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MSSF Annual Fungus Fair
January 29, 2023



Tickets are on sale through EventBrite


2022 Fungus Fair Art 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: A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms.
  • Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • Time: 10am to 5pm
  • The pandemic situation continues to evolve. This event will observe public health requirements that are in place at the time.
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  • Tickets are on sale! Through EventBrite

  • Hands-on activities at the Fungus Fair include crafts, mushroom dyes, 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
    - myco-remediation
    - cultivation
    - ecology
    - lichens
    - psychoactive fungi
    - toxicology

    - microscopes and spore prints

    There will be a naturalistic woodland display and 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. Arrays of identification tables display locally collected mushrooms. Campsite gourmands learn how to serve up the safe and scrumptious species through identification tutorials, and sales of recipe books, soups, snacks, and fresh edibles.

    Past Fairs

    The Mycological Society of San Francisco has been hosting 1 or 2 Fungus Fairs each year since 1969. Fairs have been held in San Francisco County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Marin County. Historical information is available about previous Fungus Fairs: