We are a GO!
…for a limited number or small, socially distant outdoor forays and workshops in Telluride from August 13-16, 2020.
Although it’s beginning to sound like a broken record, these really are unprecedented times. Over the past year, energy was really building among the organizers and members of the Mushroom Festival family for our 40th Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival.
We’re determined to press on with a variation of the Festival this year, but of course there is no way to do it like we normally would. No doubt most of you mushroom fanatics will opt to stay home where you’re safe, and I totally understand that. However, I urge you to check out our “virtual” Festival online from August 10-16; you can purchase a virtual pass to see all of the online lectures, workshops, etc.
For those still planning to come to Telluride and have changed your original pass to the “COVID-19 Donation + Virtual Pass” option –and I have been hearing from quite a few who are thinking of making the trip–be informed that ALL in-person events will be outdoors and restricted to small groups (of 10 or fewer). As stakeholders and donors to our Festival, you will have first dibs on registration for these in-person events.**
As we have mentioned before, we want to be as safe and sensible as possible, and we have to follow state and local recommendations, rules and restrictions. So there won’t be a wonderful wild parade this year…there won’t be lecture venues filled to capacity…and there won’t be the usual wild mushroom cook dinners serving the masses. What it will mean, for those of you coming to Telluride, is a very small and personal outdoor experience. Forays, Mycoremediation workshops and cooking demos will be small, 6 feet apart and no carpooling. We want everyone to leave just as healthy as they arrived. And be assured, once this pandemic has passed, the Festival will be back.
WE LOVE MUSHROOMS! – Britt Bunyard, Festival Director
(**More details on in-person stakeholder events below. Specific schedules are being planned as we speak and will be released on July 20th.)