Greetings from Madisonville, the Texas home of Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.; and the recognized Mushroom Capital of Texas. We invite you to join us for the twelth annual TEXAS MUSHROOM FESTIVAL on Saturday, October 12. Last year’s festival was a truly outstanding event with gorgeous weather and great crowds, and 2013 will be even better. From humble beginnings in 2002, this festival has grown and evolved. New events have been added each year, and the numbers of attendees have increased to approximately 15,000 in 2012.
The arts and crafts event featured 267 booths in 2012 including: jewelry, accessories, decorative items, pottery, clothing, furniture, seasonal art, toys, and many types of food; to name only a few. This year’s festival includes: mushroom cooking demonstrations by professional chefs, wine tasting, a car show, mushroom growing demonstrations, a quilt show, a 5k run/walk, a children’s area, a photography contest, a petting zoo, pony rides, and musical entertainment. Additional events are being finalized for October.
We invite you to reserve a booth at this year’s festival. All booths will be outside, and you must provide all booth materials (tables, chairs, canopy, etc.). Please note that there are restrictions listed on the application form. Booth rental is $85.00 for a 10ft. X 10ft. curb side space with one side access. Corner booths or those down the middle of the street will have one or two additional open sides. There is a $10 fee for each additional side. Electricity and water, if needed, are $10/outlet used and are added to the cost of booth rental. If you are a food vendor, you must have either a State of Texas or a Madison County Temporary Food Establishment Permit ($52 payable to Madison Co.) All vendors must have a Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit or proof of exemption.
The festival area includes the Courthouse Square, streets surrounding the downtown district, and across the street from the historic Woodbine Hotel, The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Check out details at: www.texasmushroomfestival.com.
Madisonville is located on I-45, at the intersection of State Highway 21, about half- way between Houston and Dallas. We are a small town with friendly folks, and we love to welcome visitors to our area during this exciting annual event. So make your plans to come to Madisonville, The Mushroom Capital of Texas, in October, 2013.
If you are new to the Texas Mushroom Festival and to the Madisonville area, we look forward to meeting you; and if you are coming back, we are delighted and look forward to your return with great anticipation!
Sharon Phelps, Vendor Coordinator
For further information, contact Sharon Phelps (936)348-8460
Linda Becker (713) 249-0994
As a valued vendor, you may add your link to our website for just $25/year.
Vendors may add their business cards or product information to the 1,000 gift bags for just $25.
Vendors are welcome to advertise in our program which is distributed free at the festival as well as included in the Fall edition of Brazos Valley TravelHost magazine, reaching 25,000 readers.
For more information on any of these options, please contact Camilla Viator at 936-348-9333
Madisonville is located on I-45 at the intersection of State Highway 21, halfway between Houston and Dallas.