Cordova Fungus Festival kicks off this week

Different types of mushrooms sit on a baking pan. The mushroom, Angel Wings, sits in the foreground. (Photo by Sarah Phillips/for The Cordova Times)

The Cordova Fungus Festival kicks off this week with events throughout the weekend. Here’s a full schedule of events.

Registration is required to attend all festival events. Register online at cordovafungusfest.com or in person at Cordova Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and kids 12 and under are free.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

  • 6:30-9:30 p.m. *Welcome to the Woods Embroidery at the Net Loft*

Thursday, Aug. 30

  • 5-7 p.m. Art Exhibit, Kristin Link Portraits of Nature at the Copper River Gallery, Cordova Center

Friday, Aug. 31

  • 1-3 p.m. *Kristin Link Field Sketching Workshop*
  • 1-4 p.m. *Mushroom and Berries Wool Coaster at The Net Loft**
  • 5-7 p.m. Wine and Cheese Mixer/Great Mushroom Recipe Swap at Cordova Center
  • 7 p.m. Current Rhythms’ North Star Dance Co., “Muskeg” at North Star Theater, Cordova Center**
  • 7:30 p.m. Speaker Rick Van de Poll It’s all Connected at Northstar Theater, Cordova Center**

Saturday, Sept. 1

  • 9 a.m. Zero to Mushroom: Intro to Identification in Education Room, Cordova Center**
  • 9 a.m.-noon *Mushroom and Berries Wool Coaster at The Net Loft **
  • 10 a.m. Foray with Kate and Noah Fungi in their Natural Environment
  • 10:30 a.m. Foray with Ken Hedgehogs and Hodges**
  • 11 a.m. Foray with Rick and Melissa Exploring the world of Fungi**
  • 1-2 p.m. Speaker Noah Siegel To Live & Dye For at Northstar Theater, Cordova Center**
  • 2-4 p.m. Kids’ Fungus Funtivities with PWSSC/USFS Red Dragon**
  • 2-4 p.m. *Far North Fungi Mushroom Cultivation Workshop in Education Room, Cordova Center
  • 4:15-6:15 p.m. *Felted Mushroom Woodland Terrarium at Net Loft
  • 6:30 p.m. – *Wild Harvest Feast at Cordova Center (Tickets required)

Sunday, Sept. 2

  • 9 a.m.-noon *Field Sketching workshop with Kristin Link at Ski Hill
  • 10 a.m. Foray Fungal Finds with Ken **
  • 10:30 a.m. Foray Exploration of Cordova Fungi with Noah and Kate
  • 11 a.m. Foray Finding Fungus in the Natural World with Rick and Melissa**
  • 2 p.m. Display Table Specimen Overview at Cordova Center**
  • 3-5 p.m. Kids Scavenger Hunt with Eyak Corporation at Hartney Bay**
  • 3-4 p.m. Harvest Writing & Tea Social in Education Room
  • 6-10 p.m. *Mushrooms & Berries Oval Trivet at The Net Loft (Part I)**

Monday, Sept. 3

  • 9 a.m.-noon *Mushrooms & Berries Oval Trivet at The Net Loft (Part II)**

Saturday, Sept. 8

  • 9 a.m.-noon *Autumn Basket painting workshop at The Net Loft (Part I)

Sunday, Sept. 9

  • 1-6 p.m. *Autumn Basket painting workshop at The Net Loft (Part II)

*Denotes additional fee and sign up required for this event

**Denotes kid-friendly events

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