Mystic, CT (Sept. 10, 2014) — The 13th annual Wild Mushroom Festival, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s popular festival that celebrates foraging and fungi, will be 2-5 p.m., Sunday Sept. 28 at the Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic.
Celebrate the season, flavors and mystique of wild mushrooms, rain or shine. Many of the area’s talented chefs will prepare creative wild mushroom dishes on-site, ranging from wild mushroom and spinach lasagna to mushroom ice cream! Cottrell Brewing Co. is making a special mushroom beer for the event.
The festival is co-hosted by the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society. Experts will be on hand to identify mushroom specimens and lead guided walks. There will be a mushroom display table with more than 100 different species of mushrooms. Live music by festival favorite The SemiLocals.
This year, the Inn at Mystic has partnered with the Nature Center to make the Wild Mushroom Festival a great Mystic weekend! Book a room at the Inn for that weekend using the promo code MUSHROOM and the Inn will donate 10 percent of the room price to the Nature Center! Visit http://innatmystic.com/ to make reservations or call 860-536-9604 or 800-237-2415
The festival is generously sponsored again this year by McQuade’s Marketplace in Mystic and Westerly and Gray Goose Cookery in Olde Mistick Village.
Participating restaurants/vendors are: Zest Fresh Pastry of Stonington, Maple Lane Farms juices of Preston, Harbour House restaurant of Mystic, Cottrell Brewing Co. of Pawcatuck, Foxwoods Resort Casino of Mashantucket, Gray Goose Cookery of Olde Mistick Village, Maize ‘N’ Manna Wholefoods of Westerly, Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream of Mystic, Brazen Hen of Westerly and Zhang’s of Mystic. More are being added every day, so visit https://dpnc.org/calendar/13th-annual-wild-mushroom-festival/ for the updated list.
Tickets are $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers (includes 4 food tickets). Child member, $5 and child nonmember, $8 (includes 2 food tickets). Extra food tickets may be purchased separately. Visit https://dpnc.org/calendar/13th-annual-wild-mushroom-festival/ to buy tickets online. They are also sold at the door.