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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Join Us for FungiFest 2019!

Saturday, August 31st 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Warren Wilson College.
A daylong celebration of fungi, featuring displays, classes and workshops. More info.

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. We have an extra meeting in August! October's meeting will take place on the 24th.

New Location for 2019!

The Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center.
It is located at 749 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Speaker Program

August 22: Giuliana Furci talks about the fungi of Chile .
August 29: Rachel Swenie talks about Mushrooms with teeth - the history, diversity, and edibility of the mushroom genus Hydnum.

2019 Schedule
Date Speaker
March 28 Greg Carter
April 25 William Padilla-Brown
May 30 Coleman McCleneghan
June 27 Tradd Cotter
July 25 Mike Hopping
August 22 Giuliana Furci
August 29 Rachel Swenie
September 26 Brian Looney
October 24 John Munafo
November Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.


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Join us at Fungifest, September 2, 2017 @ Warren Wilson College

Fungifest is when the Asheville Mushroom Club comes out of the woods and invites the public to celebrate the world of fungi with us.

We will have a huge display of freshly gathered wild mushrooms in all their diversity of color and shape, and will offer classes, guided mushroom walks, information displays, and vendors selling edible mushrooms, cultivation supplies, mushroom-themed crafts and gifts, and more. AMC Members will be on hand to answer your questions, and we will even try to identify any mushrooms brought in during the event.

When: Saturday, September 2. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Warren Wilson College (Bryson Building), Swannanoa, NC.
Classes are in the Kittredge Building (except for the 9:00 AM class)

Cost: Entrance fees at the door: Adults - $10
Students & AMC Members - $5
Children 5 & under and WWC students - free
Classes and Mushroom Walks cost $15, in addition to the entrance fee.

There are big discounts for advance booking at

9:00-10:00am Early class: "Meet the Mushrooms" - Jay Justice
10:00 am General admission starts
11:00am-noon Mushroom Walk #1
11:00am-noon "The Peculiar World of Mushrooms" - Michael Hopping
1:00-2:00pm "Myco-remediation of Contaminated Soil & Water" - Tradd Cotter
1:00-2:00pm "Growing Mushrooms on Logs” - Sheila Dunn
2:00-3:00pm Mushroom Walk #2
2:00-3:00pm "Can I Eat It? Exploring edibility, cautiously” - Alan Muskat
3:00-4:00 pm "Medicinal Mushrooms" - Tradd Cotter
3:00-4:30PM "Cooking with mushrooms" - Michael Gentry
5:00 PM Fungifest closes
More details of the classes are on (click on “TICKETS”)

Driving Directions and Parking
From Asheville; take I-40 E to exit 55. Turn left then right on US 70. After 1.7 miles turn left on Warren Wilson Rd (look for Fungifest sign) and drive another 1.8 miles, past the South and North Entrances, and turn right into the Kittredge parking area. If this is full, there will be signs to an overflow parking area. Pedestrian signs will guide you to Fungifest in the Bryson Building.

AMC Members Only
We still need more volunteers to collect mushrooms before the event and for a few other simple tasks on Sept 1 and Sept 2. Please contact Charlotte if you can. AMC volunteers get free entrance to the event and much gratitude.

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