UPDATED JUNE 24 ,2020 – Please watch this important video message from Festival Director, Britt Bunyard with announcements and changes to the 40th Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival.
The Telluride Mushroom Staff sends BIG LOVE to anyone and everyone dealing with the current pandemic. With many of you not wanting to travel or to risk any further negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are bringing the Festival’s Panel Discussions, Lectures, Keynotes, Foray Education, Culinary Demos and many other amazing aspects of the Festival to your screen.
Here are links to purchase your festival pass or to join the online mushroom festival community (for free):
VIRTUAL FESTIVAL: The 40th Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival will be (mostly) virtual! Join us online August 10 – 16, 2020. Tickets to the virtual festival are available through Eventbrite.
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL ONLINE COMMUNITY (FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC): Join the Telluride Mushroom Festival community, for free on Mighty Networks! The Telluride Mushroom Festival has launched this free virtual network for all fungi lovers and we will be hosting a community of mushroom enthusiasts. The main network is open to everyone and within this free network you will be able to connect, learn, and grow your love of fungi together by sharing, posting, and interacting within an amazing community of fungi lovers.
HOW THEY WORK TOGETHER: During the week of the Virtual Festival (August 10-16th), those of you who have purchased a pass to the virtual festival, will also have access to our TMF2020 Group within Mighty Network. Here, you will have access to paid Festival Features, such as lectures, special videos on forays and workshops, keynotes, and Q&A sessions with our Festival Mycologists from around the globe. (This is above and beyond the free version of the platform).
Read more about our new free virtual platform, Mighty Networks and watch a message from TMF staffers here.
WE NEED YOU this year more than ever.
We have had an amazing 40 years of fungi celebration and education and now the Festival’s longevity for the next 40 years depends on your support.
If you have the ability and are interested in supporting the Telluride Mushroom Festival, please consider donating your original 2020 Festival Pass. In return, not only will you have amazing mushroom hunting karma, but you will also receive $100 OFF your 2021 Festival Pass AND all access to this year’s virtual platform.
Using Mighty Networks, we intend to build a global community and host a whole new perspective on many of the classic Festival events.
To transfer or refund your original 2020 Telluride Mushroom Festival Pass: Please refer to your order confirmation email for next steps and instructions on refunding or transferring.
To purchase a Virtual Festival All Access Pass or donate to Telluride Mushroom Festival: Please visit our Eventbrite ticketing page and select “Tickets.” There you will find many donation and new ticket choices by scrolling through the options.
We understand many of you are still planning on coming to Telluride during the original festival dates. Depending on the current guidelines of the town, county, and state, we will provide as many Forays and outside specific workshops that are appropriate. Obviously this will be abiding to the distancing protocols ordered at that time. If you have donated a pass you will have access to these Forays.
Safety and prevention of the spread from COVID-19 is our top priority.
We will provide more announcements and updates as the summer goes on.
Now, on to our amazing online community and Virtual Festival through Mighty Networks: On June 1st, we will launch our “community” on Mighty Networks.
Access to the main network will be FREE to EVERYONE. That’s right, FREE! Join us HERE.
On this network, we will be hosting a community of mushroom enthusiasts. Everyone will be able to share, post, and interact with others in our amazing Telluride Mushroom Festival Community. On this network we will connect, learn, and grow our love of fungi together.
On the week of the Virtual Festival (August 10-16th), those of you who have donated your Passes, and/or purchased your Virtual Pass, will have access to our TMF2020 Group within the main network. Here, you will have access to paid Festival lectures, special videos, keynotes, and Zoom Q&A sessions with our Festival Mycologists from around the globe. (This is above and beyond the free version of the platform)
Anyone interested in joining can purchase their Virtual Festival Pass on Mighty Networks OR through Eventbrite.
On behalf of the Telluride Institute, Telluride Mushroom Festival Staff, and Mushroom Committee, we greatly appreciate your continued support of this incredible Festival.
Without you, we are just a box canyon full of mushrooms. With you, we can keep the 40 year tradition of mushroom festivities going for another 40… With your support, there will be more parades, more amazing forays, gourd circles, mushroom beer, poetry, delicious porcini dishes and myco-education for many many years to come.
Continue here to Eventbrite to support your myco-community and Festival.
Telluride Mushroom Festival Family
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