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Richmond, MO 64085
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Mushroom Capital of the World

The "Mushroom Capital of the World" will host its 34th Mushroom Festival, paying homage to the morel April 30th, May 1-2, 2015. The event, recognized as one of Missouri's best festivals in Rural Missouri magazine touts more than 130 craft and food booths, a carnival, kiddie tractor pull sponsored by Ag-Power, 10k/5k walk and run, talent show sponsored by Sonic and Community Realty, Christian Music Concert, a grand parade sponsored by KFC/Taco Bell and live performances. A special addition to the event this year will be a "Robot" that will walk the festival on Saturday may2nd from noon to 8pm.  It can walk, talk and interact with visitors!  We are having our annual Tennis Ball Drop to where you can win $500!  All of the proceeds from this sale go to help fund the American Celebration held on July 3rd, 2015.  You can purchase a ticket for $5 from any of the Mushroom Festival Committee or at our booth right in front of our office at the Mushroom Festival. There will be a Business Window Decorating Contest as well as the Ray Counties Favorite Pet Contest.  But for the purist, it's all about the morel. The Largest Moral Contest, sponsored by the Richmond News, draws hundreds of onlookers. Fresh morels will be available for purchase. Times and locations of all activities and events will be finalized soon.

See the 2014 Mushroom Festival photo album. Click on picture at right.

2015 Vendor Application

2015 Parade Application

2015 Talent Show Application

2015 Mister & Miss Mushroom Application - Deadline April 6

2014 Mushroom Festival in Richmond

2015 Business Window Painting Contest - New This Year!

2015 Ray County's Favorite Pet Contest

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