Girdwood Fungus Fair

We put the "Fun" in Fungus Fair

2020 Schedule of Events will be posted 7/2020

Dates are Sept. 5-6th 2020

2019 Schedule of Events

All events will take place at the Girdwood Community Room 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 8/7/2019 Registration for forays and workshops begin online at midnight, Aug. 15th


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Friday, September 6th


5-10pm Jack Sprat Beer Garden/ Fungus Fair Pre-Party with DJ, outdoor grill and Girdwood Brewing Company

Saturday, September 7th


9:30am-5 pm Community Room open with Fungus display, t-shirts and books.


10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am Forays ($15) 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 Community Room 15 minutes prior to foray. Foray leaders:  Steve Trudell (10am), Kitty Labounty (10:30am), Kate Mohatt(11am) and Christin Swearingen (11:30am). Register online at Brown Paper Tickets a starting Aug. 15th.


11am-2pm*Dye Demo* Mushrooms to Dye With ($30) Dye two silk scarves with pigments derived purely from wild harvested mushrooms (many found locally) with Teresa Paquet and Melissa Gabrielson.  Check in at the Girdwood Community Room 15 minutes prior to session start time. Limited to 12 participants, register online at Brown Paper Tickets starting Aug. 15th.


1-1:50pm *Talk* Kitty Labounty "Mushroom Identification 101"


2-3pm *Talk* Steve Trudell "Why Mushrooms Matter"


3:30 -4:30 pm *Cooking Demo*Chad Hyatt will be dishing up 3-5 mushroom tastings at the Community Room **note time and location change**


4-5pm*Kids Foray* ($10) Kids Foray with Gabriel. Kids ages 6-12 . Limited to the first 10 to register online at Brown Paper Tickets. A parent or adult chaperone is required


6-8pm Girdwood Brewing Company Join us at the Girdwood Brewing Company for a casual evening with food carts, local beers, and fun with fungophiles. Tshirts will be available for purchase. No cover charge or advanced ticket purchase required.


Sunday, September 8th


9:30am-3pm Fungus display, shirts, books  at the Girdwood Community Room.


10am, 10:30am and 11am Forays ($15) Groups meet at community room 15 min. prior, limited to first 15 to register online in advance through Brown Paper Tickets. Foray Leaders: Steve Trudell (10am), Kitty Labounty (10:30am), Kate Mohatt and Chad Hyatt (11am). Register online at Brown Paper Tickets starting Aug. 15th.


11am-1pm *Workshop* Mushroom Cultivation with Far North Fungi ($25) The owners of Far North Fungi will be offering a make your own oyster mushroom home cultivation kit as well as giving a talk on what they do.   Register online starting Aug. 15th at Brown Paper Tickets. Check in at the community room 15 minutes prior to workshop start, workshop is at the Nissman Pavilion.


1-2pm *Talk* Kitty Labounty "Ecology of Fungi in Southeast AK Forests and Bogs"


2-3pm *Talk* Kate Mohatt and Steve Trudell "Building an Alaska Mycoflora  and Mushroom Photography"


3-4pm *Kids Foray* ($10) Kids Foray with Gabriel. Kids ages 6-12. Limited to the first 10 to register online at Brown Paper Tickets. A parent or adult chaperone is required



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