Girdwood Fungus Fair

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2016 Girdwood Fungus Fair Schedule of Events

All events will take place in the US Forest Service Glacier Ranger District Office, unless otherwise noted. Display and talks are FREE, and do not require advanced registration but seating is limited for the talks so please arrive early if you require a seat. Updated 08/09/2016. Schedule is subject to change.


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Friday, August 26th


7-10pm Fungus Fair Mushrooms and Martinis Cocktail Party+ Girdwood Center for Visual Arts Fundraiser Sitzmark Bar. Enjoy different delectable mushroom appetizers with dessert and two specialty mushroom martinis (or wine or beer of your choice). Live Music by The Super Saturated Sugar Strings, Games, and silent auction ($49) Call 754-2275 for ticket purchase or visit the Alyeska Tram Ticket Office. Ages 21 & over only



Saturday, August 27th


9:30am-5 pm USFS Ranger Station open with Fungus display, t-shirts and books.


10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am Forays ~sold out~ ($10) Guided mushroom walks with mycologists. Each group is limited to the first 15 people to register.  Register online in advance through Brown Paper Tickets. Meet at Ranger Station 15 minutes prior to foray. Foray leaders:  Steve Trudell (10am), Noah Siegel (10:30am), Ken Hodges (11am) and Daniel Nicholson (11:30am). Register online at Brown Paper tickets.


10am-4pm *Workshop* ~sold out~ Mushrooms to Dye With ($45) Dye wool and silk with pigments derived purely from wild harvested mushrooms (many found locally) with mycopigment expert Alissa Allen. Register online in advance through Brown Paper Tickets. Check in at the USFS Glacier Ranger District office 15 minutes prior to Workshop, which will be held nearby. Register online at Brown Paper Tickets.


1-1:50pm *Talk* Mycomaterials Research at UAA Philippe Amstislavski


2-2:50pm *Talk* Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast Noah Siegel


3-4 pm *Talk* Mushrooms of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest Steve Trudell


5-6pm *Kids Foray* (Free) ~sold out~ Kids Foray with Gabriel. Kids ages 5-11 must register online at Brown Paper Tickets. Meet at the Challenge Alaska building. Limited to the first 10 to register.



Sunday, August 28th


9:30am-3pm Fungus display, shirts, books  at the USFS Ranger Station.


10am, 10:30am and 11am Forays ($10) ~sold out~ Groups meet at ranger station 15 min. prior, limited to first 15 to register online in advance through Brown Paper Tickets. Foray Leaders: Steve Trudell (10am), Ken Hodges (10:30am), Noah Siegel (11am). Register online at Brown Paper Tickets



10am-2pm *Special workshop demo/drop in* 

Alissa Allen of Mycopigments will have a hands on educational booth demonstrating how to use wild mushrooms to dye silk. This drop-in booth is suitable for all ages. Silk scarves will be available for purchase for you to dye yourself. She will provide design tools and instruction for making elegant patterns, or you can work with pre-designed material. Your scarf will be a beautiful accessory and an interesting conversation piece. No advanced registration necessary.



11am-1pm *Workshop* Mushroom Farming ($15) ~sold out~ This workshop will be led by Philippe Amstistlavski and will use locally harvested cottonwoods to inoculate with oyster mushroom spawn so you can have your own mushroom garden at home! Register online at Brown Paper Tickets.


1-2pm *Talk* Fungi on the Farm Daniel Nicholson


2-3pm *Talk* To Live and Dye For: Edible, Poisonous, and Dye Fungi of Alaska. Noah Siegel


4-5pm *Kids Foray* (Free) ~sold out~ Kids Foray with Gabriel. Kids ages 5-11 must register online at Brown Paper Tickets. Meet at the Challenge building. Limited to the first 10 to register. A parent or adult chaperone is required.


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