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Wednesday, August 16
 

8:00pm PDT

Beer Launch Party with Fractalia Forever
Want to taste the Festival MycoBeer before anyone else!? Join Tradd Cotter and others as we toast to another exciting year of the Telluride Mushroom Festival.

There will be live music from Jeffrey James and the beer will be flowing! 

Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years. In 1996, he founded Mushroom Mountain... Read More →

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Wednesday August 16, 2017 8:00pm - Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Thursday, August 17
 

9:00am PDT

Opening Ceremony
Speakers
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Assistant to the Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado...a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →
avatar for Gary Lincoff

Gary Lincoff

Gary Lincoff is the author or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms, including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom identification at the New York Botanical Garden. He has led mushroom study trips and forays around... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm PDT

Mushroom Identification at the ID tent
Bring your foraged mushrooms to the ID tent to have them classified. 


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

7:30pm PDT

Awards & Notes
Speakers
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Assistant to the Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado...a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 7:30pm - 7:45pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

8:45pm PDT

Book Signing: Author Don Lattin
Speakers
avatar for Don Lattin

Don Lattin

Don Lattin is an award-winning journalist and the author of six books. His most recent work, CHANGING OUR MINDS - Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy, was published in the spring of 2017. It chronicles a quiet revolution underway in our understanding of how psychedelic drugs work and how they can be used to treat depression and addiction, along with providing spiritual and psychological insight for "the betterment of well people... Read More →



Thursday August 17, 2017 8:45pm - 9:45pm PDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

9:00pm PDT

Open Myc Night
Musicians performing at the festival will get together and play group favorites! Mushroom Beer all around!

Thursday August 17, 2017 9:00pm - Friday August 18, 2017 1:00am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Friday, August 18
 

1:00pm PDT

Mushroom Identification at the ID tent
Bring your foraged mushrooms to the ID tent to have them classified. 


Friday August 18, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

5:00pm PDT

Book Signing: Authors Dennis McKenna & Don Lattin & Gary Lincoff
Speakers
avatar for Don Lattin

Don Lattin

Don Lattin is an award-winning journalist and the author of six books. His most recent work, CHANGING OUR MINDS - Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy, was published in the spring of 2017. It chronicles a quiet revolution underway in our understanding of how psychedelic drugs work and how they can be used to treat depression and addiction, along with providing spiritual and psychological insight for "the betterment of well people... Read More →
avatar for Gary Lincoff

Gary Lincoff

Gary Lincoff is the author or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms, including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom identification at the New York Botanical Garden. He has led mushroom study trips and forays around... Read More →
avatar for Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna's research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Peruvian, Colombian, and Brasilian Amazon. His doctoral research (University of British Columbia,1984... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

5:00pm PDT

Drumming Workshop with the Silly Tribe (parade drummers)

Did you ever wonder why the African drum known as the djembe so closely resembles a mushroom?  The Silly Tribe is a collective of musician/ drummers from throughout Colorado and the Southwest.  Members of the tribe have studied percussion and music in places as far flung as Guinea, West Africa, Central America and India.  Many of our teachers travel from Africa to the US periodically during which we are able to extend our learning.  A few of us have been attending the Mushroom Festival for upwards of 12 years.  After plugging into the Saturday MushFest parade for a few years, we decided to invite other members of our percussion ensemble so we could raise up the energy and assemble more of the necessary parts integral to the ceremonial songs that we play.  We realized that the transformative and shamanic potential of drums was an intrinsic counterpart to the celebration of the fungal kingdom and all associated species that is the Telluride Mushroom Festival parade.  It is through these ancient traditions that we wish to link to higher sources of energy and to an honoring of the old ways.  We decided this year that we wanted to offer a drumming workshop on the day before the parade so that those with interest could learn more about the traditions that we are bringing and be able to participate more fully in the process.  During our workshop we will offer some background to the west african drumming ceremonial tradition and we will teach some of the songs that we will bring to the Saturday parade.  Please bring your drums, instruments and percussion toys to the workshop.

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Silly Tribe

Did you ever wonder why the African drum known as the djembe so closely resembles a mushroom?  The Silly Tribe is a collective of musician/ drummers from throughout Colorado and the Southwest.  Members of the tribe have studied percussion and music in places as far flung as Guinea... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00pm PDT

Art Goodtimes' Talking Gourds MycoLicious, MycoLuscious, MycoLogical Poetry Show
The party can’t stop at the Telluride Mushroom Festival! Join Art Goodtimes and others for a Talking Gourds Poetry and Performance party. The MycoBeer will also be available at the at the Cookoff.

Speakers
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Assistant to the Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado...a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday August 19, 2017 12:00am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Saturday, August 19
 

10:00am PDT

Book Signing: Author Tradd Cotter
Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years. In 1996, he founded Mushroom Mountain... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

10:00am PDT

Recycling and Composting with Mushrooms: Town Waste Scavenger Hunt
What better than to roam the streets of Telluride searching for Cardboard, Coffee and Paper for Mushroom Recycling and Cultivation - Town Scavenger Hunt and Collection with Businesses to make Elk Park display and take home cultures for all. Coordinated by Festival STAFF and Volunteers.

