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Richmond, MO 64085
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Mushroom Capital of the World
37th Annual Mushroom Festival - May 4th, 5th and 6th, 2017



The Richmond Mushroom Festival will be held Thursday May 4th- Saturday May 6th, 2017.  This event started out as a side walk sale in 1980 and has grown to approximately 200 vendors last year. Thursday evening will kick of the 37th year of this event with kids night at the carnival.  Friday, over 200 craft and food vendors will start off the morning opening for your shopping enjoyment.  Entertainment for the day will include the Christian Music Concert, Lil Mr & Miss Mushroom Contest and 5k FUNgus Run and Walk.  Saturday is the BIG day at the festival.  Martika's One Woman Danger Show will keep you holding your breath, the Pedal Tractor Pull will let your youngster show off their pulling abilities, Shape's Dance will perform as well.  The Grand Parade will offer a showcase of floats and entertainers such as the Richmond Marching Band, The Marching Cobras, KC Wolf and TONS more!  There will be a Youth Talent Show and a Non-Vocal Talent Contest that always brings laughs and entertainment.  You can try your chance at winning the Tennis Ball Drop Contest of $500, enjoy the RCCAA Art Show and take in the Sunshine Art that will be displayed around the square.  There will be the largest Morel Contest on Saturday along with the Ray County Critter Crush Contest and the Mini Cooper Car Show.  We will have a stilt walker, Corn Hole Tournament, National Guard Military Display and SO MUCH MORE!  Located at the intersection of 10 & 13 Hwy, make Richmond your destination for all things MOREL May 4th-6th, 2017!

We will be accepting a few more food vendors this year to accommodate the larger crowds.  Please call 816-776-6916 for more information!





See our past Mushroom Festival photo album. Click on photo at right.


2017 Vendor Application
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2017 Events
Parade Entry
Float Rules
Mister & Miss Mushroom Application
Ray County's Favorite Pet
Talent Show
Fine Arts & Photography Show
Corn Hole Tournament
2015 Mushroom Festival in Richmond
Natalie Lamar, Chamber Executive Director, right, accepts a
donation check from Chandra Spero of Anytime Fitness
35th Annual Mushroom Festival Glow Run

5K FUNgus Run/1-Mile Family Walk
Family Walk Map
FUNgus Run Safety T-Shirts


2017 Schedule of Events
Click here for Downloadable Schedule

THURSDAY, May 4th
2 p.m., Ray County Senior Center Pitch Tournament, Cash Prizes daily, $10 per team of 2, Senior Center
4 p.m., Registration Deadline for City of Richmond Cornhole Tournament, 2 person teams, $20 if paid by May 1st, $25 if after
5 to 9 p.m., Evans Midland Empire Carnival “Wristband Night,” Downtown, Franklin Street. $23

FRIDAY, MAY 5th
All day, Sunrise Elementary morel-themed art, displayed at former Economy Health Mart and Main Street Mall windows-Sponsored by McDonalds of Richmond.
All day, Purchase $5 ticket for $500 drawing in the tennis ball drop, Chamber office, 104 W. North Main. Proceeds go to the American Celebration firework fund.
All day, First Baptist Church FREE Diaper and Nursing Station
9 a.m. to? Pet adoption, sponsored by Ray County Humane Society, southeast Courthouse lawn
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ray County Community Arts Association Fine Arts and Photography Show, Friends Gallery (behind the Farris on Camden St.)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ray County Community Arts Association Phone Charging Station Open
10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Arts and crafts fair, downtown square and West Main Street
2 p.m., Ray County Senior Center Pitch Tournament, $10 per team of 2, Cash Prizes daily, Senior Center
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Grandeur & The Gorsett Twins Christian Concert sponsored by Crossroads Hospice, Wrisinger Auctions & Pierson Realty
3 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE Face Painting and Balloon Art at First Baptist Church
5 to 9 p.m., Evans Midland Empire Carnival “Wristband Night,” Downtown, Franklin Street. $23
6 p.m., Ray County’s Critter Crush Contest winner announced, Grandstand-Sponsored by Camille A. Johnston P.A. and Horse Play
6 p.m., Little Miss & Mister Mushroom winners announced, Grandstand-Sponsored by Wal-Mart of Richmond
6:30 p.m., Registration for FUNgus Run @ Salvation Army sponsored by Ideal Industries and Trophies by Menke
7 p.m., Adult Talent Show begins at Grandstand, sponsored by Sonic of Richmond
7:30 p.m., FUNgus Run starts in front of Salvation Army-Sponsored by Ideal Industries and Trophies by Menke

SATURDAY, MAY 6th
All day, Sunrise Elementary morel-themed art, displayed at former Economy Health Mart and Main Street Mall windows sponsored by McDonalds of Richmond.
All day, Mini-Cooper Car Show
All day, First Baptist Church FREE Diaper and Nursing Station ~ FREE Face Painting and Balloon Art
6 to 11 a.m., Richmond VFW Post #4398 pancake and sausage breakfast at Ray County Veterans building, Cost is a $6 donation, children 7 and under eat free.
9 a.m., City of Richmond Cornhole Tournament in City Parking lot- corner of College St. and North Main St.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Antique tractor show, Orscheln’s parking lot. Winners to be selected from people’s choice categories.
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Arts and crafts fair, downtown square and West Main Street
9 a.m. to ? Pet adoption, sponsored by Ray County Humane Society, southeast courthouse lawn
9:30 a.m. Martika’s One Woman Danger Show sponsored by Wal-Mart and Oak Pointe Assisted Living-Grandstand
10 a.m., Pedal Tractor Pull, sponsored by Ag-Power, near Grandstand- NEW AGE BRACKETS
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stilt Walker sponsored by Shirkey Hospice and Palliative Care
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Richmond Masonic Lodge #57 MoChip Event @ former Economy Drug Building
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ray County Community Arts Association Fine Arts and Photography show, Friends Gallery, behind Farris Theatre
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ray County Community Arts Association Phone Charging Station Open
11 a.m., Shapes Acro and Dance Studio performs, Grandstand
12:30 p.m. Martika’s One Woman Danger Show sponsored by Wal-Mart and Oak Pointe of Richmond-grandstand
12:45 p.m., Announcement of Largest Morel Contest winner, sponsored by The Richmond News, Grandstand. Morels will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next to Grandstand and prior to the event at the news office, 204 W. North Main St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
1p.m., Grand Parade, sponsored by KCP & L~~KC Wolf Sponsored by Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center~ The Marching Cobras will be in the parade as well
1 to 5 p.m., Evans Midland Empire Carnival, Downtown, Franklin St.-Bracelet $23
2 p.m., Ray County Senior Center Pitch Tournament, $10 per team of 2, Cash Prizes daily, Senior Center
4 p.m. Martika’s One Woman Danger Show sponsored by Wal-Mart and Oak Pointe of Richmond-grandstand
4 p.m., Tennis ball drop at carnival slide. Winner receives $500. Do not need to be present to win.
4:30 p.m., Youth Talent Show, sponsored by Sonic of Richmond, Grandstand
5 to 9 p.m., Evans Midland Empire Carnival “Wristband Night,” Downtown, Franklin Street. $23
6 p.m., Non-Vocal Talent Chow-All ages- On Grandstand sponsored by Sonic of Richmond

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