Fungifest is when the Asheville Mushroom Club comes out of the woods and invites the public to celebrate the world of fungi with us.
We will have a huge display of freshly gathered wild mushrooms in all their diversity of color and shape, and will offer classes, guided mushroom walks, information displays, and vendors selling edible mushrooms, cultivation supplies, mushroom-themed crafts and gifts, and more. AMC Members will be on hand to answer your questions, and we will even try to identify any mushrooms brought in during the event.
When: Saturday, September 2. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Warren Wilson College (Bryson Building), Swannanoa, NC.
Classes are in the Kittredge Building (except for the 9:00 AM class)
Cost: Entrance fees at the door: Adults - $10
Students & AMC Members - $5
Children 5 & under and WWC students - free
Classes and Mushroom Walks cost $15, in addition to the entrance fee.
There are big discounts for advance booking at Fungifest2017.evenbrite.com/
9:00-10:00am Early class: "Meet the Mushrooms" - Jay Justice
10:00 am General admission starts
11:00am-noon Mushroom Walk #1
11:00am-noon "The Peculiar World of Mushrooms" - Michael Hopping
1:00-2:00pm "Myco-remediation of Contaminated Soil & Water" - Tradd Cotter
1:00-2:00pm "Growing Mushrooms on Logs” - Sheila Dunn
2:00-3:00pm Mushroom Walk #2
2:00-3:00pm "Can I Eat It? Exploring edibility, cautiously” - Alan Muskat
3:00-4:00 pm "Medicinal Mushrooms" - Tradd Cotter
3:00-4:30PM "Cooking with mushrooms" - Michael Gentry
5:00 PM Fungifest closes
More details of the classes are on Fungifest2017.evenbrite.com (click on “TICKETS”)
Driving Directions and Parking
From Asheville; take I-40 E to exit 55. Turn left then right on US 70. After 1.7 miles turn left on Warren Wilson Rd (look for Fungifest sign) and drive another 1.8 miles, past the South and North Entrances, and turn right into the Kittredge parking area. If this is full, there will be signs to an overflow parking area. Pedestrian signs will guide you to Fungifest in the Bryson Building.
AMC Members Only
We still need more volunteers to collect mushrooms before the event and for a few other simple tasks on Sept 1 and Sept 2. Please contact Charlotte if you can. AMC volunteers get free entrance to the event and much gratitude.