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17th annual
YACHATS VILLAGE MUSHROOM FEST
October 21-23, 2016

Calling all fun guys and fun gals to the Yachats Village Mushroom Fest!

The coastal village of Yachats is surrounded by lush temperate rainforest that provides (and depends upon) an astonishing array of fungi and mushrooms.

This annual festival showcases wild forest mushroom dishes prepared by talented local chefs, culinary markets, and extraordinary opportunities to get to know about mushrooms.

You are guaranteed a Fun time while learning about the role of fungi in forest ecology, how to identify mushrooms, harvest sustainably, grow your own culinary mushrooms, and create delicious mushroom dishes.

We are honored to host a phenomenal team of fungi scholars and educators who join this festival annually to provide informative mushroom talks, guided walks, workshops and wild mushrooms displays.

The festival weekend also offers book signings, arts and crafts, specialty retail items, tastings, and live music.

Please explore the small links below for our festival schedule and more information.

2016 Ecology for Everyone - Program (PDF)


$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors


FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 21-23

YACHATS VILLAGE FUNGI FEAST
Delectable Dishes In Yachats Restaurants

Click below for festival menus.

[Dining Guide] (PDF)


$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors

FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS

Your purchase of a $5 Festival Wristband allows you admission to the Speakers Forum and Workshops* and helps us meet production costs and sustain the festival. Festival wristbands will be available beginning Oct 10 at the Yachats Visitors Center, 241 Hwy 101 (10 am-4 pm), and during festival weekend outside the Speakers' Forum (Adobe Resort, Cape Perpetua Room) and at the door of the "501 Building" 501 Hwy 101 N (1-4 pm).

*Please note that the Workshops also have small materials fees.


$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors

Note the location of events - there are changes from previous years.

2016 Ecology for Everyone (PDF)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 22-23

ECOLOGY FOR EVERYONE
Scientific Presentations and Workshops for the General Public


Speakers' Forum
The Adobe Resort, Cape Perpetua Room
1555 Hwy 101.
[#6]
Open to all with $5 Festival Wristband

There is no pre-registration for the Speakers' Forum.
There will be ample seating.

Saturday 10:00 a.m.
How to use a Mushroom Key, and a preview of the new field guide, "Mushrooms of Mary's Peak and vicinity"

Dr. Steven Carpenter

Saturday 11:15 a.m. Forest Health and Ectomycorrhizae: The Effects of Swiss Needle Cast Disease
Dr. Dan Luoma,
Dept. of Forest Ecosystems & Society, OSU
Expand your understanding of the central role that fungi play in the dynamic life of a forest. This program will provide basic context for understanding symbiotic root fungi (ectomycorrhizae) and the interacting effects of Swiss needle cast disease. Swiss needle cast is of particular concern to forest health in the Coast Range Mountains of Oregon.

Saturday 12:30 p.m. Oregon Is Truffle Country
Dr. Charles LeFevre,
New World Truffieres and the Oregon Truffle Festival. An introduction to Oregon's native culinary truffles, the successful cultivation of French truffles throughout the world, and Oregon's central role in the emerging American truffle industry.

Saturday 1:45 p.m. Harvesting Chaga in the Russian Far East: Can it be Sustainable?
David Pilz,
PilzWald (Forestry Applications of Mycology)
Dave had the opportunity to do an assessment of sustainable commercial harvesting of the medicinal fungus, Chaga, in Khabarovsk and Primorsky Krais of eastern Russia in 2004. Chaga also grows and is harvested in the northern birch forests of North America. Find out just how complicated the evaluation of "sustainability" can be!

Saturday 3:00 p.m. Lichens: Fungi in Disguise
Dr. Matt Trappe,
Dept. of Botany, OSU
It is amazing how surrounded we are by lichens - they are so common we hardly notice them. This presentation, including photos, covers lichen basics and introduces the most common species that folks probably see every day. ................

Cape Perpetua Visitors Center Theater
Free event

Sunday 11:00 a.m. Slideshow Presentation: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, habitat, selected special plants & fungi.
Anna Moore
, Cascade Mycological Society (tentative)



$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors


Cover

BOOK SIGNINGS
501 Building, 501 Hwy 101 N [#15]
(N of the Yachats Commons)
No festival wristband required.

Saturday 1:00 p.m.

with Dr. Steven Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter will to introduce his new guide, Mushrooms of Mary's Peak and vicinity. This is a mountain where some very rare species grow. People may purchase the field guide here for $15 and have it signed by the author!



