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HOW TO FEST

We have so many wonderful workshops, lectures, presentations, forays, and other never-before-offered events lined up for this years festival and hope you are able to enjoy as much of the festival as you can absorb!  Scroll through the information below to find everything you need to know about this years’ festival.

REGISTRATION & MERCH

WRISTBAND PICK UP REQUIREMENTS

  • Bring up QR code or last name to look up tickets (name of person who ordered tickets)
  • You will also pick up a Pre-Ordered T-shirt if you ordered this before festival
  • NO MORE PAPER – Download the SCHED app

LOCATION
Elks Park across from the Courthouse on Main St.: 236 W. Colorado Ave Telluride

REGISTRATION TENT HOURS
TBD for 2024

FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE
We will have our very own Telluride Mushroom Festival Merch, we will be selling t-shirts, Posters, Limited edition posters, bucket hats, stickers, koozies, and limited edition necklaces. What else would you like to see in 2024? We are interested to add cool items to Festival shwag!

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Check back for updated 2024 information on how this year’s Special Events and Workshops will be programmed.

HOW TO SIGN UP
TBD for 2024

All special events that were sold separately do not have queue systems or open registration at the fest. Please show up to the location specified on the event description or emailed to you before the event takes place if you bought a ticket prior to the event. 

GETTING TO TELLURIDE & GETTING AROUND

GETTING TO TELLURIDE
Book your flight to Montrose, CO (MTJ) and rent a car or book shuttle to Telluride – 1.5 hours

Airport shuttle with CO West/ Telluride Express
Book your shuttle here

AROUND TELLURIDE 
The Galloping Goose Transit System – The Galloping Goose is a fixed route transportation system funded  by the Town of Telluride. The Town operates a Town Loop. View the Galloping Goose Schedule 

The Gondola – The gondola is free public transportation from Telluride to Mountain Village. Operating seven days a week 6:30 a.m. to midnight (open to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays only June 16 -September 16, 2024). For more information about Public Transit Visit the SMART Website

PARKING FOR ALL FORAYS & FREE DAY PARKING
Carhenge Parking Lot: 700 West Pacific Ave, Telluride (Street parking is available please read signs)

WHAT TO WEAR & THINGS TO BRING

The August southwest Colorado monsoons are expected to keep on coming. Which means Mushrooms (and rain)! In the mountains, expect rain to bring in very cold weather, please come prepared. Layers are best in the mountain as well as rain-appropriate shoes and jackets!

Festival Necessities

  • Rain Gear – a must have!
  • Extra Layers / beanie / glovers
  • Good pair of hiking shoes
  • Medications / inhalers
  • Mushroom foraging basket, bag, etc.
  • Any ID-ing means / knife
  • Any kind of tracking device (optional)
  • Camera
  • Hiking poles
  • Yoga mat and/or blanket (if you plan to attend any or all of our 3 yoga class offerings)

What to Bring on a Foray

On a foray, you’ll be outside in the elements for a few hours. Terrain and conditions will vary depending on the day and location. Below is a ‘foray checklist’ of the items we recommend you bring on any foray. Printable packing list coming soon!

  • Water: Everyone should bring at least a liter of water with them on their foray.
  • Snacks: something small and sweet, something salty, and something a bit filling. Don’t get hangry on the foray.
  • Durable Layers: t-shirt, pants, long sleeve or light sweater. Foray clothes should be comfortable and be able to get dirty. Dress as you would for a hike or a day of gardening.
  • Boots & Closed Toe Shoes: All forays will encounter mud. Potentially standing water. If you plan to walk in the forest, we recommend you wear sturdy waterproof boots, such as hiking boots or work boots. Feel free to bring hiking poles or any other items to assist navigating the terrain. 
  • Sun Protection: All forays occur at 8000 ft of elevation or higher, where the UV exposure is intense. A hat, sunscreen, sun hoodie (protective clothing), spf chapstick, sunglasses, and water are all recommended for all forays.
  • Rain Protection: A light rain jacket and pants are highly recommended! The weather turns quickly in August. Short lived torrential downpours are a near daily occurrence. Staying dry on a foray drastically improves the experience. I often bring a pair of dry socks to change into when returning to the car during the monsoon season.
  • Knife and Brush: a small blade and simple brush aid in identifying and cleaning the mushrooms you find.
  • Thermometer: some mushrooms are sensitive to temperature. If you’re looking for these, you’ll want to bring a soil thermometer.
  • Identification Guide: There are many. A few of our favs are: Nat’l autobahn society Mushrooms of North America, Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region, and All that the Rain Promises and More.
  • iNaturalist App: this can act as an identification guide, field journal, and allows you to contribute to citizen science! We highly recommend downloading and using this app during your forays and beyond the festival.

PARADE DETAILS

wizard of oz costumes at the telluride mushroom festival parade

Wear your finest mushroom costume for a chance to win prizes at the drum circle. Parade will start on Mainstreet and end in the Town Park with a drum circle.The Costume Awards will be announced at the park at 5pm. There will be chances to win swag, 2024 festival pass and more.

PARADE + DRUM CIRCLE LOCATION
Saturday August 17, 4pm start on Main street ending in Town Park

PUFF BALL
If you didn’t get enough of your mushcarade in the parade, fear not, The Puff Ball is another opportunity for you and friends to rock your mushroom magic or magic mushroom costumes and shake it down on the dance floor. At The Sheridan Opera House from 8-11pm.

FORAYS & WORKSHOPS

2024 details are coming soon!

INTEGRATION SPACE

shroom fest integration space

2024 details are coming soon!
Integration space provides:

  • Lounge space for creation of health-minded community
  • Safe container for people to process what they’ve learned and any intense feelings or emotions
  • Support to integrate psychedelic experiences they partake in outside of the integration space
  • Licensed therapists and Clinically trained Counselors
  • Offerings include a variation of integrative health practices and wellness tools to facilitate a balanced mind, body, and spirit.

VENUES & FESTIVAL MAP

Telluride Mushroom Festival attendees gather in Elks Park for a fungi presentation

2024 details are coming soon!