Date(s) - 09/08/23 - 09/10/23
While Cordova’s fishing fleet is out gathering nets full of Copper River & Prince William Sound Salmon, its land-based foragers are hunting wild berries, yellow-footed chanterelles, and king boletes! Those swift swimmers that make it past Cordova’s keen fishermen will head upstream, spawn and leave abundant nutrients on the creek shores that are picked by fungi and transported to nourish the entire forest. Every fall, the community of Cordova celebrates with fungus-pluckers, lichen lovers, and friends of the forest & sea from near and far at the Cordova Fungus Festival. Our 18th Annual festival will take place in Cordova from September 8th – 10th, 2023.
Festival attendees will have opportunities to explore the natural world in the northernmost coastal temperate rainforest and learn more about local mushrooms; participate in art & handcraft workshops; and celebrate mushrooms, salmon, and other wild-harvested foods in a variety of ways. This three-day event will celebrate Cordova’s rich wild harvesting culture and the interconnected life-cycle of fungus, salmon, and the forest with live and virtual forays, presentations, kids’ activities, and more!
Registration for the festival opens on July 1st and is $20. Registration will be available on the Cordova Fungus Festival Website. Children are free but must still be registered. If you are between the ages of 13-18 or 65+ you qualify for our student/senior rate.
If you want to get involved with the fungus festival through your business consider checking out our Business Participation Guide!
If you would like to volunteer at the festival sign-up here!