Fall Mushroom Festivals

Whether you simply have a passing interest in mushrooms or are a serious forager of the wild varieties, fall offers several options to gather with fellow mushroom folk and celebrate these fabulous fungi at a mushroom festival.

Classes, workshops, cooking demos, and mushroom hunting expeditions are usually part of the ongoing festival so depending on what day you arrive and what it is you hope to accomplish, mushroom fans will find something to keep them amused. Learning about wild mushrooms can be quite a serious endeavor and rightly so, as every year uneducated mushroom hunters choose the wrong ones to ingest and can become quite sick or even poisoned to death. This is why you want to hunt with a certified mushroom forager and if you’re looking for one, these are the places where you’ll find the most accomplished.

If you’re just interested in seeing what a mushroom festival is all about, you’ll be welcomed to wander and browse the various vendor booths and stalls. If nothing else, you’ll come away with a newfound appreciation for these incredible and exotic gifts of nature.

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival - Kennett Square, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Annual event in the Mushroom Capital of the World, Kennett Square. Held on the weekend after Labor Day. Attendance is estimated at up to 100,000 guests. Enjoy 5k, live music, community parade, mushroom cook-off, car show, and more!

Yachats Village Mushroom Fest - Yachats, OR - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
Enjoy cultivated and wild mushroom dishes, shop culinary markets, learn more about mushrooms at demonstrations, plus walks, talks, workshops and more.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival - Eugene, OR - Oct 31 to Oct 31, 2021
For 2021, a smaller show than normal. Normally: Huge mushroom exhibit (over 300 species), live music, hayrides, cider booth, guided nature walks, kids booth, scarecrow contest and more! Free parking and free shuttle from 10th and High St in Eugene.

Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival - Mendocino County, CA - Nov 1 to Nov 10, 2019
Events take place throughout Mendocino County, which is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties, including the candy cap mushroom (which has a maple syrup flavor) that only grows in on the Northern California coast. Enjoy mushroom dinners, wine and beer pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, and more

Cordova Fungus Festival - Cordova, AK - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
A three day event with opportunities to learn more about local mushrooms, participate in art & handcraft workshops, and celebrate mushrooms, salmon and other wild harvested foods in a Wild Harvest Feast. There will be daily guided forays, an identification table, expert key note speakers, a wine & cheese mixer, fungus classes, kids’ activities and more! Bring your cameras and rain gear and join in the Fun.

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