Where the Bluegrass kisses the mountains
The Mountain Mushroom Festival
is a celebration of the Appalachian culture: the morel mushroom, KY agate (state rock of Kentucky),
arts and crafts, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky River, and mountains.
View the Kentucky Educational Television "Kentucky Life" episode about the Festival. Here.
T R A F F I C A L E R T
The Irvine Hwy. 52 Irvine Bridge entering Irvine at Main Street has closed for repairs and painting and won’t open until July. Irvine city and county officials, and the Mushroom Festival committee are striving to make the traffic flow as efficiently and quickly as possible during the festival.
Irvine Bypass: The alternate route for traffic will be directed to the bypass for those traveling from Richmond. Turn left at the first red light at Rt. 52 and Rt. 499 (Irvine bypass.). Drive 1.4 miles and turn right at the end of the bypass at traffic light onto Rt. 89 (Winchester Rd) and proceed 1.4 miles to downtown Irvine.
Free Shuttle Service: An Estill County School school bus will be used as a shuttle on Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The shuttle route will be: pick-up point at the Estill County High School, Engineer Drive off Winchester Rd. (Rt. 89). Travel to the drop-off at the Central Office. Proceed to Park Avenue, Carhartt Avenue, and turn left at Main Street/Carhartt Avenue. Return to the high school with continuous shuttles throughout April 23 and 24 every 30 minutes. The Mountain Mushroom Festival funds will pay the bus driver’s hourly rate as set by the school board and cost of fuel.