Shelbyville Daily Union


April 10, 2011

Spores N' More Mushroom Festival

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Lake Shelbyville - Heartland RC&D, Shelby County Office of Tourism, communities including Windsor, Sullivan, Findlay, and Shelbyville in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville are conducting activities during the 8th annual Spores N' More Mushroom Festival. The Festival will be conducted Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2011.  All activities are open to the public. 

The event will start Friday, April 22, 2011 with a Lake Shelbyville Area Morel Championship Hunt Kickoff dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Findlay, IL at the American Legion.  Dinner will include mushroom soup, spaghetti, plenty of homemade desserts, tea and lemonade. Donations are welcome. Tom Hankins, a member from the Central Illinois Geocachers Association, will be presenting information on Geocaching.

The Lake Shelbyville Area Morel Championship Hunt will be conducted on Saturday, April 23, 2011.  $20 pre-registration fee thru April 15th register at, $25 entry fee in person and after April 15, 2011.  Morel Championship Registration at Sullivan Wyman Park will begin at 7a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011.  Buses leave to go to mushroom hunt site at 8:30a.m.  Mushroom hunt will be 2_ hours.  Grand Champion will receive $100 prize and prizes will be give for 1st & 2nd in Men's, Women's, and Kid's categories, Largest Mushroom and Smallest Mushroom.

Spores N More Morel Mushroom Auction will be conducted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 1:30p.m. in Sullivan's Wyman Park.  Mushroom Auction registration will be from 6:30a.m. to 1:00p.m. on April 23, 2011 at the Boy Scout Cabin in Sullivan's Wyman Park.

Other events that will be going on around Lake Shelbyville include:

Findlay - Saturday, April 23: 10a.m. Parade for more information call (217) 756-8585.

Shelbyville - Saturday, April 23:

10:00-11:30 a.m.    Introductory Geocaching Class at Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center

Call 217-774-3951, Ext. 2 to register. The Central IL Geocaching Association will conduct the class.

11:45 a.m.    Lunch and door prizes will be provided at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center for the Cache In Trash Out and geocaching class participants.

Noon    9th Annual Blessing of the Bikes followed by a one of a kind Lake Shelbyville Area Shake Down Cruise. Contact Darrell Best 217-774-7809 for more information.

Windsor - Saturday, April 23:  For more information call (217) 459-2291

6:00a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast at the American Legion

9:30a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Public Fire Safety Day at Fire Station

Starting at 10:00a.m. Methodist Youth Perennial Plants and Baked Goods Sale at Fire Station

Starting at 10:30 a.m. Boy Scouts Portabella Mushroom Sandwich Sale at Fire Station

Starting at 11:00a.m. Ambulance Helicopter by Water Tower

Lake Shelbyville - Saturday, April 23: For more information call (217) 774-3951 ext. 2

9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.    Cache In Trash Out Event at Whitley Creek Recreation Area. Register at .  Participants should meet at the Whitley Creek Recreation Area boat ramp.  This event will be conducted by the Central Illinois Geocaching Association in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Spores N More Festival offers a unique experience that you and your friends and family cannot experience anywhere else so bring them to enjoy the activities within Sullivan, Windsor, Findlay, Shelbyville, and at Lake Shelbyville that will be taking place on April 22 & 23, 2011.  


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