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Mushroom Fest Program At A Glance

Welcome to the Yachats Village Mushroom Fest! Come enjoy a weekend of delectable wild forest mushroom cuisine, markets with mushroom products, tools, books, gallery mushroom photos, open air culinary mushroom markets, wine tasting and live entertainment. On Saturday and Sunday, a phenomenal team of educators will be here to lead mushroom walks, talks, exhibits, and workshops. Mushroom dye workshops are offered, too! Explore the small links above for details about all the festival offers in this village at the edge of a rainforest. Join us Friday night to get inspired and kick-off the festival weekend!

FRIDAY, October 19, 2012
7:30 p.m. Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy. 101 and W 5th St. [#15]
Doors open at 7 pm for ticket sales.
Wild Things!
Music, Mushrooms, Wine and Dessert
featuring Tony Kaltenberg in Concert

Come enjoy an evening of mesmerizing guitar by a masterful musician, delectable desserts by Yachats restaurant chefs, and fun with fungi! WILLIAM ACKERMAN (founder of 'Windham Hill') describes Tony Kaltenberg as "An absolutely brilliant guitarist." Have a look at what others say: Rumours.

Dr. Dan Luoma will open the evening with a short introduction to some of the fungi that are to be found in the area, and there will be a table of mushrooms on display.

$12 admission (includes your dessert). No Host Wine Bar. [Buy Tickets]

 

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 19-21 YACHATS VILLAGE FUNGI FEAST
Delectable Dishes In Yachats Restaurants - click on links for menus

[ Yachats Dining Guide ] Z Fold / PDF


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FREE EVENTS

  • MUSHROOM EXHIBITS, Rm 8, Yachats Commons
  • MUSHROOM WALKS AT GERDEMANN BOTANIC PRESERVE
    4 walks on Saturday
    3 walks on Sunday
  • MUSHROOM WALKS AT CAPE PERPETUA
    11 walks on Saturday
    9 walks on Sunday
  • MUSHROOM SLIDESHOWS at Cape Perpetua Theater

    Note: There is a $5 parking fee at Cape Perpetua unless you have a
    FS or Oregon Coast Passport (or) buy a wristband and take the shuttle.

    See details at Exhibits, Walks



PURCHASE A $5 FESTIVAL WRISTBAND

It will provide access all weekend to the following:

  • ADMISSION TO Ecology for Everyone Speakers' Forum and Workshops, including the following:

    5 Saturday Mushroom Talks, Yachats Commons, Rm 3
    2 Sunday Mushroom Talks, Yachats Commons, Rm 3

    3 Saturday Mushroom *Workshops
    1 Sunday Mushroom *Workshop

    *MUSHROOM WORKSHOPS:
    Please note the "Ecology for Everyone" Workshops
    also have small materials fees as posted.

  • SHUTTLE SERVICE BETWEEN YACHATS & CAPE PERPETUA (Sat/Sun)

    Shuttle service to Cape Perpetua begins at 10 am from the N side of the Yachats Commons. Thereafter, the shuttle leaves the Commons each hour at 15 minutes before the hour. The last run is at 3:45 pm.

    The Shuttle makes a continual loop, with stops as follows:
    Yachats Commons - Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Trailhead at Neptune (as needed) - Cape Perpetua VC - Yachats Commons

  • The shuttle leaves the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center for the Yachats Commons on the half-hour, beginning at 10:30 am. The last bus from the Cape is at 4:30 pm on Saturday. Please note that the last bus from the Cape on Sunday is at 4 pm (this is the only time the bus departure is not scheduled on the half hour.)

  • Purchase $5 Festival Wristbands Oct 12-19 at the Yachats Visitors Center, 241 Hwy 101, 541-547-3530, 800-929-0477, and during Festival weekend (Friday 7 p.m. thru mid-day Sunday) at the
    Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th.


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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 20-21

2012 Mushroom Fest Talks and Workshops (PDF)

ECOLOGY FOR EVERYONE
Scientific Presentations and Workshops for the General Public

Speaker's Forum
Yachats Commons, Room 3
Hwy 101 & W 4th St.
[#15]
Open to all with $5 Festival Wristband

Saturday 10:00 a.m. What Are Mushrooms? Dr. Steven Carpenter, Pacific Analytical Laboratory, Corvallis -- A general presentation on what fungi are, what they do, and what mushrooms themselves are all about.

