The first annual Sicamous & Shuswap Lake Wild Mushroom & Food Festival was held in beautiful Sicamous, B.C. in 2005.
Participants enjoyed identifying and picking wild mushrooms, watching evening presentations, and attending workshops.
Well Fungi Friends,
this past weekend would have been the 11th annual Sicamous Fungi Festival.
It was a quiet weekend for the Mushroom Committee, the Red Barn Arts Centre, and Sicamous.
The woods, after rain and cool weather, still offer their mushroom bounty. Mushrooms are popping up everywhere.
May you find many mushrooms on your woodsy walks. May you think of all that the rain promises, and more. And may you use sense and your good brain before eating any mushrooms you may find. Can you eat it? Remember friends - if you don’t know just what it is… don't eat it!
May you eat delicious mushroom meals this season, and find glory along the forest floor. Even local farmers markets are selling lovely chanterelles and lobster mushrooms now.
Take a walk for the fungi this autumn. Take your photos. Take your friends. Take a deep breath of fresh air.
Maybe next year fungi friends…
Thanks for ten great years!
We regret to announce that we will not be holding the 2015 Fungi
It has been ten wonderful festivals - full of mushrooms, music, food, and fun!
Many thanks to all of those who took part over the years for making our festival something special!
If there are any out there that may be interested in taking over the event please contact us, we would love to see it go on!
Peter Steiner, EllenVisser, and the Fungi Festival Committee