Wild Mushroom Show
WHAT: The Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society will hold its annual show during which attendees can have mushrooms identified. The nonprofit organization has moved the show to a larger venue this year, the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.
WHEN: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 18.
WHERE: Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 Fairgrounds Road NW, Bremerton.
SHOW ACTIVITIES: Club members will have 150-200 wild mushroom species identified and on display, divided into categories: edible, edible with caution, inedible or poisonous.
There also will be a mushroom display contest, medicinal mushroom display, educational displays, a kids touch table, mushroom photo contest, chanterelle tasting, field guide and equipment sales, and oyster mushroom kit sales.
WILD MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION: People attending the show can bring wild mushrooms to be identified. Bring entire mushroom in good shape in a brown or wax paper bag, not a plastic bag. No more than five samples per person.
ABOUT THE CLUB: Members include mushroom hunters, mushroom growers, chefs, photographers, and amateur and professional mycologists.
OTHER SHOWS: Also on the calendar are the Puget Sound Mycological Society show Oct. 10-11, the Snohomish County Mycological Society show Oct. 11 and the Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society show Oct. 24. The 13th annual Mushroom Festival at Lake Quinault will be Oct. 16-18.
ADMISSION: Free, but donations are accepted.
Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff. firstname.lastname@example.org