Over 200 Wild Mushroom Varieties on Display + Vendors + Food & Brew + Workshops & Lectures + ID Hikes
The 2023 festival has expanded! The huge mushroom display and vendors hall is once again at the Salmon Run Event Center (just 3.5 miles east of Brookings, Oregon), while the lectures and workshops will take place in town at the Chetco Grange Community Center (just 10 minutes from Salmon Run).
One of the highlights of the Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival is the main display, with over 200 varieties of local, wild mushrooms that are collected and identified for festival goers. A variety of mushroom experts – both regional and national – will be offering mushroom-related workshops and presentations, tickets for which are available in advance and at the door. Topics for the workshops will include identifying, harvesting, cooking with, creating medicinal tinctures with, eating, and preserving wild mushrooms. Those speakers who are also authors will be available to sell and/or sign books. Mushroom identification hikes will also take place throughout the 2-day festival, with multiple hikes scheduled each day.
Admission to the display and vendors hall (at the Salmon Run Event Center) is just $5.00 at the door (and is good for either or both days); kids 12 and under get in FREE. (PLUS each $5.00 Admission earns you a free Raffle Ticket to use toward some great prizes!)
If you want to attend one of the workshops or hear a lecture from one of the visiting experts (at the Chetco Grange Community Center in town), or join a mushroom identification hike, tickets may be purchased in advance starting in September or at the door the day of (note: general admission is included in the price of the lectures, workshops, and hikes). It is recommended you purchase in advance, as many lectures and workshops are popular and sell out fast.