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14th Wild Mushroom Festival
September 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Wild Mushroom Festival returns for its 14th year! Local chefs and vendors displaying their culinary skills with all things mushroom – sweet and savory!
Tickets are $20/adult (includes 10 food tickets) and $10/child (13 and under; includes 5 food tickets). Ages 2 and under are free (no strollers please). Additional food tickets on sale at the festival for $1 each. Make sure you check out all our fabulous mushroom merchandise, including books, jewelry, and more!
Oyster Mushroom beer from Cottrell Brewing Co.
A Variety of Sauteed Mushrooms from The Gray Goose Cookery, Olde Mistick Village
Reishi Mushroom tea from Herbwise Naturals, Westerly
Wild Mushroom Dumpling Soup from Maize ‘n’ Manna Wholefoods, Westerly
Brick-oven oyster mushroom pizza from Brick & Basil Wood Fired Pizza Co., Norwich
Stuffed baby ‘bellas from Capt. Daniel Packer Inne, Mystic
Candy Cap Mushroom Ice Cream from Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, Mystic
Mushroom tarantaise strudel from Water St. Cafe, Stonington
Oyster and mushroom stew from Brazen Hen, Westerly
Candy cap mushroom brownies and mushroom and leek bread pudding from Zest Fresh Pastry, Stonington
All-natural juices from Maple Lane Farms, Preston
Something delicious from Harbour House/Inn at Mystic, Mystic
Wild mushroom pizza from Buon Appetito, North Stonington
Marinated Venison-Mushroom Skewers And Stuffed Corn Cakes With Mushroom Chutney from Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
Music by the festival ‘house band’ The Semilocals
Wild mushroom and foraging talk by The 3 Foragers
Wild mushroom talk by Ryan Bouchard, Southern New England Mushroom Hunters
How to run a sustainable foraging business talk by Walker Cammack, former DPNC intern and forager extraordinaire
The ethics of foraging talk by Keith Cowley of the New Native Foundation, the ethics and spirituality of foraging
Wild mushroom walks led by experts along DPNC trails
Display tables of wild mushrooms foraged that day by the CT Valley Mycological Society
Meet our resident animals!
Special thanks to Hillside Mushrooms for providing many of the mushrooms for the festival!