Event description

Join us for the 7th Annual Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend in Eagle, Colorado August 22nd-24th.  This weekend will feature delicious foods and dinners created by hand selected local chefs from Eagle utilizing local and regional foods and local mushrooms and wild edibles, foraging for mushrooms & wild edibles, education on mushrooms and wild edibles, wine tastings and beer tastings. weekend kicks off with a Friday night welcome party in downtown Eagle for weekend guests and local then continues until Sunday afternoon with educational seminars, foraging, a grand dinner and more.  A truly unique experience that any food lover, foodie, locavore or mushroom enthusiast will be sure to enjoy!

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Schedule of Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend Events:

(more details to come in mid summer)

  • Friday- Welcome party in downtown Eagle, CO.  Mushroom tastings, beer & wine, music and more!
  • Saturday- Educational Seminars (TBD); Foraging; Identification
  • Saturday Night- Wild Mushroom & Wine Pairing Dinner
  • Sunday-  Educational Seminars (TBD); Foraging; Identification

Ticket sales will be through Eventbrite.com.  We will also sell tickets day of if available.

Ticket Pricing and Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend Event Details:

  • Weekend Pass – $150 through July 15th online presale / $165 through August 21st online presale

o   Includes entrance to all events + welcome goodie bag

o   This is the BEST value for the entire weekend and will SELL OUT!

o   Up to a $60 savings off day of tickets!!

  • Friday Night Welcom Party in downtown Eagle, CO with live music & food/drinks

o   Event will take place in downtown Eagle, CO.  Details to come.

  • Saturday & Sunday Education, Foraging & Identification – $25 per day online presale / $35 per day of

o   Daily price includes your choice of educational seminar, guided foraging, and identification session with experts

  • Saturday Night Wine Pairing Dinner – $100 online presale / $125 day of

o   Includes a 4 course wild edible & mushroom dinner featuring local products and chefs along with 4 wine pairings and live music at the Eagle Ranch Golf Course.


Event Guidelines


  •  The Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend Festival is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. All guests shall remain respectful and courteous to their fellow patrons and to comply with requests from Festival staff regarding Festival policies, emergency response procedures and behavior which impacts the event experience of fellow spectators. The Festival values the support of all guests and reserves the right to eject any guests for any reason, including not treating other guests attending the Festival with dignity and respect.
 Photography & Videography
  • The permitted use of cameras varies by event. Entrance onto event premises provides the Festival with your consent for the Festival to use event photographs and videos for promotional purposes.
 Carry in and Contraband Items
  • The following items are not permitted in Festival Area:
  • Outside Alcohol or other Beverages
  • Bottles, cans, growlers, camelbacks
  • Smoking – no smoking within the event premises
  • Marijuana - Smoking marijuana in public is against the law
  • Food and drink purchased outside
  • Coolers
  • Frisbees and/or beach balls
  • Any noise making devices, specifically air horns with sirens, whistles
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal drugs and alcohol
  • Weapons and dangerous devices of any type
  • Guests found in possession of contraband items will be subject to expulsion from the facility and the contraband items confiscated.
  • NO GLASS other than Festival approved glasses
 This event is environmentally friendly - Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
  • The goal of this event is to be zero waste. Please make yourself aware of the trash/recycle/compost bins and work with the volunteers to place your waste in the appropriate bin.  All products at this event should be 100% recyclable or compostable.  Look for the zero hero tents at the event.
 Disorderly Conduct
  • Guests who fail to abide by Festival policies, state and federal law are subject to ejection from the facility. Guests in violation of Festival policy will be asked to correct their behavior, if they fail to do so in a timely fashion ejection will occur.
  • Disruptive and problem Guests should be reported to event staff or security personnel immediately. Ejected Guests must vacate Festival property.
 Firearms / Weapons
  • Guests are prohibited from bringing weapons into the Festival.
 Lost and Found
  • Items found before, during, or after an event should be turned into the main ticketing area. Items will then be turned into Radiate Live, logged in and kept at the office for 30 days. Items may be passed to the local authority, donated to charity or disposed of at the discretion of management after 30 days.
Panhandling / Soliciting
  • Panhandling is not allowed at the Festival. Only Festival Authorized Vendors and Sponsors will be permitted in the event area.
  • The throwing of projectiles inside the Arena is prohibited.


AmericInn – Call 970-328-5155 to book -  $109.90 per night based on availability.  If guests book 3 nights Thursday – Saturday for Mushroom Weekend, the rate drops to $79.90 per night (only available with a 3-night stay for the event) – (mention Mushroom Weekend)
Hawthorn Suites-  Call 970-328-3000 to book. Rooms starting at $99 per night, based on availability for all events in Eagle County. Mention the event you’re booking for.


MEET THE EXPERTS (subject to change; more to come)

Larry Evans - Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend


Larry Evans has been hunting, cooking, eating, and teaching about wild mushrooms and edible plants for 30 years. He founded the Western Montana Mycological Association in 1991, and it became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1995. He taught a mushroom class at the Glacier Institute near Glacier National Park for 29 years. He is featured in the Ron Mann film Know Your Mushrooms and has produced and recorded 2 CDs of mushroom music, Fungal Boogie and Fungal BoogieMan. Find out more about Larry and the WMMA at www.fungaljungal.org
Katrina Blair - Eagle Wild Mushroom & Wine Weekend


Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer with the intention of eating primarily wild foods.  She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College where she graduated with a Biology Degree.  In 1997 she completed a MA from John F Kennedy University in Orinda, CA in Holistic Health Education.  She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1997, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands.  She has taught sustainable living practices through John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA, San Juan College in Farmington, NM, and Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.  She also teaches internationally at retreats, festival and educational and healing events.  She is the author of her most recent book, published in 2009, Local Wild Life – Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep, as well as, several smaller locally distributed publications such as:Commitments for Living the Good Life – The Wisdoms of the Osha Root, Snow Cone Recipe Book, and Las Plantas de Iztac along with four wild plant recipe calendars.  She lives at the Turtle Lake Community Organic Garden in Durango, Colorado and is currently working on her forthcoming book, “Our Wealth of Wild Weeds”.
Ken Kassenbrock


Ken Kassenbrock, MD,PhD has been an avid hunter of wild mushrooms since the late 1970s.  Trained as a physician-scientist, he has worked in Cell and Molecular Biology, including post-doctoral work with the brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Although his interests in fungi were initially culinary, over the years they mushroomed (what else?) to include other aspects of the biology of this fascinating kingdom including ecology, toxicology, biotechnology and cultivation.  Avocation and vocation eventually converged, and Ken currently teaches Mycology (mushrooms, molds, mildews and more) at Colorado State University, where he is on the faculty in the Biology Department.  


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