Fungus Fair 2017 - 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 13, 2017

Room 3

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
Langdon Cook

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. 
Pairing with winemaker Frank Virgil of De Vincenzi Cellars.
Music by George Heagerty & Never the Same

Details and Reservations

Room 1

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

Room 3

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

Room 1

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

Room 3

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

Cooking Demonstration

Room 1

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