2017 Mushroom Festival


Join us October 29th!

Festival Hours 10 AM – 5 PM

The Mushroom Festival returns for another fun-filled day of family-friendly activities!

Suggested donation $8/person, children under 12 free; sorry, NO DOGS admitted

Pre-pay your donation today for quick entrance!

Interested in a booth on Nonprofit Alley? Click here!



                                 Festival Activities

      A Huge Mushroom Exhibit, with over 300 local species

      Live Music from 10 AM to 5 PM

              Hay Rides along the Arboretum’s scenic Meadow Road

          Guided Nature Walks by local naturalists

        A Kids’ Booth with face painting and nature crafts

           Culinary Demonstrations featuring delectable mushroom dishes

       The Fantastical Scarecrow Contest; vote for your favorites!






Friendly, helpful and fabulous!

Interested in volunteering at this year’s festival?

Volunteers get free admission to the festival

and other perks. Most shifts are 2-3 hours.

Contact our office at 541-747-3817 or

office@mountpisgaharboretum.org to learn more



There will be dozens of vendors selling food & drink,

art, crafts & books and mushrooms & plants. Also, local nonprofits that support nature

education and habitat restoration will be on-site and happy to talk with you!



Nonprofit Applications Here

We are accepting applications for nonprofits (vendor slots are filled). Applications for nonprofits are due October 23, to download a nonprofit application click here.



Hosts & Sponsors

The Mushroom Festival is co-hosted by Cascade Mycological Society

and Lane Community College, making this event possible!

And a great big THANK YOU to our Festival Sponsors: Mountain Rose Herbs, KLCC, Sundance Natural Foods, Eugene True Value Hardware, SeQuential Biofuels and Dwyer Williams Dretke Attorneys!

In big ways and small, our sponsors support us with their generous contributions

and make this family-friendly event a success.




Music Line-up

10:00  Hummingbirds Girls Choir & Singing Heart

11:00  Temple Under the Stars 

12:00  Monroe Street

 1:00  Betty & the Babes

 2:00  Acoustic Etouffee                            

 3:00  Satori Bob

                                          4:00  Fortune’s Folly


11:00  Dave Wagner – Mosses, ferns & lichens

12:00  Sue Sierralupe – Herbs

1:00  Bruce Newhouse – General Ecology

2:00  Molly Widmer & Chris Melotti – Mushrooms

3:00  Lehi Shultz – Mushrooms

This festival is a fundraiser for

Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Your donations

and purchases at booths & carts support

our work in environmental education

and habitat restoration.



Check out what our partners are up to!

  • CMS Meeting (open to the public) – October 18, 2017, 7-9 PM
    @ Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St., Eugene,  Special Presentation – Human Fungal Relations: Past Present & Future by Peter McCoy, co-founder of Radical Mycology
  • Family Mushroom Foray, October 14, 2017, A CMS guided fungi identification hunt in the neighborhood.
  • Adult Mushroom Foray, October 21, 2017,  A trip to the woods in search of mushrooms, including edibles.
  • Collect mushrooms for the display that will be at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival (three guided trips for CMS members & non-member gathering instructions)

For more information on these events, visit Cascade Mycological Society’s website.

  •  For a calendar of upcoming Lane Community College events and educational opportunities, visit LCC’s website. 

Check back for updates! Still to come…our vendor list.