is a tradition that should not be missed. This spring adventure can’t be put off, as morels are around for only a few weeks each year.
Check back in late-April for a detailed schedule of events, along with a list of featured guest speakers.