Weekly Finds: October 2014, Week 2

Yachats Village Mushroom Fest

Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19

The Yachats Village Mushroom Fest is one of the best weekend long festivals in all of Oregon. This tiny coastal village nestled between lush temperate rainforest and the wild Pacific surf provides ideal habitat for mushrooms and mushroom lovers. Experts and enthusiasts from all around the state meet to have a great time and deepen their understanding of mushrooms, the role of fungi in forest ecology, how to grow culinary mushrooms, and how to use mushrooms in the culinary and textile arts.

All Weekend Long

Fungi Exhibits

Jessie Uehling, 2010 Scholarship Recipient

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

New Location: Yachats Lions Hall, W 4th St. and Pontiac (behind Yachats Commons on 4th St.) [#19].

Free Admission

10060778915_a9acf4152c_kNative Forest Fungi Displays and Educational Exhibits Provided and staffed by the Lincoln County Mycological Society, Cascade Mycological Society, and North American Truffling Society. Displays and exhibits will include fresh examples of both edible and toxic wild mushrooms, posters, books and other materials presenting current research on the ecology of wild mushrooms, and an opportunity to ask questions and chat about fungi with people who know and love them!

Guided Mushroom Walks

Guided Walks Schedule

  • Saturday: Walks are scheduled every half hour from 10:00 am to 3 pm.
  • Sunday: Walks are scheduled every half hour from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Chris Leading Mushroom Walk

Register Online

19 guided mushroom walks of various levels (A-D) are offered on easy trails in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Maximum of 12 people on each walk. All walks are free, but pre-registration is required. Select a walk # from the walks schedule above and register online (Brown Paper Tickets). Maximum Read more »

Mushroom Festival


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


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


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


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.



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


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!


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.


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.

Coastal Foray with Marcia Peeters: October 19, 2014

The foray host will contact you with detailed meet up information and location details upon receipt of your registration form.

Marcia Peeters

Please Note: Forays are open to Cascade Mycological Society members only. Please become a member or renew your membership if it has lapsed before completing this form. Your support helps CMS continue to provide high-quality, guided forays into Oregon’s spectacular forests. If you are unsure if your CMS membership is current, please contact us at membership@cascademyco.org.

Coastal Foray with Marcia Peeters: October 19, 2014

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Collecting for the mushroom show.

Please bring

  • your mushroom permit,
  • food and water for the day,
  • raingear,
  • warm clothing,
  • a basket or bag,
  • a whistle,
  • a 2 way radio and/or other safety products,
  • a knife, and
  • a mushroom brush or old toothbrush.
Help Text

By checking this form, I acknowledge that I understand the risks associated with participating in a mushroom foray, field trips, or other related CMS activities. These are the risks one assumes by being away from home and driving or riding in a car or other conveyance; risks associated with being in or moving about in fields and woods; risks of tripping, falling or injuring oneself; risks of wild animals and insects; risks of falling trees and other hazards known and unknown; risks in getting lost; risks that involve handling, identifying, picking, or eating mushrooms; risks of losing personal property by theft or misplacement; and all other risks expected and unexpected.

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