Fall is in full swing, opening up many fun and exciting things to do in Seattle. Many families enjoy hiking and exploring the area while taking in the energizing colors of autumn. Since kiddos have a tendency to gather while out and about: it makes sense to teach them what items are safe and what ones are not.
Since there are such a variety of local mushrooms, it is imperative to be educated on which of them are edible and which are poisonous. The Mountaineers' annual Wild Mushroom Show is a fun way to educate all ages on everything mushroom. Visitors can check out displays of over 200 classified varieties of wild mushrooms, attend lectures, sample delicious tasting from local chefs, visit with vendors or bring in mushrooms to be identified.
Wild Mushroom Show
7700 Sandpoint Way NE,
Seattle, WA 98115
Saturday, October 12 ~ 12 p.m. to 7p.m.
Sunday, October 13 ~ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$10 for Adults / $5 for Students and Seniors / Kiddos 12 and under free
Lectures - Saturday, October 12
1:00 p.m. Dr. Steve Trudell - Secrets of Forest Mushrooms
2:00 p.m Dr. Bart Buyck - Can We Imagine a Life without Fungi?
3:00 p.m Noah Siegel - Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.
4:00 p.m Dr. Bart Buyck - No Fungi without Rain.
5:00 p.m Dr. Denis Benjamin - Human uses of mushrooms; A brief ethno-mycological journey.
6:00 p.m Daniel Winkler - Beloved Fungi Around the World.
Lectures - Sunday October 13
11:00 a.m Marian Maxwell - The role of mushrooms in the ecosystem.
Noon Danny Miller - Mushroom Mythbusters, or Fungal Fables Debunked
1:00 p.m Langdon Cook - Adventures on the Mushroom Trail
2:00 p.m Daniel Winkler - Choice Edible Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.
3:00 p.m Dr. Denis Benjamin - The Sociology of Mushroom Poisoning.
4:00 PM Noah Siegel - Under Pressure; Evolution Oddities in the Fungal World