2017 Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival

~ Always the Last Sunday in October ~

The Mushroom Festival returns for another fun-filled day of family-friendly activities!

CMS co-sponsors this spectacular celebration with Mount Pisgah Arboretum and Lane Community College.

CMS Sponsored Displays and Activities

  • CMS volunteers collect, identify and organize a stunning display of over 300 fungi species in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
  • Bring mushrooms to be identified at our “Ask an Expert” booth, also located in the White Oak Pavilion.  
  • Be sure to visit our “Edible, Poisonous and Look-Alikes” display to learn about some mushroom species to enjoy and some others to avoid!
  • Visit “Talks on the Terrace” to learn how to cook mushrooms during our mouth-watering culinary demonstrations, and get a chance to ask Steve Trudell, Mycologist and Author of Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest all of your questions about mushrooms (schedule shown right).
  • Stop by the CMS Membership table and learn about everything CMS has to offer.
  • And don’t forget to visit the CMS booth, where t-shirts, cookbooks, Mushroom Earrings and Christmas Ornaments, will be for sale.


Other Festival Activities

  • Live Music from 10 AM to 5 PM 
  • Hay Rides along the Arboretum’s scenic Meadow 
  • Road
  • Guided Nature Walks by local naturalists
  • The infamous and yummy hot apple cider booth!
  • A Kids’ Booth with face painting and nature crafts
  • Plant sales and lots of vendor booths
  • The Fantastical Scarecrow Contest; vote for your favorites!


Collect Mushrooms for the Display!

Saturday, October 21st – Coast with Cheshire Mayrsohn – More information and Registration Closed

Sunday, October 22nd – The Cascades with Marcia Peeters – More information and Registration Closed

Friday, October 27th – Wherever the Mushrooms Are with Harriet Kelly – More information and Registration Here

Anyone can Collect Mushrooms on your own How to Instructions

Help Setup the Display!

To get a fabulous “behind the scenes” view of the Mushroom Displays, you can help set up on Saturday. Place mushrooms in the display, hang posters and signs, set up educational displays, and organize the CMS booth. You don’t need to sign up to help out, just show up at the White Oak Pavilion on Saturday,10/28, between 10 am and 2 pm. Come when you want and stay as long as you want.

Click Here for Day of Festival Volunteer Opportunities

Link to Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s Festival Page

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