Guest Speaker: Langdon Cook
Langdon Cook website

Join us for the 7th annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival, an event featuring all the weird and wonderful fungi that can be found in our rainforests. Our guest speaker is Langdon Cook, author of The Mushroom Hunters and an avid forager of wild foods. Please register for forays and presentations using our events tab in the main navigation.  

Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm
Presentation by Langdon Cook
Davis Bay Community Hall
Admission: $10/person

Saturday, October 17, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Pender Harbour Community Hall, Madeira Park
Mushroom displays, cooking and dyeing demonstrations, photo display, local vendors, door prizes
Admission: $3/person (SHROOM members free)

Saturday, October 17, 6:00 pm
Presentation by Langdon Cook
SC Botanical Garden
Admission: $10/person

Sunday, October 18
11:00 am  Foray with Langdon Cook, followed by a cook-up of the edibles
Location: tba
Admission: $30/person
Pre-registration required – please register on our website using the event list or calendar in our main navigation.


Langdon Cook profile picture“Tales from the Mushroom Trail”
– A presentation by Langdon Cook

Wild mushroom harvesting is the largest all-cash business in North America (that’s legal!). Award-winning author Langdon Cook embeds himself in the shadowy subculture, reporting from both rural fringes and big city eateries. Meet the pickers, buyers, and chefs in a patch-to-plate slideshow that reveals this frontier-style economy in action.

– Photo courtesy of langdoncook.com