CHANGE OF TIME TO 9:30. COCKTAIL MONKEYS PLAY AT 10:00 AM. We will leave no later than 9:40. If you are late, you can meet us at the AMPHITHEATER STAGE. Please, be on time :). Thanks!
DANCING STAGES with AMPHITHEATER STAGE:
Saturday, May 24th
10am Cocktail Monkey’s High Energy Variety/Dance
11:30am Wild West Show Country
1pm Scholarship Presentation
1:30pm Extra Large Reggae, Latin, Hip-Hop, Funk, Rap & Rock
3:30pm Aja Vu Steely Dan Tribute Band
5:30pm Entourage Versatile High Energy Musical Production
The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival, now in its 35th year of turning Memorial Day weekend into a celebration of the mushroom, has big plans for the free May 24-25 event in downtown Morgan Hill, California.
The two-day festival of family-fun includes live entertainment on two stages, arts and crafts, gourmet offerings, mushroom education, strolling musicians, street performers, and several city blocks of unique booths. For children, Munchkinland captivates kids with rides, games and continuous entertainment.
The festival raises funds for educational scholarships, which are granted annually and provides an opportunity for many local non-profit organizations, clubs and schools to create awareness of their cause.
Mushrooms, the region’s predominant local crop, are the stars of the festival with opportunities for guests to taste fresh, locally grown mushrooms and learn about their important health benefits.
Downtown Morgan Hill
Outdoor Community Center Amphitheater and Surrounding area
FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING
Memorial Day Weekend: May 24-25, 2014
2013 Festival Highlight Video
WHEN: Saturday May 24th
TIME: Saturday, 10am – 7pm
WHERE: Downtown Morgan Hill Community Center grounds and Depot Street, between Dunne and 3rd Street.
WHAT TO FIND: Arts & Crafts, Gourmet Food, Live Entertainment on two stages, Wine & Beer Gardens, Mushroom Education and exhibit, MunchkinLand with rides, games and entertainment, Marketplace Exhibitors, Business Display Booths, Street Performers & Strolling Musicians.
PARKING: There is plenty of free parking surrounding the festival including the Park & Ride Lot on Butterfield between Dunne & Main and city streets where parking is permitted. If parking at the Park & Ride lot, entrance to the festival is just on the other side of the pedestrian train crossing and will put you in MunchkinLand and near the Depot Food Court.
ENTERTAINMENT: Two stages of Live Entertainment will fill your day. The Main Stage is located at the Community Center Amphitheater and The Music Tree Stage is located on the corner of Depot and 4th Street. The 2013 schedule is under development. The 2012 lineup included such favorites as headliners The SunKings and Aja Vu as well as Shane Dwight, Red Beans & Rice, The Bell Brothers and many more so get ready to kick up your heels.
FOOD: There is something to please everyone’s palette. Mushroom dishes which can be tasted in soup, stuffed, sandwiched, deep-fried, marinated, over rice, and much more! Tri Tip Sandwiches, Ribs, Pulled Pork & Brisket, Turkey Drumsticks, Calamari and Kabobs, Kettle Corn, Gyros and Falafels, Philly Cheese Steak, Chinese food, Mexican food and the list goes on… There are two food courts to find your favorite food. The Community Center Food Court is located in the Community Center Parking Lot and the Depot Food Court is located on Depot Street between 3rd & 4th Street.
BEVERAGES: There will be plenty of locations to refresh your thirst at the festival. There will be four Wine Booths throughout the festival serving local wines with a Wine Garden with seating, near the Music Tree Stage. Beertrailers pouring Budweiser, Bud Light and Shock Top are conveniently placed around the festival near all the food and entertainment. The Beer Garden, serving Corona, Modelo & Microbrews will be located in the Community Center Food Court and a Corona & Modelo Beer Tent by the 4th Street Stage. Soda’s & Water can be purchased from the Live Oak High School Boy’s and Girls Volleyball throughout the festival. Also enjoy beverages from our vendors including Lemonade, Iced Tea, Fruit Punch, Hillbilly Tea, Fruit Smoothies, and much more!
PETS: Festival organizers respectfully request you be kind to your pet and leave them at home! The festival is mainly on asphalt which can be very hot on your pet’s feet as well as a lot of people stepping on their paws.