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Wednesday, August 18
 

9:00am MDT

Workshop: Cultivating Kingdom Fungi
SOLD OUT

Come and learn about many techniques and tips from an elite duo of mushroom cultivation specialists just before the Telluride Mushroom Festival begins! Start your dream journey here and become skilled at multiple cultivation strategies that include several hands-on demos with materials and growing starters that you can take with you. Perfect for beginner to intermediate growers, the class begins by covering the basics of mushroom ecology and life cycles of many edible and medicinal mushrooms.

The workshop will also cover low-tech cultivation and recycling wastes into edible mushrooms, cordyceps cultivation, introduction to mycoremediation, mycopesticides, building with mycelium, basic spawn generation and laboratory techniques. If you are looking for a huge boost into the fungal Kingdom, this I the class for you to energize your mushroom spirit!

One of the best classes nationwide for its value, taught personally by authors and expert lecturers Tradd Cotter and William Padilla Brown, you will leave with a broad depth of knowledge to expand your foundation and understanding of mushroom cultivation and fungal ecology! This one will sell out and space is limited.

Times/Topic/Teachers

8:00 AM Checking In
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions: Tradd Cotter and William Padilla Brown
9:30 AM Four Easy Ways to Grow Mushrooms at Home: Tradd Cotter
10:30 AM Quick Overview of DNA sequencing at Home: William Padilla Brown
10:45 AM Small Scale Commercial Production of Mushrooms: Tradd Cotter
11:45 AM Introduction to Spawn Generation and Tissue Culture: William Padilla Brown
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Mycomaterials: Building with Mushroom Mycelium: Tradd Cotter
2:30 PM Cordyceps Cultivation - A Brief OverviewWilliam Padilla Brown
3:30 PM 15 minute break
3:45 PM Introduction to Mycoremediation and Mycopesticides: Tradd Cotter
4:45 PM Closing remarks: Tradd Cotter and William Padilla Brown

Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →
avatar for William Padilla Brown

William Padilla Brown

Founder of MycoSymbiotics, William Padilla-Brown is a social entrepreneur, citizen scientist, mycologist, amateur "phychologist," urban shaman, writer, you-tube vlogger, contributing editor for Fungi Magazine, researcher, poet, and father. William holds Permaculture Design Certificates... Read More →


Wednesday August 18, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

10:00am MDT

Early Bird Pre-Festival Foray
SOLD OUT

Get ready to have your best day ever! A very special personal foray with Festival Chef Chad Hyatt, Mike Essam, Past-President of the Pikes Peak Mycological Society (CO), and John Michelotti of the Mid-Hudson (NY) Mycological Association.

This very special event is limited to a small number of attendees, and is not part of regular the Festival Pass.

Please note: SEPARATE PURCHASE REQUIRED.

MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT AT MUSHROOM TENT FOR CARPOOL AND CARAVAN STAGING and please remember to bring water and your lunch. There will be a lot of mushrooms to pick and you're going to be out there for a while...may even get to taste some!

Speakers
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef that has spent the last decade working in restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area. He spends his free time hunting for and learning about mushrooms, along with seeking out new techniques and traditional ethnic recipes... Read More →


Wednesday August 18, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

12:00pm MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Located at Elks Park under the Main Tent, next to Mushroom ID.

Wednesday August 18, 2021 12:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

12:00pm MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Wristband, Pass & Ticket Sales and Pick-up.

Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park under the Main Tent next to Mushroom ID.

Wednesday August 18, 2021 12:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

3:00pm MDT

Movie "Know Your Mushrooms"
The Classic FREE movie showing is back! Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event!






Wednesday August 18, 2021 3:00pm - 5:15pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

3:00pm MDT

Annual Private VIP Dinner
SOLD OUT

Get ready for an abbreviated private foray in the forests near Rico, Colorado. At the foray's conclusion we'll walk right into the beautiful Fireweed Cafe in downtown Rico.

A private and intimate setting will allow you the opportunity to mingle over dinner with Keynote Speakers and the Festival Director, Britt Bunyard and Telluride Institute's Executive Director, Tucker Szymkowicz. All who have attended our annual VIP dinners in the past always say it's the highpoint of the Festival.

Foray starts at 3pm in Rico, CO.
Dinner starts at 5:30pm in Rico, CO.

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →


Wednesday August 18, 2021 3:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Fireweed Cafe (Rico)

7:00pm MDT

Beer Launch Party with Tradd Cotter
Want to taste the Festival MycoBeer before anyone else? Join Tradd Cotter and other speakers as we toast to another exciting year of the Telluride Mushroom Festival with the live music (Shred is Dead) and MUSHROOM BEERS!

Hosted by the official TMF Presenting Sponsor: Mydecine, Shred is Dead is a progressive instrumental and vocal performances of The Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band, harvesting a pure blend of inspirational jams and fierce rock n roll. Led by guitarist Marcus Rezak with an all-star group of musicians from across the universe.

This event is ALWAYS a blast and a great way to RECONNECT with all your mycophilic friends!

FREE EVENT: Doors open at 7pm. Band hits the stage at 8pm.



Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →


Wednesday August 18, 2021 7:00pm - 11:00pm MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

7:00pm MDT

Live Music! feat. Shred is Dead
Want to taste the Festival MycoBeer before anyone else? Join Tradd Cotter and other speakers as we toast to another exciting year of the Telluride Mushroom Festival with the live music (Shred is Dead) and MUSHROOM BEERS!

Hosted by the official TMF Presenting Sponsor: Mydecine, Shred is Dead is a progressive instrumental and vocal performances of The Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band, harvesting a pure blend of inspirational jams and fierce rock n roll. Led by guitarist Marcus Rezak with an all-star group of musicians from across the universe.

This event is ALWAYS a blast and a great way to RECONNECT with all your mycophilic friends!

FREE EVENT: Doors open at 7pm. Band hits the stage at 8pm.



Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →


Wednesday August 18, 2021 7:00pm - 11:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Thursday, August 19
 

8:00am MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Located at Elks Park.

Thursday August 19, 2021 8:00am - 8:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

8:00am MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Wristband, Pass & Ticket Sales and Pick-up.

Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park under the Main Tent next to Mushroom ID.

Thursday August 19, 2021 8:00am - 8:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Mushroom Festival: Vendor Village
Stop by and shop from local artisans, our official Mushroom Festival vendors, and get more information from Festival sponsors at the TMF Vendor Village!

Located at both Elks Park and Oak Street Park from 9am-6pm, Thursday through Saturday, and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

Thursday August 19, 2021 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT

9:45am MDT

Pre-Foray Divination Ceremony to Foretell Mushroom Hotspots
Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Millman

Lawrence Millman

Mycologist-ethnographer-writer Lawrence Millman is the author of 17 books, including such titles as Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, An Evening Among Headhunters, Fascinating Fungi of New England, Hiking to Siberia, At the End of the World, and Fungipedia. His mycological... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 9:45am - 10:00am MDT
Carhenge Parking Lot

9:45am MDT

Welcome! Telluride Basics
While the Official Opening Ceremony is not until Thursday evening, the Festival Director does have some important information about the Festival and Telluride in general.  

First time to the Festival? First time collecting wild mushrooms? We have tips at this brief introduction. The layout of the Fest, parking, where the venues are located, where to meet for forays, where to recycle and compost your trash, and more will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →



Thursday August 19, 2021 9:45am - 10:15am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Lecture: Fungal Burial: Breaking Down After Life


My partner's brother suddenly died on July 4th of this year. His will read "Cremation is a waste of fire, and a waste of fertilizer. My burial wishes are as follows: I wish to be buried with a litany of fungi, chosen by John Michelotti that will process my flesh into nutrients." 


The collaboration of talented artists, family, friends, and fungi lead to what we dubbed "the best worst party ever." In memory of Cliffy Clamp Hands, we'll draw Fungal connections around what it is to live and die with passion, grieve, and help friends process through the lessons of a natural burial.



Speakers
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Foray
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and others.

***Sign-ups for forays will be made available ONE HOUR BEFORE the scheduled foray time and are located at the Registration Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Forays are rated for difficulty based on length and terrain. Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose forays that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT

Thursday August 19, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

10:00am MDT

Full Day Foray
Spend a full day in the mountains further into the forest with some real experts. The trip will be at least one hour of driving, and you must bring a lunch and extra water. Get ready for adventure!

Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and others.

***Sign-ups for forays will be made available ONE HOUR BEFORE the scheduled foray time and are located at the Registration Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Forays are rated for difficulty based on length and terrain. Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose forays that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT


Thursday August 19, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

10:30am MDT

Lecture: Intro to the Mushrooms of the Rockies, and Our Annual "Most Wanted"
Welcome to the Telluride Mushroom Festival! Let's get to know some of the more common mushrooms of our region...and rarities to be on the lookout for. Andy Wilson always challenges us to find some species rarely seen and Festival attendees usually rise to the challenge. You will be doing valuable scientific work, as collections go to the famous Sam Mitchel Herbarium at the Denver Botanical Garden.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Denver Botanic Gardens
Andrew Wilson is the Assistant Curator of Mycology in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. For Dr. Andrew the discovery of mycology began back in the late 90’s at San Francisco State University. There he took classes from Dr. Dennis Desjardin, a world renown... Read More →



Thursday August 19, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Outdoor Cultivation of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips
One of the easiest ways to grow wood loving mushrooms is using the basic log and stump method that anyone can do! Come and get some practice with experienced growers to see and experience the entire process firsthand, taught by the Festival staff. Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event! 

Speakers
avatar for Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture-based research, demonstration and education farm at 9000’ near Telluride, Colorado. She consults on permaculture designs, edible and medicinal landscaping, and school and community gardens through... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Lecture: Ancestral & Traditional Uses of Fungi Around the World
The Fungi Foundation has been busy compiling nature-based solutions held within the fungi. Take a peek into this work-in-progress that maps out cultural co-evolution of humankind and mycokind.


Speakers
avatar for Giuliana Furci

Giuliana Furci

Fungi Foundation
Giuliana is founder and executive director of the Fungi Foundation US and Chile. She is a Harvard University Associate, Dame of the Order of the Star of Italy, Co-Chair of the IUCN Fungal Conservation Committee, and author of several titles including a series of field guides to Chilean... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Foray
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and others.

***Sign-ups for forays will be made available ONE HOUR BEFORE the scheduled foray time and are located at the Registration Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Forays are rated for difficulty based on length and terrain. Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose forays that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:00am - 3:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

11:45am MDT

Lecture: Mushroom Hunting for Delicious and Distinctive Colorado Edibles
Beginning mushroom hunters may wonder how to “hunt for the table” successfully in Colorado, or how to add a new species to their repertoire. I will discuss half a dozen of the most commonly hunted edible mushrooms in Colorado and how to distinguish them safely from potential “look-a-likes.”

Speakers
avatar for Ken Kassenbrock

Ken Kassenbrock

Colorado State University
Ken Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s. Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Although his interests in fungi... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

12:00pm MDT

Cooking Mushrooms with Chad Hyatt: Part 1
Join Chad Hyatt renowned chef and writer, for a dazzling cooking class that will leave your taste buds and your minds fully stimulated.

NOTE: The two cooking classes offered will NOT be the same class repeated. So, why not do both!

Speakers
avatar for Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef that has spent the last decade working in restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area. He spends his free time hunting for and learning about mushrooms, along with seeking out new techniques and traditional ethnic recipes... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm MDT

Lecture: The Kitchen Mycologist
Ever want to know what it takes to put a cookbook together? How about a cookbook featuring mushroom recipes by over 50 mycophiles from all over the USA and Canada, with photography by Evan Sung, and essays by Eugenia Bone on mycophagy and mycology that feature experts like Drs. Tom Volk, Nik Money, and Britt Bunyard; Tradd Cotter, Elinoar Shavit, Chad Hyatt, and many others. We will talk about the delicious surprises, the unfortunate flops, the great tips, and the ultimate lessons about mushroom cookery that we learned during the year of making our Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook.
Coming out November 2021. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Fantastic-Fungi-The-Community-Cookbook/Eugenia-Bone/Fantastic-Fungi/9781647222956

Speakers
avatar for Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone is a nationally known food and science writer. Her work as appeared many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The National Lampoon, Saveur, Gourmet, BBC Science, and The Wall Street Journal, where she is a frequent book reviewer.  She is a member... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Lecture: Cordyceps Cultivation
Since 2015 William has been experimenting with Cordyceps cultivation and over that time has dialed in some really interesting techniques and substrate formulas. Take a deep dive into the current Cordyceps cultivation culture and get up to speed with cutting edge techniques for bulk production of high quality cordyceps mushrooms!

