Mushroom hunting in Lithuania

Mushrom hunting festival in Varena Lithuania

Photo: Mushrom hunters from Ireland visiting Lithuania

Varėna region in Lithuania is famous for wild mushrooms. Some sorts of Lithuanian mushrooms are exported to lots of countries. The mushroom picking peak in Lithuania starts in the beginning of autumn. Varėna –  a small town in the South of Lithuania is titled as a capital of mushroom hunters. They have a great Lithuanian mushroom festival which is usually organized in the end of September.

Foto: Wild mushrooms hunting in Lithuania - Dzūkijos uoga

The fesitval starts with wild mushrom hunting competition and grows into a great festival with country music players, dancers, Lithuanian national cuisine dishes and handcrafts bazar.It is one of the best things to do in Lithuania.

This year annual Varėna mushroom picking festival caroused  on October 26th. Crowds of mushroom hunters from surrounding Lithuanian cities and neighbouring countries took part in this  fest.

Foto: Mushroom hunting in Lithuania and mushroom festival - Dzukijos uoga

Villa “Dzukijos uoga” had a group of mushroom hunters from Ireland. A great variety of different mushroom species were collected and characterized at the presentation  made by “Mushroomstuff” – Irish mushroom hunters community specialists. Some of the catch was used for mushroom soup on fire leaded by Irish party atmospher. After the fest Irish mushroom hunters went for additional mushroom hunting in the immense forests of Dzukija National Park.

Photo: Mushroom picking festival in Varėna Lithuania - Dzukijos uoga

Villa “Dzukijos uoga” – your Lithuanian nature accommodation at mushroom hunting festival in Varėna!


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