5th annual Mushroom Festival in Eagle | VailDaily.com

5th annual Mushroom Festival in Eagle

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – The town of Eagle celebrates its fifth Annual Mushroom Festival Aug. 24-26. 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 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.

Evans and Winkler will host a feature presentation Aug. 24 about edible mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains, along with stories of their foraging adventures in Tibet and Ecuador. This will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at Paradigms Restaurant and Luigi’s Pasta House, featuring mushroom centric meals.

Events on Aug. 25 will focus on educational seminars, mushroom hunts, cook offs and tastings. More educational sessions, mushroom hunts and cooking classes will take place Aug. 26.

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 http://www.eagleoutside.com and click on the events tab.

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