HBMS Mushroom Fair

  • Recurrence: Recurring on the last Sunday of November
  • Location: Arcata Community Center
  • Address: 321 Martin Luther King Parkway
  • Arcata, CA
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Adults $5.00, children 12 – 16 $1, under 12 FREE
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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!


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