Fungus Fair 2015 - Fair Vendors

While you're at the Fair, don't forget to pay a visit to our vendors. You'll find a phenomenal assortment of food, books, fresh and dried wild mushrooms, growing kits, artwork, mushroom-dyed silks, jewelry and more...

Fungus Fair 2015 - 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...

Fungus Fair 2015 - Speaker and Chef Bios


Taylor Lockwood grew up near Seattle and took to music at an early age. After high school he entered the University of Washington College of Architecture, but by the time he was 21 he was playing several musical instruments and soon moved to California to start a band...

May, 2014

"Weathered morel" by Hugh Smith

Best Photo
Date: 18 May, 2014
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Morchella elata.

Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada

beautiful yellow mushroom

Once again, Dennis Desjardin and San Francisco State University will be offering their week-long class at the SFSU Sierra Field Station. Students will be introduced to the different kinds of mushrooms and other large fungi that occur in the spring in the Sierra Nevada (See SNFC species list). Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of macro- and micromorphological features, as well as ecological roles, to aid in the identification of taxa.

March, 2014

"Hygrocybe punicea group" by Cass Fuentes

Best Photo
Date: February 28, 2010
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These Hygrocybes were growing in a mix of mostly Bay Laurel and Oak, in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Los Gatos. Being the first time I encountered the "Scarlet Waxy Cap", I was mesmerized by their beautiful color, and taking pictures of them started my path in mushroom photography.