Fungus Fair 2016 - Program Schedule

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 8, 2016

Room 3

2:30 - 3:45 Stephanie Jarvis The Secrets of Capturing Wild Mushrooms
4:00 - 5:00

Chef Bob Wynn

Pairing with hand-crafted beers from Discretion Brewing

Cooking Demonstration
6:00 - 9:00

After Hours Mushroom Dinner - separate admission

Catered by Chef Maurice Dissels of Birk's Restaurant, Santa Clara
Pairing with winemaker Eric Baugher of Ridge Vineyards
Music by George Heagerty & Never the Same
Science Advisor, Alan Rockefeller

Details and Reservations

Room 1

2:15 - 3:15 Henry Young Mushroom Toxicity
3:30 - 4:30 Phil Carpenter Introduction to Mushroom Identification
4:45 - 6:00 Documentary Screening "The Creeping Garden", a documentary about slime molds

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Room 3

11:00 - 12:30 Tom Volk Discovering the Hidden Life of Mushrooms
1:00 - 2:30 Alan Rockefeller DNA: New Fungal Names and Relationships
3:00 - 4:00 Chef Laura Stec of Innovative Cuisine
Pairing with Fenestra Winery
Cooking Demonstration

Room 1

10:30 - 11:30 Christian Schwarz Mushrooms Can Change the World (But Perhaps Not In The Way You’d Expect)
1:30 - 2:30 David Rust Introduction to Wild and Edible Mushrooms
2:45 - 3:45 Cassandra Fuentes Grow Oysters on Toilet Paper Rolls Workshop – Low tech Mushroom Cultivation
4:00 - 5:00 Debbie Viess Debunking The Myth Of The Orgasmic Stinkhorn

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Room 3

11:00 - 12:30 Chris Hobbs Mushroom Medicine: Latest News, Controversies, and Uses
1:00 - 2:30 Tom Volk Discovering the Hidden Life of Mushrooms
3:00 - 4:00

Chef Rudy Duran of C'era Una Volta, Alameda
Pairing with winemaker Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vinyard

Cooking Demonstration

Room 1

10:30 - 11:30 Debbie Viess Amanitarita's Freaky and Fabulous Fungi
12:00 - 1:00 Justin Pierce Aspects of 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