2019 Lobster Mushroom Jamboree

Time & Location

Aug 16, 4:00 PM – Aug 18, 1:00 PM

Itasca County, MN, USA

About The Event

This years Lobster Mushroom Jamboree will be held in the Chippewa National Forest area of Itasca County, Minnesota. Join myself, Mike Kempenich, of Gentleman Forager as your guide and host, along with acclaimed Minneapolis chefs and music by The May North & Lost Marbles, all in a private camp (with some comforts!). Learn about lobster and other wild mushrooms while you forage with Mike with the anticipation of their role in an incredible dinner Saturday night! After dinner, sit back with your drink of choice, swap some stories and laughs as you listen to some great music from "The Dreadlock Cowboy" Wayne McFarlane, George McCorkell of The May North, Lost Marble and Iron range duo Rob and Jill. When you are ready, head back to the biggest bonfire you have ever seen (if I have anything to say about it!) or hit the tent and dream about the next mornings hunt. Watch last years Jamboree on Minnesota Bound and get a feel for what to expect HERE


$300 All inclusive (except snacks and drinks).

Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday: Arrive any time after noon, set up your camp, meet and greet, Spectacular meal from our guest chefs /Happy Hour at 8:00ish/Music around the fire


Saturday: Spectacular breakfast at 9:00, followed by Lobster hunting until lunch (another uniquely crafted creation of the Chefs!) in the field. We return around 4-5 and the very special forest to fork dinner is served about 7:00 with music to follow-- around 8:30-9:00.


Sunday: Another great breakfast at 9:00 followed by mushroom cooking class/general mushroom Q&A with Mike until 12-1:00 when we wrap things up. 


What would I need to bring?

  • Tent

  • Sufficient comforter/blankets

  • Sleeping bags, air mattress and pump

  • Lantern, fuel and extra mantels

  • Flashlight

  • Multi-purpose tool or knife

  • First aid kit

  • Insect repellant

  • Rain gear (poncho)

  • Clothing that can be layered

  • Good waterproof hiking boots

  • Camp chairs

  • Cooler

  • Non-perishable snacks

  • Basket

  • Mushroom Field Guide

  • Whistle

  • Camera and extra batteries

  • Walking stick