Category Archives: Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Show

Call for CMS Mushroom Festival Volunteers

collecting mushroomsDid you know that the amazing mushroom display at Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s (MPA) Mushroom Festival is entirely collected, identified, displayed and interpreted by CMS volunteers? (Of course, we have wonderful guest experts assist us with identification.) You can help! Here’s how…

Collect mushrooms

CMS will be organizing special forays to collect mushrooms for the show – watch the CMS website for details. You can also collect mushrooms on your own and bring your treasures to MPA’s White Oak Pavilion on Saturday, 10/26, between 10 am and 3 pm.  Will your huge Cauliflower Mushroom, fresh young Stinkhorn, or picture-perfect Scaly Pholiota win “Best of Show?”

Help set up on Saturday

You can help 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, 10/26, between 10 am and 2 pm.

Help set up on Sunday

Sunday morning, 8:30 – 10:00 AM is always a scramble to clear, clean and organize before the show opens. Again, just come early and we’ll gratefully put you to work. Help share the fungal fun – booth volunteers talk to people about the CMS mission and upcoming events. You can also Read more »

Mushroom Festival: October 27th, 2013 from 10am–5pm

2013-new-design-Hydnum-repaAs you’ve heard, Langdon Cook, author of “The Mushroom Hunters” and “Fat of the Land” is our featured speaker at the LCC Forum this Friday. He is also going to be at the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival on Sunday.

Steve Trudell will also be available at the Mushroom Festival on Sunday. He is the co-author of “Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest” along with Joe Ammirati and has recently co-authored the new book, “Tricholomas of North America – A Mushroom Field Guide.”

CMS has a great new design for T-shirts this year, Hydnum repandum. Mushroom earrings and mushroom center pieces will also be available for sale, along with a mushroom walking stick that will be raffled off.

Hope to see you Friday evening at 7 PM at the LCC Forum and at the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival on Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM.

Suggested Donation: $8 per person, children under 12 free.
Take exit 189 off I-5, just south of Eugene-Springfield.
Free shuttle from Civic Stadium every hour on the hour!

2012 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2012 Photo Contest. For all those who did not get the chance to see the framed prints at the Mushroom Festival, or who were having too much fun to notice them, we are proud to announce the three winning photos here. The winners are :

Dawn Stetzel, who sent this photo of “The Prince” (Agaricus augustus) taken from the Oregon Coast
Doug Gammie, who sent this photo of Phaeolus schweinitzii









and Joaqin Sanchez Romero, who sent this photo of Oudemansiella mucida taken from beech forest in Sierra de Izarraitz, Spain

2012 Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival

Mushroom-Festival-2012-Poster-Small-242x300Don’t miss the 31st annual mushroom show at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum! This is the largest event of the year for CMS, and is always a special treat for everyone either seriously or casually interested in regional fungi. It is also an important fundraising event for the Mount Pisgah Arboretum.

Sunday Oct. 28th, 2012, 10 AM-5 PM.

Mushroom Exhibit, Live Music, Kid’s Activities, Great Food & Wine, Arts, Crafts, Books.

Please see for more information.

Photos: Eugene’s 31st annual Mushroom Festival

Photo Contest Winners

We received many beautiful photos of mushrooms for the contest and selected three for display at the festival. Here they are in case you didn’t get a chance to see the prints there. We’ll also be looking at some photos (time-permitting) at November’s general meeting.

The three winners are:

  • Joaquin Romero, who sent this picture of Mycena seinesii from Vizcaya, Spain

  • Stewart Meyers, who sent a picture of Amanita muscaria from Honeyman State Park, OR.

  • Kevin Hups, who sent a picture of oyster mushrooms fruiting from a plywood deck in a shipping container that had been sealed up for a decade, in Colorado.

(You may click on the photos for a higher resolution version)

30th Anniversary Photo Contest


Deadline extended to Oct. 24th, last chance to send in your photos!

As some of you might know, this year’s Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival will be the 30th! The Cascade Mycological Society has been a big part of this festival from the beginning and we are excited to be bringing a number of special events and activities to celebrate.

The first of these we are proud to announce is a mushroom photography contest. Any and all are free to contribute photos related to mushrooms, mushroom culture, and our fungal pals in general. The best of the bunch will be selected for a special display at the festival and the winners will receive recognition and prizes from the CMS.

The rules are simple, just send up to 3 digital photos to In your email include your full name as you’d want it to appear next to your prize winning photo and any details you might want us to know about the photo and what it means to you. Note that we greatly prefer digital files but if you have a picture that you must submit and don’t have in digital form, you can send us an email and we’ll try to help with other arrangements. Please send pictures as JPG files at full resolution, so that prints of the images look their best.

The photos need to be in by Oct 24th so they can be judged before the show.

Fine print stuff:
By sending us your pictures, you grant the CMS a license to use your photo for contest purposes and to display your photo at the festival and at later dates in CMS communications including this website. If your image is used for CMS communication, you will be credited as the photographer.

30th Annual Mt. Pisgah Arboretum’s Mushroom Festival — Sunday October 30, 2011

30th Annual Mt. Pisgah Arboretum’s Mushroom Festival
October 30, 2011, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

Cascade Mycological Society co-sponsors this spectacular celebration with Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and Lane Community College. CMS volunteers collect, identify and organize over 300 species of mushrooms in a stunning display of colors, shapes, and sizes. Bring mushroom specimens to have identified at our “Ask an Expert” booth at the show. Visit our “Edible, Poisonous and Lookalikes” display to learn about some mushroom species to enjoy and some others to avoid! And don’t forget to visit the CMS booth, where t-shirts and other goodies will be for sale.

There is something for everyone at the mushroom festival, including hayrides, cider pressing, wine tasting, scarecrow contest, plant sale, craft sale, children’s activities, music, and raffle. Visitors can also take guided tours of the Arboretum to learn about the area’s ecology and history. To learn more, visit MPA’s website.

Mushroom Species Lists 2010

Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Species List has been updated for 2010 to include data up to the 2009 Mushroom Show.

Download the mt_pisgah_show_list_1983-2009 (PDF), or mt_pisgah_show_list_1983-2009 (XLS).