The Fungus Fair has two main speaking venues: the main room (Room 3) is where you'll find our headliners and cooking demonstrations. Entry passes to the main room will be available outside the room 30 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.
A smaller lecture room (Room 1) down the hall has informative and educational talks about mushrooms, given by local, knowledgeable mycologists. The schedule for these rooms is listed below.
Visit the Kid's Room (Room 7 )mushroom activities such as clay sculpture, water colors, face painting, and making mushroom dyed fabric. Join us Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 4:00.
You can also ask questions about mushrooms you have brought to the fair in the main auditorium at the mushroom identification table, staffed by our best identification experts.
Friday, January 13, 2017
|1:30 - 3:00||Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz||Meet the authors of the brand new, comprehensive guide to local fungi, "Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast"|
|3:30 - 4:30||
Chef Bob Wynn
|Cooking and Foraging|
|5:00 - 9:39||
After Hours Mushroom Dinner - separate admission
Private tour of auditorium with Authors and Mycologists, Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz
Catered by Chef Evan Rotman of Chef Evan Presents.
|Details and Reservations|
|1:15 - 2:15||Henry Young||Mushroom Toxicity|
|2:30 - 3:30||Phil Carpenter||An Introduction to Mushroom Identification|
|3:45 - 4:45||Britt Bunyard||Amazing Mushrooms|
Saturday, January 14, 2017
|11:00 - 12:30||Landon Cook||Wild Mushroom Cookery: A primer on fungi from patch to plate.|
|1:00 - 2:30||Noah Seigel||California: Land of the year round mushroom forage.|
|3:00 - 4:00||Chef Todd Spanier of King of Mushrooms||Cooking Demonstration
Pairing with owner and winemaker, Dominick Chirichillo of Domenico Winery
|10:30 - 11:30||Phil Carpenter||An Introduction to Mushroom Identification|
|1:30 - 2:30||Debbie Viess||Amanita Toxins: Deep Analysis and Mythbusting|
|2:45 - 3:45||David Rust||Introduction to Wild and Edible Mushrooms|
|4:00 - 5:00||Debbie Viess||Amanitarita’s Freaky and Fabulous Fungi|
Sunday, January 15, 2017
|11:00 - 12:30||Chris Hobbs||Mushroom Medicine: Foraging for the best and most potent local California species|
|1:00 - 2:30||Christian Schwarz||Slaying the dragon for the love of the forest: A vision for phasing out draconian anti-mushroom forgaging laws|
|3:00 - 4:00||
Chef Rachel Hughes
|10:30 - 11:30||Britt Bunyard||Edible Mushrooms of California and Their Lookalikes|
|12:00 - 1:00||Justin Pierce||An Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation|
|1:30 - 2:30||Douglas Smith||The Mushrooms Of Los Trancos, A Local Open Space Area|
|3:00 - 4:00||Henry Young||Mushroom Toxicity|