The Asheville Mushroom Club is a diverse group of people whose common interest is to learn about fungi. Anyone with an interest in mushrooms is encouraged to join!

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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker and recent area finds.

Time & Date

7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month, March through November.


The US Forest Service building.
It is located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

2019 Schedule

Monthly meetings are done for the year, they will resume in March of 2019. We will post updated speaker information once next year's speakers are lined up. Have a wonder winter!


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Members of the Club are eligible to participate in the many forays we host throughout the year.


Each month members are emailed a copy of Sporadic News containing all the latest club info.


FungiFest 2017

Date: September 2, 2017
Location: Warren Wilson College

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Fungifest turned out to be a huge success. We had almost 300 visitors, the classes and walks were sold out, and the comments we heard were almost all enthusiastic. And we made a good bit of money for the club!

Our 30-some volunteers made it all happen: starting early on Friday, September 1, some collected, identified, and labeled hundreds of mushrooms for the display (142 species were recorded) while others turned the old Bryson Gym into a mushroom wonderland with a little forest floor on each table, and a row of educational booths on mushroom biology, growing, dyeing, and more. There was just enough room for our vendors to set up their tables too. On Saturday we welcomed the public, checking everyone in, selling our merchandise, keeping it all running smoothly, and taking turns as "The Expert" to answer questions and identify mushrooms brought in by visitors. At the end of the day the clean-up crew miraculously cleared everything away in an hour.

So a big thank you to the people who contributed their creativity and hard work. We all had fun
and if you weren't able to join in this year, we'll be doing it again in 2019!

Charlotte Caplan
Sheila Dunn

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