Speakers
avatar for William Padilla Brown

William Padilla Brown

Founder of MycoSymbiotics, William Padilla-Brown is a social entrepreneur, citizen scientist, mycologist, amateur "phychologist," urban shaman, writer, you-tube vlogger, contributing editor for Fungi Magazine, researcher, poet, and father. William holds Permaculture Design Certificates... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:15pm MDT

Lecture: Amanita Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains Region
Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

3:00pm MDT

Book Signing: Gena Bone, Tradd Cotter, and Britt Bunyard
Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone is a nationally known food and science writer. Her work as appeared many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The National Lampoon, Saveur, Gourmet, BBC Science, and The Wall Street Journal, where she is a frequent book reviewer.  She is a member... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

3:15pm MDT

Lecture: The Psychro Ward
In this presentation, Lawrence Millman will discuss northern fungi and, by extension, high altitude fungi. First, he’ll talk about the attitudes of northern Native people toward fungi, then he’ll focus on the cold weather adaptations of certain northern species. For example, he’ll describe how Leccinum species survive in Arctic tundra environments, while those same species might not do well in temperate regions when the temperature dips. He’ll also discuss the possible effects of climate change on tundra and taiga fungi.


Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Millman

Lawrence Millman

Mycologist-ethnographer-writer Lawrence Millman is the author of 17 books, including such titles as Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, An Evening Among Headhunters, Fascinating Fungi of New England, Hiking to Siberia, At the End of the World, and Fungipedia. His mycological... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

3:30pm MDT

Open Myc: Audition and Rehearsal
Speakers
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 3:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

5:00pm MDT

Wild Foods Tasting with Katrina Blair
SOLD OUT

Join forager and wild foods advocate, Katrina Blair, for a meal prepared from locally procured wild foods, as well as wholesome organic farmed items. Katrina will walk to the Telluride Mushroom Festival from Durango (a week-long hike) and collect much of the fare for the Wild Foods Dinner on her way.

You won’t believe how amazing Katrina is! She gave a TEDxTalk called "13 Global Plants for Survival," and is the founder of the Local Wild Food Café at Turtle Lake Refuge. The dinner is sure to consist of delicious and elegantly prepared roots, mushrooms, berries, leaves, seeds and needles from evergreen trees, dandelions, amaranth, lamb’s quarters, high alpine bistort, and plantain that you’ll have to try to believe. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet Katrina and enjoy living food from wild lands. Tickets are limited, so purchase early for this unique event.

Please note this is event has an extra fee.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

6:00pm MDT

Offical Opening Ceremony
Speakers
avatar for Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gillman has been with the Telluride Mushroom Festival from the beginning. She has an MS in mycology from Virginia Tech, is retired from the USDA Forest Service where she worked on mycorrhizal fungi, and is a co-author of Wild Mushrooms of Telluride.
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Coady Smith

Ashley Coady Smith

Festival Manager
Ashley Smith, founder of Sage Advice Telluride, and former Program Director of the Telluride Academy, joins the Telluride Mushroom Festival management team as Festival Manager in 2019 to provide oversight and support to the many logistical objectives that come along with creating... Read More →
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →



Thursday August 19, 2021 6:00pm - 6:45pm MDT
Palm Theatre

7:00pm MDT

Keynote Lecture: The F Word We All Need to Say: FUNGA! The 3F Proposal Getting Fungi Recognized in International Conservation Frameworks
The Fungi Foundation and allies have taken on the task of getting fungi included in international conservation frameworks. Here’s what’s going on and how we are all a part.



Speakers
avatar for Giuliana Furci

Giuliana Furci

Fungi Foundation
Giuliana is founder and executive director of the Fungi Foundation US and Chile. She is a Harvard University Associate, Dame of the Order of the Star of Italy, Co-Chair of the IUCN Fungal Conservation Committee, and author of several titles including a series of field guides to Chilean... Read More →


Thursday August 19, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Palm Theatre
 
Friday, August 20
 

8:00am MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Located at Elks Park.

Friday August 20, 2021 8:00am - 8:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

8:00am MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Pass & Ticket Sales: Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park.

Friday August 20, 2021 8:00am - 8:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Lecture: Mushroom Hunting for Delicious and Distinctive Colorado Edibles
Beginning mushroom hunters may wonder how to “hunt for the table” successfully in Colorado, or how to add a new species to their repertoire. I will discuss half a dozen of the most commonly hunted edible mushrooms in Colorado and how to distinguish them safely from potential “look-a-likes.”

Speakers
avatar for Ken Kassenbrock

Ken Kassenbrock

Colorado State University
Ken Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s. Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Although his interests in fungi... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Lecture: Medicinal Mushrooms, Human Clinical Trials
This presentation will look at recent scientific research on medicinal mushrooms, including in vitro, in vivo and human clinical trials. It will focus on some lesser well-known species that are deserving of more attention into their benefits for possible treatment of chronic health conditions.  

Speakers
avatar for Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty-five years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine. He is also an... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Mushroom Festival: Vendor Village
Stop by and shop from local artisans, our official Mushroom Festival vendors, and get more information from Festival sponsors at the TMF Vendor Village!

Located at both Elks Park and Oak Street Park from 9am-6pm, Thursday through Saturday, and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

Friday August 20, 2021 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park & Oak Street Park

10:00am MDT

Media Preparation for Cultivating Mushrooms on Straw and Other Agricultural Byproducts
Many mushrooms can be cultivated on straw and agricultural by-products (Pleurotus, Stropharia, Psilocybe, Calocybe, Volvariella and many more). Come learn from this hands-on demo how to prepare the media for spawning and different techniques and containers that are species dependent. Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event! 

