(Fortune Small Business) -- For all you fungi fans, here are some places around the country where you can celebrate the 'shroom.
Crested Butte Wild Mushroom Festival
(profiled in our June issue)
Crested Butte, Colo.
Aug. 14-17, 2008
The Crested Butte Wild Mushroom Festival features forays, cooking classes, lectures and workshops. Tickets range from $25 for a daily pass to $325 for a premium pass.
Kennett Square Mushroom Festival
Kennett Square, Pa.
Sept. 6-7, 2008
Held in the "mushroom capital of the world," the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival features guided tours of local mushroom farms, a mushroom bobbing contest and a mushroom soup cook-off.
National Morel Mushroom Festival
Boyne City, Mich.
Held May 15-18, 2008 (no dates for '09 yet)
This all-about-the-morel festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010 and is usually held in mid-May, the best time to hunt the woods of Boyne City for the prized morel mushrooms.
The Mountain Mushroom Festival
April 26-27, 2008 (Last weekend in April every year) www.estillonline.com/mountain_mushroom_festival.htm
This festival celebrates the morel mushroom with a Fungus 5K race and a Miss Mushroom Festival Pageant in the downtown area of Irvine.
Telluride Mushroom Festival
Aug. 21-24, 2008
In its 28th year, the Telluride Mushroom Festival celebrates all the fungi-lovers of the world who come to take part in the mushroom parade and forays into the mushroom-rich woods of Telluride.