Regional experts, along with knowledgeable members of the Wild Rivers Mushroom Club, will be leading mushroom identification hikes both days.
We will schedule multiple hikes each day, and groups will be kept small (averaging 15 people per hike) so that everyone will have a chance to learn. Each person going on a hike will be asked to sign a liability waiver. One should dress for the weather, especially since the coast is often drizzly or rainy in November. Anticipate getting wet: wear sturdy, water-resistant shoes, bring rain gear, dress in layers.
All ticket holders will receive an email approximately one week before the festival, letting you know where your hike will be, along with directions for driving there. Club members will also be on hand the day of to help get you situated.
Please note: We are offering these hikes for the purpose of identifying the diversity of fungi in our region. We cannot allow any HARVESTING during these hikes. Some of the hikes are being held on land where harvesting is forbidden, and/or where a permit is needed. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
We anticipate offering numerous hikes each day so as many festival goers as possible can experience our mushroom habitat with local, regional and national experts!
Space is limited, and the cost for each hike will be announced in 2024. Each hike usually lasts about 1-1/2 hours, including drive time (all the hikes will require driving to the site.)
Note: any changes concering the hikes will be available during the festival at the information table.
But don't be sad, because the 2024 Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival will be here before you know it!! Bookmark this website so you don't miss it, and see you November 2 & 3, 2024.. :-)