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Midwest Morel Fest

May 4 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

LEARN, HUNT, BUY…MOREL MUSHROOMS during Ottawa’s Midwest Morel Fest.

We’re excited to welcome back this beloved annual, one-day event in Ottawa, IL. This unique festival offers everything mushrooms from the morel enthusiast to the curious observer!

Join us at the Jordan Block (100 Main Street) where you can shop and peruse through a large Botanical Market and Morel Market offering everything…you guessed it…MUSHROOMS! We’ll even have MOREL UNIVERISTY where you can learn to identify morels, so you know what to look for when you’re hiking through on your guided hunt! Educational hunt has limited availability.

Presale tickets available until April 1 $30 (13+) /12 and under $15

April 2nd – 27th $35 (13+) /12 and under $20

After April 27th and at the door $50 (13+) /12 and under $35

Register today at: https://visitottawail.com/morel-registration/


7:30 am – Hunt and Morel Market sign-in

8-8:30 am – Morel University

8:45 am – Busses depart for guided hunt

9am – 4pm – Morel Market – morel mushrooms only

8am – 4pm – Vendor Market

9am – 11:30 am – Guided Hunt

12:30 pm – Awards



May 4
7:30 am - 1:00 pm


Ottawa Visitor’s Center
(815) 434-2737
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Jordan Block Arts & Garden
101 Main St.
Ottawa, 61350 United States
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