This year's mushroom festival will go down in the annals of the Hawks Prairie Rotary as being one of our pivotal years to help establish the direction of this Festival!
First of all, once again we had record attendance and record sales(all up 30%) but even before that.. we had more sponsorship $$ committed, and more exhibitor booths sold, we had more mushrooms to eat, than ever before! Many attendees, said that it is truly a community festival and a great family event. with a great Kidzone, and a whole lot of activities for adults as well. We learned a couple of valuable lessons. #1. we will have to handle parking differently #2. We will need to organize the food lines better. Other than that, we just need to keep working at planning and organization, and we will ultimately have the potential to draw over a hundred thousand people much like the Garlic Festival in Gilroy CA .. People like what they see and eat!