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with David Pilz

David Pilz will introduce his new novel, The Bog Maiden, "A supernatural romance served with a layered and aged mushrooms-of-immortality sauce." According to David, he and his co-author, George McAdams, captured the spore for this novel over good wine and a campfire on the southern Oregon coast in May 2001, and Sporocarps (subsequent novels) are now in stages of research. Prepare to be entertained. People may purchase the novel at the festival for $10 (it's $13.95 elsewhere) and have it signed by David!




$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors

Note the location of events - there are changes from previous years.


2016 Ecology for Everyone (PDF)

SATURDAY, October 22

Fall Basket of Mushrooms

ECOLOGY FOR EVERYONE

Workshops
Open to all with $5 Festival Wristband
(as space allows)
Plus small workshop fees, as posted below.


Saturday 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. (Arrive 15 minutes early.)
Yachats Presbyterian Church, 360 7th St. [#13]
No pre-registration; seating is first come, first serve.
$3 Materials Fee collected at door. Please bring $1 bills.
Cooking with Mushrooms, Making the Most of Your Bounty
Pam McElroy
& Anna Russo, Lincoln Co Mycological Society

This workshop will focus on cooking with main choice edibles and guide you through delicious pairings. It will include information on individual wild mushrooms and the culinary companions to bring out the best in each species. Preservation will also be addressed.

NOTE: Please remove shoes upon entering. Signs will be posted.

Saturday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Arrive 15 minutes early.)
501 Building, 501 Hwy 101 N [#15]
(N of the Yachats Commons)
No pre-registration. $5 Materials Fee payable on site.
Please bring exact change. One bag limit per participant.
Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms
Dr. Steven Carpenter and Kim Kittredge

3:00 p.m. Lecture/Slideshow
4:00 p.m. Workshop, Picnic Shelter

Dr. Steven Carpenter is back this year, joined by Kim Kittredge, to show you how to grow your own oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus spp.). You will be amazed how easy it is to grow gourmet mushrooms, and how much fun it is to do! You will attend a lecture/slideshow followed by a workshop where you make your own bag of pasteurized straw and inoculate it with the mushroom spawn provided. In a few short weeks it will sprout delicious oyster mushrooms! Each bag should produce enough for several meals.

The 4 p.m. workshop is open only to those also attending the 3 p.m. lecture / slideshow.


$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors

Resources:
Respectful Mushroom Harvesting | CMS Mushrooms Edibility Guidelines
by Dave Pilz


2016 Ecology for Everyone (PDF)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 22-23

ECOLOGY FOR EVERYONE

Fungi Exhibits
Yachats Lions Hall
W 4th St. and Pontiac
(behind Yachats Commons on 4th St.) [#19].

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free Admission

Bob Keller Mushroom Photos

Native Forest Fungi Displays and Educational Exhibits
Provided and staffed by the 
Lincoln County Mycological Society
Cascade Mycological Society
North American Truffling Society

Extensive Mushroom Exhibits
Find scores of labeled examples here.

Displays and exhibits will include

  • fresh examples of both edible and toxic wild mushrooms
  • posters, books and other materials presenting current research
    on the ecology of wild mushrooms
  • an opportunity to ask questions and chat about fungi with
    people who know and love them

LactariusDeliciosus by Matt Trappe Fungi Slideshow
by Dr. Matt Trappe


Cape Perpetua Visitors Center Theater.
3 miles S of Yachats on Hwy 101
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free Admission



This is a 20-minute slideshow on a loop with over 300 fabulous fungi images by Dr. Matt Trappe. Each slide includes the mushroom's
scientific name and common name (if it has one).

NOTE: There is limited parking at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, located about 3 miles S of downtown Yachats (east side of Hwy 101). The Parking Fee is $5 (or) display your Oregon Coast Passport or Siuslaw National Forest Passport. The parking lot has self-serve payment stations. Park passports may also be purchased inside Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.

THANK YOU Exhibits Staff:  Phil Lamberson (LCMS), Pam McElroy (LCMS), Anna Russo (LCMS), Greg Harlow (LCMS), Hoyt Husing (LCMS), Harry Caylor (LCMS), Zelda and Everett Carter (NATS), Pat Rawlinson (NATS). Special thanks to Lincoln County Mycological Society and Cascade Mycological Society CMS for providing scores of mushroom specimens.