Saturday 11:10 a.m. What Is Rotting My Maple Tree?
Dr. Nancy Weber,
Dept. of Forest Ecosystems & Society, OSU, Corvallis --
A large big leaf maple tree has been a prominent member of the speaker's yard for over two decades. In this time the combined actions of fungi and animals have changed a healthy tree to a nearly dead stub. Selected participating conspicuous fungi and animals are illustrated and their roles in the process of recycling the tree are discussed.

Saturday 12:20 p.m. Wild Mushrooms After Fukushima: Are They Radioactive? Dr. Matt Trappe, OSU College of Forestry -- Radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear accident crossed the Pacific and landed on our shores and in our forests. Are our wild edible mushrooms safe to eat? The short answer is YES, but if you want the details come see this presentation!

Saturday 1:30 p.m. Webs of Symbiosis: seeing the forest beyond the trees Dr. Dan Luoma, Dept. of Forest Ecosystems & Society, OSU

Saturday 2:40 p.m. Oregon Is Truffle Country Dr. Charles LeFevre, Oregon Truffle Festival and New World Truffieres. 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.

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Sunday 10:00 a.m. What Is Rotting My Maple Tree?
Dr. Nancy Weber,
Dept. of Forest Ecosystems & Society, OSU, Corvallis --
A large big leaf maple tree has been a prominent member of the speaker's yard for over two decades. In this time the combined actions of fungi and animals have changed a healthy tree to a nearly dead stub. Selected participating conspicuous fungi and animals are illustrated and their roles in the process of recycling the tree are discussed.

Sunday 12:30 p.m. Mushroom Cloning
Ryan Woolverton, Owner of Soul 2 Grow LLC, -- Learn how to clone a mushroom from the wild and elsewhere. This lecture, followed by a limited capacity workshop, will cover the asexual mushroom life cycle, mushroom species appropriate for cloning, "open air" tissue culture techniques, and how to keep your clone alive for future use. This is more than just a cool exercise; it is the most important step towards becoming a self-sustaining mushroom cultivator.

Lecture open to all festival attendees with wristband.

Workshop materials cost is $30.00/person (cash or check only).
Limited to 12 people; participants must attend lecture.
Email to pre-register for workshop (advised).


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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 20-21

2012 Mushroom Fest Talks and Workshops (PDF)

Ecology for Everyone Workshops

Open to all with $5 Festival Wristband,
plus small workshop materials fees, as posted below.


Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon (with 15-minute break)
Yachats Commons, Rm 5, Hwy 101 & W 4th St [#15].
$6 Materials Fee payable at registration. Please bring exact change.
Intro to the Ecology of Fungi & Mushroom collecting in the Pacific NW
Instructor Joe Spivack, Cascade Mycological Society

In this workshop we will learn what constitutes "a mushroom", the role of fungi in the environment and general morphological components of fungi. We will also learn about historical and cultural attitudes around fungi worldwide, as well as getting started identifying and collecting mushrooms in the Pacific northwest.

Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Yachats Ladies Club, W 3rd & Pontiac streets. [#20]
$3 Materials Fee payable at registration. Please bring $1 bills.
Harvesting, caring for, and cooking the most common edibles
Presented by Pam McElroy & Bruce Waugh, Lincoln Co Mycological Society

This workshop will focus on the main choice edibles and the ways different species need to be treated to maximize their potential for the kitchen. Learn clean and sustainable harvesting techniques, how to preserve the harvest once it is gathered, and delicious ways to cook mushrooms.

Saturday 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Yachats Ladies Club, W 3rd & Pontiac streets.[#20]
$5 Materials Fee payable at registration. Please bring exact change.
One bag limit per participant.
Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms
Dr. Steven Carpenter and Kim Kittredge

3:30 p.m. Lecture/Slideshow
4:30 p.m. Workshop

Dr. Steven Carpenter is back this year, joined by Kim Kittredge (Pacific Analytical Laboratory), 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 workshop is open only to those attending the lecture / slideshow.

