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!! 

Window Contest

Window Decorating

The Mountain Mushroom Festival committee would like to invite businesses to enter the Window Decorating Contest for the 30th festival the weekend of April 25-26. This is a way to make our community more attractive and show pride to all our visitors!! We hope that you will participate.

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Photo Contest

Have you got a show stopping image that you could enter in the Photography Contest? The contest theme is “Favorite Shot from 2019-20 in Kentucky” and 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 17 in Irvine City Hall. Top photos will be hung gallery style at River City Music and Arts, 211 Main Street, during the festival.

Image by Church of the King

Pageant & Baby Show

Mountain Mushroom Festival Pageant & Baby Show

The Mountain Mushroom Festival Pageant & Baby Show will be Saturday, March 21, 2p.m .at the Estill County High School auditorium.  

Age Divisions will be: *

Girls:  0 -11 months (Baby Miss)   12 –23 months (Toddler Miss)    2 –3 (Wee Miss)   4 –5 (Tiny Miss)   
6 –7 (Little Miss)   8 –10 (Junior Miss)   11 –12 (Pre-teen)   13 –15 (Teen Mountain Mushroom)   
13 –15 (Estill Teen Mountain Mushroom)   16 –18 (Miss Mountain Mushroom)   16 -18 (Estill Miss
Mountain Mushroom)   19 –21 (Collegiate Miss)   

Boys:  0 –3 years (Baby Mister)   4 –6 (Wee Mister)   7 –11 (Little Mister)   12 –15 (Teen)   16 –18 (Mister)   
*Age categories of Kentucky Festival Pageant Association)

The entry fee will be $25 before March 20 and $35 between March 21 and March 27. Return payment and entry form to Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St. Checks should be made payable to Mountain Mushroom Festival. The admission fee at the door will be $5 for adults and $3 for children age four and up.

ECMS and ECHS Academic teams will be the recipient of half the profits from the pageant.
Registration forms are on the festival website, or at Irvine city hall.


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 25 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.

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