The Humboldt Bay Mushroom Society Mushroom Fair has been held annually since 1978. The Fair features hundreds of species of mushrooms on display; presentations by expert mycologists; books, mushroom growing kits, T-shirts, mushroom art, and more for sale; mushroom identification; mushroom questions answered; mushroom ecology; and a mushroom cooking demonstration.
Between 300 – 500 species of fungi collected locally, identified and displayed in taxonomic groups on natural habitat materials.
Displays of edible and toxic mushrooms presided over by experts on these fungi.
Educational posters on fungi and ecology, fungal biology, odors, and many other topics.
Educational Activity Guides for children of varying ages to help them learn about fungi.
Mushroom growing kits for sale.
T shirts with annual designs
Sales of mushroom field guides, cookbooks and more.
Mushroom identification for the public – bring your mushrooms!
We are so excited that events are happening again. Event details are being updated as information becomes available. Before making plans, please check the event or festival website or Facebook page.