Thank you for a wonderful Mushroom Festival! We’ll be back next year on Sunday, October 29th. Check out the 2022 Festival below:
In partnership with Lane Community College and Cascade Mycological Society, Mount Pisgah Arboretum presents the Mushroom Festival
The Mushroom Festival is our biggest fundraising event of the year. Ticket sales and purchases at the festival support our work in native habitat stewardship and outdoor environmental education.
- A Huge Mushroom exhibit where you can learn about hundreds of local species!
- Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms Display
- Live Music
- Guided Nature Walks by local naturalists
- Mushroom Vendors
- Local foods, arts, and crafts
- Cider pressing and scarecrows
Scarecrow Contest Winners!
- Classically Corny (the funniest scarecrow): “Straw me like one of your French girls” by Heather, Frances, and Riley J.
- Most likely to Scare a Crow: “The Crone” by Dharma & Emmaline W.
- Outstanding in its field: “The Sea Witch Sends the Salmon Home” by Kathleen F. & Robert A.
The iNaturalist mycoblitz is a complementary event to our in-person Mushroom Festival. From October 20th through October 29th, all mushroom observations in Lane County that are uploaded to iNaturalist will be added to the project. Last year’s mycoblitz produced over 2,000 observations of mushrooms, with over 300 species with verified (research grade) identifications so far. A big thanks to Lane Community College and Cascade Mycological Society for facilitating the event! Check out the project webpage for more information!
10:00AM – The Differant
11:00AM – Taller de Son Jarocho
11:45AM – Eugene Taiko Drummers
12:30PM – Eugene Bhangra
1:00PM – Mood Area 52
2:15PM – Cuchulain
3:30PM – Satori Bob
Guided Nature Walks
11:00AM–Chris Melotti and Molly Widmer
1:00PM–Bruce Newhouse and Peg Boulay
Food & Beverage Vendors:
Arts and Crafts Vendors:
Check out what our festival partners are up to!
The Cascade Mycological Society (CMS) hosts and attends events around the Pacific Northwest, most notably community classes and forays, member forays, seasonal member potlucks, and the Mushroom Festival in October. For information about the mushroom experts that will be at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival, click here.
Lane is a local community college that provides, “comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities that promote student success”. For a calendar of upcoming Lane Community College events and educational opportunities, visit LCC’s website.