Lewiston's Annual
Morel Mushroom Festival & Spring Craft Show 2014

May 10th, 2014

Mother’s Day Poetry Contest
Kindergarten through 5th grade students from the Johannesburg & Lewiston Elementary Schools were invited to write a poem about
their mom’s.  The winners from each elementary school will be announced at noon on May 10th and a presentation including
their mom’s will take place in the gymnasium.

Guided Mushroom Hunts
There will be three guided mushroom hunts leaving the Lewiston Elementary School at 9:00 a.m., noon and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday May 10th.  Individuals interested in the guided hunts may pre-register for the hunt they are interested in, there is a limit of 35 seats on the bus and all hunters must leave and return to the Lewiston Elementary School via the bus. Lewiston’s Guided Mushroom Hunt is the only guided hunt in Michigan.  The fee of $15.00 includes bags to store your morel mushrooms, the guide and the bus ride. Each guided hunt lasts approximately 2 ½ hours from loading on the bus to returning to the school.  Our guides will talk about how to identify morel mushrooms and a handout
“Michigan Morels a Beginners Look at Morels” will be given to each hunter. 
If you have not pre-registered, registration will occur throughout the day based on availability. 

The Lewiston Mushroom Festival
Saturday, May 10

9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.  Guided Mushroom Hunt
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Spring Craft Show at Lewiston Elementary School
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Outdoor Expo at American Legion Post

Noon – 2:30 p.m.        Guided Mushroom Hunt
Noon                           Mother’s Day Writing Contest Winners Announced
Noon   3:00 p.m.         Mushroom Taste Fest at Lewiston Elementary School

3:00 p.m.                     Lewiston Community Sharing’s New Food Bank Raffle Drawing
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Guided Mushroom Hunt

Spring Craft Show
This juried craft show has a wonderful variety of items again this year from products made with elk to beautiful jewelry items.  Many of last years crafter's will be returning this year.  The hand-made items will be located in the gymnasium again this year.  The Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts will have booths on site, please support these wonderful organizations. Relay for Life will be having a hot dog fundraiser. Interested in Mushroom dishes check out Lewiston’s Mushroom Taste Fest.

Lewiston’s Community Sharing New Food Bank Raffle Drawing
Raffle tickets that have been purchased to raise monies for the Lewiston Community Sharing’s new food bank will be drawn to see who has won the 1st prize of a $500.00 gift card for Family Fare, 2nd prize gift cards at The Iron Kettle, Talley,s, Sunrise, Lewiston Hotel and 2 free dinners at the Lewiston Lodge and 3rd prize gift cards at The Iron Kettle, Sunrise, free Fish Special at the Redwood Steakhouse, a free early bird special at the Redwood Steakhouse, and 2 free meals at The Village.  The raffle tickets can be purchased at the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.  Help your community and have the opportunity for a great prize.

Outdoor Expo
A variety of vendors will be at the American Legion Pavilion from 9:00am-5:00pm with crossbows, guns, fishing equipment, etc.
available for purchase.  Raffles and food will be available throughout the day.  The American Legion is at 3060 Mantz Street. 
If you are interested in participating call Steve 989-614-7347.

Lewiston’s Mushroom Taste Fest
Restaurants and individuals in the Lewiston area create mushroom dishes and compete for the traveling trophy. 
Only a hundred tickets are available for this event, and it has been sold out every year.  This year we have Charlie Ferguson from
“The Grumpy Old Men” Fox radio station as our celebrity judge.  50 tickets will be pre-sold for the event at $10.00 a ticket,
the remainder of the tickets will be sold at the door on May 10th.  Your ticket will be placed in the bag by each mushroom dish
and the one with the most votes will have the trophy for the year.  Last year it was a tie between The Iron Kettle & Lewiston Hotel. 
If you want to be a participant, please call the Chamber of Commerce 989-786-2293.

Mushroom Festival Craft Show Form

Event Chairperson

Christine P. Saint George

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Updated 3/10/14