February 2020 Wild Mushroom Fair
Sunday, February 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
This event is free after paying for admission to the Arboretum. Find price information for the Arboretum here.
Schedule (subject to change):
9:00 a.m.
Fair Opens
Event times still to be determined
4:00 p.m.
Fair closes
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Britt Bunyard, editor of Fungi Magazine
Program: "Edible, Dangerous, and Notable Wild Mushrooms of California"
An overview, with beautiful photos, of wild mushrooms you should know, and information on how to know them. For edible species, information on how to preserve and prepare them. This discussion is for all audiences, with no prior knowledge of biology or wild mushrooms.
Fair activities (all day):
  • Mushroom ID - bring in mushrooms and have experts identify them. The experts can explain what key features help determine what kind of mushrooms you have.
  • Mushroom Display - view recently foraged wild mushrooms that have been identified. Learn about the different types of mushrooms and how they function in nature.
  • Mushroom Art - view recently created sculptures, diagrams, and art contributed by some of our artistically minded members.
  • Children's Booth - kids can have fun coloring mushroom pictures, learning mushroom origami, and experimenting with homemade mushroom ink and a stamp pad.
  • Vendors - will be selling mushroom growing kits, oils, books, clothing, bags, magnets, jewelry and more.
  • Membership Booth - here you can join LAMS and start receiving our newsletter, announcements of forays, and access to our beginner and intermediate mushroom class.