NOTICE: Many events listed here have been canceled or postponed due to the Covid-19 emergency. It is best to call ahead or check with organizer's websites to verify the status of any local event.

Change Location × Asheville, NC

    Recent Locations

      Fungi Fest 2019 in Asheville

      • Fungi Fest 2019 Photo #1
      1 of 1
      August 31, 2019

      Saturday   9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      701 Warren Wilson Rd
      Asheville, North Carolina 28805

      • No Performers Listed
      Fungi Fest 2019

      What's the difference between a mushroom and a toadstool? How many different varieties are there, and how can I tell which ones are edible? Why do they appear after rain, and how long do they stay around?

      Come to The Asheville Mushroom Club's FungiFest at Warren Wilson College on Saturday, August 31, 2019, and get answers to all the questions you ever had about mushrooms and the ones you never thought to ask!

      As well as a huge display of wild mushrooms in all their varied shapes and colors, we'll have educational displays, classes, guided mushroom walks in the college grounds, and vendors selling edible mushrooms, cultivation supplies, fungi-themed crafts & gifts, and more. Asheville Mushroom Club (AMC) members will be on hand to answer questions and will even try to identify any mushrooms you bring in.

      Admission starts at 9:30 am. Entrance fees at the door (Bryson Gym) will be: Adults $10; Students & AMC Members $5; Free for children 5 & under and Warren Wilson students.

      Classes run throughout the day and cost $15 for AMC members (membership will be verified at the door) and $20 for non-members, in addition to the entrance fee.

      Mushroom Walks will take place throughout the day and cost $10 for AMC members and $15 for non- members.

      Class Schedule & Mushroom Walks

      9:30 am General admission starts in Bryson Gym

      10:00-11:00 am “How Mushroom Hunting Can Save the World”- Alan Muskat

      10:00-11:00 am “Medicinal Polypore Mushrooms”- Marc Williams

      11:00am-noon Mushroom Walk #1- Mike Hopping

      1:00-2: 00 pm Mushroom Walk #2- Jonathan Horton

      1:00-2: 00 pm “Unraveling the Mountains to the sea: amazing fungi from North Carolina”- Rytas Vilgalys, Professor of Mycology, Biology Dept, Duke University

      1:30-2: 30 pm “Unraveling the Potential Health Promoting Properties of Mushrooms at the University of Tennessee. Dr. John P. Munafo

      3:00-4: 30 pm “Dozen Easy ID Mushrooms”- Frank Hyman

      3:30-4:30 pm “Mushrooming 101” -Mike Hopping

      Tickets at

      Cost: Payment required - 5.00 to 20.00

      Categories: Education | Festivals | Outdoors & Recreation

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

      Hotels and Airbnbs near Fungi Fest 2019. Book your stay now!