Another fantastic Mushroom Festival has come and gone, but people are curious about the winners of many events. Check out the results below. Photos and details will be published on individual pages over the next couple of days.
Amateur Mushroom Cook-off
Sunnyside of ‘Shrooms, Sherry Kozlowski, of Morgantown, West Virginia won First Place and a trip to the World Food Championships.
Three Ways Mushroom Breakfast Tostada Crisp with Citrus Chipotle Sauce, by Areli Biggers, of Hopkinton, Massachusettes won second place.
Mushroom Biscuit Egg Sandwich with Mushroom Ragu, by Christine Familetti, of Broomall, Pennsylvania came in third.
Amateur Fried Mushroom Eating Contest
It was 96+ degrees and a challenging day to eat, but our contestants powered through.
First Place: Dave “Termite” Wood devoured 4 pounds of Buona’s breaded fried mushrooms.
Local Champion (and Second Place overall finisher): John “Tank” McDowell devoured 3.5 pounds.
Dave “US MALE” Goldstein was the Third Place eater with 3.25 pounds.
Tyler “Fungi-Ty” Smith was the runner-up Local Champion with 1.5 pounds.
Soup and Wine Event: Best Soup
It was a battle all day between the restaurants vying for the title of 2016’s Best Mushroom Soup in the Brandywine Valley. At the last minute, The Restaurant at the Desmond pulled out the win.
The same was happening on the winery side of the tent. One again Best Wine went to Galer Vineyards.
Giorgio Mushrooms won Best of Show for their Agarigus Till
The artist winning the “People’s Choice Award” was Raven Porter for her Kennett Square inspired mushroom, “Home is Where the Mushroom is,” sponsored by The Center for Orthodontic Excellence.
Receiving the highest bid in the Painted Mushroom Silent Auction was Raven Porter’s “Home is Where the Mushroom is,” sponsored by The Center for Orthodontic Excellence.
The second highest bid was, “La Mancha,” by Jennifer Lex Wojnar and sponsored by Terri Lynn’s Critters Pet Sitting Service
“Reverence for Life” by Caitlin Daugherty, sponsored by Kennett Design was the third highest bid.
Mushroom Run and Fun Gus Walk
Angel Rodriguez took the Overall Male win finishing the 5K race in 16:25.
The Overall Female 5K winner was Bridget McCarron in 21:40.
Cute-As-A-Button (Mushroom) Baby Photo Contest
Cutest Button: Valentina
Cutest Crimini: Kenzie
Cutest Portabella: Jamie