Olympic Peninsula Fungi Festival

October 17-20, 2024 - Port Angeles, WA

The Olympic Peninsula Fungi Festival cultivates discovery, connection, and community. The festival increases access to experiential learning about an array of mycology topics, and brings people together in one of the most renowned ecosystems for fungi on Earth.  

The festival will feature lectures, hands-on workshops, guided forays, mushroom cuisine, and more from internationally acclaimed experts, both local and from across the U.S. Live music, a vendors’ market, and camping.

No matter where you’re at on your journey with mushrooms, we guarantee this festival will inspire something new. 

OPFF 2024🍄‍

We had an amazing time in 2023 and we expect 2024 to be even better. Expanding over multiple days we will host presentations, vendors, and educational booths both Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds this year! leading up to the weekend watch for updates on the biodiversity survey project. OPFF is teaming up with the Biodiversity Collective to perform a very special fungal diversity survey on the Olympic Peninsula. Watch closely for your opportunity to get involved. Peninsula college will also be hosting OPFF for a special Studium Generale Oct 17th. You also will not want to miss this years Friday night dinner and Keynote with speaker Danielle Stevenson.

Tickets for the 2024 Olympic Peninsula Fungi Fest available August 2024

Who is Coming in 2024!

Nancy Turner

Nancy Turner is an ethnobotanist whose research integrates the fields of botany and ecology with anthropology, geography and linguistics, among others. She is interested in the traditional knowledge systems and traditional land and resource management systems of Indigenous Peoples, particularly in western Canada.

Langdon Cook

Langdon Cook is a writer, instructor, and lecturer on wild foods and the outdoors. His books include Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table (Ballantine, May 2017), a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, The Mushroom Hunters: A Hidden World of Food, Money, and (Mostly Legal) Adventure, winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award, and Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager 

Danielle Stevenson

A multidisciplinary applied environmental scientist with 15 years of experience in research, design, implementation and management of food, agriculture, waste and remediation projects. Danielle is the founder and director of D.I.Y. Fungi (since 2012) offering mycological education, consultation, mushroom cultures, and mycoremediation and waste management research in North America 

Erik Lomen

Producer of the Mycowizards podcast and an owner operator of Maine Cap N' Stem a certified organic supplier of commercial grade ready-to-fruit substrate and spawn 

Graham Steinruck

Chef, forager, and mycologist Graham received the prestigious Zagat ‘30 under 30’ award for his dedication to cooking and foraging, and has contributed recipes to  the ‘Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook’ by Eugenia Bone, as well as ‘Wild Mushrooms’ by Trent and Kristen Blizzard. He is one of Colorado state’s certified wild mushroom identification experts and is chef of the Telluride Mushroom Festival Fungi Dinner. He recently founded ‘Biodiversity Collective’, an event company that focuses on fungi education, hands-on learning and travel experiences.

Amy Honan

Amy received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Western Colorado University in Gunnison, CO where she studied population genetics of the root pathogen Armillaria. She went on to San Francisco State University for her M.S. While there, she studied the saprophytic mushroom genus Tetrapyrgos from SE Asia. She completed her Ph.D. at University of Washington where she studied the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of the stalked puffball Tulostoma. She currently teaches Mycology and Fungal Ecology for Oregon State University. In addition, she is the co-founder of the Crested Butte Botanic Garden in Crested Butte, CO and is the curator of their fungal collection.  

Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers B.Sc. RH (AHG), FICN is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and Herbal Elder of Canada.  An herbalist  for over fifty years with a clinical practice for twenty of them. He taught plant and mushroom medicine for over 26 years at the College and University level, and held the position of assistant clinical professor in family medicine, at the University of Alberta. Robert is the author of over 60 books and 20 peer-reviewed papers, and contributes on a regular basis to Fungi magazine. His most well-known book on fungi is The Fungal Pharmacy, published in 2011.

Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy is a renowned applied mycology researcher and educator who has endeavored to understand and share the world of fungi with others for over 20 years.He is the author of Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi and The Mycocultural Revolution: Transforming Our World With Mushrooms, Lichens, and Other Fungi, the founder of the mycology advocacy organization Radical Mycology, director of the Fungi Film Festival, and the founder and lead instructor at Mycologos, an applied mycology school and experimental fungi farm based in Portland, Oregon. His work with fungi has spanned nearly two decades and includes years of field work in mycoremediation practices, extensive writing on the history of human-fungal relations, and in the presentation of novel hypothesis on the nature of fungal growth, communication, and evolution.

Aaron Hilliard

Aaron Hilliard is a Washington-based fungi educator and amateur mycologist who is the Creator of the YouTube channel Mushroom Wonderland where he is known for setting out into the woods and identifying mushrooms, taking strolls with other famous mycologists, and taking deep dives into the world of mycology and fungi filmmaking. Born right at the onset of COVID, the YouTube channel has exploded and gained worldwide attention. An avid mushroom enthusiast since his childhood, when his grandmother taught him to pick edible wild mushrooms. Spending most of his life wandering the forests during the rainy seasons in the Pacific Northwest, he can usually be found with his trusty hound lab Gunnar. In his mid-20s Aaron took an interest in mushroom cultivation and makes a hobby of growing edible gourmet mushrooms. Aaron has been a long time member of the Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society, is a foray leader and longtime board member, and for the past two years has been Vice President of the Bremerton, WA based club. Aaron has given talks at various colleges and clubs around the country with a mission to help educate about fungi and forest habitat. 

More speakers to be Announced 

Thank you!

We had a great 2023 Olympic Peninsula Fungi Festival! Thank you to all who came out and supported our project.

We strive to produce a festival for all to enjoy, so we are seeking feedback from those who attended in any capacity.

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