Florida Mushroom Festival, Jan. 11 in Palatka, Florida
January 11, 2020 10a – 5p
RAVINE GARDENS STATE PARK
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka FL 32177
8th Florida Mushroom Festival ~ January 11, 2020
Ravine Gardens State Park, 1600 Twigg St, Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 329-3721
CORDYCEPS sinensis is this year’s FEATURED MUSHROOM!!!
Growing wild in a Himalayan field from a buried caterpillar’s head.
DR. JOHN HOLLIDAY is our FEATURED CORDYCEPS SPEAKER!!!
World’s Largest Medicinal Mushroom Producer and Consultant.
9:30-10:45 Mushrooms, Molds and Mycorrhizae: The Present and Future of Fungi by Tradd Cotter
What is so amazing about Mushrooms? We will explore all the incredible ways fungi can be used for in agriculture, medicine, and shaping our existence. Topics will include mycoremediation, novel antibiotics, psilocybin use, and easy ways to incorporate mushrooms into your life. Beginner and advanced concepts will be covered, come and witness the spectacle of mushrooms and how they can shift the current paradigm to harmonize the world we live in.
11:00-12:30 Cordyceps! and His New Cold Sterilization Method by Dr. John Holliday ~ FEATURED SPEAKER!
World’s Top Medicinal Mushroom Raiser has gone world wide consulting, raising mushrooms in 30 underdeveloped countries at over 100 farms with zero contamination. Got any questions???
1:00-2:30 Mushroom Distillation and Hydrosols: Mushroom Energetics ~ Diving into the Deep Realm of Fungi Spirits & Vibrations by Samantha Martin. How to work with mushroom essence. This workshop has tea and tinture samples!
3:00-4:30 Truffles!!! And Florida Truffles by Dr. Matt Smith. Dr. Smith is Florida’s State Mycologist working with the medical schools, agricultural experiment stations and teaching/cordinating UF’s mycology program. He is a truffle expert and truffles are coolest mushrooom of all!!!
2020 MUSHROOM CONTESTS ~ $100 Prizes!!!
1. Largest Locally Raised Fresh Mushroom (by weight)
2. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Adult
3. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Under 14
4. Best Mushroom Recipe
**Must identify mushroom by species in all contest and donate mushroom, art and dish winners to festival. We will return dish container. All entries before 12:00
~ 2019 CONTESTS WINNERS ~
1. Largest Locally Raised Fresh Mushroom ~ Curtis Peyer, Gainesville, FL
2. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Adult ~ Carmen Thompson, Interlachen, FL
3. Best Mushroom in Art (under 14) ~ Alexa Salts, Interlachen, FL
4. Best Mushroom Recipe ~ Lori Kirk, Middesburg, FL
2020 Featured Band ~ The NANCY LUCA BAND
~ MUSIC SCHEDULE ~ 2020 Florida Mushroom Festival ~
10:00-11:00 Dennis Fermin ~ Wild Andean Fairy Folk Music
11:00-12:30 NANCY LUCA BAND ~ World Famous Gainesville Guitarist Honors Us!!!
12:30-1:00 Contest Awards!!!
1:00-1:30 Mushroom Herders ~ Acoustic Original Mushroom Music
1:30-2:15 Snowday & The Noreastern Band ~ Rock
2:15 – 3:15 NANCY LUCA BAND ~ World Famous Gainesville Guitarist Honors Us with 2nd Set!!!
3:15 – 5:00 Lazy J & Company and the R&R Connection ~ Real Old Time Rock and Roll!!!
*** FANTASIA Mushroom Benefit Dinner Music ~ Keith Peters ~ Swamp Folk & Blues
Rusty Trimnal is Lazy J ~ Our Stage Producer and Headliner!!!
GROW DEMO AREA ~ Pavillion left (east) of Assemby Hall
Make-a-Bag of Oyster Mushrooms on Straw to take Home!
Make-a-Bag of Wine Cap Mushrooms on Wood Chips to take Home!
Plug-a-Log with Shiitake Mushroom Spawn to take Home!
PHOTO FORAY Mushroom Identification Walks
Festival Walks at 10:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Sign up at Pavillion. Next to Grow Demo Area.
Lead by Brian Wetzel and Phillip Thompson.
Festival microscope will be set up teaching basic spore identification.
