Mushroom Festival

Save the Date for the 2015 Mushroom Festival on Sunday, October 25, 2015

See details of the 2014 Mushroom Festival below:

October 26th, 2014 10 am – 5 pm


Huge Mushroom Exhibit – Live Music – Hay Ride-  Scarecrow Contest – Apple Pressing – Kids’ Activities – Great Food & Wine – Arts, Crafts, & Books – Free Parking & Shuttle
Suggested Donation: $8 per person, children under 12 free. NO DOGS

What’s Happening


Madrona– 10AM

The Rosannas– 11AM

My Father’s Ghost– 12PM

Beth Wood– 1PM

The Crescendo Show– 2PM

Satori Bob– 3PM

Mood Area 52– 4PM

Culinary Demonstrations

  • 11:00oam – 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
Guided Nature Walk Schedule:

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

Food Vendors:

Brew Dr. Kombucha- Cafe Mam Coffee- Sweet Cheeks Winery- Hideaway Bakery-

Oriental Noodle Village- Viva Vegetarian- Ritta’s Burritos- Holy Cow- Dogs Gone Coastal- Philyaw’s Cookout

2014 Mushroom Fest shirt design! Buy at the festival

Plant Vendors:

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

Mushroom Vendors:
Dried, growing, fresh, kits, tinctures – mushrooms in all their magical forms will be available!

Rob Miller – The Mushroomery – Rainforest Mushrooms

Art Vendors:

BATitat – 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


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

Directions: click here

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

Looking for a Ride Share? Log in to  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.

For more information, call (541) 747-3817 or email

Interested in Volunteering?

Do you have a couple hours to share? Contact us at or (541) 747-3817 if you would like to help prepare and set up for the event, put up posters around town, take a shift at a booth during the festival day, help pack things up after the event is over, or any number of other ways to help out. Volunteers receive free admission to the festival and help to support the efforts of the arboretum!