Speakers
avatar for Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture-based research, demonstration and education farm at 9000’ near Telluride, Colorado. She consults on permaculture designs, edible and medicinal landscaping, and school and community gardens through... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Lecture: Culturing Wild Fungi ... And the Crazy Mushrooms That I Have Discovered
During several years of culturing wild fungi with my company, I've made some amazing finds. This presentation will discuss the MycoSymbiotics culture collection showing all the crazy mushrooms I’ve found and talk about getting them in culture and what we’ve done with them.  

Speakers
avatar for William Padilla Brown

William Padilla Brown

Founder of MycoSymbiotics, William Padilla-Brown is a social entrepreneur, citizen scientist, mycologist, amateur "phychologist," urban shaman, writer, you-tube vlogger, contributing editor for Fungi Magazine, researcher, poet, and father. William holds Permaculture Design Certificates... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Foray
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and others.

***Sign-ups for forays will be made available ONE HOUR BEFORE the scheduled foray time and are located at the Registration Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Forays are rated for difficulty based on length and terrain. Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose forays that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT

Friday August 20, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

10:00am MDT

Full Day Foray
MEETING PLACE: BEHIND THE OAK STREET PARK AND THE SHERIDAN OPERA HOUSE ON NORTH FIR STREET

Spend a full day in the mountains further into the forest with an expert speaker. The trip will be at least one hour of driving, and you must bring a lunch and extra water. Get ready for adventure!

Friday August 20, 2021 10:00am - 5:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

10:15am MDT

Lecture: Understanding Cultivated and Wild Functional Mushrooms
Speakers
avatar for Alex Dorr

Alex Dorr

Alex Dorr is the founder and CEO of the functional mushroom company, Mushroom Revival. Alex co-hosts the number one mushroom podcast in the world, The Mushroom Revival Podcast, alongside his loving partner Lera Niemackl. After earning his degree in mycology, Alex authored the book... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Lecture: The Practice of Kinship
Mycelial networks enhance ecological kinship when they communicate vital, life-giving resources to living systems. How can we, as humans entangled in these planetary networks, develop our own practice of kinship inspired by mycelial relations?


Join John Hausdoerffer, co-author and co-editor of Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations, for a philosophical talk and a brief workshop on the practice of kinship. John is the author or co-editor of nine books on environmental ethics, including Kinship as well as What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? and Wildness: Relations of People an Place. John serves as the Dean of the Clark School of Environment & Sustainability at Western Colorado University and co-founded the Mountain Resilience Coalition with friends at the Telluride Institute and the Aspen International Mountain Foundation.


Speakers
avatar for John  Hausdoerffer

John Hausdoerffer

John Hausdoerffer is an author and teacher from Gunnison, Colorado, where he serves as the Dean of the Clark School of Environment & Sustainability at Western Colorado University. He has written and co-edited titles such as Catlin's Lament, Wildness, What Kind of Ancestor Do You... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Handmade Paper from Fungi!
Come meet Jessica and make paper with fungi! In this workshop, she will teach you which fungi can be used and all about the tools and techniques of paper making. All supplies will be provided. Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event!


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Langley

Jessica Langley

Jessica Langley (b. 1981, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work considers how cultural symbols of nature and certain representations of landscape are experienced both directly and through the mediated and sublimated image. Using foraged materials, fresco, digital print, sculpture... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Forays
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and others.

***Sign-ups for forays will be made available ONE HOUR BEFORE the scheduled foray time and are located at the Registration Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Forays are rated for difficulty based on length and terrain. Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose forays that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT


Friday August 20, 2021 11:00am - 3:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

11:30am MDT

Lecture: Applications of Native Fungi in Mycoremediation
This is a mycoremediation tale focusing on native fungi and pollutants. Journey with me through research on new ways to harness fungi to break down pollutants in urban and rural environments. First, we'll explore this approach in the context of factory-polluted sites and then we'll explore new research into using native fungi to mitigate the impacts of wildfire. We delve into the fungi on site, create strategies to play to the strengths of these fungi, and find exciting mycoremediators beyond the white rot fungi!

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Czaplicki

Lauren Czaplicki

Science by Design, Boulder CO
Dr. Lauren Czaplicki is an environmental engineer, mycologist, science communicator, and entrepreneur based out of Longmont, CO. She is passionate about finding new ways to use fungi to mitigate our impact on the environment. She takes a DNA-based approach to identifying fungal communities... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

12:00pm MDT

Cooking Mushrooms with Chad Hyatt: Part 2
Join Chad Hyatt renowned chef and writer, for a dazzling cooking class that will leave your taste buds and your minds fully stimulated.

NOTE: The two cooking classes offered will NOT be the same class repeated. So, why not do both!

Speakers
avatar for Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef that has spent the last decade working in restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area. He spends his free time hunting for and learning about mushrooms, along with seeking out new techniques and traditional ethnic recipes... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

12:00pm MDT

TBA Presentations
Did you miss a popular presentation? Wilkinson Public Library will be hosting TBA events from 12-4pm on Friday and Saturday. Stop by the Hospitality Desk at Elks Park to find out what these will be each morning!


Friday August 20, 2021 12:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Wilkinson Public Library

12:30pm MDT

Book Signing: Lawrence Millman and John Hausdoerffer
Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Millman

Lawrence Millman

Mycologist-ethnographer-writer Lawrence Millman is the author of 17 books, including such titles as Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, An Evening Among Headhunters, Fascinating Fungi of New England, Hiking to Siberia, At the End of the World, and Fungipedia. His mycological... Read More →
avatar for John  Hausdoerffer

John Hausdoerffer

John Hausdoerffer is an author and teacher from Gunnison, Colorado, where he serves as the Dean of the Clark School of Environment & Sustainability at Western Colorado University. He has written and co-edited titles such as Catlin's Lament, Wildness, What Kind of Ancestor Do You... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

12:45pm MDT

Lecture: Fungi on the Fringes
Fungi are found on all continents and in all habitats, from the frozen tundra to arid deserts. How have fungi evolved to survive this extreme temperature, blinding sun exposure, and lack of moisture? We will explore fungal species found in these inhospitable, fringe habitats and contemplate the adaptations which enable these species to persist and succeed in these seemingly harsh environments.


