The Colorado Mycological Society invites you to its 37th Annual Celebration of Wild Mushrooms!
  • Where: Sunday August 17, 2014 12 pm - 5 pm.
  • Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St Denver CO
  • What:
    • Local wild mushrooms on display
    • Bring mushrooms - we'll iidentify them
    • Mushroom books and T-shirts for sale
    • Educational exhibits and presentations

The 37 Annual Mushroom Fair is approaching. On Sunday, August 17th, Mitchell Hall at the Denver Botanical Gardens will be transformed into an educational exhibit presented by CMS. From noon until 5pm, the public will be able to experience what CMS is all about: FUNGI!

The art and science of fungi will be on display. Mushrooms collected from our Rocky Mountain region will be identified, cataloged and presented in displays for everyone to enjoy and learn. Member crafts all incorporating fungi and ranging from papermaking to photography will be on display. Kids can experience fungi face painting and chalk drawing with member and guest artists. The process of fungi cultivation will be demonstated.

Dr. Michel Kuo will be our chief identifier and lecturer during the fair. Dr. Kuo is the principal developer of MushroomExpert.Com. He is the coauthor of the just released Mushrooms of the Midwest and many other mycological books.

Dr Kuo will present a special lecture on Saturday, August 16 from 1 - 3pm. This will take place in the Plant Society House at the Botanical Gardens

Come to our biggest event of the year and learn about the amazing world of fungi. Tell your friends and family as well. Cost of admission to the Denver Botanical Gardens is all it takes.

Volunteer Note: In order to make this wonderful event happen, we need volunteers to help set up the displays from 9a.m. - noon, prior to opening to the public, as well as volunteers for mushroom sorting and general helping during the day. With your help we can make this the BIGGEST and BEST CMS Fair ever!! Volunteers will most likely be admitted free of charge (confirmed soon)For volunteer information or to volunteer, contact Karen Ryan 303 355-5966 or e-mail

Parking Note: Because of the popular Chihuly exhibit, parking is challenging, but don't let that deter you. The CMS and Chihuly exhibits are worth walking a few blocks if necessary. Carpool, drop passengers off, or try Cheesman Park, 4 blocks west of DBG.

Information about Past Mushroom Fairs