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Lactarius Deliciosus courtesy Matt TrappeFungus Fun - October 1618, Yachats

Mushrooms, a much-sought after delicacy on the Oregon Coast, take center stage at the 16th-annual Yachats Village Mushroom Fest, October 1618.

The festival is a tasty and fun experience spotlighting wild forest mushroom cuisine, culinary markets, cooking demonstrations, wine and beer tasting, and live music.

Attendees can also learn about mushrooms, the role of fungi in forest ecology, and how to grow your own culinary mushrooms.

Mushroom experts and educators join this festival annually to give talks, lead mushroom walks, and provide exhibits and workshops. Advance registration for a few of the Saturday and Sunday workshops will be available online. Guided mushroom walks and fungi exhibits are free and open to the public. Activities take place at the Yachats Commons, at Cape Perpetua, at at other locations. An updated schedule is available online. (800-929-0477; www.yachats.org)

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