Saturday August 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm PDT

Mushroom Identification at the ID tent
Bring your foraged mushrooms to the ID tent to have them classified. 


Saturday August 19, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

4:00pm PDT

PARADE + DRUMMING + DANCING
This isn't the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, this is Telluride Mushroom Festival Parade! Each year festival attendees follow the “Shroompa” himself, Art Goodtimes, on a parade down Colorado Avenue exclaiming “WE LOVE MUSHROOMS”! Festival attendees don’t take the parade lightly, and many spend months planning their elaborate costumes. As 2014 Executive Director Rebecca Fyffe notes, “people bring extra suitcases just for their costumes and people are competitive all throughout the year saying ‘you better pick up your game because I’m already working on my costume.’”


Saturday August 19, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

5:00pm PDT

Mushroom Tapas & Live Music!
No need to stop dancing just because the parade ended. Following the Parade, join us at the Sheridan Opera House for a little dining and dancing with Live Music and Mushroom Tapas! This will be a great opportunity to mingle with some of the Keynote Presenters and other mushroom experts.

Chef Graham Steinruck will be serving up fresh mushroom tapas and you can grab a drink from the brand new Sheridan Bar downstairs. Wine and Dine...it's Mushroom Time at the Sheridan.

Following this event, you'll have the best seat in the house for the evening festivities, including Parade Awards and the Keynote Lecture.

Moderators
avatar for Olivia Coe

Olivia Coe

Telluride Mushroom Festival Manager, Program Coordinator, Telluride Institute
Olivia Coe began working for TMF in December 2014. She is enjoying learning about the amazing world of mushrooms and the incredible people involved! When she's not making plans for the Festival, she teaches rock climbing at the Charlie Fowler Memorial Gym in Norwood, works as the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Graham Steinruck

Graham Steinruck

Graham Steinruck served as the 2012 editor of SporesAfield, the newsletter for the Colorado Mycological Society, as well as the vice president of the club in 2011. He volunteers for the Arkansas Valley Mushroom Club as a chief identifier. He is a presenter at the Telluride Mushroom... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

7:00pm PDT

FUNGI Magazine Costume Winners ANNOUNCED!
Think you have what it takes to be a winner in the annual FUNGI Magazine costume contest? You're going to have to bring your A-game...

Join us for the post-parade, pre-keynote announcement of the winners from the parade costume contest! 

Moderators
avatar for Virginia Till

Virginia Till

FUNGI Magazine

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

8:30pm PDT

Book Signing: Authors Nik Money and Giuliana Furci
Speakers
avatar for Giuliana Furci

Giuliana Furci

Executive Director / Founder of Fundacion Fungi, Giuliana Maria Furci George-Nascimento has been devoted to mycology since 1999. Her inescapable drive to study Chile's fungi has led her to travel the country looking for fungal fruit bodies in different environments and ecosystems... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Money

Nicholas Money

Nicholas P. Money is an Anglo-American gentleman of letters and professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is an expert on fungal growth and reproduction. Nicholas has authored a number of popular science books that celebrate the diversity of the microbial world, including... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

9:00pm PDT

Fractalia Forever Mushroom Lounge - Closing Party
The party can’t stop at the Telluride Mushroom Festival! Continue socializing and talking shop with other mycologists each evening at the Sheridan Opera House, which will be turned into a Mushroom Lounge that will feature Tradd Cotter’s MycoBeer. Come have one last party with your new found mushroom friends!


Saturday August 19, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday August 20, 2017 1:00am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Sunday, August 20
 

10:00am PDT

Book Signing: Author Peter McCoy
Speakers
avatar for Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy

Radical Mycology
Peter McCoy is a founder and author of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the means to easily work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. For the last 8 years, Radical Mycology has provided free resources... Read More →


Sunday August 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
SHOW Bar Sheridan Opera House

11:30am PDT

Closing Ceremonies
The closing ceremony is a time to reflect on the festival and say goodbye to one another.

There will be a few activities after the closing cermony, but we wanted to give some of our day travelers the ability to get on the road early. 

Speakers
avatar for Britt Bunyard

Britt Bunyard

Executive Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal FUNGI. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Coe

Olivia Coe

Telluride Mushroom Festival Manager, Program Coordinator, Telluride Institute
Olivia Coe began working for TMF in December 2014. She is enjoying learning about the amazing world of mushrooms and the incredible people involved! When she's not making plans for the Festival, she teaches rock climbing at the Charlie Fowler Memorial Gym in Norwood, works as the... Read More →
avatar for Art Goodtimes

Art Goodtimes

Poet-in-Residence, Assistant to the Director, Telluride Mushroom Festival
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado...a founder and driving force of the Mushroom Festival. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and... Read More →
avatar for Gary Lincoff

Gary Lincoff

Gary Lincoff is the author or editor of several books and articles on mushrooms, including The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. He teaches courses on mushroom identification at the New York Botanical Garden. He has led mushroom study trips and forays around... Read More →


Sunday August 20, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

1:00pm PDT

Mushroom Identification at the ID tent
Bring your foraged mushrooms to the ID tent to have them classified. 


Sunday August 20, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Elks Park 123 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435