Florida Mushroom Festival

Posted by PM_High

Contests

1. Largest Locally Raised Fresh Mushroom (by weight)

2. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Adult

3. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Under 14

4. Best Mushroom Recipe

**Must identify mushroom by species in all contest and donate mushroom, art and dish winners to festival. We will return dish container. All entries before 12:00.

Workshops 9:30-10:30 History & Future of Mushroom Raising by Pat High, Festival Producer and Grower. Why raise super profitable super healthy easy to raise mushrooms in the 3rd poorest county in Florida? Why have natural mushroom areas become so politically and spiritually important?

11:00-12:30 How To Capture Mushrooms by Taylor Lockwood. World Top Mushroom Photographer is giving lessons and showing INCREDIBLE identification show. Bioluminescent mushroom photography specialist!

1:00-2:30 Preparing Various Mushrooms, Wild and Domestic by Olga Cotter, Mushroom Mountain CEO. You don't prepare reishis the same way you prepare chantrelles. Learn from the expert!

3:00-4:30 Raising Pecan Truffles on Pecan Trees by Arthur Grupe II. Inoculating pecan seedling with pecan truffle spawn is Arthur's just completed University of Florida Ph.D thesis project. This is highly profitable cutting edge North Florida mushroom raising at it's finest! We are so lucky to have Arthur!!!

Shiitake Log Plugging!!!

Oyster and Wine Cap Mushroom Bag Making!!!

Turkey Tail Tea Samples!!!

Wild Walks

Mushroom Vendors

Music 10:00 - 12:30 Lazy J, Interlachen, Fl

12:30 - 1:00 AWARDS for CONTESTS!

1:00 - 2:00 Christopher Estrada ~ Mushroom Herders, Orlando, FL

2:00 - 3:00 Fresh Salad, Gainesville, GA

3:00 - 5:00 Story Teller ~ Candi "Likely Story" David

** 4:00 ~ HULA HOOP HOOPLA ~ Hula Hoop Contest ~ Hula Hoop Demo ~ Hula Hoop Play! **

Mushroom Dinner Benefit 6-8

Bioluminescent Nite Walk 8:30

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