1199 9th Ave (at Lincoln), San Francisco, CA
"One day each December, Bay Area mushroom lovers fan out and collect fungi of all shapes and colors. They then display their finds at the Mycological Society of San Francisco's annual Fungus Fair. QUEST tags along with fair organizer J.R. Blair and his San Francisco State University students as they collect mushrooms in San Francisco's McLaren Park. Then we tour the fair in Berkeley to explore the Bay Area's tasty, dangerous and weirdly wonderful fungi." - KQED
• Hands-on activities at the Fungus Fair include crafts, mushroom dyes, and do-it-your-self mushroom growing kits.
There will be many educational tables on varied subjects such as:
- Identification table - bring your specimens to find out what you found!
- medicinal mushrooms
- psychedelic fungi
- microscopes and spore prints
The Fair provides information on the uses and abuses of fungi, with displays and exhibits on ecology, toxicology, and cultivation. Arrays of identification tables display locally collected mushrooms. Campsite gourmands learn how to serve up the safe and scrumptious species through identification tutorials, cooking demonstrations, and sales of recipe books, soups, snacks, and fresh edibles. Watch renowned Bay Area chefs prepare dishes like matsutakes & roasted cauliflower in coriander cream or sautéed caramel candy cap pears and dentelles.
For further information, visit the MSSF Fungus Fair website.