May 3 & 4, 2025!

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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.

Skip parking and take the train!

This ticket gets you a round trip ticket from downtown Santa Cruz to the Roaring Camp Mushroom Festival on one of the country's oldest steam engine trains!

Train Tickets

Ticket includes access to all activities

Alan RockefellerDr. Christopher Hobbs Dr. Michael J. HathawayDr. Gordon WalkerErik LomenIndy SrinathJasper Degenaars • William Padilla-BrownDr. Giulietta Octavio • Amanda JanneyWilder HerbertsonBritt A BunyardTaye Bright • Jess StarwoodSarah-Kate Boylan and many more.

Cooking Demos (with taste testing)
Mat Schuster, Canela • Chad Hyatt, Author: The Mushroom Hunter’s Kitchen • Marie Brennan • Brad Briske, HOME • Julie Schreiber • Eric Tucker, Millennium.

Hands-on Workshops
Fabric dyeing • painting with mushroom pigment • fermenting with fungi • log cultivation demonstration • straw pasteurization • tissue cultures • microscopy tent • spore prints and more.

Kid zone
Face painting • henna • mushroom cornhole • archery range • rock painting • bubbles • Giant Bamboo Hoops • bounce house

Alan Rockefeller • Alicia Marie Art • Cluster Mush • Erin Rose Prints • Fern Flowers Studio • Far West Fungi • MacLean Custom Screen Printing • MayuMix • Opinel • Sea Soil Sky •Shared Cultures • Wildlands Farm and Nursery • Wise Goat • Holy Clay Creations • SporeLust • Wilder Herbertson • Local Pigments •Local Naturalist • Go Ask Alice • Forest and Sea Dreams • J Calcagno Pottery • Jess Starwood • Maria Finn • Beauregard Vineyard • Bird Snapper • Ceybon AF • Cruz Kombucha • Curious Elixir • EcoGeek Art • Field & Forest • Epoch • Funky Bean Tempeh • Hidden Fortress Coffee • Julia's Vegetarian Restaurant • Santa Cruz Fungi • Souley Vegan • SC Eatery Food Truck • Vegan Hood Chef • Michael Hathaway • Allterra • Bluum Bio • Capay/Farm Fresh to You • Fungi Magazine • Global • Homeless Garden Project • Lily's Lighthouse • Nuance Microdose • Ready Cycle/Sambrailo • Redwood Mushroom Supply • Santa Cruz Psychedelic Society • SC Fungus Federation • SC Museum of Natural History • SF Mycological Society • William Padilla Brown • Chaga Co • Gaia's Collective • Lacuna Medicinals • Monterey • Mycopia • Cord Creation • The Little Fermenter • Fung Alchemy • Liminal Space Collective • The Vision Sanctuary

Live Music

Book Signings

Art Gallery and Installation Art

Networking happy hour and mushroom elixirs

Guided medicinal plants and edible wild plants and fungi walks

Wine, beer and food available for purchase

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

Maria Finn

Forage. Gather. Feast.
Flora and Fungi Adventures

Dr. Christopher Hobbs

Medicinal Mushrooms:
The Essential Guide

Dr. Gordon Walker

Fascinated By Fungi

Erik Lomen

Maine Cap N'Stem

Vellany Pierce

Far West Fungi
Santa Cruz Fungus Federation

Indy Srinath

Farm Dreams, NatGeoTV

Elissa Callen

Slate and Rust

William Padilla-Brown


David Poplin

Humboldt Mycology

Dr. Giulietta Octavio


Amanda Janney

KM Mushrooms

Chad Hyatt

The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen

Wilder Herbertson

Human Becoming

Maya Elson

Maui Bioremediation Group
Post Fire Biofiltration Initiative

Britt A. Bunyard

Fungi Magazine

Taye Bright

Fungal Diversity Survery (FUDIS)

Dr. LeTa

Santa Cruz Psychedelic Society

Dr. Charles Lefevre

New World Truffieres
Oregon Truffle Festival

Jess Starwood

The Wild Path
SunRaven Apothecary

Philip Ross

Open Fung

Sarah-Kate Boylan

Lily's Lighthouse

Jacob DeVecchio

Oklahoma Fungi

Reggie Harris

Oakland Hyphae
Hyphae Labs/Hyphae Leaks

Julie Schreiber


Will Stark


Allison Feduccia

Psychedelic Support

Michael Hathaway

What a Mushroom Lives For
Simon Fraser University

Marie Brennan

Hedonist in Moderation

Jake Keller

Bluum Bio

and many more...

Sponsors and Vendors


Musical Artists

Alison Steele

The Apricots

Crate Diggers

Papiba & Friends

Mokili Wa


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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