7th Florida Mushroom Festival ~ January 12, 2019

Omphalotus subilluden is this year's FEATURED MUSHROOM

Glowing Jills, Ravine Gardens, November 2018 by Jim Bailey

Jill O'Lantern ~ picture from Ravine Gardens State Park by Ranger Jeff

Jill O'Lantern ~ structures, picture from Ravine Gardens State Park, Ranger Jeff


9:30-10:30 History & Future of Mushroom Raising by Pat High.

Festival Producer and Grower. Why raise super profitable super healthy easy to raise mushrooms in the 3rd poorest county in Florida? Why have natural mushroom areas become so politically and spiritually important?

11:00-12:30 Taylor's Big Adventure by Taylor Lockwood. FEATURED SPEAKER!

World's Top Mushroom Photographer is showing his INCREDIBLE mushroom identification show. Bioluminescent mushroom photography specialist! This is a work of a Lifetime!!!

1:00-2:30 Sacred Mushroom Rituals by Tom Lane.

Gainesville author has written incredible book researchimg ancient mushroom rituals. Much focus is given to Latin and South American cultures. Just out! Available Amazon books now!

3:00-4:30 Raising Pecan Truffles on Pecan Trees by Arthur Grupe II.

Inoculating pecan seedling with pecan truffle spawn is Arthur's just completed University of Florida Ph.D thesis project. This is highly profitable cutting edge North Florida mushroom raising at it's finest! We are so lucky to have Arthur!!!

2019 MUSHROOM CONTESTS ~ $100 Prizes!!!

1. Largest Locally Raised Fresh Mushroom (by weight)

2. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Adult

3. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Under 14

4. Best Mushroom Recipe

**Must identify mushroom by species in all contest and donate mushroom, art and dish winners to festival. We will return dish container. All entries before 12:00

Last Year ~ 2018 CONTESTS WINNERS ~

1. Largest Locally Raised Fresh Mushroom ~ Curtis Peyer, Gainesville

2. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Adult ~ Maggie, Interlachen

3. Best Mushroom in Art (under 14) ~ Giuseppe Platel, Interlachen

4. Best Mushroom Recipe ~ Louise Dutton, Leesburg

2019 BANDS!!!

*** 4:00 ~ HULA HOOP HOOPLA ~ Hula Hoop Contests ~ Hula Hoop Demo ~ Hula Hoop Play! ***


Longest Hooper ~ All ages ~ $25 Gift Card ~ Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine

Best Trick ~ $10 Gift Card ~ Mellow Mushroom, St. Augustine

Best Trick (Under 14) ~ $10 Gift Card ~ The Vine, Gainesville

PHOTO FORAY Mushroom Idenification Walks

Festival Walks at 10:00, 1:00 and 3:00 with BRIAN WETZEL, sign up at Gazebo

Check Vendor Area for various walks all day!


Bioluminescent Mushroom Festival Walk! Meet in front of Campbell Assembly Hall at 8:30 pm

IF we have identified Glo species during the day walks.

Admission $10 adult, Children under 14 free ~ 10 am - 5 pm

~ Includes ~ ALL DAY ~

Shiitake Log Plugging!!!

Oyster and Wine Cap Mushroom Bag Making!!!

Turkey Tail Tea Samples!!!




Contest Entry!!!


FANTASIA ~ Mushroom Benefit Dinner

Commentary during dinner by Tradd and Olga Cotter discussing the growing and preparing of the mushrooms involved with the FANTASIA Dinner. This will be a very unique and exciting mushroom experience and education for anyone interested in growing, preparing or eating mushroooms!


Ravine Gardens State Park Maps

Ravine Gardens Mushroom Pictures!

Local Accommodations ~ Motels and Camping

2019 Vendor's Agreement


Be a Sponsor!

2019 Sponsors:

Bamboo, Palatka, FL

Bley's Antenna, Palatka, FL

Bogden and Sons Tires, Hollister, FL

Boost Mobile, Interlachen, FL

Cafe 11, St. Augustine, FL.

City Shippers, Palatka, FL

Colee's, Palatka, FL

Creative Juices, St. Augustine, FL

Family Shoe Store, Palatka, FL

Floyd's Garage, Interlachen, FL

Hagan's Ace Hardware, Palatka, FL

Happy Tails Pet Salon, Palatka, FL

Holland Auto Parts, Interlachen, FL

Hospice of the Nature Coast Thrift and Gift Shoppe, Interlachen, FL

Interlachen Realty Services, Interlachen, FL

John Holliday, Aloha Medicinals, http://www.alohamedicinals.com, Carson City, WY

Kelly's Nails and Spa, Palatka, FL

Keyser and Woodward, P.A., Interlachen, FL

Lifted Spirits Vape and More, Palatka, FL

Magnolia Cafe, Palatka, FL

Mellow Mushroom, St. Augustine, FL.

Monahan Chiropractic, Palatka, FL

Mushroom People, The Farm, Summertown, Tennessee

Mushroom Mountain, Easley, SC

Musselwhite's, Palatka, FL

Nicosia Realty, Inc., Interlachen, FL

Poppie's, Interlachen, FL

Queen's Hardware, Interlachen, FL

Rainbow Garden Club, Interlachen, FL

Rip's Cleaners, Palatka, FL

Shear Design, Palatka, FL

The Vine Sourdough Bakery, Gainesville, FL

Mushroom Hoop Circle Dance ~ Interlachen Move and Stretch Yoga Class

Last Year's CAPS!

NOW! $15


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