Speakers
avatar for Amy Honan

Amy Honan

Amy Honan first moved to Telluride in 1992 when on her first trip through Colorado, she realized Southwest Colorado was home. After living in Telluride for several years, she moved to Crested Butte, CO to complete her undergraduate degree. During this time Amy developed a deep passion... Read More →



Friday August 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm MDT

Mushroom Identification at the ID Tent
Bring your foraged mushrooms to the ID tent to have them classified. 

Speakers
avatar for Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gillman has been with the Telluride Mushroom Festival from the beginning. She has an MS in mycology from Virginia Tech, is retired from the USDA Forest Service where she worked on mycorrhizal fungi, and is a co-author of Wild Mushrooms of Telluride.


Friday August 20, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Lecture: Getting Rid of Evil Spirits: Uses of Fungi by Northern Indigenous Peoples
Lawrence Millman is at once a mycologist and an ethnographer.   In this presentation, he combines these two disciplines and discusses the uses of fungi by the northern indigenous people he’s encountered during his myriad northern journeys. You’ll learn how a certain fungus gets rid of evil spirits and how another fungus gets rid of mosquitoes. Since much of what Dr. Millman will talk about has now died out, his presentation can be regard as a lament for lost lore.




Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Millman

Lawrence Millman

Mycologist-ethnographer-writer Lawrence Millman is the author of 17 books, including such titles as Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, An Evening Among Headhunters, Fascinating Fungi of New England, Hiking to Siberia, At the End of the World, and Fungipedia. His mycological... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Lecture: The Rise of the Zombie Fungus
Right out of a sci fi film, the world of entomopathogenic fungi is very large and very wild. Entomopathogenic fungi are fungi that attack arthropods or insects. Most well known as "Cordyceps," this interesting group of fungi brings horror stories to life.
We will be covering:
- Evolution of entomopathogenic fungi
- Notable species of entomopathogenic fungi
- groups/phylums of entomopathogenic fungi
- Insect immunity
- How the fungi infects the insect
- Secondary metabolites of entomopathogenic fungi
- cultivation of cordyceps and like groups
- Commercial cultivation
- Genetically engineering entomopathogenic fungi
- Insect control
- functional application for health and wellness
- And more.



Speakers
avatar for Alex Dorr

Alex Dorr

Alex Dorr is the founder and CEO of the functional mushroom company, Mushroom Revival. Alex co-hosts the number one mushroom podcast in the world, The Mushroom Revival Podcast, alongside his loving partner Lera Niemackl. After earning his degree in mycology, Alex authored the book... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

3:00pm MDT

Book Signing: Katrina Blair and Chad Hyatt
Speakers
avatar for Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at... Read More →
avatar for Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt

Chad Hyatt is a classically trained chef that has spent the last decade working in restaurants and private clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area. He spends his free time hunting for and learning about mushrooms, along with seeking out new techniques and traditional ethnic recipes... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

3:15pm MDT

Lecture: World Wide Wood: the Secret Fungal Connections Among Trees
Every seen a tree slowly die? Perhaps you have noticed that those around it seem bolstered. This is due, in part to the transferring of nutrients from one tree to another through their fungal communities. We will explore the topic of fungi tree symbionts and the incredible world of connections amongst species below ground.



Friday August 20, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

6:00pm MDT

LIVE STREAMED: Keynote Lecture: Psilocybin Mushroom History, Use, and Science: What a Long Strange Trip It Has Been ... And Continues to Be!
LIVE STREAMED WITH ZOOM

Paul will review the history of use, and the current breakthrough discoveries on the benefits of psilocybin mushrooms as sources of medicines for therapeutic and physiological benefits




Speakers
avatar for Paul Stamets

Paul Stamets

Fungi Perfecti
Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production. Paul’s philosophy is that “MycoDiversity is BioSecurity.” He sees the ancient old growth forests... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Palm Theatre

8:00pm MDT

Live Music! feat. Shred is Dead
Want to taste the Festival MycoBeer before anyone else? Join Tradd Cotter and other speakers as we toast to another exciting year of the Telluride Mushroom Festival with the live music (Shred is Dead) and MUSHROOM BEERS!

Hosted by the official TMF Presenting Sponsor: Mydecine, Shred is Dead is a progressive instrumental and vocal performances of The Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band, harvesting a pure blend of inspirational jams and fierce rock n roll. Led by guitarist Marcus Rezak with an all-star group of musicians from across the universe.

This event is ALWAYS a blast and a great way to RECONNECT with all your mycophilic friends!

FREE EVENT: Doors open at 7pm. Band hits the stage at 8pm.



Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 8:00pm - 10:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00pm MDT

The MycoLuscious MycoLicious MycoLogical Poetry Show with Art Goodtimes and Friends
The party can’t stop at the Telluride Mushroom Festival! Join Art Goodtimes and others for a Talking Gourds Poetry and Performance Closing party. The MycoBeer will also be available.

Speakers
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →



Friday August 20, 2021 9:00pm - 11:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Saturday, August 21
 

8:00am MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Located at Elks Park.

Saturday August 21, 2021 8:00am - 8:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

8:00am MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Pass & Ticket Sales: Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park.

Saturday August 21, 2021 8:00am - 8:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Lecture: The Enigmatic Medicinal Mushroom Antrodia
This presentation will look at recent scientific research on the newly emerging medicinal mushroom Antrodia, a tree polypore.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty-five years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine. He is also an... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Wild Foods Foray
Katrina Blair will dazzle you with the amazing foods that you can find right outside your door. Learn about these foods and then go on a foray with her after her lecture.

SIGN-UP Place: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: ELKS PARK

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

9:00am MDT

Mushroom Festival: Vendor Village
Stop by and shop from local artisans, our official Mushroom Festival vendors, and get more information from Festival sponsors at the TMF Vendor Village!

Located at both Elks Park and Oak Street Park from 9am-6pm, Thursday through Saturday, and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

Saturday August 21, 2021 9:00am - 6:00pm MDT
Elks Park & Oak Street Park

10:00am MDT

Recycling and Composting with Fungi
An easy step by step tutorial on how to recycle home, farm and business waste into mushrooms and compost for your garden. Cultivate on everything from clothing to cardboard, this lecture is great for all ages to experiment with cool ways to grow mushrooms the low-tech/no-tech way!

Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Foray for a Cause
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and others.

***Sign-ups for forays will be made available ONE HOUR BEFORE the scheduled foray time and are located at the Registration Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Forays are rated for difficulty based on length and terrain. Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose forays that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT

Speakers
avatar for Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty-five years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine. He is also an... Read More →
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts.  John is a former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

10:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Foray
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and others.

***Sign-ups for forays will be made available ONE HOUR BEFORE the scheduled foray time and are located at the Registration Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Forays are rated for difficulty based on length and terrain. Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose forays that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT

Saturday August 21, 2021 10:00am - 3:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

10:15am MDT

Lecture: How Did It Get Here? Exploring Fungal Dispersal Strategies
Fungi are found on all continents and in all habitats. How can mushrooms, with only microscopic spores, disperse and become established throughout the world? We will explore the myriad of dispersal mechanisms fungi use to move and become established into new habitats.


Speakers
avatar for Amy Honan

Amy Honan

Amy Honan first moved to Telluride in 1992 when on her first trip through Colorado, she realized Southwest Colorado was home. After living in Telluride for several years, she moved to Crested Butte, CO to complete her undergraduate degree. During this time Amy developed a deep passion... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Lecture: Understanding Cultivated and Wild Functional Mushrooms
Speakers
avatar for Alex Dorr

Alex Dorr

Alex Dorr is the founder and CEO of the functional mushroom company, Mushroom Revival. Alex co-hosts the number one mushroom podcast in the world, The Mushroom Revival Podcast, alongside his loving partner Lera Niemackl. After earning his degree in mycology, Alex authored the book... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Edible Mushroom Forays
Mushroom forays are led daily by experts including Katrina Blair, Bill & Will Adams, Larry Evans, John Sir Jesse, Tony Corbin, Jason Salzman, Linnea & Lee Gilman, and others.

***Sign-ups for forays will be made available ONE HOUR BEFORE the scheduled foray time and are located at the Registration Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Forays are rated for difficulty based on length and terrain. Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose forays that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT


Saturday August 21, 2021 11:00am - 3:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

11:00am MDT

Unknown and Unusual Mushrooms Foray with Lawrence Millman
Come find and learn about mushrooms and other fungi that you won't likely see during a normal walk in the woods. This special foray is led by a real expert on the subject, myco-raconteur Lawrence Millman.

***Sign-ups for forays will be made available ONE HOUR BEFORE the scheduled foray time and are located at the Registration Desk at in Elks Park.***

Some foray locations are in town and are TBD, while others require a vehicle and will meet at the Carhenge Parking Lot.

Forays are rated for difficulty based on length and terrain. Please recognize your physical capabilities and choose forays that match those---you'll have a lot more fun if you are able to fully participate.

These daily forays are included in the full festival passes or single day passes.

SIGN UP PLACE: ELKS PARK
MEETING PLACE: CARHENGE PARKING LOT

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Millman

Lawrence Millman

Mycologist-ethnographer-writer Lawrence Millman is the author of 17 books, including such titles as Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, An Evening Among Headhunters, Fascinating Fungi of New England, Hiking to Siberia, At the End of the World, and Fungipedia. His mycological... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 11:00am - 3:00pm MDT
Mountains in and around Telluride

11:30am MDT

Lecture: Unpacking the Psychedelic Revolution: Overview of the Legalization Movement
Sean will review the legal landscape and ballot initiatives happening this year primarily around psilocybin.

Speakers
avatar for Sean McAllister

Sean McAllister

Sean McAllister is one of nation’s leading drug policy reform lawyers. Sean has pioneered legal and business strategies for entrepreneurs in the cannabis, hemp, and psychedelics spaces. His work in the psychedelic space has included advising religious organizations on their rights... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

12:00pm MDT

Lecture: Mushroom Hunting 101: The Basics
“Mushroom Hunting 101: The basics” – intended for newcomers to mushroom hunting.  How can wild mushrooms be safely identified?  What are the key features to look for? How do you get started hunting for gourmet wild mushrooms when the consequences of mistaken identity can be very high?  Basics such as spore color, gill attachment, and non-gilled mushrooms will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Kassenbrock

Ken Kassenbrock

Colorado State University
Ken Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s. Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Although his interests in fungi... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

12:00pm MDT

TBA Presentations
Did you miss a popular presentation? Wilkinson Public Library will be hosting TBA events from 12-4pm on Friday and Saturday. Stop by the Hospitality Desk at Elks Park to find out what these will be each morning!


Saturday August 21, 2021 12:00pm - 4:00pm MDT

12:45pm MDT

Lecture: Mycopsychedelia: Psilocybe Mushrooms of North America
Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:15pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm MDT

Mushroom Identification at the ID Tent
Bring your foraged mushrooms to the ID tent to have them classified. 

Speakers
avatar for Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gilman

Linnea Gillman has been with the Telluride Mushroom Festival from the beginning. She has an MS in mycology from Virginia Tech, is retired from the USDA Forest Service where she worked on mycorrhizal fungi, and is a co-author of Wild Mushrooms of Telluride.


