CEDAR RAPIDS – Morel mushroom lovers had to act fast to buy their favorite delicacy during Houby Days in Cedar Rapids.
Shortly after sales began of the 20 pounds of morels that were brought in to sell during the festival, the sponge-like fungi sold out.
“The mushrooms went quick,” said Deb Christensen, of the Czech Village Association. Selling at $40 per pound or $22 for half-pound, sales both began and ended Saturday morning.
Even so, plenty more is happening during the three-day festival, which began Friday, May 16, and concludes today, Sunday, May 18.
Find the full schedule of events here and see images from the festival, including the morel mushroom contest, below: