Girdwood Fungus Fair

We put the "Fun" in Fungus Fair

Turnagain Arm Mycological Society

Can't get enough FUNgus at Fungus Fair? Join the Turnagain Arm Mycological Society (TAMS)! In addition to putting on the Girdwood Fungus Fair, we also host several events throughout the year, along with monthly meetings/talks.


To Join: Fill out the forms and send with dues to the address listed in the forms. You'll be the first to know of planned club activities,  get a tshirt, and support the club! You don't need to be a member to go to any meeting, but you do to participate in a club foray.


Read the latest Fungi Magazine Article featuring TAMS and the Girdwood Fungus Fair!


The Turnagain Arm Mycological Society was formed to:


  •  Help the public with the age old question "Is this  mushroom edible?"
  •  Organize and put on the Girdwood Fungus Fair
  •  Sponsor inclusive community events such as forays and talks throughout the year
  •  Provide mushroom identification for poisoning cases



2018 Schedule of Meetings and Forays (check back for updates)


January 24th, 7-8pm Girdwood Community Room: Club meeting and presentation by Sam David on "Mushroom Poisoning and Mycotoxins: The bad side of eating mushrooms and moldy food".


February 21, 7-8pm Girdwood Community Room: Club meeting and presentation by Christin Anderson "Biology and Technology of Fungi"


March 21, 7-8pm Girdwood Community Room: Club meeting and presentation by Kate Mohatt on "Rare and Fascinating Fungal Finds from the Copper River Delta"


April 24th, 7-8pm Girdwood Community Room: Club meeting and presentation by Christin Anderson on Morels **Note date change to TUESDAY**


May 26th: TAMS Morel Foray, location and details TBD *must be a TAMS member to participate*


June 20th, 6-8pm: Location TBD, Girdwood Fungus Fair planning session/Forest Fair Parade sign painting party


July 7th, 10am: Forest Fair Parade


July 25th, 6-8pm: Fungus Fair planning session at the Girdwood Brewing Company


Aug. 15th, 7-9pm: BLM Campbell Creek Science Center Midsummer Night's Science Series Mushroom Fair.


Aug. 22, 6-8pm: Fungus Fair planning session at the Girdwood Brewing Company


Aug. 31-Sept. 2nd: Cordova Fungus Festival


Sept. 8-9th: Girdwood Fungus Fair


Sept. 29th 1-4pm: TAMS Fall Foray, Lion Park *Must be a TAMS member to participate*


Oct. 24th, 7-8pm Girdwood Community Room: Club meeting and presentation by Kate Mohatt on "Traveling For FUNgi"