1.) THE MOREL HUNT
Now in it's ninth year, the Midwest Morel Fest is one of the best events Starved Rock Country has to offer.
Event organizers, The Ottawa Visitors Center, are proud to announce a new and improved Morel Fest for 2019. This family-centric event will focus on education, environmental stewardship and familial bonding, in hopes to bring this time-honored tradition to a new generation.
Your ticket for the event will include a two-part instructional course for novice hunters, a bus trip to the secret morel hunting grounds, a guided hunt with seasoned morel experts and a mesh bag for stowing your finds.
Sign-in for the festival begins at 7:30am, with buses for the hunt departing at 8:45am. Hiking boots and attire are encouraged, bags for collecting morels will be provided.