2016 Mushroom Festival

Thanks to everyone who made the 2016 Mushroom Festival such a great community event! We’ll see you next time on October 29, 2017.

The following event information is from the 2016 Mushroom Festival

October 30th, 2016 10 am – 5 pm


See winners of the 2016 Scarecrow Contest here.

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



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

Festival ActivitiesHow to VolunteerTransportation and Parking

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The Mushroom Festival is a family-friendly all-day event with something for everyone to enjoy.


  Pocket LadyA huge mushroom exhibit where you can learn about over 300 local species


Live music on our stage from 10am – 5pm


Hay rides and guided nature walks around our beautiful site


A kids booth with face painting and nature crafts for children


Culinary demonstrations featuring delicious mushroom dishes


The Scarecrow Contest where you can vote for your favorites in several categories


In addition, the festival brings in dozens of booths and vendors for your enjoyment. They feature food and drink, arts and crafts, mushroom vendors, a variety of plant sellers, and local non-profits that support nature education and habitat restoration.

Music Schedule

10am – Emily Sangder, Aaron O’Gara,
Philip Etherington, Mariah Moon
11am – Scofield & Plascencia
12pm – Monroe Street
1pm – The Jackal Mother
2pm – The Dirty Dandelions
3pm – Satori Bob
4pm – Samba Ja


Nature Walk Schedule
(meet walk leader at the music stage)

11am – Lehi Shultz, Amateur mycologist
12pm – Chris Melotti and Molly Widmer, Cascade Mycological Society
1pm – Bruce Newhouse, Ecologist – Salix Associates
2pm – Dave Wagner, Botanist, Northwest Botanical Institute
3pm – Sue Sierralupe, Herbalist – Herb Team Leader at Occupy Medical


Culinary Demonstrations
Organizer and Emcee: Jennifer Burns Bright, Food Writer

11 – 11:30am
“Weird and Delicious Cauliflower Mushrooms,” Mark Kosmicki, Chef/Owner, Party Downtown and Jonathan Tepperman, Proprietor, DirtLab BushCraft and Eugene Meat Collective

12 – 12:30pm
“Fee Fi Fo Fum: Garden Giants! Growing and Cooking,” Jennifer Macone, Co-owner, The Mushroomery

1:00 -1:30pm
“Perfecting Italian Arancini, Mushroom Rice Balls,” Marie Simmons, Cookbook Author, Whole World Vegetarian

2:00 – 2:30pm
“Good Basic Mushroom Soup,” Kim Leval, Freelance Writer and Executive Director, NW Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

3:00 – 3:30pm
“Preserving Wild Mushrooms,” Matthew Kilger, Proprietor, Eating Oregon

4:00 – 4:30pm
“Wild Mushroom Potstickers,” Heather Sielicki, Cascade Mycologial Society Board


Food & Beverage Vendors – 100 Mile Bakery, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Cafe Mam Coffee, Dogs Gone Coastal, Holy Cow, Lani Moku Grille, Noble Wine Estates, Oriental Village, Ritta’s Burritos, Viva Vegetarian

Plant Vendors – Doak Creek Farms, Fern Hill Nursery, Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, Fox Hollow Nursery, Willamette Wildings

Mushroom Vendors – The Mushroomery, Rainforest Mushrooms, Rob Miller Mushrooms

Art/Craft Vendors – Barbara’s Soaps, Charting Nature, Corylus Crafts, Earth and Sea Salts, Flaming Pearl, Humble Bee Honey, Navillus Press, Paula Fong Illustrations, Sparkhawk, Tea Time,Wooden Apple Woodturning,
Wooly Moss Roots

Non-profit Booths – Audobon Society, Coast Fork Watershed Council, Compost Specialists Lane County Extension, EPUD, Eugene Cascades and Coast, Friends of Douglas Fir National Monument, Friends of Trees, Many Rivers Sierra Club, McKenzie River Trust, Museum of Natural History, Native Plant Society of Oregon, Natural History Society, Nearby Nature, Oregon Wild, Whole Earth Nature School, WREN



Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a community-supported non-profit.
It would be impossible for us to put on an event of this scope without
the help of hundreds of volunteers.

You can join in by helping out at the front entrance, volunteer booth,
membership booth, bake sale, plant sale, kids booth, or merchandise booth.
Most shifts last 2 – 3 hours, and all volunteers receive free admission

to the festival, a bake sale coupon, and a festival poster.

For more information on volunteering,
contact us at office@mountpisgaharboretum.org or 541-747-3817.

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Click here for Directions.

Free shuttle from Civic Stadium every hour on the hour, starting at 10am

Parking: Parking at the Arboretum is free on festival day. Parking attendants will direct you to the parking lot that has availability. A shuttle will run from the North parking lot to the festival gates.