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Eugenia Bone: Keynote Mushroom Festival Speaker

The Cascade Mycological Society is proud to present Eugenia Bone as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Mushroom Adventure Weekend. Featured Presentation How do mushroom enthusiasts vacation? Amateur mycologists hit public forays and festivals all over the country and throughout

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Mushroom Festival

This event has been called one of the best mushroom shows in the country, and the biggest on the West Coast. Cascade Mycological Society (CMS) co-sponsors this spectacular show and celebration with Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and Lane Community College. Lane

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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. About Erin Blanchard Erin is studying the taxonomy and identification of fungi. Originally from San Diego, she moved north to

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Mushroom Festival Volunteer Schedule

Did 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

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Call for CMS Mushroom Festival Volunteers

Did 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

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

As 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.

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2012 Photo Contest Winners

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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

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2012 Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival

Don’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

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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

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30th Anniversary Photo Contest

LAST CALL FOR PHOTOS!!! 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

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Mushroom Festival & Adventure Weekend October 22-25

Upcoming Events

Events on October 3, 2015
Wild Mushroom Cook-Off (OR)
When:October 3, 2015
Location: Lincoln City, OR, USA
OCTOBER 3, 2015
Come to the beautiful Oregon coast in the fall…and enjoy a weekend packed with activities for the mushroom enthusiast. Learn from experts, purchase wild mushrooms and eat great mushroom dishes at the cook-off on Saturday from 11am-2pm (or until samples run out).

Chanterelles at the Mushroom Cook-off in Lincoln CityJoin us at the Cook-off to see what our local Oregon chefs have prepared with these gems of the autumn harvest. Enjoy a live cooking demonstration, live music, a wild mushroom identification booth, wine & beer, food vendors, and wild mushrooms for sale.

Admission is free, with samples available for 75¢ and portion sizes for $3. Professional juding will determin 1st, 2nd and 3rd place dishes. Who will take home the coveted People’s Choice Award this year? You get to determine the best mushroom dishes by casting a vote for your favorite!

11:00 – Festival Opens to Public & Cook-off Begins
1:30 – Peoples Choice Voting Ends
1:45 – Winners Announced
2:00 – Festival Closes

To Be Announced.

The Culinary Center in Lincoln City, 801 SW Hwy 101, on the 4th Floor, North, above the Driftwood Public Library, and City Hall. Parking is available on the third floor of City Hall, accessible from SW 11th Street (look for the signs!)

Live Music by the Ivie-Meziere Trio!

details at
Events on October 7, 2015
Asian Mycological Congress 2015 (India)
When:October 11, 2015
Location: Goa, India.
Description: The Asian Mycological Congress is a major biennial event that brings together mycologists from all over Asia and fosters learning, dissemination and promotion of mycology. AMC 2015 will cover advances in all aspects of mycology. The Congress will be held under the auspices of the Asian Mycological Association and the Mycological Society of India and organized by the Goa University. Goa is a cultural and touristic delight, surrounded by the tropical forests of Western Ghats on one side and pristine beaches on the other. Details:
Ideas on Tap: Fungi and the Forest
When:October 7, 2015
Location: Sprout!, 418 A St, Springfield, OR 97477, United States
Description: Quench your thirst - for beer and for knowledge - at Ideas on Tap, the museum's pub conversation series. Enjoy Claim 52 beers and thought-provoking discussions about science, ecology, history, and more.

First Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

This month, join botanist Molly Widmer and wildlife biologist Chris Melotti, both from Cascade Mycological Society, for a discussion of all things fungi - and discover the roles that mushrooms play in our local forest ecosystems.

Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Events on October 9, 2015
Intro To Wild Mushroom Foraging (OR)
When:October 11, 2015
Location: Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard Street, Eugene, OR 97405, United States
Description: Intro To Wild Mushroom Foraging – 116899
Do you enjoy eating local wild mushrooms but are afraid to forage for them? Learn how to safely identify and consume wild mushrooms. Discover their habitat, which mushrooms to avoid and which choice edibles are easiest to identify and find. The evening classroom presentation, with an edible & non-edible mushroom display and wild mushroom tasting, is followed by a Saturday Mushroom Foray for a hands-on experience of finding and identifying mushrooms. Note: You must attend the classroom presentation to participate in the foray. Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 10am to 12pm, Amazon Community Recreation Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene. Pre-registration required at

Meets: Friday 10-09-2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm AND Saturday 10-10-2015 9:00am – 4:00pm Main Hall /Kitchen – Amazon Community Center
Ages: 16 Yrs. and over.
Fees: $32.00.
Spots Available: 13
Events on October 13, 2015
When:October 13, 2015
Location: REI, 306 Lawrence St, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Eugene REI
Group size: 65
Instructor: Peg Boulay and Bruce Newhouse

Dive in to the fantastic world of fungi at your feet! You may never walk in the woods the same after learning about all the amazing kinds of mushrooms that grow in our mountain forests. Many of them are good edibles - if you first learn the basics. We will cover a bit of fungal ecology - so that you will know where to look. Then, we'll talk about the most yummy and findable edibles in our area - so that you will know what to look for! Lastly, we'll go over our favorite ways of preparing them - so that you will know what to do with them if you bring back a basketful. We also will bring in some real specimens as well as our favorite books. Don't forget to register, seats are limited.


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