Artwork by Emily Poole, featuring oak mazegill (Daedalea quercina) and Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)

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.

Festival Activities:

  1. A Huge Mushroom exhibit where you can learn about hundreds of local species!
  2. Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms Display
  3. Live Music
  4. Guided Nature Walks by local naturalists
  5. Mushroom Vendors
  6. Local foods, arts, and crafts
  7. 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.

iNaturalist Mycoblitz!

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!

Performance Schedule

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

2:00PM–David Wagner

3:00PM–August Jackson




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.