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Sunday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (preceded by 12:30 pm lecture)
Yachats Commons, Rm 5, Hwy 101 & W 4th St [#15].
$30 Materials Fee payable at registration (cash or check only).
Mushroom Cloning
Ryan Woolverton, Owner of Soul 2 Grow LLC
12:30 pm, Lecture in Rm 3 (Open to all with festival wristband)
1:30 pm, Workshop, Rm 5 (Limited to 12 people)
Email to pre-register for 1:30 pm workshop (advised).

Learn how to clone a mushroom from the wild and elsewhere. This lecture/workshop will cover the asexual mushroom life cycle, mushroom species appropriate for cloning, "open air" tissue culture techniques, and how to keep your clone alive for future use. This is more than just a cool exercise; it is the most important step towards becoming a self-sustaining mushroom cultivator. Workshop attendees will clone a mushroom of their choice (bring your own fresh saprophytic/parasitic mushroom or use one that we provide), take home an inoculated tissue master, and receive information/materials to repeat the process at home.

The workshop is open only to those attending the lecture.


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MUsHRooM ArTShoPs

Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Yachats Commons Kitchen, Hwy 101 & W 4th St [#15].
$50 Workshop Fee payable in advance. Email to register.
All materials will be provided and are included in the workshop cost.
Dyeing Fiber with Mushrooms
Presented by Marika Banyacski, Eugene Textile Artist

Blood red, sunset orange, golden yellow, olive green, mouse grey, dusky blue, chocolate brown - what do these colors have in common? They are all pigments found inside various mushrooms. Come explore the magical and ancient art of dyeing with mushrooms! Our workshop begins with learning how to properly prepare animal fibers (wool and silk) with an environmentally friendly mordant, a necessary process that will make our mushroom dyes light and colorfast. You will learn about some common and easy to identify mushrooms that grow in the area and are used for dyeing...and then the magic begins. We will prepare some dye baths with local mushrooms and let the color begin to flow. Each participant will have the opportunity to experiment dyeing a beautiful 100% silk satin scarf and a small silk gift bag to take home. I will also show some fun dye tricks to create beautiful patterns on your scarves if you choose to do so.

Please wear clothing or an apron that can potentially get stained and bring rubber gloves if you have sensitive skin. Bring a pen and a notebook if you wish to take notes. Some photocopies will be provided.

Don't delay your registration! A minimum of 10 pre-registered students is required for this workshop to run. To register, contact the Yachats Visitors Center: Email, or phone, 800-929-0477 (or) 541-547-3530.

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Sunday, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Yachats Commons Kitchen, Hwy 101 & W 4th St [#15].
$50 Workshop Fee payable in advance. Email to register.
All materials will be provided and are included in the workshop cost.
The Art of Felting with Mushroom Dyed Wools
Presented by Marika Banyacski, Eugene Textile Artist

Come learn the art of wet felting and perhaps some needle felting as well, while you create a beautiful bowl or vessel, using mushroom dyed wools. Enjoy the felting process and feel the harmony created by combining different mushroom dyed wools to color your piece. Colored wool has been dyed using local mushrooms and the most environmentally safe mordants. Create your own special piece infused with care and beauty.

Please wear clothing or an apron that can potentially get stained and bring rubber gloves if you have sensitive skin. Bring a pen and a notebook if you wish to take notes. Some photocopies will be provided.

Don't delay your registration! A minimum of 10 pre-registered students is required for this workshop to run. To register, contact the Yachats Visitors Center: Email, or phone, 800-929-0477 (or) 541-547-3530.



Postponed until Saturday, Nov 3
DAVID ARORA MUSHROOM WORKSHOP
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Yachats Community Presbyterian Church (7th St. entrance) 360 W 7th St, [#13], Mid-day hours on (easy) forest trails.

Join mycologist David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified, and All That The Rain Promises & More, for a full day of mushroom hunting, identification, and entertaining discussion followed by a mushroom tasting. All levels of experience (or inexperience) welcome. Limited to 24 people.

