The annual Telluride Mushroom Festival is as unique as it is informative. Starting off in 1981 after the Beth Israel Hospital hosted a conference in Aspen to educate about mushroom poisoning treatment and other diagnoses in the 1970s, the festival has hosted respected individuals from various fields for over a decade.
Welcoming Nobel Prize laureates, doctors, scientists, writers, chemists, and other professionals, this year’s locally dubbed “Shroomfest” will take from From Wednesday to Sunday, August 16th to 20th, 2023 in Telluride. Topics of discussion will include using psychedelic mushrooms as treatment and decriminalizing mushrooms containing psilocybin.
Aiming to educate the community and participating attendees about the benefits of mushrooms, the festival is great for the entire family. Boasting a parade, free identification tent, different special dinners, and foraging activities, some of the other events include:
- MycoLicious MycoLuscious MycoLogical Poetry
- Entheogenic Gourd Circles
- Fungi related movies
- Open Mic Night
It should also be mentioned that dressing like a mushroom is highly encouraged!
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Address: Telluride, CO
Date: Wednesday – Sunday | August 16 – 20, 2023