February 2022 Wild Mushroom Fair
Sunday, February 13th 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. Advance, online tickets are required and must be purchased at arboretum.org. At this point in time, tickets have Sold Out. Pricing information and ticket sales start here.
Schedule (subject to change):
9:00 a.m.
Morning Mushroom Walk
10:00 a.m.
Cooking Demonstration
11:15 a.m.
Mushroom Growing Demonstration
1:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
2:30 p.m.
Mushroom Growing Demonstration
4:00 p.m.
Fair closes
Poster Design: Carly Lake
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Morning Mushroom Walk:
Tour different parts of the arboretum to look for mushrooms. Learn about the mushrooms and the key features that help identify what type they are.
Mushroom Growing Demonstration:
Peter McCoy will be giving demonstrations on how to grow your own mushrooms at home!
Cooking Demonstration:
The chef will be Raquel
Art and Photo Contest:
Art submissions were 2-dimensional pieces of mushroom art. Photo submissions were natural images of fungi/mushroom in the So Cal area.
Keynote Speaker: Noah Siegel
Program: "Exploring the Unknown: Cryptic Mushroom Diversity In Your Backyard"
California has an extremely diverse 'mycoflora', with over 4,000 species of macro fungi documented. Modern taxonomical tools have shown that this is just the tip of the iceberg. This talk will highlight some of the recent discoveries, and how you can help move mycology forward.
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.