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Muscoda celebrates the Morel Mushroom Festival every May, which is only fitting because that’s prime growing season in this “Morel Mushroom Capital of Wisconsin.” These unique mushrooms are considered quite a delicacy by top chefs everywhere; there are message boards and recipes and all kinds of resources for morel lovers. The soil in the Muscoda area is particularly suited for the growth of morels and they fully embrace this fungi.
Festivities include arts and crafts, walking tours of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway, tours of areas wineries and ancient Indian mounds, chain saw carvings, a car show, geocaching, helicopter rides, live music, and more! Of course, the ‘shrooms take center stage and you enjoy them in a variety of dishes, including mushroom brats. How Wisconsin can you get?? Well, how about a local morel microbrew? You’ll find that here, too. Morel-infused cheeses and maybe curds too.
Other weekend festivities include bounce houses, arts and crafts fair, flea market, Bartels Chainsaw Carving Show, Effigy Mound tours, winery tours, helicopter rides, the Volunteer Fire Department Steak Feed, ball games, and food for sale from local vendors. Saturday’s Tasting Room has been a festival favorite featuring local food producers, shared with a Microbrew Tasting in Mushroom Headquarters. Mushroom Headquarters is where over a thousand pounds of morels are bought and sold by American Legion Post #85. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample fried morel mushrooms (while they last) as well as a signature mushroom brat. Fireworks light up the sky on Saturday evening and the weekend events wrap up with a parade featuring members of the UW Band at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
You’ll find Muscoda along Highway 80 between the Wisconsin River and Highway 133. Highway 60 is just across the river. And this town comes to party for its Morel Mushroom Festival! Check their website for updates and full schedules.
Morel Mushroom Festival Address:
Muscoda Village Hall
206 N. Wisconsin Avenue (Highway 80)
Muscoda, WI 53573