39th Annual Mushroom Fair @ South Coast Botanic Garden

Sun, February 5, 2023 9AM - 3PM
26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274  map
Sunday, February 5, 2023 9am - 3pm in the Frances Young Hall of the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Estates*

The following events of the Los Angeles Mycological Society’s Wild Mushroom Fair are free with paid admission to the South Coast Botanic Garden. Advanced ticketing is recommended but not required; tickets will be available at entrance but admission may be limited.

9:00am – Opening of the Fair to the Public (Auditorium): Mushroom Identification Table (please bring wild mushrooms!), Vendors, LAMS merchandise, Scavenger Hunt, Children’s Craft Activities, Spent Mushroom Block Giveaway (courtesy of Smallhold), Art and Photo Contest Winners.

10:00am – Outdoor Mushroom Walk with Bob Cummings (meet at the Koi Pond; 1hr)

11:00am – Mushroom Cloning with Sam Shoemaker (Koi Pond; 1 hr)

12:00pm – Outdoor Children’s Mushroom walk with Melanie Kahn and Bat Vardeh (meet at the Koi Pond; 1hr)

– Dark Room Hour: Bioluminescent and Fluorescent Fungi (Classroom B; 1 hr)

1:00pm – Keynote Speaker Christian Schwarz: “Making Scents of Fungi; From Stench to Perfume (Koi Pond; 1.5 hrs with Q&A)

2:00pm – Children’s Book Reading of Mason Goes Mushrooming by author Melanie Kahn (Auditorium; 20-30 min)

3:00pm – Close of Fair

For outdoor activities, please dress appropriately.

No food will be sold through LAMS; limited food options served at Dottie’s Cafe at South Coast Botanic Garden (please note tailgating is not allowed in the parking lot).

Due to recent events, bag checks may occur at the venue for security reasons.

Please feel free to share this year’s mushroom fair poster and credit the artist, Carly Lake (Instagram @sea.lake) wherever you share it.
Hosted by the Los Angeles Mycological Society
Advance ticket purchase required for garden entry. $15/adults, $11/seniors and students, $5/children 5-12, free/children under 4
RSVP: 714-639-8480 (landline) or jrobinson@naturalist-for-you.org.  For more FREE public tours, tell us the location/topic (plants, wildlife, etc.) & the date/time when available.

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