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Cake Decorating

Do you have a great idea for a decorated cake?  Here’s an opportunity for amateur* cake decorators to put their creative talents to the test!! 

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Photo Contest

Have you got a show stopping image that you could enter in the Photography Contest?  The contest is a way to show ‘that second’ in time – a time that cannot be captured again.  Photos will be accepted for entry until Friday, April 12.  Top photos will be hung at Holla Holler, 211 Main St. Irvine during the festival.  See the flyer for more information.  

Mushroom Hunt

Mushroom Hunting Contest

 The Mushroom Hunting Contest gives individuals a chance to put their hunting skills to the test to find the most and largest.  Hunters go out individually, often to their secret hiding spots, to find the elusive morels.  When the morels are brought to the Mushroom Market Tent they are weighed and measured by length and gird.  The weights and measurements are recorded and compared to award the hunter who brings in the largest and the hunter who has found the most mushrooms.

 Judging of the contest will be at the market on Saturday, April 27 at 4 p.m.  A prize of $50 for the largest and $50 for the most mushrooms will be awarded by the Estill County Soil Conservation District.


Mushroom Cook-Off

Bring out your creative side for a round of fun!  We’ve been talking mushrooms and now it’s time to get cooking.  Do you have a great recipe using mushrooms: maybe it’s a pasta or soup or quesadilla or pasta or pizza or quiche?  Entries must contain any variety of FRESH mushrooms (examples; morel, shiitake, oyster, button, etc.).   Take your entry to the Mushroom Market tent at the corner of Broadway and Court Street in Irvine.  Categories are:  Youth (13 to 17 years) and Adult (18 and over). 

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Pageant & Baby Contest

The Mountain Mushroom Festival Pageant and Baby Contest will be held again this year.  It will be Saturday, April 13th at the Estill County High School.

The goal of the pageant is to have fun, make new friends, and gain pageant experience. 

Window Contest

Window Decorating

The Mountain Mushroom Festival committee would like to invite Irvine, West Irvine, and Ravenna area businesses to enter the Window Decorating Contest for the 32nd festival the weekend of April 27-28. This is a way to make our community more attractive and show pride to all our visitors!!

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