16th Annual Mushroom Festival

16th Annual Mushroom Festival


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16th Annual Mushroom Festival
Friday, October 19, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Lake Quinault Lodge

Mix and mingle with a team of experienced mushroom enthusiasts to share the art and science of mushroom collecting and cultivation. 

Friday - Sunday Admission
(Oct. 19 - 21)
$85.00 + tax
Saturday Only Admission
(Oct. 20)
$65.00 + tax

Mushroom Events

16th Annual Mushroom Festival Itinerary

The activities for this three-day event include interactive seminars, guided hikes, guided foraging in the rainforest, and special autumn menus incorporating local mushrooms from the seasonal harvest. The weekend includes a variety of events that are both entertaining and educational.

Friday, October 19

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a wine and cheese social. This kickoff reception features mushroom-focused vendors and an elaborate display of freshly harvested mushrooms, followed by engaging presentations by mushroom experts Chris Herrera, former president of the South Sound Mushroom Club, and Dr. Steven Trudell, affiliate professor in the College of Forest Resources and lecturer in the Biology Department at the University of Washington.

Saturday, October 20 

Activities include the Introduction to Mushroom Identification seminar, guided hikes into the Quinault Rainforest to identify and collect mushrooms, and an informative seminar by Tristan Woodsmith of Fungi Perfecti. End the evening with a fun game of Fungi Bingo, with all proceeds benefiting the Quinault Museum.

Sunday, October 21

The event concludes with an overview of how to grow mushrooms at home by Loni Ronnenbaum of Fungi Perfecti followed by an Oyster Mushroom Kit Workshop that includes take-home kits for home growing, and buffet lunch in the legendary Roosevelt Dining Room featuring a variety of mushroom-inspired entrees.