The 10th Florida Mushroom Festival is CANCELED


CORDYCEPS sinensis is this year's FEATURED MUSHROOM!!!

Growing wild in a Himalayan field from a buried caterpillar's head.


World's Largest Medicinal Mushroom Producer and Consultant.


9:30-10:45 Mushrooms, Molds and Mycorrhizae: The Present and Future of Fungi by Tradd Cotter

What is so amazing about Mushrooms? We will explore all the incredible ways fungi can be used for in agriculture, medicine, and shaping our existence. Topics will include mycoremediation, novel antibiotics, psilocybin use, and easy ways to incorporate mushrooms into your life. Beginner and advanced concepts will be covered, come and witness the spectacle of mushrooms and how they can shift the current paradigm to harmonize the world we live in.

11:00-12:30 Cordyceps! and His New Cold Sterilization Method by Dr. John Holliday ~ FEATURED SPEAKER!

World's Top Medicinal Mushroom Raiser has gone world wide consulting, raising mushrooms in 30 underdeveloped countries at over 100 farms with zero contamination. Got any questions???

1:00-2:30 Mushroom Distillation and Hydrosols: Mushroom Energetics ~ Diving into the Deep Realm of Fungi Spirits & Vibrations by Samantha Martin. How to work with mushroom essence. This workshop has tea and tinture samples!

3:00-4:30 Truffles!!! And Florida Truffles by Dr. Matt Smith. Dr. Smith is Florida's State Mycologist working with the medical schools, agricultural experiment stations and teaching/cordinating UF's mycology program. He is a truffle expert and truffles are coolest mushrooom of all!!!

2020 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


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

2. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Adult ~ Carmen Thompson, Interlachen, FL

3. Best Mushroom in Art (under 14) ~ Alexa Salts, Interlachen, FL

4. Best Mushroom Recipe ~ Lori Kirk, Middesburg, FL

2020 BANDS!!!

2020 Featured Band ~ The NANCY LUCA BAND

~ MUSIC SCHEDULE ~ 2020 Florida Mushroom Festival ~

10:00-11:00 Dennis Fermin ~ Wild Andean Fairy Folk Music

11:00-12:30 NANCY LUCA BAND ~ World Famous Gainesville Guitarist Honors Us!!!

12:30-1:00 Contest Awards!!!

1:00-1:30 Mushroom Herders ~ Acoustic Original Mushroom Music

1:30-2:15 Snowday & The Noreastern Band ~ Rock

2:15 - 3:15 NANCY LUCA BAND ~ World Famous Gainesville Guitarist Honors Us with 2nd Set!!!

3:15 - 5:00 Lazy J & Company and the R&R Connection ~ Real Old Time Rock and Roll!!!

*** FANTASIA Mushroom Benefit Dinner Music ~ Keith Peters ~ Swamp Folk & Blues

Rusty Trimnal is Lazy J ~ Our Stage Producer and Headliner!!!

GROW DEMO AREA ~ Pavillion left (east) of Assemby Hall

Make-a-Bag of Oyster Mushrooms on Straw to take Home!

Make-a-Bag of Wine Cap Mushrooms on Wood Chips to take Home!

Plug-a-Log with Shiitake Mushroom Spawn to take Home!

PHOTO FORAY Mushroom Identification Walks

Festival Walks at 10:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Sign up at Pavillion. Next to Grow Demo Area.

Lead by Brian Wetzel and Phillip Thompson.

Festival microscope will be set up teaching basic spore identification.

Check Vendor Area for other various walks all day!


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

IF we have identified Glow species during the day walks.

*** 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

Festival 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

Magnolia Cafe, Palatka, will be serving our incredible FEAST in park assemble hall. This will be a very unique and exciting mushroom experience not mention education for anyone interested in growing, preparing or eating mushroooms! Check menu!



Ravine Gardens Mushroom Pictures!

Local Accommodations ~ Motels and Camping

2020 Vendor's Agreement


Be a Sponsor!

2020 $100 Sponsors:

Advance Auto Parts, Interlachen

Keyser & Sharbaugh, P.A 501 Atlantic Ave., Interlachen

Rainbow Garden Club, Interlachen

Target Copy, Gainesville

2020 Sponsors:

Beef O' Brady's of Palatka, Florida 201 N 1st Street, Palatka

Bley's Antenna 712 St. John's Ave. Palatka

Brooklyn Boy's Pizza/ Long Island Beach Bar 205 NE Commercial Circle, Keystone Heights

Chiappinis 326 SR 26, Melrose

The Core Pilates Studio https://www.facebook.com/thecorepilates/ 900 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine

Creative Juices Natural Cafe 846 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine

Deanna's Nifty Thrifty 127 South County Rd 315, Interlachen

The Galley 417 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, Fl

Gator Bait Sports Bar and Grill 304 SR 26, Melrose

Hagan Ace Hardware 141 S Hwy 17, Palatka

Holland's Auto Parts http://www.hollandsautoparts.com/, Palatka

Interlachen Realty Services 1112 SR 20 Suite 2, Interlachen

Leonardi's Nursery 902 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine

Leo's Fine Sushi and Palatka Buffet 1701 Reid Street, Palatka

Lifted Spirits Vape & More - Craft Beer, Mead, and Vape Lounge 324 St. Johns Ave. Palatka

Mariachiles 318 St. Johns Ave. Palatka

Miss D's Quilts 305 St. Johns Ave. Palatka

Pizzaboyz 919 St. Johns Ave, Palatka

Poppie's Cafe & Bakery 175 County Rd 315 South, Interlachen

Putnam Feed and Farm Supply 156 SR 20, Palatka

Queen's Building Supplies http://www.queensbuildingsupplies.com/, Interlachen

Ralph's House of Flowers 605 St. John's Ave. Palatka

SAGE Sanctuary And Gardens for Education Hawthorne

Treasure Fine Jewelers 157 Town and Country Drive, Palatka

True Grits 1116 Hwy 20 in the Hitchcock's Plaza, Interlachen

3-D Saloon 101 S 10th Street, Palatka

Mushroom Hoop Circle Dance ~ Interlachen Move and Stretch Yoga Class

Last Year's CAPS!

NOW! $15

Cordyceps growing out of Florida Mosquito cartoon by Carmen Thompson, 2019 Adult Art Contest Winner

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