Morels & Microbrews Festival
The Brick District's 4th annual Morels & Microbrews Festival,will take place on April 23rd, 2016 from 1 to 5 pm. The event is free but, for $20, you can sample Missouri microbrews and homebrews. Fee includes a commemorative glass.
Activities will include live music, a mushroom hunt on the Courthouse lawn, sponsored by Central Bank, fun art activities, sponsored by Art House, food, provided by the local VFW, a prize for the largest morel mushroom brought in, a morel auction to benefit the Brick District, and of course, morels.
A new feature of this year's event was a customer's choice award for the best home brew that is brought to the festival. This was such a popular feature that we plan to repeat it next year in 2016.
Last year's microbreweries are as follows. Stay tuned for a list of 2016 participants.
As for morels, we have sold hundreds of pounds of morels (raw, fried and at auction) and we're committed to making this festival the central location for morel lovers. We've even had booths each year selling morel related merchandise and we anticipate doubling the number of morel sellers next year and bringing in restaurants and stores to purchase morels in bulk. Our committee includes a licensed morel inspector.
Admission to the event was free but for $20, one can purchase a collectible tasting glass to sample the beer.
Click through our slide show below to see photos from last year's festival.