Telluride Mushroom Festival

A Program of the Telluride Institute

Telluride Mushroom Festival

A Program of the Telluride Institute

Celebrating All Things FUNGI

Since 1981, the Telluride Mushroom Festival has been celebrating all things mycological, from the newest advancements in mushroom science to our famous mushroom cook-off. Held annually in Telluride, Colorado, the festival capital of the Rockies, TMF is a can’t miss event with a colorful history in one of the most beautiful locations on earth.

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!

Celebrating All Things FUNGI

Since 1981, the Telluride Mushroom Festival has been celebrating all things mycological, from the latest in mushroom science to our famous mushroom cook-off. Held annually in Telluride, Colorado, TMF is a can’t miss event in one of the most beautiful locations on earth.

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!

2020 FESTIVAL THEME & SCHEDULE

For 40 years the Festival has been changing minds about wild mushrooms. From back when few academic mycologists would have had any interest in coming to the Festival and mycophiles attended NAMA-sanctioned forays but raised eyebrows at "Telluride." That has completely changed. For 40 years we have been changing minds...one mushroom, and one mycophile, at a time. And so that brings us to this year's Festival Theme - Changing Minds, One Mushroom at a Time.

2020 FESTIVAL THEME & SCHEDULE

For 40 years the Festival has been changing minds about wild mushrooms. From back when few academic mycologists would have had any interest in coming to the Festival and mycophiles attended NAMA-sanctioned forays but raised eyebrows at "Telluride." That has completely changed. For 40 years we have been changing minds...one mushroom, and one mycophile, at a time. And so that brings us to this year's Festival Theme - Changing Minds, One Mushroom at a Time.

Telluride Mushroom Festival:
What is it?

The Telluride Mushroom Festival 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. Words can’t necessarily do justice to this unique event, watch the video to get a real taste of the festival.

Fungi serve many purposes–from breaking down plant cellulose in nature to creating nutrients for plants, to serving as food and medicine for people, to acting as bio-remediators to filter and break down toxic land from oil spills and agricultural run off. However, many are unaware of how versatile mushrooms are outside of the kitchen.

AUGUST 10 - 16, 2020

Unique Events

Mycology Talks

Special Events & Dinners

Mycology Forays

Mushroom Festival News