MSSF Annual Fungus Fair
January 23, 2022

2022 Fungus Fair Art When the 2022 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.
More information can be found on the MSSF Calendar about collecting forays, and upcoming events

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 23, 2022
  • Time: 10am to 5pm
  • The 2022 fair will be a combination of on-site, and virtual.
    • In response to public health requirements, the fair might have to cancel the in-person portion - please check back for updates.
  • Locations:
  • You can help prepare for 50th Golden Jubilee Revival Fungus Fair by volunteering. There are a number of projects that have already started, and others still in the planning stages.
  • 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: