38th ANNUAL MUSHROOM MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL
DATE & TIME ~ Saturday, May 27 from 10am – 7pm & Sunday, May 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION ~ Downtown Morgan Hill on the grounds of the Downtown Morgan Hill Amphitheater and Community Center and surrounding area, including Depot Street from Dunne to 2nd Street. For map reference, use the address 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA
ADMISSION ~ FREE Admission & Parking
ATTENDANCE ~ Projected attendance is 70,000+ over two days
EVENT DESCRIPTION ~ Arts & Crafts; Variety of food with Gourmet Dishes; Mushroom Display & Exhibit; Wine Gardens, featuring local premium wines; Beer Gardens and microbrews; Chef Demonstration Stage; Entertainment including Strolling Musicians & Street Performers, Live Bands with Dancing on 2 stages; MunchkinLand, featuring rides, crafts, entertainment and games; local business exhibits and community non-profit group displays
MISSION STATEMENT ~ The mission of the Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival (a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation), is to provide a fun and entertaining family festival with an emphasis on promoting the mushroom and educating consumers about the health benefits of mushrooms, all while financially awarding scholarships to high school seniors living within the boundaries of the Morgan Hill Unified School District and monetary donations to local non profit clubs and organizations. The Festival has awarded over $1 million in scholarships and over $500,000 to local non-profits over the past 37 years and $50,000 in K-8 grants in the last 8 years.
ADVERTISING ~ Advertising is done through local and regional radio stations, network and cable television stations, magazines and newspapers, as well as posters, signage and postcards. Targeted geographical area includes the Counties of Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Promotions are also done by listings on festival websites throughout the Internet.