Boyne City's National Mushroom Festival cancelled
Statement from the Mushroom Festival Committee:
We are heartbroken that the 60th National Morel Mushroom Festival will be cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. Festival organizers made this decision after much discussion and concern for their community. The festival was scheduled for May 14-17.
"Our committee has spent the last 9 months planning for a great 60th celebration and we are disappointed that we must cancel," said board member Kim Brown. "The festival attracts visitors from around the USA and internationally and we do not want to expose our guests and community to possible infection."
We will plan to bring our event back in 2021, as it has become a rite of springtime in the Boyne area and we invite anyone interested to join our committee as we make plans for 2021. Email Committee Chair Pam Chipman if you would like to help organize the next festival.
> News-Review story with more details, including Kim Brown pointing out that although the festival is cancelled, there will still be mushroom hunting in the woods of Northern Michigan.