Weekend Fungi Festival offers fun, foraging

Fungi Fest is set to flourish once again in Sicamous.

Events at this weekend’s Fungi Festival will include a walking tour

Fungi Fest is set to flourish once again in Sicamous.

The festival officially kicks off this Friday, Sept. 23, and runs until Sunday, Sept. 25.

Friday’s festivities include an all-day tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the “Indiana Jones of mushrooms, Larry Evans, and a walking tour will take place between 1 and 3 p.m. with researcher, collector and consultant in forest mycology, toxicology, medicines and identification, Paul Kroeger.

After his two-hour walking tour, Kroeger will be back at the Red Barn, the hub of the Fungi Fest, to offer his presentation, a World of Wonder Between Your Feet, an introduction to mushrooms (students attend free). Entertainment, food and drink will follow.

Saturday at the Red Barn will include a mushroom-themed market, with cooking demonstrations from 2 to 6 p.m., and yoga sessions by donation from I Am Yoga.

Slocan Valley biologist and mushroom specialist Tyson Ehlers will lead an all-day tour from 10 am. to 4 p.m., Kroeger will conduct another walking tour between 1 and 3 p.m.

At 4 p.m., Kroeger will offer a presentation on magic mushrooms, and Evans a presentation on finding morels in burn zones. Food and a beer garden will be available, with entertainment by Shoe Swap from 6 to 10 p.m.

On Sunday, the Lions Club will serve up their famous pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Shorter tour excursions will be offered during the day, followed with presentations at 4 p.m. at the Red Barn.

Participants can also participate in the Beach Park Walk/Run at 7 a.m.

To help celebrate the event, participating local restaurants will be offering mushroom-related options and other specials.

For more information, visit http://www.fungifestival.com.

 

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