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48th Annual Fungus Festival | SF

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 - All Day | Cost: $15*
*Early bird tickets

SF County Fair Building | 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Get up close to hundreds of wild mushrooms at the 43rd annual Fungus Fair, being held this year at the Lawrence Hall of Science.

The Fair provides information on the uses and abuses of fungi, with displays and exhibits on ecology, toxicology, and cultivation. Campsite gourmands learn how to serve up the safe and scrumptious species through identification tutorials, cooking demonstrations, and sales of recipe books, soups, snacks, and fresh edibles. Watch renowned Bay Area chefs prepare dishes like matsutakes & roasted cauliflower in coriander cream or sautéed caramel candy cap pears and dentelles.


  • Activities, lectures, cooking demos, and a selection of fabulous soups for sale.
  • Educational tables on varied subjects such as medicinal mushrooms, myco-remediation, cultivation, ecology, lichens, psychedelic fungi, dyes from fungi, toxicology, edible mushrooms, and more.
  • Microscopes and spore prints
  • Naturalistic displays of more than 300 species of locally collected fungi
  • Identification table – bring your specimens to find out the species

48th Annual Fungus Festival
December 3, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm
San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA
$15, Early bird tickets

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: $15*
*Early bird tickets
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Geek Event, Kids & Families
Address: 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA