COME TO DRIFTWOOD, PA’S
ANNUAL MUSHROOM FEST
AT THE DRIFTWOOD SALOON AND GRILL
IN THE HEART OF PENNSYLVANIA’S WILD AND BEAUTIFUL ELK COUNTRY
Saturday, October 14, 2017. 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FEST
> WILD MUSHROOM TALK AND SLIDE SHOW. Learn about the fascinating world of mushrooms with Central PA Mushroom expert Bill Russell. The seminar will begin promptly at 12:00 PM at the Driftwood Saloon followed by a:
> GUIDED WALK. At 1:00 PM we will pile into the Driftwood Mushroom Bus and go to choice mushroom collecting sites. After the walk we will come back to the saloon where we have a:
> WILD MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION AND TASTING. We will identify and discuss the mushrooms we collected, along with mushrooms that were brought to identify. The Driftwood chefs will prepare the choice edible species for all to sample.
> MUSHROOM SOUP COOK-OFF. If you love to cook you’ll want to enter the mushroom soup cook off. Soup must be brought in a crock pot, and only made with store-bought mushrooms. All soup must be registered for voting at 11:45. After the walk. everyone is invited to sample the soups. There will be a first and second place prize for the best soup.
> DOOR PRIZE. There will also be a drawing to win one of Bill Russell’s new editions of Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic. It’s a great book to learn about the wild mushrooms and how they can be used.
> OUR FAMOUS PUFFBALL PIZZA. If we find Giant Puffball Mushrooms, the cooks at the Saloon will make some Puffball pizzas. You have to try them!
> DRAFT BEER WILL BE ONLY $1.75 FROM 12:00 PM TO 4:00 PM.
> ELK WATCHING. Driftwood is a famous center for Pennsylvania’s elk herd. Come and see why tourists from all over come to Driftwood to enjoy watching PA’s wild elks.
> ASK A LOCAL RESIDENT, and you might visit the birthplace of Driftwood's celebrity: old-time movie cowboy Tom Mix.
The Driftwood Saloon and Grill is a 4 ½ star restaurant and pub. Driftwood is a small town located in the heart of elk country. The restaurant is easy to find. Come and enjoy the marvelous food, the elk, the prizes, and a day of mushrooming fun. We hope you’ll be able to join us!