Santa Cruz Mountain Mushroom Festival

At Roaring Camp in Felton, California

May 4 - 5, 2024

10am - 7pm

Building Community Through Fungi

Discover the wonders of mushrooms! Through wild mushroom exploration, cooking and cultivation demos, functional mushroom talks, and DIY workshops, the Santa Cruz Mountain Mushroom Festival offers an incredible opportunity to connect to the mycological network.

The festival will take place at Roaring Camp Railroad, set amongst towering old growth Redwood groves and neighboring Henry Cowell State Park, just north of Santa Cruz. The grounds are expansive and include historic buildings, hiking trails, and wooden railroad trestles that carry passengers on some of the world's oldest working steam engine trains.

Featuring Special Guests

Alan Rockefeller

Dr. Christopher Hobbs

Medicinal Mushrooms:
The Essential Guide

Dr. Gordon Walker

Fascinated By Fungi

Erik Lomen

Maine Cap N'Stem

Indy Srinath

Farm Dreams, NatGeoTV

Jasper Degenaars

Fungi Academy

William Padilla-Brown


Dr. Giulietta Octavio


Amanda Janney

KM Mushrooms

Chad Hyatt

The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen

Wilder Herbertson

Human Becoming

Britt A. Bunyard

Fungi Magazine

Taye Bright


Jess Starwood

The Wild Path
SunRaven Apothecary

Sarah-Kate Boylan

Lily's Lighthouse

and many more... full line up coming soon!

Sponsors and Vendors


Musical Artists

The Apricots

Crate Diggers


The Santa Cruz and Felton areas have an abundance of campgrounds, hotels and alternative stay options. There is also a discounted rate at the local Hilton in nearby Scotts Valley.

Hilton Festival Rate


Yes! When it rains it spores! The event team has created a plan to make sure attendees can enjoy the festival in any weather.

The Event Team is working hard to compile a diverse line-up of presenters, chefs, artists and bands. Stay tuned!

Kids 12 and under are free!

We love pups - but we ask that they stay home for this event.

We will have so many delicious food and beverage options at this event! No outside food or drinks allowed.

There will be parking available onsite at Roaring Camp for a fee. Carpooling is encouraged.

Yes! We highly recommended bringing your own chair and blanket to sit on.

Yes! The location is accessible for all. Please keep in mind that the majority of the festival will take place on a grassy field and there are some uneven surfaces. We will do our best accommodate all participants and vendors. Please call 831 335 4484 and speak to Roaring Camp staff for more information.

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