$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors

Resources:
Respectful Mushroom Harvesting | CMS Mushrooms Edibility Guidelines
by Dave Pilz

We recommend purchasing All that the Rain Promises and More
by David Arora.


2016 Ecology for Everyone (PDF)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 22-23

GUIDED MUSHROOM WALKS

Shaggy Parasols by Heather Sielicki2

22 Guided Walks Schedule and Registration

All walks are free.
Pre-registration is required.

Select the walk you want and click on the walk # to register via Brown Paper Tickets - there is no registration fee.
Maximum 12 people p/walk.



Oct 22, walks registration for any remaining spaces will continue at the festival.

Saturday: Walks are scheduled every half hour from 10:00 am to 3 pm.
Sunday: Walks are scheduled every half hour from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.
For a complete schedule and a description of the various walks levels, please click on the green link above.

Please Note: ALL Mushroom Walks are instructional.
Foraging is not permitted on these walks.

Well behaved leashed dogs are permitted on the guided walks although not encouraged.

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area Walks
Guided mushroom walks of various levels (A-D) are offered on easy trails in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area during the weekend. Maximum of 12 people on each walk.

NOTE: The meeting location for walks groups will be provided to you after you register. From the assigned meeting location, groups may car pool to trailheads. Walk groups DO NOT meet inside the Visitor Center at Cape Perpetua this year.

Forest Trail Walks in the Village
Guided mushroom walks (Levels A, B, C) are offered on an in-town forest trail; trail includes moderate climb and descent with rustic steps/stairs, as well as flat level areas. Maximum of 12 people on each walk.

NOTE: 15 minutes before your walk time, meet your Walk Leader at the Flagpole in front of the Yachats Commons. Your walk group will car pool to the trailhead from here.

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THANK YOU Mushroom Walk Leaders: Dr. Susie Dunham, Joyce Eberhart, Dr. Dan Luoma, Dr. Charles LeFevre, Chris Melotti, David Pilz, Joe Spivack, Dr. Matt Trappe, Molly Widmer, Anna Moore (CMS), Susie Holmes (CMS/LCC), Matthew Johnson (CMS).


$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors


Culinary Mushroom Markets
Shopping/Dining

In the Village Shops...

FuNgi BOOKs, ArTS & CRaFTs, SPeCiaLTy GOODs

BOOKs

Judith's Kitchen Tools, Hwy 101 & W 3rd, [#21]. 541-547-3020.
Mushroom cookbooks.

Mari's Books and..., Hwy 101 & W 3rd, [#21]. 541-547-3022.
Stop here for your copy of David Arora's, All That The Rain Promises and More, and...

ArTS & CRaFTs

Antique Virgin, Hwy 101 & E 3rd [#23] 541-547-2757.
Glass Mushroom Pendants.

Touchstone Gallery, 2118 N Coast Hwy, [#1]. 541-547-4121.
Intriguing pieces by selected artists. FMI Email Jacquee.

Turtle Island Candles & Gifts, 153 Hwy 101, [#26].
Artisan candles, leatherwork, and stained glass made on site.

Village Gift Gallery, 1881 Hwy 101 (Fireside Motel Lobby Shop), [#4].
Colorful, whimsical, artsy ceramic mushrooms.

Wave Gallery, 2118 N Coast Hwy, [#1]. 541-547-4405.
Beautiful images of Pacific NW mushrooms by photographer Bob Keller.

Yachats Mystic Antiques, Hwy 101 & E 3rd, [#23]. 541-547-5414.
Vintage art glass and pottery mushrooms. Groovy hippie shroom necklaces!

Ya-Hots Video Country Store, Hwy 101 & E 3rd [#23]. 541-547-4117.
Mushroom theme greeting cards.

SPeCiaLTy GOODs

Green Salmon Coffee House, 220 Hwy 101, [#24]. 541-547-3077.
A mini-market, including packaged specialty Mushroom Cocoa and Tea Latte drink mixes, Green Salmon Mushroom festival T-shirts, packaged Candycap Gingersnaps and Cordyceps Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, powdered and dried culinary and medicinal mushrooms and more!

Judith's Kitchen Tools, Hwy 101 & W 3rd, [#21]. 541-547-3020.
Great tools for the chef! Mushroom brushes, mushroom keeper bags, and mushroom slicers (German made), even a truffle/chocolate shaver (Italian made).