Saturday August 21, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

1:30pm MDT

Panel Discussion: Community Sovereignty and the Right to Heal with Entheogens
The Festival panel discussions are always one of the most popular events. Lively discussion and a chance to talk directly to the experts.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Le Baron

Darren Le Baron

Darren Springer is an educator, researcher and event organizer based in the UK. Known around the world for his Shroomshop Master classes he is keen mushroom cultivator and teacher and has been growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for the last ten years. By day he is an Organic... Read More →
avatar for William Goss

William Goss

Decriminalize California
William graduated with a B.S. in Plant Genetics from UC Davis in 2013, with a Fungal Biology and Ecology minor. He entered into environmental education, as a naturalist educator and garden coordinator in Santa Cruz mountain outdoor schools for 3 years. William received his first big... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Duffy

Matthew Duffy

Matthew Duffy is co-founder, board chair, and Captain Compost at The Society for Psychedelic Outreach Reform and Education (SPORE). He's an ecofuturist organizer, playful poet, Tauresian teamplayer, and aspiring alchemist. With a background in ecological design and community organizing... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Lightning Horse

Veronica Lightning Horse

Veronica Lightning Horse is a Master and Trainer of NLP and Hypnotherapy, Medicine Women, and avid supporter of the application of plant medicine in healing and personal development. With nine years of experience under her belt, she is seeking to promote respect, education, and integration... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Hughes

Shannon Hughes

Dr. Shannon Hughes, MSW, PhDDr. Shannon Hughes teaches, consults, and conducts research on how we use psychoactive drugs and medicines in our society today. Dr. Hughes is an Associate Professor in Social Work at Colorado State University and in the Department of Community and Behavioral... Read More →
avatar for Sean McAllister

Sean McAllister

Sean McAllister is one of nation’s leading drug policy reform lawyers. Sean has pioneered legal and business strategies for entrepreneurs in the cannabis, hemp, and psychedelics spaces. His work in the psychedelic space has included advising religious organizations on their rights... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 1:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm MDT

Costume & Sign-Making Workshop in Elks Park
Costume & Sign-making Workshop in Elks Park. Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event! 


Saturday August 21, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

4:00pm MDT

PARADE + DRUMMING + DANCING
Each year, hundreds of festival attendees parade down Colorado Avenue exclaiming “WE LOVE MUSHROOMS!”

Festival attendees don’t take the parade lightly, and many spend months planning their elaborate costumes.

The parade will start at 4pm and march all the way down Colorado Ave. to Town Park where then fungi fanatics will join in dancing and drumming until sunset. 


Saturday August 21, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Main Street to Town Park

6:00pm MDT

Somatic Workshop with Kelsey Trottier
Join us for this very special "everything but mushrooms" movement workshop with Kelsey Trottier of Telluride Dance Collective. Bend, Flow and Feel into a deeper connection with self and your environment. 

Saturday August 21, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

7:30pm MDT

Parade Costume Winners & Awards
Our last evening of the Festival always kicks off with awards given out for best costumes in the Parade, and for service to the Fest. 

Speakers
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →


Saturday August 21, 2021 7:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
Palm Theatre

8:00pm MDT

Keynote Lecture: The Fungi Through the Flames: Understanding Fungi and Plant Community Responses to Fire
Last year saw record fires in the West and especially Colorado forests. This timely lecture will discuss fire, forest recovery, and the crucial role that fungi play. Camille Stevens-Rumann is an assistant professor of Fire Ecology at Colorado State University. She has worked in fire for almost 15 years both as a wildland fire fighter and a fire ecologist. She now spends much of her time in post-fire burned areas, hunting for both tree seedling and morels which are often abundant in recently burned areas. Her research focuses on post-fire recovery especially in the face of climate change.


Saturday August 21, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
Palm Theatre

9:00pm MDT

Movie: “Psychedelia: The History and Science of Mystical Experience”
Psychedelia is a 60-minute documentary about psychedelic drugs and their ability to induce mystical experiences. This engaging film chronicles the scientific research studies prior to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s, when LSD was regarded as a promising medical breakthrough, to the present-day research in psychiatry, where leading experts in the field of psychedelic research have re-introduced these compounds into a legal and growing field of study.

Featuring leading experts in the field, the film takes viewers on a journey through the origins and resurgence of psychedelic research and explores the profound effects these mind-altering compounds have had on spirituality and culture throughout the ages. With first-person accounts from patients with end-of-life anxiety, this work explores the profound and life-altering insights psychedelics induce in participants, and the potential impact psychedelics hold for humanity.

WATCH A TRAILER OF THE FILM RIGHT HERE: https://vimeo.com/366349794

This is an amazing compilation of historical information and visually dazzling. You won't want to miss it! Director Pat Murphy will be on hand for discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Murphy, Director of Film Psychedelia

Pat Murphy, Director of Film Psychedelia

Pat Murphy is a documentary filmmaker and professional film editor based in Los Angeles. He’s edited programs for major outlets like PBS, Showtime, and People magazine. As a producer, his films have been shown in museums, international film festivals, and in-studio on Channel 13... Read More →



Saturday August 21, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm MDT
Palm Theatre
 
Sunday, August 22
 

8:00am MDT

Hospitality Desk - OPEN TO PUBLIC
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Located at Elks Park.

Sunday August 22, 2021 8:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

8:00am MDT

Registration/Will Call Desk
OPEN TO PUBLIC for Festival FAQs, Pass & Ticket Sales: Registration/Will Call Desk - Located at Elk's Park.

Sunday August 22, 2021 8:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Lecture: Entheogenic Mycolotry and Ethnomycology of Mesoamerica
Our current psychedelic renaissance owes a huge debt to ancient sacred practices held by numerous indigenous groups around the world. The Mesoamerican culture and history associated with sacred mushrooms from the genus Psilocybe is both fascinating as well as mysterious and holds an essential role in the evolution of Ethnomycology. This talk will focus on indigenous Mesoamerican spiritual and cultural uses of entheogenic mushrooms. Much of my emphasis will explore past research done by R. Gordon Wasson and other pioneers in Ethnomycology.



Speakers
avatar for Greg Sanchez

Greg Sanchez

Colorado Mycological Society
Greg Sanchez knew nothing about mushrooms until 2004 when he wondered, “What do you do at a mushroom festival?”  After attending the Telluride Mushroom Festival that year, hearing talks by myco- legends Gary Lincoff, Paul Stamets and others, cooking and tasting, going on forays... Read More →


Sunday August 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am MDT

Mushroom Festival: Vendor Village
Stop by and shop from local artisans, our official Mushroom Festival vendors, and get more information from Festival sponsors at the TMF Vendor Village!