Check Vendor Area for other various walks all day!
Bioluminescent Mushroom Festival Walk! Meet in front of Campbell Assembly Hall at 8:30 pm
IF we have identified Glow species during the day walks.
*** 4:00 ~ HULA HOOP HOOPLA ~ Hula Hoop Contests ~ Hula Hoop Demo ~ Hula Hoop Play! ***
~ 3 HOOP CONTESTS ~ 3 HOOP PRIZES ~
Longest Hooper ~ All ages ~ $25 Gift Card ~ Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine
Best Trick ~ $10 Gift Card ~ Mellow Mushroom, St. Augustine
Best Trick (Under 14) ~ $10 Gift Card ~ The Vine, Gainesville
Festival Admission $10 adult, Children under 14 free ~ 10 am – 5 pm
~ Includes ~ ALL DAY ~
Shiitake Log Plugging!!!
Oyster and Wine Cap Mushroom Bag Making!!!
Turkey Tail Tea Samples!!!
Workshops!!! Bands!!! Walks!!!
MUSHROOM VENDORS ~ MUSHROOM FOOD ~ MUSHROOM ART ~ MUSHROOM SPAWN ~ MUSHROOMS ~
FANTASIA ~ Mushroom Benefit Dinner
Magnolia Cafe, Palatka, will be serving our incredible FEAST in park assemble hall. This will be a very unique and exciting mushroom experience not mention education for anyone interested in growing, preparing or eating mushroooms! Check menu!
Ravine Gardens Mushroom Pictures!
Local Accommodations ~ Motels and Camping
2020 Vendor’s Agreement
McKINLEY WILLIAMS ~ Real MUSHROOM FAIRY PRINCESS!
Be a Sponsor!
2020 $100 Sponsors:
Advance Auto Parts, Interlachen
Keyser & Sharbaugh, P.A 501 Atlantic Ave., Interlachen
Rainbow Garden Club, Interlachen
Target Copy, Gainesville
Beef O’ Brady’s of Palatka, Florida 201 N 1st Street, Palatka
Bley’s Antenna 712 St. John’s Ave. Palatka
Brooklyn Boy’s Pizza/ Long Island Beach Bar 205 NE Commercial Circle, Keystone Heights
Chiappinis 326 SR 26, Melrose
The Core Pilates Studio https://www.facebook.com/thecorepilates/ 900 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine
Creative Juices Natural Cafe 846 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine
Deanna’s Nifty Thrifty 127 South County Rd 315, Interlachen
The Galley 417 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, Fl
Gator Bait Sports Bar and Grill 304 SR 26, Melrose
Hagan Ace Hardware 141 S Hwy 17, Palatka
Holland’s Auto Parts http://www.hollandsautoparts.com/, Palatka
Interlachen Realty Services 1112 SR 20 Suite 2, Interlachen
Leonardi’s Nursery 902 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine
Leo’s Fine Sushi and Palatka Buffet 1701 Reid Street, Palatka
Lifted Spirits Vape & More – Craft Beer, Mead, and Vape Lounge 324 St. Johns Ave. Palatka
Mariachiles 318 St. Johns Ave. Palatka
Miss D’s Quilts 305 St. Johns Ave. Palatka
Pizzaboyz 919 St. Johns Ave, Palatka
Poppie’s Cafe & Bakery 175 County Rd 315 South, Interlachen
Putnam Feed and Farm Supply 156 SR 20, Palatka
Queen’s Building Supplies http://www.queensbuildingsupplies.com/, Interlachen
Ralph’s House of Flowers 605 St. John’s Ave. Palatka
SAGE Sanctuary And Gardens for Education Hawthorne
Treasure Fine Jewelers 157 Town and Country Drive, Palatka
True Grits 1116 Hwy 20 in the Hitchcock’s Plaza, Interlachen
3-D Saloon 101 S 10th Street, Palatka
Last Year’s CAPS!
Come out and meet Tom Lane!
Tom’s Bio: After leaving his job as a forest ranger on a Hupa Indian Reservation in California, Tom Lane spent nine month in 1973 living in the jungles of Palenque and the Sierra Madres del Pacifico of Oaxaca training with one Curandero and two Curanderas, learning the ancient Sacred Rituals of Healing, Divination, and Spiritual Traveling through Sacred Mushroom Ceremonies.