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August 21, 2012
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Fifth annual Mushroom Festival returns to Eagle

EAGLE - Aug. 24 - 26 the town of Eagle celebrates its fifth annual Mushroom Festival. This event is a gourmet foodie delight, with experts presenting all the dirt on everything from identifying edible mushrooms to preparing them. The weekend offers a unique hands-on interactive experience with wild mushrooms, exciting cuisine and our expert guests.

The Indiana Jones of all thing mushrooms, Larry Evans and Daniel Winkler, of Mushroaming Tibet eco-tour fame, will lead educational classes, local expeditions and participate at the cookouts and dinners throughout the weekend. The two mushroom experts will give a presentation about edible mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains along with stories of their foraging adventures in Tibet and Ecuador on Aug. 24 at Eagle Town Hall, 200 Broadway at 5:30 p.m. This will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at local restaurants Paradigms Restaurant and Luigi's Pasta House, featuring mushroom centric meals.

On Aug. 25 educational seminars, mushroom hunts, cook offs and tastings will take place. And Aug. 26 will feature more educational sessions, mushroom hunts and cooking classes.

Admission to attend all weekend events is $90. Participants may also buy tickets for Saturday or Sunday only for $50 or pay a la carte pricing to attend one event.

To purchase, email TomBoni@townofeagle.org or call 970-328-9619. For more information on this event and a full listing of activities visit www.eagleoutside.com and click on the events tab.

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