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45th Annual Fungus Fair: Shroom Science & Cooking Demos | Santa Cruz

Did you know that without fungus, we’d have no bread, cheese, beer, or wine? Or that anti-cholesterol medicine was developed from mushrooms? Come to the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair to learn all there is to know about the fascinating world of mushrooms.

The three-day event features hundreds of species of local fungi presented in a unique fashion, and draws thousands of visitors each year. The Fair showcases speakers, cooking demonstrations, a special Kids’ Room, and a taxonomy panel for identification of fungi. Many books and mushroom-related items are available for sale, as are wild mushroom delicacies.

2019 Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
– Friday, January 11 | 1 – 5 pm (After-hours event 5 – 9 pm)
– Saturday, January 12 | 10 am – 5 pm
– Sunday, January 13 | 10 am – 5 pm
Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Admission: $5 on Friday; $10 on Saturday and Sunday
Students & Seniors (60+) – $5; Kids under 12 – free

> 2019 Program

This unique Santa Cruz tradition features fantastic fungus fun for the whole family. Bring the kids and stroll through a recreated woodland forest displaying hundreds of wild mushrooms; the Fungus Fair also features a special room full of hands-on activities for the kids, including fungus exploration tables, clay mushroom building, face painting, and more.

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