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*The 2024 Schedule of Events
will be posted in July 2024*

2023 Girdwood Fungus Fair Schedule of Events
September 2-3, 2023

The Girdwood Fungus Fair is held at the Community Room in Girdwood, Alaska.

Visit us in the Community Room for all:

  • Foray Check-in's

  • Workshop Check-in's

  • Fungus Displays

  • Fungus Talks

Registration* is online in advance for forays, workshops, and demos through the Four Valleys Community School.

Mushrooms

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023 @ 6:00

2023 Fungus Fair Mycoblitz

A mycoblitz is an intense, and usually time limited survey of all fungi in a given geographic area. Participants work to catalog as many species as they can from the survey area, during the survey time period.

Document what mushrooms are out during the 2023 Fungus Fair in the Girdwood and Anchorage area!

 

A 2023 Fungus Fair t-shirt will be given to the individual with the most observations and to the individual with the most species! You must be a member of the project for your observations to be included.

The 2023 Micoblitz is over! Thank you all who participated.

Create an iNaturalist account here for 2024!

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Schedule
  • 9:30am-5:00pm

    • Mushroom display at the Girdwood Community Room, books and t-shirts for sale

  • 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am *Forays*

    • Guided Mushroom Walks (with mycologists) ($20). Groups meet outside community room 15 min. prior. Each foray is limited to 15 participants.

      • Foray leaders:  Shannon Adams + Kymi Draeger (10:00am), Shannon Nix (10:30am), Brian Heitz (11:00am), Joe Zapotsky (11:30am)

  • 10:00am-1:00pm, *Demo* 

    • Mushrooms to Dye With ($50) Dye 2 silk scarves with pigments derived purely from wild harvested mushrooms and lichens with Teresa Paquet. Limited to 12 participants.

  • 2:30pm-4:30pm *Workshop*

    • Mushroom Cultivation ($40) The owners of Far North Fungi will be offering a “make your own home cultivation kits” workshop. Limited to 30 participants.

  • 1:30pm-2:30pm *Talk* FREE

    • “Introduction to Mycology 101: 5 Senses and Practical Application” Shannon Nix and Shannon Adams

  • 2:30pm-3:30pm *Talk* Free

    • “From Saucepan to Science: Taking the Next Step in your Fungal Adventure” Shannon Adams

  • 3:30pm-4:30pm *Talk* Free

    • “The Great Escape: Fungal Spore Dispersal Strategies” Shannon Nix

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Schedule
  • 9:30am-3:00pm

    • Mushroom display at the Girdwood Community Room, books and t-shirts for sale. 

  • 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am *Forays*

    • Guided Mushroom Walks (with mycologists) ($20) Groups meet outside community room 15 min. prior to the foray. Each foray is limited to 15 participants.

      • Foray Leaders: Shannon Adams (10:00am), Shannon Nix + Kymi Draeger (10:30am), Joe Zapotsky (11:00am), Gabriel Wingard *Beginner Foray* (11:30am)

  • 10:00am-12:00pm *Workshop *

    • Mushroom Cultivation ($40) The owners of Far North Fungi will be offering a make your own home cultivation kits. Limited to 30 participants.

  • 12:30-2:30 pm *Workshop*

    • Mushroom Tincture Making ($50) The owners of Far North Fungi will be offering a mushroom tincture making class. Limited to 30 participants.

  • 1:00pm-2pm *TALK* Free

    • “Behind the Veil: Learn to Identify Cortinarius”  Shannon Adams

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm *TALK* Free

    • “Butt Rot, Decay, and Forest Diseases” Kymi Draeger

  • 6:00pm-8pm *Five Course Fungus Feast*

    • Fungus Feast ($120) Spoonline Bistro. Advanced online reservations required.

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