Spring Mushroom Festival
Spring Mushroom Festival 2023
Come celebrate springtime, morels, and other mushrooms with the South Sound Mushroom club!
Join us from 10 AM to 4 PM for the 2nd annual Spring Mushroom Festival. General admission is FREE. Parking is FREE but limited to a small parking lot and street parking. We encourage carpooling!
Mushroom ID Station - Bring your recent mushroom finds to be identified by experts.
Kid Zone - Fun educational mushroom arts and crafts and playtime.
We are proud to announce our Spring Mushroom Festival presenters:
Wondering how to dive into the elusive world of morels? This presentation will cover how to tell apart true morels from false morels and where to get started on your quest to find some.
Spring Fungi of the Pacific Northwest
Curious about all the mushrooms you see popping up along trail sides and in your neighborhood? This presentation will cover the identification, ecology, and evolutionary relationships of some of our most iconic springtime fungi.
Fungal Phenology: Seeing the Seasons Through Fungi
Ever notice how many mushrooms fruit during specific seasons? Our presenter will cover factors that affect the timing of the mushroom seasons as well as the relationship with climate.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10:00 AM - Festival Opens
10:00 AM - Lecture A: Lauren Ré PNW Spring Fungi
11:00 AM - Lecture B: Morels 101 Kati Thompson
12:00 PM - Lecture C: Jack Johnson Fungal Phenology
1:00 PM - Lecture A: Lauren Ré PNW Spring Fungi
2:00 PM - Lecture B: Morels 101 Kati Thompson
3:00 PM - Lecture C: Jack Johnson Fungal Phenology
4:00 PM - Festival Ends
Mushroom Identification Station: with chief mycologist, Lauren Ré
Bring in any mushrooms you've found. We will ID them and display them for everyone to enjoy!
Kid Zone: Fun mushroom themed arts and crafts for kids!
Vendor Area: All kinds of mycological treasures! Grow kits, arts and crafts, dye from mushrooms, and more!
Hart and Soul Creations
Mossy Log Baskets
Sword Fern Studios
April 29, 2023
1775 Yew Ave NE
Olympia WA, 98506