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Large Mushroom Hunt Returning To Ottawa With New Wrinkles

Posted by wlpo on March 7, 2014

Organizers of the 4th annual Midwest Morel Fest in Ottawa hope mushrooms and beer mix well together.

The newest addition to the two-day mushroom festival is a beer tasting contest featuring brewing clubs from around the Midwest.  Also new to the festival is a 500 dollar award for the largest mushroom found during the event’s morel hunt.

Midwest Morel Fest happens May 2nd and 3rd in and around downtown Ottawa.  Back for another year will be a championship morel hunt with cash prizes, morel auction, and a “morel university” where beginner morel hunters are taught what to look for while hunting for mushrooms.

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