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The Telluride Mushroom Festival (TMF) is a weekend of mycology-related forays, talks and special events and is famous for the lively experience it provides all festival goers and participants. The festival attracts 800 to 1,000 fungi fans from across the United States, and the world. Click on the tabs below for more information on getting involved with us.

2023 Volunteer Applications are Now LIVE

Head to the link above and be sure to fill out the Google Form and submit for the 2023 festival.

Applications must be submitted by April 1st, 2023

All selected and non-selected volunteers will be contacted by the end of May 2023.

**Please purchase a festival pass if you plan on attending TMF. If you are chosen as a volunteer we will refund your pass! 

Have you enjoyed the Telluride Mushroom Festival over the years? Did you ever wonder how it all happens? We couldn’t make it all happen without our 50+ volunteers. Volunteers are needed for just about everything from hospitality and registration, dinner events, parade support, venue ushers, set up and take down and much more. In exchange – you get a FREE Festival Pass! Volunteer with us! 

Occasionally, we have more volunteers apply than we have positions for. We encourage you to purchase your Festival pass now and we will credit you if you are selected as a volunteer. Note: You must be available to work before and/or during the festival weekend, August 16-20, 2023. You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. We do not pay for accommodations for volunteers.

On average you will be volunteer between 4-6 hours shift per day. There are many perks, like a full festival pass and the ability to attend special events (if volunteering) cook with our mushroom chefs and foray with the best and brightest. Truly an amazing experience! We love our volunteers!

**If you want to attend the Festival, please purchase a festival pass and we will refund it if accepted as a volunteer.

2023 Volunteer Application

2023 Vendor Applications

We would love you to be a part of the action and work with us to provide Festival attendees with great products and services to round out the four days of lectures, forays, workshops, food and fun. There are approximately 15-20 dedicated available Vendor Spaces between Elks Park and North Oak Street Park this year.


All Applications must be submitted by April 1st, 2023.

All Vendors will be contacted by the end of May, 2023.

Vendor Map

2023 Sponsor Applications

Sponsor support is integral to the success of the Festival since we are a non-profit organization striving to offer the very best educational & enriching experiences to its festival attendees, special guests, and presenters.

Applications Coming Soon!

Applications must be accepted by April 1st, 2023

All Applicants will be contracted by the end of May, 2023

Please check back, Applications will be available soon starting in late January 2023

Western Colorado University Students

Western Colorado University NOW OFFERING COURSE CREDIT For Attending the Telluride Mushroom Festival! Learn more here:

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