FFSC Fungus Fair
Santa Cruz, California, USA
• FFSC mushroom experts will be available throughout the fair to identify the mushrooms you’ve found.
• The habitat area will display hundreds of mushroom species commonly found in the greater Santa Cruz area.
• A special room full of hands-on activities for kids: fungus exploration area, paints, mushroom-dyed silk &more!
• Fungus Fair attendees be able to learn more about local mushrooms, view remarkable mushroom arts and crafts, taste unusual and exceptionally good fungal fare, and be a part of the FFSC’s overriding mission – “We Keep the Fun in Fungi!”
Debbie Viess, Biologist, Co-Founder of the Bay Area Mycological Society. Amanitas: From Deadly to Delicious
Chef Zachary Mazi, Forest Farmacy to Kitchen: The Art of Haute Healing
David Arora, Author of best selling Mushroom Guides. The Wheel of Fungi
Professor Tom Volk, Professor of Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Toads and Toadstools
Culinary Expert Demonstrations:
Chef Bob Wynn, pairing with Winemaker Jeff Emery, Santa Cruz
Chef Joszeph Schultz, India Joze, Santa Cruz
After Hours: (Separate Admission, see website for details)
Friday - After HOURS Mushroom Dinner, Catered by Director Eric Carter of Pino Alto Restaurant, Cabrillo College Culinary Arts, pairing with Winemaker Eric Baugher of Ridge Vineyards. Live music and mushroom tours.
Saturday - Celebration of 40 Years of FUNgus. Catered by Chef Bob Wynn and Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard with The Penny Ice Creamery. Music by The Soft White Sixties.
Louden Nelson Community CenterTimes
Friday January 10, 4 PM – 7 PM
Saturday and Sunday, January 11– 12, 10 AM – 5 PM
Admission & Parking
General $10, Seniors (60+)/Students $5, Kids under 12 free with adult admission
Friday Admission: $5 for everyone
More parking on Center Street, near the Police Station
(83-1) 724-4522 Email