The Drift Inn Lobby Shop, 124 Hwy 101, [#25]. 541-547-4477.
Special items for fun-guys and fun-gals. Open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Ya-Hots Video Country Store, Hwy 101 & E 3rd [#23]. 541-547-4117.
Dried gourmet mushrooms.


CULINARY MUSHROOMS MARKETS

C & K Market Saturday, Sunday. Hwy 101 & W 2nd [#21]. Find a delicious mix of cultivated culinary mushrooms - all displayed indoors this year. Store open 'til 11 pm. 541-547-4561.

The Mushroom People Saturday and Sunday. Outdoor Booth at Farmers Market, Yachats Commons front lawn, or until 2 pm in the picnic shelter behind the Commons (in inclement weather). Hwy 101 & W 4th St [#15]. Choice edible wild harvested Oregon mushrooms, fresh and dried.

Rainforest Mushrooms Definitely Saturday and (tentatively) Sunday. Outdoor Tent hosted by Yachats Brewing and Farmstore, 348 Hwy 101 [#17]. Rainforest Mushrooms is certified organic and produces exotic mushrooms, including shiitake, maitaki, lions mane, oyster, yellow oyster and pink oyster, and also offers mushroom kits. They have been growing mushrooms for 30 years and have a new farm in Yachats.


FARMERS' MARKET
W 4th off Hwy 101 [#15].
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Weather Permitting - Outdoor market with fresh local produce, fresh and dried native forest fungi, and local arts and crafts. This is the last Yachats Farmers' Market weekend of the season.



LIVE MUSIC & MORE...
in restaurants, cafes, pubs during festival weekend...

On Friday night, 7:00 p.m., Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. Tickets are $10 (children/students free) and available at Mari's Books, Hwy 101 & W 3rd in Yachats, Newport Performing Arts Center, Umpqua Bank in Reedsport, and the Oregon Pacific Bank in Florence. Tickets will also be available at the door.


$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors



WE THANK OUR 2016 SPONSORS

Platinum Level ($1000-$1999):
Adobe Resort, Overleaf Lodge & Spa

Gold Level ($500-$999):
Ocean Odyssey Vacation Rentals

Silver Level ($150-$499):
Adobe Resort Restaurant, Bread & Roses Bakery and Cafe, City of Yachats, Deane's Oceanfront Lodge, Drift Inn Historic Cafe & Pub, Heidi's Italian Dinners, Ona Restaurant, The Drift Inn, Vacasa, Yachats Inn, Yachats Brewing and Farmstore, Ya'Tel Motel

Bronze Level (up to $149):
Food Services of America


Special Thanks to Our Original Idea People

Marla Gillham, the Festival's Education Program Coordinator Emeritus and Forest Ecologist: Marla joined the planning committee in year one, bringing scientific knowledge, environmental passion, and love of teaching. She has our continuing and sincere thanks for establishing the festival's education program, and for bringing in the phenomenal team of educators, many of them her friends and former colleagues, who make the festival's "Ecology for Everyone" programs possible.

John Ullman, the Festival's Initiator and exuberant optimist:
John proposed the festival to his fellow chamber board members upon returning from Italy where he'd been captivated by a village mushroom fest held in the Italian countryside. After winning chamber support for the Yachats festival, he chaired its planning committee for its first ground breaking years, and co-coordinated the Friday Nite Village Fungi Feast. As well as being an active chamber board member and citizen of Yachats, John was an artist, chef, architect, and all around enthusiast of life. He has left us with many fun and fond memories and is widely and dearly missed.


The Yachats Village Mushroom Fest is produced by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce with the generous support and collaboration of Yachats area businesses, the City of Yachats, Cape Perpetua Visitors Center and Scenic Area, OSU Faculty, Students and Alumni, the Cascade Mycological Society, Lincoln County Mycological Society, the North American Truffling Society, and local and visiting naturalists.

FMI, please Email,
Beverly Wilson, Festival Coordinator for the Yachats Chamber.
Tel: 541-547-3530; Toll-free: 800-929-0477


$5 Wristband  Food  Book Signings  Talks  Workshops  Exhibits  Walks  Markets  Sponsors

Resources:
Respectful Mushroom Harvesting | CMS Mushrooms Edibility Guidelines
by Dave Pilz

We recommend purchasing All that the Rain Promises and More
by David Arora.



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