Join the Fantastic Forage Mushroom Festival! Featuring guided walks, lectures, music, kids activities and exhibits and more!

3rd Annual Fantastic Forage 2017 Dates: Sept 23-24, 2017

Location: Tavern 27 2075 Parade Road, Laconia NH 03246

The 2017 Schedule is in the works!! We are currently accepting applications for vendors and presenters.

Please email: for vendor information.



2016 Schedule:
SATURDAY 10:00am - 3:00pm

10:00 am Registraion, *PURCHASE YOUR FESTIVAL PIN* and vendors open

10:30 am Mushroom Foray with Eric Milligan of NH Mushroom Company
Meet at Mushroom Display tent and walk to local close to Tavern 27

10:30 am Intro to Mushrooming, Presentation by Stephanie Doyle of New Hampshire Mushroom Company

11:30am Shiitake Log Plugging Demo- Dave Wichland of Wichland Woods

12pm Foray returns (drop mushrooms at display table)

1pm Medicinal Mushrooms for Beginners – Nathan Searles, Forgotten Traditions

2pm Mushroom Trivia

2:30pm Table Talk – Eric Milligan of New Hampshire Mushroom Company

3pm End of day.

SUNDAY 10:00am - 3:00pm

10:00 am Registration & Vendors Open

10:30 am Foray w/ Rick Meet OFF SITE at Ahern State Park in Laconia

10:30am Wild Edibles in our Area – Presentation by Stephanie Doyle of New Hampshire Mushroom Company

11:30 Chaga and Reishi 101- Presentation by Nathan Searles of Forgotten Traditions

12:00pm Foray returns (Drop your mushrooms at the display table)

1:00 pm Foraged Finds from the Weekend, Table Talk w/Dr. Rick Van De Poll

2pm Mushroom Trivia

3pm End of Festival...See you next year!!

Click here for printable schedule.

Please email: for vendor information.



The Festival is FREE! We are however asking that you support the festival (and help us to keep it free) by purchasing a commemorative festival pin.


Giving Back:

Proceeds from the festival will be used to purchsed Mushroom Growing Kits for the Opeechee Middle School Science classrooms!

What to Bring For Foraging:

Dress Appropriately for Weather
Bring a basket, preferably one with larger weave so that when you are gathering, the spores can still spread.


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