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Telluride Mushroom Festival

40th Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival

About The Festival

Telluride has hosted the quirky Mushroom Festival for over 30 years. The festival is a celebration of all things fungal - connoisseurs find themselves in good company amongst enthusiasts, experts, and scientists. Interests range from scientific to culinary, curiosity to investigative. Activities of the weekend include lectures by renowned experts, cooking with mushrooms, and guided hikes that focus on mushroom hunting and identification. The 2019 event will focus on "healing the mind and the planet" and will include the work of Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at Purdue, Dr. David Nichols, founder of Chile's Fundacion Fungi, Giuliana Furci, Mushroom Mountain's Tradd and Olga Cotter, and the San Juans' own Katrina Blair. 

Where To Stay

Camping is nice this time of the year but isn't for everyone, especially those coming in from far away. has hundreds of lodging options to choose from, including house rentals, condo rentals, and hotel rooms. You can easily search availability the week of the festival, find the perfect spot to stay during your trip and book hassle-free online at