Mushroom Fest Events


This page provides a brief overview of the types of events you can expect at the Telluride Mushroom Festival, and some fun pictures from past festivals are displayed below. If you are looking for the complete online festival schedule, CLICK HERE.

EXPERIENCE… VIRTUAL! The 40th Annual (Virtual) Telluride Mushroom Festival is now available until August 10, 2021. Over 55 videos and over 60 hours of lectures, workshops and forays from all of your favorite Fungal Fanatics & Mycologists! Buy Virtual Festival Access here.

NEW FOR 2020: The 40th Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival will be (mostly) virtual! Join us online August 10 – 16, 2020. We invite all fungi lovers and mushroom enthusiasts to join the Telluride Mushroom Festival community for free on Mighty Networks! 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. During the week of the Virtual Festival, those of you who have purchased a pass 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. (Read more about our new free virtual platform, Mighty Networks and watch a message from TMF staffers here.)

Learn about mycology from the best! Every year the festival features a variety of talks from over 20 speakers. Our subjects include:

  • Entheogenic Research
  • Mycoremediation
  • Ecology and Sustainability
  • Taxonomy
  • Health and Wellness

Telluride Mushroom Festival is famous for its array of unique and lively events:

  • Wild Food Dinner Experience
  • Mushroom Chefs’ Dinner
  • Entheogenic Gourd Circles
  • Open Mic Night
  • MycoLicious MycoLuscious MycoLogical Poetry Show
  • Pre-parade Costume & Sign Workshop in Elks Park
  • Main Street Parade
  • Free Identification Tent

Our many special guests are happy to take you on a mycology adventure out into the forest! If you are interested in mushrooming in Telluride, Gary Lincoff’s Telluride Mushroom Checklist is a must-read.

  • Expert Identification Advice
  • Location Scouting
  • Best Practices for Harvesting


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