Mushroom Festival

~Information on this page is from the October 25, 2015 Mushroom Festival. The 2016 festival will be on Sunday, October 30. Check back in late summer/early fall 2016 for updates.~

October 25th, 2015 10 am – 5 pm

The West Coast’s Largest Mushroom Exhibit – Live Music – Hay Ride-  Scarecrow Contest – Apple Pressing – Kids’ Activities – Great Food & Wine – Arts, Crafts, & Books – Free Parking


Suggested Donation: $8 per person, children under 12 free. NO DOGS

You can donate now! Pre-paying your donation gets you through the festival gates faster

and lets you support the Arboretum right away. You can learn more here.

What’s Happening at the Mushroom Festival


Monroe Street– 10AM

The Fiddlin’ Big Sue Band– 11AM

Hungry Horse- 12PM

The Slow Ponies– 1PM

Acoustic Etoufee– 2PM

Alder Street– 3PM

Satori Bob– 4PM


Culinary Demonstrations

11 – 11:45 “Savory Wild Mushroom Soup,” Rachel Mallinga, Grad Student, Non-Profit Management/Food Studies, University of Oregon PPPM Dept.

12:15 – 1:00 “The Sweet World of the Candy Cap,” Jennifer and Dustin Olsen, Farm Owners, The Mushroomery

1:30-2:15 “Pairing Wine with Pasta in Chanterelle Cream Sauce,” Thomas Bennett-Stroud, Tasting Room Coordinator, Oregon Wine Lab

2:45 – 3:30 “Preserving Wild Mushrooms,” Matthew Kilger, Proprietor, Eating Oregon

4:00 – 4:45 “Double Lobster Mac and Cheese,” Anne Arndt Boulley, Proprietor, Artisanne Chocolatier



Guided Nature Walk Schedule

11am – Dan Shultz

12pm – Daniel Thomas

1pm – Bruce Newhouse

2pm – David Wagner

3pm – Chris Melotti



Food & Beverage Vendors

Brew Dr. Kombucha ~ Cafe Mam ~ Dogs Gone Coastal ~ Felfela ~ Holy Cow ~ LCC Culinary Students ~ Noble Estate Winery ~ Oriental Noodles ~ Ritta’s Burritos ~ Viva Vegetarian

Plant Vendors

Fern Hill Sanctuary ~ Fox Hollow Nursery ~ Friends of Buford Park & Mount Pisgah ~ Pierce St. Gardens ~ Willamette Wildlings

Mushroom Vendors

The Mushroomery ~ RainForest Mushrooms ~ Rob Miller Mushrooms

Art Vendors

Earth and Sea Salts ~ Flaming Pearl ~ Navillus Press ~ Paula Fong Illustrations ~ Sparhawk Farms ~ Tobacco Road Hat Works ~ Walling and Sons ~ Wear Me Jewels ~ Wooden Apple ~ Wooley Moss Roots ~ Yoga Goat Pottery


Lane Audubon Society ~ Many Rivers Sierra Club ~ Museum of Natural and Cultural History ~ Native Plant Society of Oregon  ~ Oregon Wild ~ Travel Lane County ~ Whole Earth Nature School


Getting There

IMG_5970Directions: 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!