Pre-registration required. Workshop Fee payable in advance; $80/per person. [Register Online] or contact the Yachats Visitors Center: Email.

NOTE: Please bring a bag lunch. Outdoor clothing, sturdy walking shoes/boots, and rainwear are advised.



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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 20-21

ECOLOGY FOR EVERYONE

FUNGI EXHIBITS

Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. [#15].
Extensive Mushroom Exhibits in Room 8 (N side of building)
Find scores of labeled examples here.
Free Admission.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

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

THANK YOU Exhibits StaffDr. Dan Luoma - Chief Identifier for LCMS, Larry & Freda Holloran (LCMS), Phil Lamberson (LCMS), Pam McElroy (LCMS), Bruce Waugh (LCMS), Anna Russo (LCMS), Marilyn Hinds (President, NATS), Pat Rawlinson (NATS). Special thanks to LCMS and CMS for providing scores of mushroom specimens.

Fungi Slideshows at Cape Perpetua VC
Cape Perpetua Visitors Center, In the Theater.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free Admission

  • 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).

  • Fungi, Plants and Animals of the Yachats Area
    by Jake Hurlbert, Pacific Northwest Mycological Society. Slides represent the many different kinds of fungi that grow along the Oregon coast captioned with the common and scientific names of the specimens shown. Approximately 200 slides.


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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, October 20-21

27 GUIDED MUSHROOM WALKS

2012 Mushroom Fest Walks Schedule (PDF)

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area Walks
20 guided mushroom walks of various levels (A-D) are offered at Cape Perpetua during the weekend. You may pre-register for Cape Perpetua walks beginning Friday, October 19, at 10 a.m. by phone (541) 547-3289, (541) 547-3251, or walk-in. 50% of walks spaces will be held for Sat/Sun registration. Maximum of 12 people on each walk. Walks participants should arrive about 10 minutes before scheduled walk time. All walks are Free.

For a complete guided walks schedule and description of the various walks levels, please click on the link just above on right. (PDF)

Saturday Mushroom walks leave the Cape, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Mushroom Walks leave the Cape, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

BUY A FESTIVAL WRISTBAND ($5) & TAKE THE SHUTTLE TO THE CAPE
IF YOU THINK YOU WANT TO DRIVE TO THE CAPE, PLEASE NOTE:
There is limited parking at Cape Perpetua Visitors Center (about 3 miles S of downtown Yachats). The Parking Fee is $5 (or) display your Oregon Coast Passport or Siuslaw National Forest Passport. Passports may be purchased at Cape Perpetua Visitors Center.


Gerdemann Botanic Preserve (GBP) Walks
7 walks (levels A & B) are offered at the GBP during the weekend.
Mushroom Walks participants will meet 15 minutes before each walk at the Yachats Commons flagpole, Hwy 101 & W 4th St., pick up their "GBP Walk Pass" and carpool to the owner's driveway. Maximum of 8 people on each walk. All walks are Free.

For a complete guided walks schedule and description of the walks levels, click on the link just above on right. (PDF)

4 walks on Saturday, 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
3 walks on Sunday, 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.


OCT 1- OCT 19 You may pre-register for the guided mushroom walks at the Gerdemann Botanical Preserve.  Email, Tel: 541-547-3530, or Toll Free: 1-800-929-0477.


THANK YOU Mushroom Walk Leaders: Dr. Susie Dunham, Joyce Eberhart, Dr. Charles LaFevre, Dr. Dan Luoma, Chris Melotti, Kathy Patterson, Joe Spivack, Dr. Matt Trappe, Bruce Waugh, Molly Widmer, Meredith Allen, Matthew Johnson, Susie Holmes (LCC), Anna Moore (CMS), Don Burnett (Cape Perpetua); GBP owners/stewards Jerry and Kathleen Sand.


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Shopping/Dining Brochure - Z Fold
Culinary Mushrooms Markets

In the Village Shops...


FUNGI BOOKS, ARTS AND CRAFTS, AND SPECIALTY GOODS

BOOKS

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...

