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MSSF Annual Fungus Fair
A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms
January 29, 2023

Tickets are on sale through EventBrite

Workshop and lecture schedule

Creative & Hands-on Options at the Fair

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.
  • Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • Time: 10am to 5pm
  • Our speakers this year are: Alan Rockefeller, Brian Perry, Christopher Hobbs, Damon Tighe, Gordon Walker, Jack Laws, JR Blair, and Melany Kahn.
  • Location:
  • Tickets are on sale!
    Early-bird prices end on December 31.
  • Tickets can also be purchased at the door (cash only) - if you don't like waiting in line, keep in mind that you get through the admission gate fastest using an EventBrite ticket.

Vendors (alphabetical): Fruit Body, Maclean Custom Screen Printing, Mason Goes Mushrooming, Maya's Tote Bags, Mayumi Botanical Design, Mushroom Katy, Mushroom in Bloom, Shared Cultures, Sporgy Mushrooms, The Chaga Company, Water Shade and Ink
Mushrooms and presenters are coming from far and wide.

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 have found!
- medicinal mushrooms
- myco-remediation
- cultivation
- ecology
- lichens
- psychoactive fungi
- toxicology 

- 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.

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: