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Humongous Fungus Fest, Crystal Falls MI

Written by Myra Lloyd on June 22, 2019
When:
August 2, 2019 – August 3, 2019 all-day America/Chicago Timezone
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Where:
1 Superior Avenue
Crystal Falls
MI 49935
Contact:
Iron County Chamber
(906) 265-3822

Humongous Fungus Fest City of Crystal FallsHumongous Fungus Fest Event Details

    • Fungus Fest Parade – Friday 5:30pm — This year’s theme is “Psychadelic 60’s”
      • Fungus Fest Parade Attendees/Floats – Put together a float to promote your business, group or upcoming event!  Drop by The chamber Office in Iron River or call (906) 265-3822 to let them know you’re participating. Line up is on Friday, August 3rd at 4:30 pm in the Forest Park School parking lot. (FREE to enter)
    • Street Dance & Tye-dye – Friday 7pm — The Chamber in Iron River will be offering FREE Tye-Dying at the Street Dance Following the Parade! Bring your own shirt or buy a special Fungus Fest T-Shirt for $10.00!
    • The Great Mushroom Cook-Off – Saturday Aug 3rd from 10am-3pm — Located in the parking lot and lawn area behind the Crystal Theatre (no entry free | get rules and registration details here (pdf))
    • Fungus Fest Vendor Village – Saturday Aug 3rd from 10am-3pm — Help us make it about the Fungus by featuring a mushroom item for sale or mushroom decorations, etc. Get creative! It’s only $25.00 to be a craft vendor, registration gets you a 10×10 spot at the festival. Get more information and registration details here (pdf)
    • City-wide Rummage Sales — $5 to be included on map. Rummage sales can be promoted on Friday and Saturday. Call or drop by the Chamber Office in Iron River or message us on Facebook to register. Call (906) 265-3822 for more details. (deadline to register is 7/26)
    • Guided Forays — Mushroom experts, Tavis Lynch and the Shiitake Creek Mushroom Company, are attending the Humongous Fungus Festival to do (2) — 3-hour guided fungus forages. Transportation to the foraging sites will be provided along with educational materials. Guides will assist you in identifying your finds and then you can keep what you find OR you can sell your fresh picks to Shiitake Creek! (Registration is required – get your waiver/registration form here)

WHAT IS the Humongous Fungus?

  • The largest, contiguous life-form on Earth lives right here in Iron County! It’s a massive, 882,000 pound, 185-acre Armillaria Gallica fungus (also known as a “honey mushroom” or “shoestring mushroom”)  that lives spread out between Crystal Falls and Alpha.
  • There was a large fungus found in Oregon that’s a different species and is NOT contiguous.
  • It was discovered in the late 1980’s and remeasured in 2017, confirmed to be 2X the size it was when it was originally discovered!

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