Green Salmon Coffee House, 220 Hwy 101, [#24]. 541-547-3077.
New and old books on mushroom lore & hunting and medicinal mushrooms.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Turtle Island Candles & Gifts, 153 Hwy 101, [#26].
Artisan mushroom candles 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.

SPECIALTY GOODS

The Drift Inn Lobby Shop, 124 Hwy 101, [#25]. 541-547-4477.
Special items for fun-guys and fun-gals to be announced.

Green Salmon Coffee House, 220 Hwy 101, [#24]. 541-547-3077.
A festival weekend mini-market, including: Green Salmon's Reishi Mushroom Tea drink mixes. Powdered 14-mushroom medicinal blend. Mushroom confections from Japan. Mario Brother Toadstool Candy tins. Vintage mushroom mug and glass sets from the 70's! Green Salmon commemorative Mushroom Festival ceramic mugs.

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).

Ya-Hots Video Country Store, Hwy 101 & E 3rd [#23]. 541-547-4117.
Mushroom gathering tools, including Burgon & Ball (Sheffield steel) mushroom knives. Store open 'til 7 pm Saturday, 6:30 pm Sunday.


CULINARY MUSHROOMS MARKETS
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (+)
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (+)

C & K Market Outdoor Tent, Hwy 101 & W 2nd [#21].
In the parking lot of C & K Market, find a tent filled with a delicious mix of culinary cultivated mushrooms! Store open 'til 10 pm. 541-547-4561.

Ya-Hots Video Country Store Outdoor Tent, Hwy 101 & E 3rd [#23].
Ya-Hots Video Country Store will be hosting an outdoor mushroom tent featuring Rain Forest Mushrooms, a local certified organic mushroom grower who has been in operation in Lincoln County for 30 years. They will be providing their high quality, organic fresh culinary mushrooms throughout the weekend, including samples of sauteed mushrooms and other treats.

Inside Ya-Hots Video Country Store, you will find high quality certified organic and wild harvested dehydrated Oregon mushrooms including the popular Candy Cap, which is used by several local restaurants to prepare dishes for this weekend. You will also find David Arora's, All That The Rain Promises and More. Store open 'til 7 pm Saturday, 6:30 pm Sunday. 541-547-4117.


HARVEST FARMERS' MARKET
Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th [#15].
(Indoors in inclement weather.)
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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.


WINE TASTING &...

BEER & WINE TASTING
Friday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Beer Tasting
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Wine Tasting
The Wine Place, Hwy 101 & W 4th St., [#18]. 541-547-5275.

LIVE MUSIC...
in restaurants and lounges.


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WE THANK OUR SPONSORS

Gold Level ($500-$999):
The Adobe Resort, The Fireside Motel, The Overleaf Lodge

Silver Level ($150-$499):
Deane's Oceanfront Lodge, Drift Inn Historic Cafe & Pub, Dublin House Motel, Ocean Cove Inn, Ocean Odyssey Vacation Rentals, Ona Restaurant and Lounge, Sea Nik Vacation Rentals, Terry-A-While Motel, Yachats Commons, Yachats Inn, Yachats Ladies Club, Ya'Tel Motel


Bronze Level (up to $149):
Bread and Roses Bakery & Cafe, Forks Farm Flowers, Heidi's Homemade Food and Italian Specialties, Rock Park Cottages


Special Thanks to our festival's Education Program Coordinator Emeritus, Forest Ecologist and Yachats resident, Marla Gillham, and to the phenomenal team of educators, many of them friends and former colleagues of Marla's, who make "Ecology for Everyone" programs of the festival possible.


The Yachats Village Mushroom Fest is produced by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce and is generously supported by Yachats area businesses, the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center and Scenic Area, Gerdemann Botanical Preserve, OSU Faculty, Students and Alumni, the Cascade Mycological Society, Lincoln County Mycological Society, the North American Truffling Society, and many local and visiting naturalists and culinary mushroom enthusiasts.

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


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CMS Mushrooms Edibility Guidelines

Respectful Mushroom Harvesting, by Dave Pilz

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



Click Here for a view of the 2011 Mushroom Fest.



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