Our Mushroom Market:
The sale of wild mushrooms is only allowed if a valid GA State Mushroom Certificate can be provided. It must be displayed where cooking and selling takes place.
Joshua Abshire is a grower, mushroom forager and the owner of Fungi Alumni in Macon, GA. He will bring his latest mushroom harvest and participate in our cooking competition.
William Padilla-Brown is the owner of MycoSymbiotics, an amazing business around growing and cultivating mushrooms. He travels around the country to teach workshops and also start the first Mushroom Festival in Asheville. His motto: "Using Fungi to Better the Planet! Our Shop:
Olga and Tradd Cotter are the owners of Mushroom Mountain, a well-known family business created around cultivating, growing and researching mushrooms for all sorts of purposes. Their teaching workshops are really educational and fun to attend. Tradd is certified in several states to teach classes to obtain a mushroom forager license. Our Shop:
Steven Bagwell is the owner of Fungi Alumni. He is a grower and is a staple of local farmers markets around the Athens area. He is also the soundman of the Athens band "Heart of Pine". Dogs love mushrooms, too!
Darryl, known as The Southern Herbalist, is a plant & mushroom expert with 30 years of experience. He teaches workshops relating living of the land. His mentor was local herbalist Tommy Bass who is still known in parts of Alabama as a healer. https://thesouthernherbalist.com/
Curtis Peyer is a mycologist and grower in northern Florida and the owner of Turtle Mushrooms. He has extensive knowledge in cultivating and growing mushrooms of all kinds and teaches workshops to share his knowledge.
Taylor, the owner, is a world traveler and specializes in making tinctures and salves from local and foreign plants. The flower displayed here is the South American plant damiana. https://www.sunlightapothecary.com/shop.
Michele Glawson, the owner, is from Fruithurst, AL, and specializes in medicinal tinctures and healing salves.
Mary-Kay is an Alabama artist and medicine maker. She'll bring us joy with her artistic talents.
Tinctures & Herbal Remedies with a touch of The Mystical.
Apeiron Creations are boundless. Zac makes jewelry and other crafty products.
Creations Inspired by Nature.
Our potter from Rome, GA:
Mike is an jewler from Alabama. With his amazing silver smithing skills he creates the most interesting pieces of jewelry that are designed to last a life time.
The owner, my friend Anne Marie Bialella is a Farmer, a Baker, a Medicine Maker AND a Mushroom Forager and Grower. She takes her skills to farmers markets and teaches workshops on baking bread, canning, mushroom foraging and much more.
Scharlette, the owner of this local business, is selling home made soaps, candles and other unique items she designs herself.
This 70-acre property of forest and lake ecosystem is a Certified Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in Dallas, GA. The Preserve has a 9.5 acre lake that is a vital part of the habitat for native wildlife including deer, turkey, beaver, bobcat, turtle, bass, bream and catfish and also brims with mushrooms.
Kelsey Pierce the owner of Drifter Designs is a creator of hemp jewelry
(including her mushroom designs), dream catchers and other interesting wares.
Kathleen Klenk, the owner, is an artist who works with Polymer Clay and who will surprise us with some of her mushroom art.
Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.
Wickless candles and scented fragrance wax for electric candle warmers and scented natural oils and diffusers.
Lori and her husband have a farm and love their ponies. Their rides are fun and they even have just added a new carriage for little princes and princesses.
Nothing better than having some icecream on a nice September day.
Our festival band will be Heart of Pine from Athens, GA. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day with us!
The program is run by Prof. Mowry, Berry College, and was created to make the public aware of the coyotes living in the neighborhood, but, most importantly, to report sightings of black coyotes that are unique to the northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama mountains.
Representatives of this non-profit educational organization will teach about local snakes, reptiles and amphebians in our area.
Volunteers of the organization will answer questions about our local raptors, their pray and living environments.