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Oct 16/17/18, 2009 - Mushroom Festival

 Celebrate the Bounty of the Rainforest
at the First Annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Fest

Please join us on the weekend of October 16 to 18 for a celebration of mushrooms!  Participate in a forest mushrooom workshop, head out for a mushroom foray to pick your own mushrooms, learn how to dye with mushrooms, and taste delicious mushroom delicacies prepared by some of the Sunshine Coast's best chefs.  Featured talk by renowned mushroom expert, David Arora, author of "Mushrooms Demystified" and "All that the Rain Promises and More".
  Friday, October 16
11 am to 4 pm, Using Mushrooms for Colour—Dye Workshop
Instructor: Ann Harmer; Cost: $85
Participants will be advised of location.
Saturday, October 17
Noon to 5 pm, Mushroom Festival, Madeira Park Community Hall
Admission: $2
  • Mushroom display and ID table
  • Slide presentation by Duane Sept, author of Common Mushrooms of the Northwest
  • Cooking demonstrations by local chefs
  • Demonstration of mushroom dyeing
  • Vendors of local produce

5 pm - 7 pm, Dine on special mushroom dinners at our local restaurants

7:30 pm, Presentation by David Arora, acclaimed mushroom expert
and author of Mushrooms Demystified  and All That the Rain Promises and More
Madeira Park Community Hall
Admission: $15 — tickets available through pre-registration or at the door

Sunday, October 18
10 am - 2 pm, Mushroom Foray  with David Arora — pre-registration required 
Admission: $90 (includes admission to Saturday evening presentation)
Location: Meet in the parking lot of the Painted Boat Resort at 10am (12849 Lagoon Road, Madeira Park)
Space in the foray is limited; early registration is recommended.
Iris Griffith Interpretive Centre


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