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50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Revival Fungus Fair - CANCELED

The public is invited to this family friendly event to celebrate the diversity and ecology of fungi found in every part of our environment, from urban garden to mountain forest.

Tickets go on sale December 1, 2021. Advance Tickets sold on Eventbrite and will be available at the door.  Early bird pricing until December 21. Volunteers receive free admission.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, when the first rains tease up the chanterelles and porcini, fungus lovers, foodies, and mycophiles in general head to the Fair to relish the hundreds of wild mushrooms gathered for display.  For one day each year, Bay Area mushroom hunters fan out and find fungi of all shapes and colors across Northern California and bring them all to one location.  The fair, organized by the Mycological Society of San Francisco, includes family friendly events and activities, films and talks, both virtual and in person, and, of course, displays of mushrooms.  Guest speakers include mushroom experts Dr. Else Vellinga, Britt Bunyard, Alan Rockefeller, and James McConchie.

The displays of mushrooms include as many as 300 species; some toxic, some deadly, and some which are edible and delicious.  Experience identification tutorials, cooking demonstrations, sales of field guides and recipe books, remember: Never eat any mushroom for which identification is not certain.

Learn about the many uses of fungi, see displays on ecology, toxicology, and cultivation. Visit the realistic woodland display, a life size display of the forest floor.   Stop by table displays of medicinal mushrooms, myco-remediation, lichens, psychedelic fungi, mushroom dyes, and more.  Fifteen local vendors have their mushroom themed products for sale.  Bring your own mushrooms to have them identified by our experts.

Bring your camera to photograph your favorite fungi; Selfies with the mushrooms are permitted.

Sunday, 01/23/22

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