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?" and other mushroom identification questions.
  •  Organize and put on the Girdwood Fungus Fair
  •  Sponsor community events such as forays and talks throughout the mushroom season.
  •  Provide mushroom identification for poisoning cases



 2019 Schedule of Meetings and Forays (check back for updates)


Jan. 23rd, 7-8pm Girdwood Community Room: Talk : SOMA Camp updates, Matsutake and Candy Cap tasting


Feb. 20, 7-8pm Girdwood Community Room: Talk: How Fungi Changed Human History by Sam David


March 20, 7-8pm Girdwood Community Room: Talk: Freshwater Fungi by James Ianni


April 24, 7-8pm Girdwood Community Room: Talk: Spring Fungi and Mycoflora training opportunities


June 19th, 6:30-8pm, Girdwood Brewing Co.: Fungus Fair planning session, tshirt art submissions due, Forest Fair parade planning


July 6th, 10am: Girdwood Forest Fair Parade


July 17th, 6:30-8pm Girdwood Brewing Co: Fungus Fair Planning session


August 14th 6:30-8pm Girdwood Brewing Co: Fungus Fair Planning session


August 21st 6-8pm Campbell Creek Science Center: Mushroom Fair!


August 30- Sept. 2nd Cordova Fungus Festival


Sept. 6-8th: Girdwood FUNGUS FAIR!


Sept. 6-8th: Tongass Rainforest Festival (Petersburg)


Sept. 28th 12-2pm: TAMS Fall Foray