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28th Annual Los Angeles Wild Mushroom Fair

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February 11, 2012 (Saturday)--pre-Fair events

9:00 AM-1:00 PM  Foray to collect specimens for display at the Mushroom Fair.

3:00 PM--9:00 PM Fair Setup at Ayres Hall, Arboretum of Los Angeles County--your help is needed.



February 12, 2012 (Sunday) 10 AM--4 PM

Wild Mushroom Fair

Ayres Hall

The  Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Arcadia
(301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia)


Click on thumbnail to view full size poster (8.5" x 11").  (Requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Want a BIGGER poster?  Here is a large version (11" x 17") and an extra large version (24" x 36")

You are encouraged to download, forward, or otherwise distribute this poster!

 Arboretum vicinity map is here.


See photos from the 2011 Mushroom Fair here and here.


Cooking Demonstration 

Mushroom Growing Demos

Wild Mushroom Displays

Books, Collectibles, Art

Children’s Activities

Wild Mushroom Identification


Admission to the Mushroom Fair (except for the Gary Lincoff lecture)  is free with admission to the Arboretum*


Keynote Speaker:   Mycologist Gary Lincoff, the author or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms, including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms.

Admission to the Gary Lincoff lecture will be by ticket ONLY. Tickets will be on sale at the Mushroom Fair.  Admission to the lecture will be $10 per person with a 50% discount for LAMS members.  Fair volunteers who sign up in advance will be admitted free.

Mr. Lincoff's presentation is a benefit fundraiser for the Los Angeles Mycological Society. LAMS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and ticket purchases are considered donations to LAMS and are therefore deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult your tax advisor.



We are pleased to announce that Nancy Silverton will be our guest chef.  Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, and Mozza2Go in Los Angeles, as well as Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza in Singapore. She is the founder of the La Brea Bakery and formerly co-owned and operated Campanile restaurant. She is the author of several books including Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book, Nancy Silverton's Breads from the La Brea Bakery, Desserts, and most recently, The Mozza Cookbook.



Tentative Mushroom Fair Schedule

(subject to change)

10:00 Fair opens--Mushroom Walk in the Arboretum
11:00 Mushroom Cultivation Demo I
12:00 Mushroom Cultivation Demo II
1:00 Cooking Demo with Nancy Silverton
2:00 Book Signing with Nancy Silverton
2:30 Keynote presentation by Gary Lincoff
4:00 Fair closes

Please note: It is strongly recommended that you plan to arrive at the Arboretum at least 30 minutes before any scheduled event you wish to attend.  For the Nancy Silverton cooking demo and the Gary Lincoff presentation you should consider arriving 1 hour before the event.

Questions about the Mushroom Fair?

Contact LAMS at 323-292-1900 or info(at)lamushrooms.org   (please replace (at) with "@"--make sure there are no spaces) 


*Admission to the Arboretum is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (62 and over), $6 for students with ID, and $3 for children 5- 12. Children under 5 are admitted free.  Arboretum members are admitted free. Parking is free.


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