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Memphis Mushroom Festival kicked off at Meeman-Shelby Forest Park

The festival happens every year with monthly events in between.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Mushroom Festival happened this weekend, kicking off Friday through Sunday at Meeman-Shelby Forest Park, with the goal of bringing Mid-Southerners together for all things nature!

The festival happens every year with monthly events in between. Folks were invited to camp at the 13,000-acre park for the whole event. 

Mushroom Foraging was the main attraction of the festival. A large group took a 3 mile hike with a mushroom educator, to find and research about different types of mushrooms. 

Local shops set up camp at the festival, offering different items such as jewelry, face masks, painting, mushrooms, glow in the dark canvases and more. 

A few local bands were on site as well, playing the evening hours of the festival.

Other highlights of the festival were mushroom cooking classes with on-site chefs, a bonfire hangout, or dance it out with some chakra cleansing. 

In case you missed it, you can visit the Mushroom Festival Website, and see how you can join, and be prepared for the festival next year. 

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