Located at both Elks Park and Oak Street Park from 9am-6pm, Thursday through Saturday, and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

Sunday August 22, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Elks Park & Oak Street Park

9:30am MDT

Lecture & Demo: Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms, Part I. Identification, Made Simple
Ok you've had several days of mushrooming with the Festival experts. You went to the introductory lectures on mushrooming. You went on all the forays. You spent a lot of time at the ID tent learning from experts. You even ate some of the strange wild mushrooms...and survived! Is your head spinning? It may be the altitude. Or it may be that you're suffering from Mycophilia! This presentation will be part slide show of major mushroom groups, mostly pretty pictures with information on how to know what's what. Plus this will be part demo with live specimens for you to handle, smell, and review with experts.

Note that this demo will be up close and personal with the mushrooms in the very cozy and casual setting of the brand new Sheridan Bar. Plan to bring a coffee or grab a cocktail or beer from the bar! Earn brownie points: buy a beer or cocktail for your lecturer!

Speakers
avatar for Ken Kassenbrock

Ken Kassenbrock

Colorado State University
Ken Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s. Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Although his interests in fungi... Read More →
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →



Sunday August 22, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:00am MDT

Book Signing: Robert Dale Rogers
A chance to meet Katrina!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty-five years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine. He is also an... Read More →


Sunday August 22, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am MDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

10:15am MDT

Lecture: Further Down the Rabbit Hole
Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →


Sunday August 22, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:30am MDT

Lecture & Demo: Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms, Part II. Taxonomy and Evolution, Made Simple
Ok you've done all the general mycology events and you have learned a ton on how to ID many of our wild mushrooms. You even attended Part I of Edible and Noteworthy Mushrooms. Now to put it all together and see why the species are named the way they are, grouped with others that may or may not look similar, and see how taxonomy has determined much about the evolution of the mushrooms from the region.

This demo will be up close and personal. Andrew Wilson is our Festival Mycologist from Colorado's Sam Mitchel Fungarium in Denver, and will be our main instructor. Our additional experts will construct a phylogenetic tree using many of the living specimens collected during the Festival and will point out features of each that allow us to know who is related to whom.

This presentation will be at the ID Tent.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Evans

Larry Evans

Larry Evans is a mushroom hunter, teacher, cultivator, song writer, and cook. He has been instrumental in organizing forays, festivals, and workshops in Colorado, Montana, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Bolivia, and now Jamaica. He is a founder of the Western Montana Mycological... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Denver Botanic Gardens
Andrew Wilson is the Assistant Curator of Mycology in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. For Dr. Andrew the discovery of mycology began back in the late 90’s at San Francisco State University. There he took classes from Dr. Dennis Desjardin, a world renown... Read More →


Sunday August 22, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am MDT

Handmade Paper from Fungi!
Come meet Jessica and make paper with fungi! In this workshop, she will teach you which fungi can be used and all about the tools and techniques of paper making. All supplies will be provided. Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event!


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Langley

Jessica Langley

Jessica Langley (b. 1981, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work considers how cultural symbols of nature and certain representations of landscape are experienced both directly and through the mediated and sublimated image. Using foraged materials, fresco, digital print, sculpture... Read More →


Sunday August 22, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:30am MDT

Closing Ceremonies
The closing ceremony is a time to reflect on the festival and say goodbye to one another.

There will be a few activities after the closing cermony, but we wanted to give some of our day travelers the ability to get on the road early. 

Speakers
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado ... a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Coady Smith

Ashley Coady Smith

Festival Manager
Ashley Smith, founder of Sage Advice Telluride, and former Program Director of the Telluride Academy, joins the Telluride Mushroom Festival management team as Festival Manager in 2019 to provide oversight and support to the many logistical objectives that come along with creating... Read More →
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →


Sunday August 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm MDT

Lecture: The Fungal Pharmacy
Speakers
avatar for Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers

Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty-five years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine. He is also an... Read More →


Sunday August 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm MDT

Lecture and Demo: Mycoremediation possibilities in Telluride
Learn about new directions in Mycoremediation using native soil mycorrhizae. Have a look through a microscope at the tiny mycorrhizal structures at work in the soil. Join our discussion about using a variety of fungal-based methods for improving soil fertility and establishing native plants, including potential uses of fungi in land management and municipal infrastructure. The Demo will be followed by a walking tour of different sites close to town.

 MEET AT SOH

Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Czaplicki

Lauren Czaplicki

Science by Design, Boulder CO
Dr. Lauren Czaplicki is an environmental engineer, mycologist, science communicator, and entrepreneur based out of Longmont, CO. She is passionate about finding new ways to use fungi to mitigate our impact on the environment. She takes a DNA-based approach to identifying fungal communities... Read More →


Sunday August 22, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:30pm MDT

Movie: “Psychedelia: The History and Science of Mystical Experience”
Psychedelia is a 60-minute documentary about psychedelic drugs and their ability to induce mystical experiences. This engaging film chronicles the scientific research studies prior to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s, when LSD was regarded as a promising medical breakthrough, to the present-day research in psychiatry, where leading experts in the field of psychedelic research have re-introduced these compounds into a legal and growing field of study.

WATCH A TRAILER OF THE FILM RIGHT HERE: https://vimeo.com/366349794

Featuring leading experts in the field, the film takes viewers on a journey through the origins and resurgence of psychedelic research and explores the profound effects these mind-altering compounds have had on spirituality and culture throughout the ages. With first-person accounts from patients with end-of-life anxiety, this work explores the profound and life-altering insights psychedelics induce in participants, and the potential impact psychedelics hold for humanity.

This is an amazing compilation of historical information and visually dazzling. You won't want to miss it!

Speakers
avatar for Pat Murphy, Director of Film Psychedelia

Pat Murphy, Director of Film Psychedelia

Pat Murphy is a documentary filmmaker and professional film editor based in Los Angeles. He’s edited programs for major outlets like PBS, Showtime, and People magazine. As a producer, his films have been shown in museums, international film festivals, and in-studio on Channel 13... Read More →



Sunday August 22, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:45pm MDT

Movie "Know Your Mushrooms"
The Classic FREE movie showing is back! Everyone welcome and a kid-friendly event!






Sunday August 22, 2021 2:45pm - 4:00pm MDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435