59th Annual Mesick Mushroom Festival Underway

Carnival rides, a car show, barbecue and of course the prized morel.

The 59th Annual Mesick Mushroom Festival is here!

The festival celebrates morel season.

They even sell mushroom picker kits.

But if mushrooms aren’t your thing, they’ll have all kinds of food, a parade and live music.

Dozens were already taking over the grounds in the cooler weather Friday.

Organizers says it’s the best way to bring the community together to kick off the season.

“It’s a whole lot of fun. I mean there’s just something for everybody and my praise going to be awesome. I have about 70 entries. It’s very important not only to the Lions Club, but to the whole town of Mesick. This is a big money generator for our whole town,” says festival chairperson Shiela Ferrel.

The festival runs until Sunday.

For a list of events, click here.