The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival, now in its 37th year of turning Memorial Day weekend into a celebration of the mushroom, has unveiled its plans for the FREE May 28 and 29 festival in south Santa Clara County.
The two-day festival of family fun includes live entertainment on two stages, arts and crafts with a special “Artists Section” for fine arts & quality craft, gourmet offerings, a mushroom educational exhibit, cooking demonstrations, strolling musicians, street performers and several city blocks of booths with finds that include everything from carved wooden mushrooms to news that you can use.
In addition to no charge for admission, parking is free in surrounding parking lots and throughout downtown. For a small donation to the Live Oak High School Band you can park at the designated parking lots on the corner of Church and San Pedro Streets which will also include a FREE Shuttle. Hours are 10am – 7pm on Saturday and 10am – 6pm on Sunday.
The festival star – The Mushroom – can be tasted in soup, stuffed, sandwiched, deep-fried, marinated, over rice and much more. Local mushroom growers are hosting educational exhibits on how mushrooms grow and the latest nutrition research. There will also be plenty of just-picked, locally-grown portabella, crimini and white mushrooms – the ultimate, take-home souvenir.
For information call (408) 778-1786 or go to www.mhmmg.com.