Mycological Society of San Francisco Annual Fungus Fair
When the 2023 Fungus Fair occurs, it will include the latest collection of expertly identified fungi collected in various locations in the Bay Area. These annual collections constitute a 50-year record of the early winter fungal diversity in our area. This historical information may become an important contribution to science as climate change affects our local ecosystems.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, when the first rains tease up the chanterelles and porcini, fungus lovers head to the Fungus Fair.
Hands-on activities include crafts and do-it-yourself mushroom growing kits.
We have many educational tables on varied subjects such as:
– Identification table – bring your specimens to find out what you found!
– medicinal mushrooms
– psychoactive fungi
– microscopes and spore prints
There will be a naturalistic woodland exhibit and mushroom display tables with more than 300 identified species of locally collected fungi.
The Fair provides information on the uses and abuses of fungi, with displays and exhibits on ecology, toxicology, and cultivation. The mushroom display tables will have an array of several hundred identified specimens of locally collected mushrooms from the forays that took place on the two days preceding the fair.