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Suggested Donation: $8 per person, Children under 12 free. No dogs are allowed.

Art

IMG_0961BATitat – Charting Nature – Navillus Press with Bill Sullivan – Sparhawk Farms – Fridays at the Farm – Wear Me Jewels – Wooden Apple Woodturning – Whistle Post Pottery – Wanna Spoon? – Eugene Weaver’s Guild – Earth Dyed

Culinary Demonstrations

  • 10623519_829443657100421_8095795673519943479_o11:00oam – 11:30am: Three Mushroom Soups: Jennifer Burns Bright
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Wild Mushroom Dumplings: Jennifer Burns Bright
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Wild Mushroom Camp-Stove Cook-Off: Kimlyn Esser
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Mushroom Preservation: Matthew Kilger
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Medicinal Mushrooms- preparation, cultivation and wild harvesting: Jennifer Olsen

Food

Mushroom RaguBrew Dr. Kombucha – Cafe Mam Coffee – Sweet Cheeks Winery – Hideaway Bakery – Oriental Noodle Village – Viva Vegetarian – Ritta’s Burritos – Holy Cow- Dogs Gone Coastal

Mushrooms

Rob Miller – The Mushroomery – Rainforest Mushrooms

Festival 2009Annual Mushroom Display: Members of the Cascade Mycological Society and LCC put their time and talent into the largest mushroom display on the West Coast. Erin Blanchard is one of the invited mycologists who will be identifying the fungi at this year’s Mushroom Festival.

Music

Plants

Pierce Street Gardens – Fox Hollow Nursery – Friends of Buford Park – Doak Creek Natives – Pierce Street Gardens

GuiJoseph with a Porcini mushroom, Glen with a Cauliflower mushroomded Nature Walks

Dan Shultz- 11am
Daniel Thomas- 12pm
Bruce Newhouse- 1pm
David Wagner- 2pm
Chris Melotti- 3pm

Non-Profits

Whole Earth Nature School- StoveTeam International- Cascadia Wildlands – Travel Lane County – UO Museum of Nature and Cultural History – NABA – Eugene/Springfield – Natural History Society – Walama Restoration Project – WREN – Northwest Youth Corps …and more!

GETTING THERE

MPA is located at 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR 97405. We are tucked into the larger Lane County Park called the Howard Buford Recreation Area.

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Free Shuttle

Free shuttle from Civic Stadium every hour on the hour, and back from the Festival on the half hour!

Ride Share

Looking for a Ride Share? Log in to DriveLessConnect.com  Click on “View Events” under the Events tab in the blue toolbar. Select “Add a trip to this event” and complete your trip information and click save.  Your rideshare matches will display on the screen. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact Tracy with Point2point at Lane Transit District at 541-682-6183.

By Car or Bike

From Interstate 5, Southbound: Exit the freeway at Exit 189. At the base of the offramp, turn right and head towards 30th Avenue. Make a left turn at the stop light at 30th Ave and cross over the freeway. At the stop sign just past the overpass, turn left. Make a right turn onto Franklin Blvd at the Shell Station and cross under the railroad bridge. Follow Franklin around a curve, then turn left on Seavey Loop Road. Continue forward for about a mile and a half. Cross a short bridge over the river. Follow the right fork of the road into the Arboretum parking lot. (See it on an interactive map.)

From Interstate 5, Northbound: Exit the freeway at Exit 189. At the stop sign at the end of the offramp, go forward. Make a right turn onto Franklin Blvd at the Shell Station and cross under the railroad bridge. Follow Franklin around a curve, then turn left on Seavey Loop Road. Continue forward for about a mile and a half. Cross a short bridge over the river. Follow the right fork of the road into the Arboretum parking lot. (See it on an interactive map.)

From South Eugene:  Take 30th Avenue past Lane Community College.  Cross the freeway overpass and turn left at the blinking stoplight.  Turn right after the Shell Station onto East Franklin Blvd. Follow this road about 1/3 mile.  Take the first left onto Seavey Loop Road.  Continue straight 2 miles to the Arboretum.

From Springfield:  Take Main Street west, crossing the river at Island Park.  Take the first left after the bridge onto Franklin Blvd.  (U-Haul is on the corner.)  Follow Franklin South, turning left at the first light onto East Franklin Blvd.  Continue on East Franklin and turn left just before the Shell Station. Follow this road about 1/3 mile.  Take the first left onto Seavey Loop Road.  Continue straight 2 miles to the Arboretum.

For more information, contact (541) 747-3817 or office@mountpisgaharboretum.org

Interested in Volunteering?

Mushroom Display: Volunteers are needed to help with the labeling and setup of the Cascade Mycological Society Mushroom Display. This process goes on all day, from morning until night. It is an exciting and invaluable way to learn about the mushrooms that fruit in our region. Volunteers are also needed to hang posters and signs, set up educational displays, and organize the CMS booth and moon stage. Contact Peg Boulay to volunteer for any part of a shift.

Staff the CMS booth, Help with Culinary Talks or Staff the Membership Table: Help share the fungal fun – booth volunteers talk to people about the CMS mission and upcoming events. You can also help sell t-shirts, mushroom earrings, and the new wild mushroom cookbook, all which go to support CMS activities and scholarship funds. Culinary Talks volunteers help promote the talks and seat audience members. Membership Table volunteers help people become CMS members and answer questions. Sign up for a shift here.

Volunteers receive free admission to the festival and help to support the efforts of the arboretum!

Mycologist Erin Blanchard Will Attend the 2014 Mushroom Festival

Erin Blanchard is one of the invited mycologists who will be identifying the fungi at this year’s Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival.

Erin Blanchard

Erin Blanchard

About Erin Blanchard

Erin is studying the taxonomy and identification of fungi. Originally from San Diego, she moved north to San Francisco five years ago in favour of the damp weather and flourishing fungi.  She has been an active member of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and Bay Area Mycological Society, and has been involved with other California Mycology Clubs in organizing and setting up events. Erin has identified fungi for the annual MSSF Fungus Fair, San Diego Mycological Society, Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz, Point Reyes Fungus Fair, Marin Mushroom Mania, Point Reyes MycoBlitz, Humboldt Bay Mycological Society, Northeast Mycological Federation, UC Berkeley Fungal Survey of Yosemite, among other events.

Erin has moderated a message board for Mushroom Hunting and identification; she consults wild crafted food businesses, and has organized and led mushroom forays in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked with Dr. Else C. Vellinga sequencing the DNA of Paxillus and co-authored a poster presentation for the Mycological Society of America conference in 2009.  She has also been involved in research efforts directed by the UC Berkeley Mycology Department to identify and document species of fungi in Yosemite National Park and Point Reyes National Seashore.

Mushroom Festival Volunteer Schedule

Festival 2009Did 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? You can help! Here’s when and how…

Saturday Oct 25

Mushroom Display

Volunteers are needed to help with the labeling and setup of the Cascade Mycological Society Mushroom Display. This process goes on all day, from morning until night. It is an exciting and invaluable way to learn about the mushrooms that fruit in our region. Contact Peg Boulay to volunteer for any part of a shift.

Erin Blanchard is one of the invited mycologists Read more »

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!