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MORGAN HILL MUSHROOM MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL MUSHROOM MARDI GRAS IN 39th YEAR Families and individuals came from near and far to attend the 39th Annual Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras.  Festi- val goers enjoyed a variety of gourmet food while shopping at the many vendor booths including handcrafted artists and crafters and retail merchandise.  The entertain- ment was top notch both days with two stages of bands to choose from.  Kids enjoyed the many rides and games in Munchkinland.  Mushroom enthusiasts enjoyed the Mushroom Expo with samples of blended meat & mush- room meatballs and cooking demonstrations by local and celebrity chefs.  The perfect weather contributed to the best year financially in the 14 years since the festival moved to Downtown Morgan Hill.  Proceeds from the festival support the organization’s scholarship fund and monetary donations to education as well as keeping the festival free admission.      Kids rides and games in Munchkinland Cooking Demonstrations at Mushroom Expo Live Music Wine & Beer Gardens 46 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Shopping at Over 300 Booths AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 gmhtoday.com