Set against a backdrop of beautiful Flagstaff trees, Mushroom Festival will bring together fine cuisine, calming nature scenery and mycological exploration.
Held Aug. 18 – 19 at The Arboretum at Flagstaff, the festival will kick-off with cooking demonstrations from the head chef of Criollo Latin Kitchen, a locally-sourced Latin fusion restaurant home to one of the city’s most popular happy hours.
The festival will also feature indoor lectures, local restaurants offering samples, wine pairings and other educational and delicious activities, according to the Arboretum website.
Entry for the first day of the event is $30 for members and $35 for the general public. The price includes access to all activities and workshops as well as one free glass of wine per ticket.
The second day of the event, the Mushroom Foray, is a hike to hunt for mushrooms in Northern Arizona, led by experts from the Arizona Mushroom Society.
The event is limited to four groups of 25 people, with easy and strenuous hike options.
Groups will meet at 9 a.m. for a guided hike, although specific locations have not been announced.
The foray is free for members of the Arizona Mushroom Society, $20 for the general public and $15 for Arboretum members.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the Mushroom Festival and Foray, visit TheArb.org.