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! 


We are proud to announce our Spring Mushroom Festival presenters:

Morels 101

Kati Thompson

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

Lauren Ré

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

Jack Johnson

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. 


10:00 AM - Festival Opens

10:00 AM - Lecture A:  Lauren Ré PNW Spring Fungi

10:30 AM - Cooking Class: Breakfast/Brunch with Chef Graham Steinruck (Paid event)

11:00 AM - Lecture B:  Morels 101 Kati Thompson 

12:00 PM - Lecture C: Jack Johnson Fungal Phenology

12:30 PM - Cooking Class: Lunch with Chef Graham Steinruck (Paid event)

1:00 PM - Lecture A:  Lauren Ré PNW Spring Fungi

2:00 PM - Lecture B:  Morels 101 Kati Thompson 

2:30 PM - Cooking Class: Hors d'oeuvres with Chef Graham Steinruck (Paid event)

3:00 PM - Lecture C:  Jack Johnson Fungal Phenology

4:00 PM - Festival Ends

Ongoing events:

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!


April 29, 2023

Capital Vision Church

1775 Yew Ave NE

Olympia WA, 98506