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.

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.

2019 FESTIVAL THEME

This year’s theme will be “Healing the Mind, Healing the Planet” and will feature a raft of myco-luminaries including Prof. Emeritus of Pharmacology at Purdue, Dr. David Nichols, founder/director of Chile’s Fundación Fungi, Giuliana Furci, Mushroom Mountain’s Tradd & Olga Cotter, and the Wise Woman of the San Juans, Katrina Blair.

2019 FESTIVAL THEME

This year’s theme is “Healing the Mind, Healing the Planet” and will feature a raft of myco-luminaries including Prof. Emeritus of Pharmacology at Purdue, Dr. David Nichols, founder/director of Chile’s Fundación Fungi, Giuliana Furci, Mushroom Mountain’s Tradd & Olga Cotter, and the Wise Woman of the San Juans, Katrina Blair.

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 14 - 18, 2019

Unique Events

Mycology Talks

Special Events & Dinners

Mycology Forays

MUSHROOM FESTIVAL QUICKLINKS